Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education Jobs in Uganda : Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator (MEL Coordinator) – 2 Job Placements

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Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

About MaNe Project:

Population Services International (PSI) Uganda will implement the Maternal and Newborn (MaNe)-Kampala Slum Project in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority and Makerere University School of Public Health. The objectives of this project are to:-

  • Empower the urban poor pregnant mother to be able to recognize illness and make timely decision to seek care for herself and her baby;
  • Ensure that the quality care she needs is accessible by harnessing and collaborating with the widely available private providers and
  • Improve referral linkage between primary level facilities and the referral hospitals so that poor mothers and newborns can get timely and effective emergency care.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator (MEL Coordinator) will coordinate the implementation of the routine Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (MELP) and data collection systems for measurement of the overall MaNe project performance and learning and improvement. The MEL coordinator will oversee the development of protocols consisting of reporting tools, electronic systems, quality assurance methods and analysis plans and implementation of protocols to collect and analyses data and reporting for the MaNe project within the assigned project area within Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). This position will provide training, mentorship and supervision of project staff, collaborate with KCCA, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), USAID and other Implementing Partners (IPs).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and operationalize detailed project MEL plans according to specific project performance frameworks in line with the project strategies and learnings as informed by evidence.
  • Develop, execute and track budgets for routine M&E activities aimed at tracking progress and inform learning in line with project strategies.
  • Develop and roll-out M&E related initiatives e.g. data systems, tools, templates, procedures, guides in line with data needs and track compliance in use of data collection and reporting tools by staff and partners.
  • Supervise implementation of monthly M&E work plans and track for complete and
  • timely submission of M&E reports/data by the project facilities, urban VHTs, peer educators and other implementers.
  • Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and writing regular monitoring and technical reports as required.
  • Develop process monitoring tools and conduct monitoring activities to project sites to provide program quality assessments in line with standard operating procedures and program designs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Population Studies, Social work, Economics or Statistics from a recognized university. Additional training in M&E is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, of donor funded programs, preferably in health sector.
  • Experience in use of Spreadsheet computer applications, Open Data Kit and statistical software packages.
  • Experience of DHIS2, MTRAC and other mobile applications.
  • Excellent coordination skills of diverse team players
  • Ability to analyse a variety of information and act consciously;
  • Ability to organize, interpret and present it in meaningful oral or written form for varied audiences and provide solid analysis leading to sound decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills and a high degree of computer literacy are preferred.
  • Results Focused, Drive Change / Foster Innovation, Customer Service Orientation and Develop Others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and with confidence

Al suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and detailed CVs via E-mail to: or hand delivery to the PSIU Office Reception, addressed to The Head of People and Culture PSIU at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale – Kololo, P. O. Box 8082 Kampala.

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