EpiC Uganda Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, COVID 19 at FHI 360

Position: EpiC Uganda Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, COVID 19

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of EpiC Uganda Strategic Information Advisor, COVID-19.

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control and preventing, preparing for, responding to, and bolstering health systems to address COVID-19. While originally designed as a HIV program, EpiC has been modified to accept COVID-19 funding and is currently are implementing COVID-19 activities in 45 countries.

In Uganda, EpiC activities will focus primarily on supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve vaccine uptake across the country to reach 70% vaccine coverage of the eligible population.  Activities include COVID-19 vaccine service delivery, demand generation, surveillance and data collection, social and behavioral change activities, private sector engagement and human resource capacity development and technical assistance. The position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Job description:

The EpiC Uganda Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, COVID-19 programs will lead the country-level monitoring and evaluation activities for the EpiC Uganda project under the oversight of the EpiC Uganda Project Director (PD). They will be the country technical lead responsible for all SI responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results. The EpiC Uganda SI Advisor will work closely with the project leadership and country-level programs team to enhance or develop systems across sites to monitor service delivery and performance in real-time in order to plan services more effectively and to meet reporting requirements. They will work with the HQ SI team and Uganda program team to develop and support continuous quality improvement systems to ensure ongoing program improvement.  Leading the country SI team, they will ensure program data are tracked, verified and supporting documentation is maintained and reported to project leadership, FHI 360 HQ, USAID and in assigned reporting systems, as applicable to the project scope of work (SOW). They will lead efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting across the country, which may include working with program partners and key stakeholders to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their COVID-19 response services and activities and ensure data quality. They will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for country-level strategic information and monitoring and evaluation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building for staff in data collection, analysis, visualization, dissemination, and use of data from different sources.
  • Provide oversight for development of performance monitoring plans and development of systems for data collection, collation, analysis and use.
  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned tasks following the standards and practices of the department and/or USAID and/or MOH indicators/requirements.
  • Maintain constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners in Uganda.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other organizations in Uganda.
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of SI systems for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program at national, sub-national and implementing partner levels, as appropriate.
  • Ensure that SI systems and project implementation adhere to the appropriate global strategy and remain technically sound.
  • Contribute to planning and development of strategies for the global and regional SI Units.
  • Support the analysis and use of data from routine information systems and special surveys to influence the design and scope of projects.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of projects and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Ensure that project data are appropriately displayed in dashboards using various graphics and geo-spatial displays.
  • Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of the SI system.
  • Provide supervision for the country SI team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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  • Master’s degree or its international equivalent in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or other relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of eight years working on designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and analyzing data to support performance improvement of programs, preferably under USAID funding.
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis, managing online databases to ensure easy access to data and data reports; experience in Tableau or Power BI preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, Epi Info; and/or software;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analyses and make recommendations based on findings;
  • Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats including visualizations;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Ugandan national health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting;
  • Previous experience building capacity for generation and use of strategic information;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
  • Position open to Ugandan nationals or individuals who have the legal authority to work in Uganda.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10-25% within Uganda

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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  • Job City Kampala, Uganda
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