Design Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Design Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Report to: Regional Programs Manager

Location: Kiboga District

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical support in survey, research, monitoring and evaluation processes as well as developing other tools to improve the performance and quality of their programming through enhanced Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) function and system.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Capacity building

  • Provide training for field staff in basic skills, concepts and approaches in proposal writing, project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, participatory approaches and transformational development to help enhance the knowledge and skills of field staff in these aspects.

  • Support clusters in the full adoption of LEAP 3

  • Coach technical officers, program managers and development facilitators in delivering an effective program M&E system

  • Coach and mentor cluster DME and program staff to accelerate learning and adoption of recommended DME methodologies and approaches

  • Develop a mentoring program for regional staff aimed at enhancing their capacity and skills to assume increased M&E and programming responsibilities.


  • Support regions in documenting and disseminating innovations and new research findings related to DME

  • Synthesize and summarize trends in ADP monitoring and evaluations in consultation with the national office

  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate result to the NO and clusters on the contribution each of the program in regions is performing

  • Promote and facilitate processes for identifying, documenting and disseminating good DME practices in the region

  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.

Assessments and evaluations

  • Provide technical guidance in conducting assessments in line with established LEAP or donor related guidelines

  • Monitor and follow up on utilisation of evaluation recommendations.

  • Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for specific studies; Recruit, guide and supervise consultants to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating programs effects and impacts.

  • Conduct meta evaluation of all completed program evaluations to establish key learning and recommendations to inform future evaluations

Quality assurance in DME work products

  • Track timely implementation and reporting of programs plans

  • Coordinate regular program review meetings to facilitate dialogue and learning on project/program Implementation

  • Support the regional team in reviewing management reports as well as other M&E reports to ensure validated M&E data and M&E compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards.

  • Compile graded summary reports and develop summary reports key findings and learning

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Guide staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes monthly reports, quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports,

  • Track performance of programs in the regions against their DME Events Calendar and provide regular updates on progress

  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by engaging cluster staff in the M&E of activities.

  • 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.

  • Prepare consolidation progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.

  • Analyze program data and periodic reports from different technical projects into periodic management reports usable by Technical Project Managers, Senior management, Senior Leadership and other WV partnership offices.

  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in development studies, 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 nutrition, WASH, and/or 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.

  • Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation.