Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Organisation: Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)
Project Name: Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja Project (PACK))
Funding Source: Irish Aid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grants Management Unit (GMU) Coordinator
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) was established as a membership organization in 1996 to provide a platform for coordination, Advocacy, resource mobilization, capacity building and information sharing among civil society AIDS service organizations (ASOs). With its secretariat in Kampala, UNASO has a membership of over 2,000 AIDS service ionizations involved in HIV& AIDS and Health work. UNASO’s vision is “A Ugandan Society free of HIV and AIDS and its impact"; while her Mission is; “to provide leadership to ASOs for collective response to HIV& AIDS and Health through effective representation, coordination and enhanced capacities.”
About PACK Project:
A Civil Society organizations’ consortium (CSO-C) with support from Irish is implementing a five-year project “Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja” (PACK); The consortium comprises of Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL), National Forum of People Living with HIV Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU), Straight Talk Foundation (STF), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) and Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) was formed in 2015 in order to implement a “Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja” (PACK) Program. It’s also to test the feasibility of funding CSOs in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a grant that is for and is managed by the civil society. In the consortium, AMICAALL will strengthen capacity of municipalities and lower local government and community leaders in Karamoja while STF will provide HIV and AIDS prevention and SRH information targeting adolescents, youth and young women in the region. TASO will carry out community support engagements and NAFOPHANU will build capacity of PLHIV networks in the region and address HIV stigma and discrimination as a key barrier to utilization of services. UNASO will be the Grants Management Unit (GMU) for administering the grants and providing technical and financial management support to the consortium.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager is responsible for the technical design of M&E for UNASO -PACK Program. The MEL Manager will facilitate the design, set-up and implementation of standard M&E processes in close collaboration with Program Managers and Consortium partners to ensure M&E and records management (RMS) systems data are used to drive evidence- based programming. This includes defining program logic, indicators, and methodologies while bringing best practices to the program. The incumbent will monitor and evaluate progress on achieving PACK Program outcomes vs. targets, to the end of enabling management, donors and partners to make vital adjustments to maximize program effectiveness. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will be responsible for designing, and roll out the PACK Program M&E system including data collection, storage, analysis and presentation. He she/ will also ensure the M&E and records management systems have an in-built learning component that will ensure relevant learning products are developed to ensure continuous learning in the program
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership to ensure all active programs maintain logical frameworks and monitoring plans per UNASO’s Program Management Minimum Standards to measure program output, outcomes and impact against goals and indicators.
- Assist the Program Manager and Consortium MEL focal persons to design quality information collection strategies that inform PACK system and information management platform.
- The incumbent will design and promote strong feedback loops within programs and Consortium partners to enable iterative program design and management.
- Examine PACK program indicators across all activities, standardizing and refining based on application, in coordination with consortium partners
- Offer technical guidance and recommendations on data collection, measurement and sampling methodologies to ensure quality data is collected and applied.
- Develop data collection tools and templates, including assessments, baselines, monitoring forms, and final evaluations.
- Take lead in the design and implementation of Midterm and final program evaluations and research studies that help to identify the drivers of impact.
- Develop program staff and partner capacity building strategy that promotes a culture of learning through systematic analysis and reflection.
- Provide training and mentoring in survey design, methodology, data collection and analysis and other skills as required for assessing the impact of programs.
- Support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to PACK beneficiaries and actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, M&E of the program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager must hold an Advanced degree in Statistics, Economics, Monitoring and evaluation, Population Studies, Demography, Sociology, Epidemiology, Public Health or similar fields
- At least five years of professional experience, including at least three years working in M&E and Significant experience in training and developments and trends in TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria
- Proven experience in use of gender and youth-related monitoring tools.
- Previous experience with the implementation of real time data collection methodologies
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials either by post or hand delivery addressed to the:
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO),
Plot 190, Kiira Road. Ntinda- Kyambogo Route,
P.O. Box 27346 Kampala, Uganda
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For hand delivery, please deliver to the address above between 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
NB: Please indicate a daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 7th October, 2016 by 4:00 PM
NB: If you do not hear from us by 28th October, 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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