Abt Associates Jobs in Uganda : Technical Specialist 10 / Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist

Position: Technical Specialist 10 / Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist
Location: Uganda
Contract: Uganda Voucher Plus Activity
Division: International Development (IDD)
Supervisor: Chief of Party
The USAID-funded Uganda Voucher Plus Activity aims to achieve measurable improvements in safe motherhood services by supporting health financing and innovative service delivery models in the private sector.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist is responsible for monitoring Activity results using high quality and timely data and conducting operational research and evaluation (in collaboration with headquarter MEL staff). The MEL Specialist will use monitoring data and research findings to inform evidence-based program management and direction of the Activity.
Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Administer the project’s Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) according to USAID standards. and Implement on-going project monitoring and data collection activities related to the AMELP. Revise AMELP as needed throughout Activity.
  • implement collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) activities to inform Activity management.
  • Support data collection, analysis, and reporting for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and research according to AMELP.
  • Assume primary responsibility for collecting, managing, and reporting on programmatic data. Work with partners to ensure high quality programmatic data is provided by them on a timely basis and that the AMELP database contains correct and current information.
  • Manage other MEL Activity staff in Uganda
  • Prepare required USAID project reporting for annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other project documents as needed.
  • Support learning plan to disseminate research, monitoring, and evaluation results internally and externally.
  • internal learning activities will include: a) Working closely with project technical specialists and program management staff (including COP and DCOP) to ensure appropriate and adequate monitoring, evaluation, and research efforts are in place to provide each team with data needed to inform their program design and implementation decisions. b) Building capacity of project staff to use monitoring, evaluation, and research data to assist in project implementation.
  • External learning activities will include presenting M&E and research findings in written reports and at relevant local and international conferences and meetings.
  • Support a fair procurement process for outside research firms/vendors/personnel and provide day-to-day management of research firms/vendors/personnel hired for MEL tasks.
  • Support the compliance process of the Institutional Review Board at Abt Associates and in Uganda for research activities conducted with human subjects.


  • Masters degree in Public Health, Monitoring 8i Evaluation (M&E), Demography, Statistics, Economics, or a related field.
  • At least six (6) years of experience in designing and implementing MEL activities for complex international donor-funded (USAID preferred) development programs. Experience in MEL for health systems strengthening and service delivery preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the monitoring and evaluation of safe motherhood/MNCH programs.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with demonstrated attention to detail. ~ Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. ‘ Proven experience in research study implementation. Experience in implementing rapid cycle learning or evaluations preferred.
  • Ability to communicate program data and results to a variety of stakeholders, including program management staff, donors, and researchers. Experience in capacity building, training, and supportive supervision.
  • Proficiency with statistical software packages used for data analysis, such as SPSS, State, and Epi lnfo.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with visualization software such as Tableau And/or database management software.
  • Advanced written, presentation, and communication skills in English

Please email your CV and Application Letter to: ugandavouchers@abtassoc.com not later than October 12th 2018 at 5.00pm. OR Online applications should be submitted to the below link abtassociates.jobs/virtual-uga/technical-specialist-monitoring-evaluation-learning-spacialist-uganda-voucher-plus-activity/70FF0CEFBA22428C98239C525748606B/job/

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