NGO Masters’ Degree Management Jobs – Evaluation Capacity Development Specialist at German’s GIZ Uganda

Organisation: GIZ-uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Organizational Description
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has set up the Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) Fund with the aim to strengthen capacities, resources and capabilities for evaluations in countries that are committed to development and offer a conducive political environment. The Office of the Prime Minister has asked BMZ to finance an ECD project in Uganda. The objective is to support ministries, public institutions and society organisations in the use professional evaluation for decision making. ECD Uganda focuses on four results areas: (1) Strengthening general awareness and understanding of the purpose and use of evaluations, (2) Developing Ugandan evaluation standards in consultation with the Evaluation Sub-Committee {ESC); (3) Tailored and practice-oriented short-and medium term training courses on specific evaluation issues and methods.; and (4) Establishing a Masters Course Evaluation in a blended learning format at Makerere University.
Scope of responsibility and reporting:
The Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) Specialist will support the ECD Project with the objective of strengthening coherent and timely implementation of ECD project activities.
The ECD Specialist will be responsible for managing the ECD work plan in close consultation with the ECD Coordination Team and to coordinate the provision of GIZ support for specific activities.
S/he will report to the GIZ Team Leader 
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
S/he will manage the ECD work plan in close cooperation with the ECD coordination team, in particular through:
Supporting OPM in the preparation of annual ECD operational plans;
Helping to ensure the feasibility and coherence of project activities and targets;
·         Supporting the Coordination Team in the preparation of an ECD communication strategy under Component 1;
·         Working with the OPM coordination team in the development of an effective training strategy under Components 3; 
·         Preparation of TOR for standards committee in cooperation with the ECD coordination team under Component 2;
·         Strategizing the involvement/targeting of stakeholders and organizations working on evaluations in Uganda in Components 1, 2 and 3 through (1) mapping of actors and institutions involved in evaluations in Uganda (2) developing approach papers which detail the involvement to scaling up capacity development, (3) prepare and monitor (gender sensitive) targets for stakeholder involvement and (4) organizing stakeholder consultation meetings to share experiences on issues of evaluation.
·         Support the OPM coordination team in designing a capacity development program for a professional association for evaluators;
·         Working with the Results M&E Lead in the streamlining the results framework and preparation of an effective monitoring strategy for ECD activities outputs and outcomes; and
The Advisor will have the main responsibility for rolling out the basic evaluation training and information events for selected MDAs, CSOs and the private sector under Components 1 and 3, This includes:
·         Conducting a training needs assessment for OPM. Evaluation Sub-committee, selected MDAs, CSOs and the private sector
·         Working with OPM in the identification of trainers and preparing an agreement with local trainers to provide basic training under this projects
·         Strategic targeting of stakeholders within selected MDAs, CSOs and the private sector;
·         Preparing a training programme in cooperation with the trainers;
As part of the GIZ team S/he will coordinate the timely provision of GIZ inputs, in particular through:
  • Preparing/maintaining quarterly schedule of workshops, trainings and meetings to be supported/organised by GIZ;
  • Preparation of TOR for consultants, trainings, workshops, conferences and major information events;
  • Liaise with consultants and trainers regarding timing of inputs and maintaining a schedule of inputs;
  • Compiling quarterly reports on activities supported by GIZ and Documenting results from GIZ contribution
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • At least M A, Degree on M & E, social sciences, economics, business administration or related fields
  • Proven record on managing and/or implementing evaluations.
  • A Working experience with public and the private sector.
  • A Sound knowledge of diverse methods for (qualitative and quantitative) research.
  • A Networked within (national) evaluation community,
  • Previous experience with bilateral capacity building programmes, as trainer or in the management of capacity development measures.
  • A Strong coordination and communication skills
  • A Knowledge of GIZ approach (Capacity Works) and organization would be an advantage.
How to Apply
Submit your applications to:
The Human Resources Department,
GIZ Office, 23 Nakasero Rd Kampala.
Deadline: 5th October, 2012
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