Banking Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at East African Development Bank

Job Reference Number: EADB/MEO/2013
Organisation: East African Development Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for monitoring project progress, evaluating effectiveness/ impact of the EADB’s initiatives to regional development and disseminating evaluation results and other findings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Give an objective assessment of the Bank’s contributions to regional development through assessment of EADB’s projects and operations, including advisory services, knowledge management, technical assistance, coordination and partnerships.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation plans to effectively analyze and present project results in a synchronized manner.
  • Develop tools and processes that support quality project monitoring and evaluation, meet international standards and comprehensively analyse project output.
  • Build up processes, tools and instruments, in close coordination with respective projects and ensure that a proper and establish standards for monitoring and reporting. Ensure that these are internalized and utilized at country office level.
  • Devise terms of reference (tors) for carrying out base line studies as well as routine and periodic monitoring of outputs and outcome. Document and disseminate activities and accomplishments of different interventions in the form of reports and oral presentations.
  • Conduct project surveys for impact level indicators. Lead field-testing, data collection and analysis of all projects, and report findings. Conduct appropriate analysis, including the use of complimentary data sets and secondary analysis.
  • Draft, edit and produce written briefs or reports on project as necessary to promote project objectives and disseminate information to stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyze factors for project success or obstacles to meeting objectives and in liaison with project management teams, identify, define, and validate the performance measures most appropriate and useful to project management.
  • Evaluate what works and why, as well as what does not work, and unintended outcomes.
  • Support the Bank in providing accountability to its shareholders to inform decision-making of the Bank’s impact and enable it to better manage development results.
  • Work closely with the communications team to ensure that project and evaluation results are properly disseminated internally and externally, communicated in a controlled and efficient manner to stakeholders and a positive public image of the Bank is created.
  • Support project managers in monitoring and reporting projects outcomes and ensure that findings from monitoring and reporting exercises are of high quality and are communicated to internal and external stakeholders effectively.
  • Create an avenue for learning and knowledge improvement for EADB and its partners.
  • Develop and institutionalize appropriate systems and tools for data quality assurance, including the consistent use of agreed performance measures and ensure that these are known and used by respective managers and investment officers.
  • Provide timely support to project teams on monitoring and evaluation. Produce regular reports and respond to information requests. Collect and track project information in coordination with Country office staff.
  • Maintain data collection systems, ensuring that all necessary information from routine reporting are collected, analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning and evaluation.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Management. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The M&E Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other quantitative or science degree in a related field.
  • At least a Master’s degree in economics, finance or commerce, with a strong research orientation as could be determined by quality of dissertations and/or publications.
  • A minimum of five (5) years (post qualification) of active economic analysis in a demanding environment in terms of quality and strict deadlines.
  • Experience in international financial institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of economic, social, political and development issues in the region.
  • Experience in carrying out high quality research and presentation of findings at national and international levels.
  • Familiarity with statistical/econometric software (e.g. PCGIVE, EVIEWS, STATA, etc.) and ability to use the same for analyses.
  • Excellent communication skills (including oral, written and presentation skills).
  • Good interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact and ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Strategic and conceptual thinking.
  • Analytical and logical thinking.
  • Attention detail.
  • Ability to network.
  • Knowledge acquisition and sharing. 
How to Apply:
All prospective candidates with aspirations of working with the East African Development Bank should write to us in confidence quoting the position title on the subject of the email or cover letter. The complete applications should include a curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees which should be sent via E-mail only to: esdeadb@kpmg.co.ke. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated.
Applicants will be required to address the following information directly to KPMG:
  • A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
  • A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years. 
NB: The EADB reserves the right not to offer or make any appointments, and to offer and make appointments on other terms and conditions. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 October 2013. Only contact applicants being considered for an interview.
Deadline: 22nd July, 2013
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