Project Coordinator - Monitor and Evaluation Careers - Canadian Bar Association (CBA)


Organisation: Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Canadian Regional Field Officer

About US:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has a department, the International Initiatives Unit, which organizes and manages international development projects in the area of the rule of law. It develops and manages projects designed to bolster the legal systems of the developing countries. We are currently running a four year, $6 Million project (SAJCEA) designed to enhance access to justice for children and youth in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator - Monitor and Evaluation will serve as part of the SIRD (Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa) program at the Project Support Office (PSO) level. The SIRD program is a five year program that started on January 20th 2017 to increase economic growth for East Africans, including women and vulnerable groups, affected by extractive industries. The project is currently implemented by CBA International Initiatives (CBAII) in partnership with the Law Society of Kenya, Tanganyika Law Society, Uganda Law Society and East African Law Society. SIRD activities will be supported by Canadian technical assistance, drawn from CBA members across Canada who will provide training, mentorship, and technical advice on initiatives aimed at: a) Increased engagement of East African law societies to advocate for law reform to reflect the principles of transparency, gender sensitivity and accountability in the extractive industries and; b) Increased community participation, particularly women, in consultations, dialogue, negotiations, advocacy and other initiatives to advance their rights related to the extractive industries.

The National Project Coordinator – M&E will oversee the integrated, program-wide design and implementation of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, research and learning systems in partnership with relevant CBA colleagues and law societies, implementing agencies and academic partners. S/he will work closely with implementing partners (law societies) to coordinate and guide project M&E and overall program learning and knowledge mobilization strategies. The Project Coordinator – M&E will provide oversight, leadership, and technical support, and assist CBA colleagues and implementing partners to manage project M&E activities. The Project Coordinator – M&E position based in Kampala, Uganda, with travel up to 30% per year to project countries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Adherence to CBA policies and procedures.
  • Support and contribute to the development and implementation of functional M&E systems and tools within the region.
  • Assist the EALS office in setting up the regional data base and advise on input and output.
  • Participate and advise on programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E best practices, including data collection methodology & tools, data management, analysis and usage.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, reviews, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organizational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports in the region.
  • Capacity building and training of M&E and programme staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Advise and support M&E and programme staff (regional & country office) in executing M&E plans and utilizing systems.
  • Liaise with and advise country office, regional and head office M&E Staff.
  • Represent CBA externally in issues related to monitoring and evaluation and reporting in different consortia, alliances and clusters.
  • Support the roll out and implementation of CBA project M&E frameworks, plans and standardization of data collection methods, tools, templates and guidelines regionally.
  • In collaboration with regional programme and core competency advisors, support deployment and use of M&E guidance and tools for primary programming sectors in the region.
  • Work with countries and support in monitoring of project activities, ensuring that activities are carried out as planned or adapted to changed circumstances and are gender-sensitive.
  • Support countries in the region with tools and appropriate methodologies for assessments of beneficiary needs, so that results are actionable and easily communicated.
  • Support the evaluation of projects including mid-term, final or impact project evaluations, ensuring that activities are effectively and responsively addressing beneficiary needs.
  • Routinely conduct Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) with partner organizations and law societies to ensure that collected and reported data meets the requirements and dimensions of data quality, specifically as it relates to outcomes for women.
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to country offices in the region by contributing technical inputs to or reviewing M&E components of project proposals.
  • Contribute actively to an M&E learning community within CBA, support efforts to enhance M&E systems and standards across the organization.
  • Coordinate with M&E staff at HQ, other regions and peer organization in developing best practices, facilitate lessons learned and coordination.
  • Consolidate output and outcome data from programme reports to inform CBA reporting. Map capacity building needs in the region and support training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Support M&E and programme staff in implementation of mobile data collection system and other initiatives within the region.
  • Provide remote and on-site technical support to project implementing and M&E staff in the project countries.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a University degree preferably in statistics, operations research, quantitative analysis, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies
  • At least seven years of relevant experience designing, implementing and managing M&E systems for donor-funded projects, including at least two years of experience based in a developing country.
  • Experience required in contemporary qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations involving major international donor programs.
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in monitoring and evaluation for large and complex programs, providing specific, sound, and rigorous M&E technical assistance.
  • Extensive experience in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term evaluation, and outcome evaluation.
  • Understanding of donor expectations and trends in M&E.
  • Strong understanding of Gender implications in Development.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, SPSS, STATA, excellent at MS-EXCEL and use of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology.
  • Experience in conducting M&E activities in highly insecure context and for programme using community based approach (including data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, outcome monitoring and dissemination of results).
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, organizing and delivering training workshops, managing community mobilization and advocacy activities for local non-governmental organizations.
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter to indicate interest and experience to jenniferj@cba.org

Deadline: 8th April, 2018.

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