Senior Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Position: Senior Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Report to: Project manager
Project: Educate a Child for The Out of School Children (EAAF & KOICA)
Location: Kotido, Karamoja Region
Purpose of the position:
The position will be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities under the award. The position will lead the development of and manage the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP). The Senior DM&E will also develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. She/he will work with the Team to build capacity on the use of data and indicators; analyze monthly data, and support training in quality assurance methods. Finally, the M&ES will lead the process of recruiting an external evaluation team to conduct rigorous baseline and final evaluations for the project that access impact and drive programmatic learning.
Develop the overall framework for project M&E in accordance to the project and document M&E plan;
Identify the core information needs of central project management, partners, government stakeholders and the donor;
Contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activates in the work plan;
Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning;
Based on the annual work plan and in particular the programs budgets, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities;
Assist in the development of project reports. Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission including quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports;
Prepare consolidation progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations;
Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations;
Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of developing local M&E capacity;
Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned;
Consolidate a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities;
Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in government, donor, and project coordination and technical forums.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A Master’s degree in public health, demography, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required;
Minimum of five years of work experience managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable;
Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable;
Knowledge of M&E issues with respect to service delivery and support related to Education management and capacity development is desirable;
Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable;
Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable;
Demonstrated knowledge of web based M&E system is desirable.
The position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals; qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.