8 Team Leader/Monitoring and Evaluation Vacancies at the Ministry of Health Uganda-September 2015

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Job Title: Team Leader/Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person (8 Vacancies)
Organisation: Ministry of Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Director Health Services (Planning & Development)

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health Systems Strengthening grant are to:
• Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) system
• Support improvements in the Management Information Systems and Monitoring and
• Support community involvement in the delivery of health services
Additionally, the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It also carries out operational research activities.

Job Summary: The Team Leader/Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person will take charge of the team and act in line with the Uganda Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening interventions. The incumbent will be responsible for performance management of all the other team members as stipulated.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversight of the entire Regional Performance Monitoring Team (RPMT) to ensure that it functions as a unit.
• Responsible for the management of the RPMT staff, including handling administrative issues, staff appraisal, work schedules and resource allocations.
• Management and implementation of the M&E Plans for the Health Sector
• Performance and Monitoring Plans (HSSIP), HIV/AIDS, malaria, Tuberculosis Reproductive Health i.e. reporting, training, work plan development, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, bi-annual, midterm and end term reviews for M&E and operationalizing the national disease M&E plans and there tenant sub component M&E plans;
• Coordinate regular tracking of relevant core HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and HSSP M&E indicators to inform the review of the national level programs in line with the expectations of the “Three Ones Principle” and the Global Team recommendations of program alignment
• Conduct site visits/support supervision to provide training and ongoing mentoring to core program staff at district, facility and community levels within the region.
• Manage quarterly M&E plan performance reviews and feedbacks to stakeholders.
• Coordinate regular identification of best practices and lessons learnt, weaknesses, and Technical support needs in line with the national M&E requirements
• Responsible for coordinating submission of quarterly, semester and annual program reports to Ministry of Health (FCO) and disease specific programs to enhance speedy consolidating of the reports.
• Serve as a technical representation for MoH/FCO within the Regional partner Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB M&E meetings.
• The incumbent will also serve as a technical representative for MoH/FCO at the Regional partner HIV/ AIDS meetings or similar for a
• Provide direction on M&E policy guidelines and standard operating procedures.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by FCO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicants should hold an MBChB, Bachelors in Nursing, Economics or Demography and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Epidemiology or the equivalent.
• A minimum of five years of postgraduate working experience with bias in M&E and health planning management is required, two of which should have been in a management / team leader position (similar staff numbers and expertise).
• Prior experience leading long-term projects, with time-bound deliverables is important given the requirement for timely delivery of outputs on the RPMT activities.
• Past exposure and experience in a rural health setting is an added advantage.
• Proven facilitation, relationship building, negotiating and influencing skills especially within a complex public, private, donor, and implementing partner environments.
• Self-starter with competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities in a time-sensitive/emergency environment, and meet competing deadlines and ability to work with minimum direct supervision
• Previous experience in handling, managing and analyzing multiple datasets, within the health setting is a requirement since practical knowledge of related issues are what shall need to be addressed by the RPMT team.
• Prior exposure and experience and knowledge of HMIS structures and operations is a pre-requisite given the fact that all health facilities at a minimum report via the HMIS.
• Working knowledge and experience with other functional and established systems is an additional advantage.
•Strong and demonstrated writing skills are required, considering this is the person responsible for consolidating technical reports.
• Computer literacy skills mandatory
• Demonstrated strong leadership skills and a supportive management style are required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;

Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272, Kampala,
Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 11th September 2015.

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