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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Officer(Readvertised)

Closing: Sep 25, 2022

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Published: Sep 22, 2022 (8 days ago)

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Reporting directly to the Health Manager, you will strengthen the MEAL efforts, approaches, and systems to foster learning and accountability for our clients; support IRC’s global and measurement ambitions of Strategy 100 and the Country Strategic Action Plan. You will oversee the MEAL functions of the health program in Kiryandongo District. Under the guidance and supervision of the health manager, the Senior MEAL Officer will be responsible design and implementation of MEAL activities and ensure effective monitoring of program inputs, processes, outputs, and program outcomes. S/he will ensure that quality data is obtained from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program staff when performing activities aimed increasing access, coverage and quality of primary health care, public health reproductive health, and nutrition services in Kiryandongo refugee settlement.

You will supervise the data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and data interpretation on which to base program decisions. You will compile a monthly HIS data reports and assists in the quarterly and annual reports for donor reporting and management decision making; Prepares quality presentations for the review program meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions. You will work closely with the district bios-tactician to build capacity of health facility staff in data management while ensuring timely, accurate and high-quality collection to feed into the HMIS and program reports. S/he will facilitate monthly data quality assurance, data use and learning sessions at health facilities while providing on-site training and mentorships where needs are identified.

Qualifications

  • A University degree in a relevant field (such as: statistics & data management, social science, public health, development economics, or a related subject area)
  • A minimum of 3 years' working experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning-related functions.
  • Technical skills in setting up quality MEAL processes and creating logical frameworks and data analysis that leads to learning and action.
  • Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, Commcare, ODK as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA or other similar software. Knowledge of  PowerBi, and GIS software tools are additional assets.
  • Experience in using the MOH data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with presentation and reporting skills are a strong asset.
  • Confirmed ability to lead, mentor and empower a small to medium professional team.
  • Self-motivated with good organization, planning skills, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking.
  • A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems.


Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Health Manager, you will strengthen the MEAL efforts, approaches, and systems to foster learning and accountability for our clients; support IRC’s global and measurement ambitions of Strategy 100 and the Country Strategic Action Plan. You will oversee the MEAL functions of the health program in Kiryandongo District. Under the guidance and supervision of the health manager, the Senior MEAL Officer will be responsible design and implementation of MEAL activities and ensure effective monitoring of program inputs, processes, outputs, and program outcomes. S/he will ensure that quality data is obtained from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program staff when performing activities aimed increasing access, coverage and quality of primary health care, public health reproductive health, and nutrition services in Kiryandongo refugee settlement.

You will supervise the data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and data interpretation on which to base program decisions. You will compile a monthly HIS data reports and assists in the quarterly and annual reports for donor reporting and management decision making; Prepares quality presentations for the review program meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions. You will work closely with the district bios-tactician to build capacity of health facility staff in data management while ensuring timely, accurate and high-quality collection to feed into the HMIS and program reports. S/he will facilitate monthly data quality assurance, data use and learning sessions at health facilities while providing on-site training and mentorships where needs are identified.

Qualifications

  • A University degree in a relevant field (such as: statistics & data management, social science, public health, development economics, or a related subject area)
  • A minimum of 3 years' working experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning-related functions.
  • Technical skills in setting up quality MEAL processes and creating logical frameworks and data analysis that leads to learning and action.
  • Proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, Commcare, ODK as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA or other similar software. Knowledge of  PowerBi, and GIS software tools are additional assets.
  • Experience in using the MOH data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with presentation and reporting skills are a strong asset.
  • Confirmed ability to lead, mentor and empower a small to medium professional team.
  • Self-motivated with good organization, planning skills, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking.
  • A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems.


Leadership and Partnership

  • Manage all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the health program; respond to program needs; foster high standards and practices for quality data, analysis, and reports. Enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors.
  • Improve MEAL systems and approaches by ensuring compliance to IRC standard MEAL processes and foster learning.
  • Champion design, access, and use of data by facility staff, Kiryandongo team and leaders for shared learning and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Collaborate with MEAL teams within and outside IRC to support harmonization of MEAL systems and approaches, sharing capacity and experiences.
  • Liaise with the district Biostatistician while ensuring that timely accurate and quality data on the program is fed into the district HMIS/DHIS2 and program reports.
  • Attend strategic /relevant meetings to present IRC’s programs, innovations, and success stories.
  • Provide donor M&E lead with timely data and reports and when needed

Technical Oversight

  • Lead the MEAL system and processes for the health program in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategy throughout the project cycle which include:
  • Develop logical frameworks, MEAL plans, digital data collection tools, processes for online data management.
  • Establish and ensure timely data flow, quality checks, and audits, and updating of data visualization.
  • Supervise MEAL field activities.
  • Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with health manager and facility staff to facilitate decision-making for real-time program adaptation.
  • Produce quality reports and updating dashboards with key findings that foster learning and decision-making and share in project cycle management meetings and team meetings.
  • Identify, detail, and share lessons learned to improve services and results for our clients. 
  • Engage in the design, method, and conduct of surveys such as client satisfaction surveys, client feedback survey etc in coordination with colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Advocate for and support the expansion of standard mobile data technology and online dashboard to enhance timeliness and quality of data collection, analysis, and visualization.
  • Join and contribute to IRC’s effort in meeting its internal and external accountability commitments through the implementation of sound accountability, client feedback, and response mechanisms.
  • Train, mentor and coach M&E and facility staffs on quality data collection, analysis, reporting and usage to inform program management and HMIS reports.
  • Participate in quality of care/intervention monitoring together with the District and IRC project staff while ensuring availability of data at the facilities for assessing program quality.
  • Provide accurate information that informs the program review meetings.
  • Maintain a robust and up-to-date health database to support availability of real time data continuous monitoring and evaluation of health program activities.
  • Ensure continuous on the availability of data collection tools at the health facilities and community programming.
  • Design and implement client satisfaction and engagement surveys to provide feedback for program quality improvement.
  • Undertake periodic documentation and dissemination of program success stories and best practices.
  • Support the recording of feedback, analysis, and accessibility of feedback data for programmatic decision making.

Human Resources

  • Coordinate, lead, mentor and support a dynamic small team of MEAL staff (data clerks, data entrants); foster timely and high-quality achievement, and an inclusive and respectful team climate.
  • Promote the growth and development of others in IRC teams in Kiryandongo on MEAL: Train colleagues, and volunteers on IRC MEAL Handbook


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