USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East is a five-year program led by RTI International (RTI). The program supports national governments to reach NTD control and elimination goals through proven, cost-effective public health interventions and also provides critical support to countries in their journey to self-reliance, helping them to create sustainable programming for NTD control within robust and resilient health systems. Due to expansion in scope of our program in Uganda, we are now seeking qualified and passionate individuals to join our team in the following roles:
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) Specialist
FuLL/PaRt-tImE: Full-time REGuLaR/tEmPoRaRY: Regular
LocatIon: Kampala, Uganda
REPoRtInG to: Deputy Chief of Party
PuRPoSE oF tHE JoB
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) Specialist will ensure quality data collection, analysis, and reporting in Uganda under the USAID-funded Act to End NTDs | East program. S/he will oversee the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program performance and results for country-led activities and assist in facilitating learning using those results. This role requires regular program data analysis and identifying areas for additional support. The MERLA Specialist will work closely with the Chief of party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and /RTI-HQ MERLA Staff to identify how results will be used for program improvement through programmatic adaptation. The successful candidate will have robust data analysis expertise, excellent data management skills, strong attention to detail, and comfort working with large amounts of data at the same time. They will also be adept at utilizing data and other information for learning and
adapting program activities for continual improvement. This individual must be able to collaborate respectfully with multiple team diverse backgrounds, and particularly with the Ministry of Health colleagues.
• Data collection, monitoring, and reporting 40%
• Survey development, implementation, and analysis 20 %
• Program learning and adaptation through data use 40%
minimum Required Education & Experience:
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social Sciences or other analytics field, plus 6 years of experience; or bachelor’s degree in Statistics, with postgraduate training in M&E plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience in global health/ governance/ nutrition/ environment programs (a must)
HoW to aPPLY:
If you would like to take up any of these dynamic positions, please send an updated CV including three work related referees together with a cover letter (as one document ONLY) to the Human Resources Officer by email to email@example.com. Email should not exceed 2MB. Applicants must include the position as the subject line of their email. The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 2ndaugust 2019. Please get the detailed Job description of any of the above positions from firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Employment opportunity RTI is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, due to a large number of applicants only short-listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews through e-mail within two weeks of the deadline.