M&E Officer Job in Uganda at Stromme Foundation

Job Title: M&E Officer
Stromme Foundation is a Norwegian based international development organization that helps poor people in Africa, Asia and South America to cross the poverty line.
Through challenging, committed and long term partnerships with local organizations, along with focused and lasting value creation for every donation the organization is entrusted with, Strømme Foundation aims to eradicate poverty by working with donors and partners in 13 countries.
SF intervenes through two thematic areas of Education and Microfinance. The Regional Office of SF in Kampala, is an extension of the Head Office in Norway, and was set up to coordinate the work of the SF partner organisation’s in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.
Reporting to the Regional Programmes Coordinator, the M&E Officer will primarily be instrumental in enabling SF focus on the results achieved through supported interventions and in particular changes in the lives and livelihoods of the poor who are targeted in the supported interventions.
The M&E Officer, will enable SF to more systematically capture innovative ways of working and to maximize positive impact on poverty. The Position is key in ensuring improvement in programme quality and targeting and for assisting the organization to grow as a knowledge centre.
The M&E Officer is expected to contribute significantly to overall direction, strategy, programme formulation and implementation of programmes in the region.
Key Responsibilities / Tasks:
  • Lead in the development and elaboration of an M&E strategy for Stromme Foundation East Africa.
  • Develop / improve on M&E tools to be used by staff and Partners in the various intervention / thematic areas.
  • Support/guide partners in undertaking of baselines and periodic update of baselines, developing of log frames and M&E plans.
  • Develop and coordinate an overall M&E system including an MIS database for the various interventions for purposes of information generation, analysis, reporting, documentation, dissemination, feedback, etc at the Regional Office level and also with the partners.
  • Assist Stromme technical staff to periodically carry out assessments, review of programmes, partners, campaigns, teasing out of best practices in interventions, etc and participate in the process wherever possible; in order to bring out lessons and recommendations for consideration and change in programme direction/strategy.
  • Ensure mid-term and end-term evaluations of various supported interventions and ensure dissemination of evaluation results.
  • Follow up and facilitate in implementation of evaluation/study recommendations
  • Facilitate process of preparation of in-depth studies on innovative approaches/best practices in the region and widely circulate them.
  • Build partner capacity in M&E systems.
Required Qualifications:
  • Individuals with a first honors degree in relevant field with at least five years experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO shall be considered.
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.
Person Specifications:
  • At least 5 years experience in development programmes (experience in Microfinance and Education related programmes would be an added advantage.
  • A creative individual able to do multi-tasking and can thrive in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment, able to bring fresh ideas and a genuine interest in trying new approaches.
  • Keen interest in research, possessing high conceptual, analytical skills and report writing skills.
  • Ability to assess programme impacts and incorporate lessons into the design and implementation of programmes.
  • A strong and articulate communicator both orally and on paper.
  • Should be a good team player, of high integrity, and articulate about rights based development approach and social change.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high programmatic quality support, innovation, implementation and strategic planning skills.
  • Dedication to improving impact and efficiency
  • Proven Experience in developing and working with MIS Databases.
  • Should be willing to travel extensively locally and internationally.
  • A Committed practicing Christian.
How to Apply:
If you believe you fit this profile, please send your application to:
The Regional Director, Stromme Foundation,
P.O Box 27200, Kampala
Please attach your curriculum vitae, capability statement, current remuneration, telephone contact, photocopies of testimonials; and contacts of three referees by Friday 24th August, 2012 Or hand deliver your application to the office on Plot 25, Bukoto Street-Kamwokya
Only short listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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