Who we are
We are Population Services International (PSI) Uganda, a branch office 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 TRUST condoms, maama kits, contraceptives, and water purification products among others
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team Lead to support implementation of the USAID/Uganda Voluntary Family Planning for improved Reproductive Health and Development (FP4HD) Activity.
Please note that this position is contingent on funding.
The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Team Lead will oversee all monitoring, evaluation, learning and continuous quality improvement activities.
S/he will manage the learning agenda for this activity, coordinate the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and corresponding M & E systems and avail and promote the use of information to guide performance management through well analyzed, rapid and timely feedback. The AMELP will include appropriate indicators, baseline data, results and a plan to monitor and evaluate performance, produce timely, accurate and complete reporting to support the collaboration, learning and adapting in this activity to monitor and evaluate project activities across board to inform program management and strategic direction.
- Initiate and develop project conceptual frameworks and contribute to the design of strategies for fundable project proposals
- Manage all Monitoring & Evaluation donor requirements, foster effective partnerships and maintain correspondences for M&E for all partners and donors
- Provide leadership and strategic direction to the M&E portfolio at all levels of the platform by developing and strengthening M & E procedures
- Initiate the development of mechanisms to monitor project processes and quality though onsite supervision
- Initiate and conduct “results for decision making” sessions, document results, and facilitate the development of action plans
- Initiate performance management mechanisms and track performance according to PSI’s administrative policies
- Coach and mentor staff on research competences according to the PSI research toolkit
- Initiate, verify and authorize annual research plans and budgets according to project requirements
- Initiate, verify and authorize research designs according to program information needs and PSI’s minimum standards
- Strengthen PSI’s external organizational profile through writing articles, manuscripts, and abstracts for internal and external audiences
- Initiate “critical reflection and learning” mechanisms to ensure programs identify and use lessons and best practices during implementation
What would get us excited?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
- Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
- Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
- Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
- Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
- Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
- Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience working in M&E for large health programs in Africa, preferably in Uganda
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Research Methods, or any behavioral science with relevance to SBC research, monitoring and evaluation; and/or
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in the subject matter described above
- Experience with research, monitoring and evaluation of health programs demonstrating progressively increasing levels of responsibility;
- Proven experience developing indicators to measure success in FP/RH;
- Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills coupled with proven ability in using visuals (such as graphs, charts, maps, and GIS);
- Demonstrated experience in successfully guiding and monitoring the use of data, analysis, evaluation and/or research findings within program actions;
- Demonstrated ability to guide quality assurance/continuous quality improvement in program development;
- Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences;
- Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and experience;
- Required oral and written fluency in English; and excellent past performance references.