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Kampala, Uganda



April 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

More than 35 years ago, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs was created to recognize the crucial role of communication in public health. We remain leaders in social and behavior change today because we understand that words matter, that community matters and that only by working together can we improve the health of individuals, families and communities around the world.

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MEL Director job at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Description

Johns Hopkins SPH (IIRU) is pursuing an anticipated USAID-funded opportunity called the Uganda Strengthening Local Health Systems (SLHS) Activity. This activity will be a comprehensive initiative to strengthen key elements of Ugandan health systems focusing on health care financing, human resources for health, health information systems, and community health systems. With a focus on sustainability and long-term impact, this program will work closely with Ugandan health authorities to enhance healthcare delivery, resources, and capacity.

Johns Hopkins SPH IIRU is currently implementing Learning, Acting & Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with partners Humanity & Inclusion, Momentum Wheels for Humanity, Physiopedia, and the University of Melbourne. The five-year activity aims to support the strengthening of health systems that are responsive to growing needs for rehabilitation across the lifespan. ReLAB-HS builds leadership and creates an enabling environment for lasting improvements in the integration of rehabilitation and assistive technology (AT) into health systems

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director
This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with the need to travel to other regions throughout the program implementation period. This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

Position Description: The Johns Hopkins IIRU is seeking a Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the anticipated USAID Uganda Local Health Systems (LHS) Activity. The MEL Director will lead and guide the Uganda LHS team on MEL and collaboration related activities while working with all technical staff to oversee tools for data collection, storage, and analysis, as well as train staff and partners on MEL system operations, collection methods, and tools. The MEL Director will perform data analyses, generate reports of findings, and create graphics to contribute to reporting requirements and project communications. The MEL Director will also plan for and supervise intermittent performance evaluations, collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation. This position will directly report to the Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively to lead the development and implementation of MEL procedures, including defining indicators and preparing indicator reference sheets.

  • Design and implement the project’s learning agenda and CLA strategy. Coordinate effectively with other implementing partners and participate in MOH and USG hosted MEL/CLA events to facilitate valuable learning leadership to project staff and other stakeholders.

  • Oversee the collection of baseline data and target setting.

  • Oversee the collection of, analysis of, and reporting on performance indicators by project staff and grantees.

  • Maintain the MEL system, periodically evaluate its effectiveness and adjust, as necessary, to provide the project with accurate and useful data.

  • Lead the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.

  • Integrate MEL into a routine project evaluation and performance improvement process that uses MEL findings to adjust program activities.

  • Ensure that ULHS project leadership and all staff and grantees understand the importance of MEL and the use of information for learning purposes; supervise and mentor MEL staff.

  • Support ULHS in refining the project’s results framework and participate in work planning sessions.

  • Hold primary responsibility for project performance and budget management.

  • Leads planning, oversight and coordination of all project activities and personnel, operational and technical.

  • Ensures all project deliverables exceed expectations and managed within budget.

  • Manages client relations and serves as primary liaison for MEL procedures and reporting.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience, master’s degree and 10 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a complex work environment.

  • Progressively responsible experience and expertise in the implementation of large and complex projects relating to local health system strengthening, global health, and/or related field is preferred.

  • Experience working with government organizations in Uganda, with demonstrated understanding of existing platforms and opportunities for engagement.

  • Familiarity with international development systems, policies, finances, and management in developing countries, specifically USAID.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.

  • Strong skills in project and administrative and staff management.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work throughout Uganda.

  • Fluency in English required.

  • Ugandan nationals are highly encouraged to apply

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How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, references, addressed to the Country Director ReLAB-HS, Uganda Country Office on the following email address: . Please include “MEL Director: [YOUR NAME]” in the subject line.

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