Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes/DREAMs Project
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal - Kabarole district.
About USAID Better Outcomes Project:
SOS Children’s Villages Gulu under Family Strengthening Program, with support from USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs/DREAMs Project has got an extension to new sub counties of Lakwana, Bungatira and Bardege. Through our Family strengthening program (FSP), our community work in Gulu District focuses on children at risk of losing parental care. The FSP is a sustainable and innovative community based methodology that empowers orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) from within their natural family environment. The project intends to ensure that more OVCs, youth and their care givers access and utilize core services to improve Health, Nutrition, Education and psychosocial wellbeing and reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Job Summary: The M&E Officer will play a focal role in providing support for monitoring and evaluation of the on-going better outcome project. The incumbent will be responsible for overall strengthening of the M&E functions and learning needs for improvement of the project and will come up with findings based on real data to show performance of the projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop the overall framework for the M&E.
· Offer technical advice and guidance ondata collection by Field Officers and ensure quality of the data.
· The incumbent will record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way
· Keenly analyse and discuss findings based on regular monitoring data
· Offer technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the Programme Coordinator.
· Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success.
· Send feedback to the programme Coordinator on project strategies and activities.
· Ensure that implementation of field activities adheres to SOS monitoring and evaluation system
· Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to the programme Coordinator.
· Assist the field officers through technical guidance on usage of M& E tools for the better outcome projects.
· Undertake regular visits to the fields to support implementation of monitoring and evaluation, check the quality of data produced, and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
· Actively participate in evaluation, reviews, survey, surveillance or special studies focusing on the overall performance of the better outcomes project.
· Foster participatory planning and monitoring; organize and provide refresher training in monitoring and evaluation for programme staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders with a view of developing local monitoring and evaluation capacity.
· Prepare and submit timely reports to the FSP Coordinator on programme intervention.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicant should preferably hold a University degree in social sciences, development studies, statistics, economics or related field
· A minimum of three years’ experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by a reputable organization.
· Broad understanding and knowledge of M&E and development issues
· Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software.
· Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software.
· Excellent training and facilitation skills including Good analytical skills in data processing, analysis and its interpretation.
· Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned task.
· Ability to function as a productive member of a result oriented team is important.
· Possess a valid riding permit.
How to Apply:
All applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three professional references. Please submit your written application indicating in the subject line the position title, all copies of submitted academic papers MUST be certified. Address your application to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, AbaitaAbabiri,
P.O Box 27510,
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver to SOS Gulu office behind Pece Stadium.
Deadline: 11th November, 2016 by 4:00pm
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