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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Career Jobs - International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Organisation: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a rural development organization which has over half a century of participatory, integrated and people-centered development in the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It was established by Dr. Y. C. James Yen in 1960.  Its programs cover education, food security and asset building, environment, and applied learning. It also provides international and customized courses and training covering various themes, including, natural resources and food security, gender and development, business development, organizational development, and participatory approaches.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will take the lead in ensuring the roll out of and the implementation Uganda system for MEL within NPA’s Global Framework and our Theory of Change. The incumbent will specifically support and enable the country office to plan programs and projects; measure and demonstrate our impact on beneficiaries; increase quality in our programming; and help us be accountable to communities we work with and other stakeholders. She / he will also be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that projects maintain its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work in close collaboration with the project team, government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Assure Program/Project Quality:
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of all project activities
  • Lead, supervise the development of Terms of Reference (ToR) for internal and external evaluations
  • Support project teams to develop monitoring tools
  • Manage the design, implementation of M&E plans that comply to project donor requirements
  • Support project staff develop aligned: Log frames, M&E Plans, Detailed Implementation Plans, Project Indicators & Work plans
2. Capacity building:
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries on assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Carry out a one-to-one for project staff on how to use developed data collection tools
3. Applied Learning and Resource mobilization:
  • Lead applied learning activities in the M&E field including conducting M&E trainings, evaluations, reviews etc.
  • Keenly analyse and share data and information for effective decision making
  • Offer technical support to write shops
  • Coordinate program/project lessons learnt and develop key actions of improvement
  • Support resource mobilization efforts including proposal and concept development
4. Program/Project Planning, Assessment and Design:
  • Conduct joint assessments, monitoring and verification of field project activities
  • Assure quality assurance by providing guidance on designing projects
  • Participate in the design of project grant proposals
5. Reporting:
  • Ensure quality reports are produced by providing guidelines during quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting
  • Ensure prescribed reporting formats are used for all project activities
  • Review management and donor reports against results frames and available standards
  • Work with Project Managers to review/crosscheck monthly reports against set targets
6. Develop and administer performance tracking tools and track project Indicators:
  • Establish and maintain a functional Monitoring and Evaluation system
  • Report on country program progress: Monthly, Quarterly, semi-annually, annually

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s /Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies and any other relevant discipline
  • A minimum of three years’ experience carrying out assessments, monitoring, program/project design, building M&E systems; using qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessments and monitoring
  • Prior exposure and experience in participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building, data processing and analysis
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding and use of computer based statistical packages including; SPSS, Excel
  • Good report writing and information dissemination skills
  • Ability to organize and facilitate staff capacity building/enhancement skills for staff
  • Detail oriented and time conscious

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via email by sending an up-to-date CV and cover letter including contacts of three referees and current remuneration package (Mandatory) to:

Country Director,
International Institute for Rural Reconstruction,
Uganda Program,
P. O. Box 35536, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to: uganda@iirr.org, evelyn.amone@iirr.org

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 26th June, 2016 by 5pm

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