NGO M & E Degree Jobs at Marie Stopes Uganda – Senior Manager: Research Monitoring & Evaluation

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/11, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global network, Marie Slopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance.
The core responsibility of this position is to use your: initiative, energy, persistence, results orientation, drive, integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to personal development to further MSU’s vision to become a sustainable nationwide provider of high quality, integrated reproductive health/family planning services.
Marie Stopes Uganda seeks to fill the vacant position below and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates
Job Title: Senior Manager: Research Monitoring & Evaluation
Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively manage the RM&E team through setting vision strategic objectives and priorities
Improve Communication and Coordination:
  • Strengthen coordination across the function, ensuring that R.M&E support to clients within MSU is aligned with organizational priorities.
  • Ensure that quick, responsive and high quality support is provided to key clients.
  • Ensure that the work of the new MIS and innovation function is well integrated within the R, M&E team and the organization as a whole, and a job framework is developed for the newly created MIS & Innovation Officer.
  • Ensure that there is clear functional separation within the R.M&E team for both Research and M&E, drawing up appropriate job frameworks which, delineate between the respective roles and duties of team members.
  • Liaise proactively with Marie Stopes international’s Regional Research Manager To ensure that MSI best practice informs the MSU’s work and that there is good Information flow between MSI and MSU.
  • Represent the team internally and externally at stakeholder fora.
Provide Proactive strategic and tactical advice to MSU’s Senior Management Team R, M&E related matter.
  • Create an M&E plan for MSU drawing   together indicators across multiple projects to inform high level decision making and strategy development.
  • Develop well budgeted and realistic M&E components for MSU concept notes and proposals
  • Develop log frames, performance monitoring plans and M&E frameworks, with effective and clearly defined indicators aligned to MSU’s strategic Objectives and donor requirements, such as USAID.
  • Create    usable M&E tools for monitoring and evaluating programme activities.
  • Proactively monitor performance Vs. indicators in conjunction with the relevant Project managers.
  • Provide high quality and timely updates for project reporting purposes.
  • Ensure compliance with M&E donor requirements, in particular USAID and nurture a close working relationship with UMEMS.
Provide and facilitate the provision of Research technical support to MSU team members
  • In liaison with the Operations Director and Programme Director, ensure that timely action research is undertaken which serves MSU’s   organizational   objectives   and   Improves   MSU programming
  • Ensure that the R.M&E team is able to deliver high quality research projects in accordance with well designed, realistically budgeted protocols
  • Ensure   clear and user friendly dissemination of research reports and findings to Key internal and external stake holders through verbal presentations, publications and abstracts
  • Translate findings into practical lessons, actionable insights and recommendations for MSU colleagues to rapidly improve their programming
  • Ensure that capacity development approaches are strategic and build the long term sustainability of research teams
  • Ensure that stake holders national and international strategies are monitored and that connections with MSU’s programme results are disseminated to Senior Management Team, to assist MSU’s external relations activities and inform evolving strategy,
  • Ensure high Quality and credible management information systems, and optimize the use of Technology to improve MSU programme efficiency and quality
Lead the growth of the new MIS function within MSU:
  • Manage and mentor the new MIS & innovation Officer to roll out the new automated MIS system in close liaison with key stakeholders, including Finance, Operations, and MSI.
  • Ensure that1 MSU proactively designs and implements data quality assessment systems and procedures including the verification of service data and the reporting of service data internally as well as externally to donors and through HMIS to district health teams
Supervisory Controls: All incumbents will work under the supervision of the Director: Technical Services and Innovation or his/her designee and will be located at the Support Office in Kampala. Physical Ability: The ability to travel within the districts of Uganda. Contractual
Period: TWO (2) Years.
How to Apply:
Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to  or by post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O. Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by 6.00pm on Friday 5th October, 2012. Marie Slopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Slopes Uganda is thankful lo all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
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