Senior Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation - Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

Clinton Health Access Initiative

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Clinton Health Access Initiative Overview

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world. For more information, visit:


Program Background

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health outcomes in Uganda remain below national and global targets despite concerted efforts by policy makers, health managers, service providers, development partners and civil society organizations. While investments in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health have translated into tremendous scale up of essential services for women, children and adolescent girls, indicators still remain poor. For instance, while under five mortality reduced by 50% between 2006 and 2016, neonatal mortality increased over the same period of time from 24 per 1,000 live births  to 27 per 1,000 live births; far from the national goal of 10 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births by 2020.


Maternal mortality is unacceptably high, with a nationwide maternal mortality ratio of 336 per 100,000 live births, indicating that the risk of a woman in Uganda dying due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth is four times the global average and above the national target of 211 per 100,000 live births by 2020. Uganda’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women is 35% and only 20% among married adolescents, contributing to a high teen pregnancy rate.


CHAI will implement an evidence based Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health project to support the Government of Uganda address the challenges above. The 4 year project will focus on ensuring that timely and quality Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services are available and accessible to women, adolescents and children. Working at national, district and community level, the program will focus on equipping, and building the capacity of the health system to ably manage, deliver and sustain improvement in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health programming. The project will be implemented in 5 districts.  


Position Description

The Senior Associate Monitoring and Evaluation will lead a team of approximately 2 direct reports to manage CHAI’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health performance monitoring framework. He/She will provide overall management and coordination of the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the CHAI Uganda integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health program that includes appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting. This position requires approximately 40%-50% of travel domestically.


1. Monitoring & Evaluation System Development

  • Develop the overall framework for program Monitoring and Evaluation in accordance to the program Monitoring and Evaluation plan
  • Identify the requirements for collecting evaluation data, prepare terms-of-reference and scope of work for and conduct evaluative surveys at baseline, midterm and end-line, as required
  • Contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with program strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of Monitoring and Evaluation activities in the work plan
  • Support program team to analyze and synthesize assessment Monitoring and Evaluation, and research results, including contributing to drafting internal and external reports, briefs, and presentations
  • Monitor program work plans and track program indicators
  • Prepare detailed Monitoring and Evaluation budgets
  • Manage Monitoring and Evaluation information resources


2. Monitoring and Evaluation implementation

  • Oversee and execute Monitoring and Evaluation activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning
  • Design the framework for on-site and process monitoring of program activities
  • Support Program staff with effective tools and methodologies for planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Ensure that Monitoring and Evaluation information and resources are current, available for staff, and widely disseminated
  • Promote a results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations
  • Organize (and provide) refresher training in Monitoring and Evaluation for program and implementing partner staff and primary stakeholders with view of developing local Monitoring and Evaluation capacity


3. Support to National Health Information Management Systems strengthening

  • Represent CHAI on the m/eHealth Technical Working Group and provide ongoing technical support to Ministry of Health H national coordination structures.
  • Support CHAI implementation sites to operationalize the District Health Information System 2 platform and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health dashboards in all health facilities
  • Support strengthening of the Community Health Information Management System through participation in national steering team efforts aimed at developing, standardizing and operationalizing a Community Health Information Management system in Uganda
  • Liaise with the National Identification and Registration Authority to strengthen capacity for birth and death registration services
  • Contribute to the testing, appraisal, eventual promotion and adoption of innovative ICT4D applications within CHAI and among partner organizations in close collaboration with MoH


4. Learning, reporting and documentation

  • Coordinate timely and appropriate reporting ensuring submission of ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned
  • Provide advice and guidance on programmatic adjustments to be responsive to the changing environment and ensure program results
  • Ensure that Terms of Reference for consultants recruited by the program also incorporate mechanisms to capture and share lessons learned through their inputs to the program, and ensure that the results are reflected in the reporting system
  • Document, package and disseminate lessons not less than once every 12 months
  • Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in any existing networks or forums sharing common objectives


  • Bachelor's degree in business, statistics or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in program monitoring and evaluation including indicator development, study design, and data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, developing results frameworks or similar tools for program design is required
  • Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools
  • Advanced proficiency in computer packages such as Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, STATA and Word
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Practical program/program management experience



  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Business or related field
  • Experience in writing and publishing research


Key competences

  • Practical program management experience, requires some coaching
  • Guides subset of program/ functional development across related program areas
  • Advises supervisor on effectiveness of program, systems or procedures
  • Recommends initiatives and priorities within a defined program area or function
  • Flexible in achieving work objectives as necessary
  • Readjusts work objectives as necessary; keeps supervisor informed
  • Can plan and carry out individual work with minimal oversight
  • Assists in identifying discrete issues
  • Develops presentable insights and recommendations
  • Analyzes and draw conclusions from data
  • Manages the development and maintenance of databases and tools
  • Presents findings from analysis
  • Designs approaches to collect data, improve process
  • May supervise small to medium sized team(s) or integration of multiple small teams
  • May manage day to day activities of junior technical staff
  • Coordinates and establishes credibility with internal and department head level external stakeholders
  • Prepares financial and donor reports on program budget execution


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