NGO Jobs – Program Evaluation and Research Specialist at Compassion International

Organisation: Compassion International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Director
About Compassion:
International is an evangelical Christian Child Development NGO that for over
fifty years has existed as an advocate for children, to release them from poverty
and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian ADULTS.
Job Summary: The Program Evaluation and Research
Specialist plays a critical role in supporting programmatic learning and accountability
in the country office;
  • Designs
    and implements research and evaluation on behalf of the Program
    Implementation Department.
  • Supports
    global research projects led by Program Development in the Global Ministry
  • Implements
    the Impact Evaluation Model and serves as a resource on other issues related
    to research and evaluation.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Has
    a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for
    Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with
    people within and outside of Compassion and faithfully upholds
    Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Working
    within one’s influence, serves as an advocate for children around the
    world who live in poverty and are not able to speak out for themselves.
    This includes being informed about the issues of children and influencing
    others to care about children who are in need.
  • Conducts
    approved research projects. Develops proposals to address research
    questions raised by the Program Implementation or Field Leadership.
    Designs appropriate methodologies for approved research projects. Oversees
    collection of data from children, families, church and community following
    approved research design.
  • Performs
    analysis of data, providing both descriptive and inferential statistics,
    as well as qualitative analysis, that will allow for an enhanced
    understanding of the topic of investigation. Prepares research reports
    documenting the findings of research projects, including the impact of
    Compassion’s ministry on assisted children, their parents, churches and
  • Supports
    two to three GMC research initiatives implemented in the country by
    managing data collection, entry and transmission.
  • Conducts
    Program Evaluation using the methodology and instruments prescribed in
    Compassion’s Program Impact Evaluation Model; the Program Evaluation and
    Research Specialist will manage all aspects of a participatory program
    evaluation process.
  • Serves
    as a resource for Program Implementation and Field Leadership on issues
    related to research and evaluation. Support the development and maintenance
    of a country strategic map providing a graphic depiction of the geographic
    dispersion of needs and resources within the country.
  • Consults
    with Program Implementation and supports the development of evaluation
    methodologies for all three core ministries. Assists Program
    Implementation in the collection and analysis of data regarding program
    implementation. Supports Quality Assurance as requested.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Mature
    Christian person, with evangelical Christian values; a personal
    relationship with Jesus Christ and above reproach in integrity and
  • A
    master’s degree or equivalent experience in Sociology, Anthropology,
    Education or related area with knowledge of social research methods.
  • Three
    years’ experience in research methodology.
  • Experience
    in research in cross-cultural studies of moral development, child
    development, public health or other topics related to Compassion’s
    ministry to children.
  • Knowledge
    and experience in child development.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to write a professionally presented research report.
  • Ability
    to communicate and help management understand and apply learning from
    research in a way that helps them improve effectiveness.
  • Computer
    literate, experience with Internet, word processing, database and presentation
  • Able
    to work cross-culturally.
  • Ability
    to prepare descriptive statistics to summarize research findings and
    inferential statistics to draw conclusions about the target population
    based on sample findings.
How to Apply:
All applicants
should send a cover letter, recommendation from your previous employer if
applicable, detailed curriculum vitae, 3 professional references, reference
letter from your current Pastor, copies of academic qualification documents to:
The Sr. Human Resources Specialist, Compassion International, P.O. Box 8936
Kampala – Uganda. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 7th June, 2013
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