Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist International NGO Careers - Build Africa


Organisation: Build Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and Livelihood improvement. BAU currently works in 13 j districts with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa is currently implementing a number of projects from different donors.

About DFID Project:
Build Africa currently works in 13 districts in Uganda with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa’s MumsRead project is a 3 year project to be part funded with UKaid from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and will be implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts. The project targets 2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at ensuring that they are able to better support their children’s wellbeing and are playing a more impactful role in their homes and communities using new skills, including functional levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will use culturally appropriate entry point of child-care skills for young mothers to then further equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial management to enable them to take a more active role in their homes and communities, changing the' landscape for their own children and leading to a virtuous development cycle beyond the life of the project.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will be responsible for providing oversight for Build Africa MEL function including the design and implementation of MEL tools to adequately plan, monitor, and report in an accurate and timely manner on program performance. In collaboration with the Head of Programs and Programme teams, the job holder will ensure that the programme undertakes routine quality improvement, result monitoring & data quality assessment, has accurate information briefs, regular sharing of programme updates with stakeholders, a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from programme stakeholders. S/he will also bring new ways of working and innovation to the role. A key element is to build staff capacity so they incorporate MEL into their daily project work. The incumbent will also work with Head of Programs and UK Head of Project Design and Innovation to develop logframes and support proposal design and will directly report to the Head of Programmes Uganda


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced degree in quantitative discipline (preferably in Social Science, Economics, or Statistics)
  • Three to five years of professional experience in the field of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with practical field based experience of data collection and survey methods
  • Proven experience of building system and developing staff capacity to collect, analyze and use data effectively at all levels of an organisation
  • Experience in the design and management of baseline, mid line and final evaluations including sampling methods and calculating appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative & qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools
  • Extensive knowledge of (quasi-) experimental program evaluation designs (desirable)
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills gained through experience in the supervision of field staff
  • High level of proficiency in Windows Excel and Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA or Epi-info etc.)
  • Experience in use of mobile data collection methods and use of mapping software
  • Advanced skills in data analysis presentation and report writing
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving Knowledge and experience supporting monitoring and evaluation within primary education and livelihood projects (desirable)
  • Being proactively self-engaged in research and innovations in the field of monitoring and evaluation
  • Eagerly jump on opportunities to exceed expectations and solve new challenges autonomously
  • Exhibit commitment to the professional development of him/herself, developing new skills whenever
  • An innovator, looking for new and effective ways to collect, store, analyze and report data
  • Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Harm Programming.
  • A person of high integrity that will follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and corruption.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated CV/resume which should include your contact information and three professional referees, state your current salary and expectations. Send to;

The Human Resources Officer, Kampala or
Email to: recruit@build-africauganda.org

OR
Physically submit applications to the address below;
Build Africa Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Plot 431 & 424, Central Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O Box 7224 Kampala. Tel 0414 267828

OR
Build Africa Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road,
P.O. Box 350 Kumi. Tel 0392 769648

OR
Build Africa Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent,
P.O. Box 66 Masindi. Tel 0465420171

Deadline: 23rd March 2018

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