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03 May 2016

USAID Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job Placement - WEI/Bantwana

Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth Project
Funding Source: PEPFAR/USAID
Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and learning (MEL) Director
Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda

About US:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.

About USAID Project:
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education is implementing the USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda program—a $24.5 million program with a large sub grant component. The Program is being implemented across 13 districts in Eastern and Northern Uganda. Better Outcomes works with families, communities, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Government and the private sector to address the long-term, comprehensive needs of vulnerable children and families through improved OVC service delivery. The project is being implemented in 13 districts (Arua, Apac, Gulu, Kitgum, Lira and Oyam for North, and Bugiri, Iganga, Jinja Kamuli, Mayuge, Mbale, and Tororo for the East).

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for working with the project partners to ensure that quality data is collected. The incumbent will also ensure that partners collect and report data in a timely and rigorous fashion and that data is collated for the required Quarterly and Annual Reports. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also assume responsibility for reviewing and ensuring the harmonization of data collection methodologies and data analysis for complex quantitative indicators that are in the project AMELP.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will document performance of the project against targets with special responsibility for quantitative and qualitative indicators;
  • Ensure that audit requirements related to data quality are met for AMELP indicators;
  • Keenly review and analyze project monitoring data and generate user -friendly analyses thereof, including the use of graphics;
  • Carry out analysis of secondary data sets and generate user- friendly analyses thereof, including the use of graphics;
  • Ensure project reporting requirements are met;
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining project databases;
  • The incumbent will conduct support supervision visits to sub grantees to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators;
  • Regularly analyze monthly data and support training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods;
  • Work in liaison with the MEL Director and other program staff to develop indicators, data collection plans, and methodologies;
  • Work in liaison with the MEL Director, coordinate development of M&E database and data management systems;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the USAID OVC Project job should hold a degree in a quantitative field such as sociology, econometrics or statistics;
  • Evidence of formal training in performance management systems;
  • Possession of postgraduate training in Monitoring and Evaluation for Development programs
  • At least five years of related work experience on development projects where research and data analysis skills have been applied;
  • Five or more years of practical experience of working with donor performance management systems;
  • At least five years of professional experience in implementation and management of M&E systems for OVC & HIV/AIDS programs;
  • Good working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA, SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with computer programming, routine management of information systems, and maintenance of electronic databases;
  • Ability to think concisely and critically as well as to distill information for different audiences;
  • Extensive knowledge of PEPFAR/USAID reporting requirements;
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking;
  • Good verbal communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to apply via E-mail only be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Hiring Manager at wei_recruitment@ug.worlded.org

Deadline: 6th May, 2016

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