Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Job at Winrock International

Organisation:
Winrock International
Project: African Youth Empowerment and
Development Initiative in Uganda (AYEDI)
Duty
Station
: Kampala, Uganda
About
Winrock International:
Winrock International is a
nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around
the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and
sustain natural resources.
Job
Summary: 
The Monitoring
and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be accountable for implementing and
managing the monitoring and evaluation team and activities, including
delivering a Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP) for a
high-quality, results-oriented program to reduce the incidence of exploitative
child labor among youth and to help youth develop the skills to secure decent
work and serve as civic leaders in their communities in Uganda. The M&E
Officer will oversee the implementation of the program’s monitoring and
evaluation activities and data reporting requirements.  S/he will also
serve as the liaison and point of contact with external evaluation contractors
throughout the life of the project.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and
    web-based technologies in systems for monitoring performance toward
    specific goals and objectives.
  • Supervise
    implementation of a household-level baseline survey on child labor (living
    and working conditions of youth in target areas), including
    development/review of tools and survey methodology; training of
    enumerators and assurance/oversight of data quality and analysis.
  • Develop
    monitoring guidelines and tools/systems for all project partners
    responsible for providing direct services to children and members of their
    households.
  • Design
    and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan (CMEP) in
    coordination with external evaluation contractor and the US Department of
    Labor (USDOL), including selection and tracking of specific indicators,
    developing strategies for data collection and regular reporting on
    approved indicators.
  • Manage
    a small team to facilitate the design and implementation of a direct
    beneficiary monitoring system for tracking work status of child
    beneficiaries and economic status of beneficiary households; produce and
    submit requisite reports based on database information.
  • Design
    data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied
    technologies.
  • Ensure
    reporting requirements per USDOL obligations under the Government
    Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  • Monitor
    the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic
    evaluations/assessments of specific “pilot” interventions; contribute to
    dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute
    to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate
    from baseline survey).
  • Other
    duties as assigned.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess a Bachelor’s level degree required, in
    social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related
    field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring &
    evaluation. A Master’s or PhD is highly desirable.
  • At
    least five years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring
    & evaluation of international development projects, preferably in
    child labor, agriculture and/or livelihoods/ microeconomic growth or a
    related field; related experience can include strategic planning and
    performance measurement, indicator selection, quantitative and qualitative
    data collection and analysis methodologies, database management, data
    quality assessment and verification, program evaluation design and
    knowledge of GPRA (less experience can be combined with advanced degree in
    statistics, public policy, economics or related field).
  • All
    candidates should possess strong management skills as well as salient
    experience implementing programs to empower youth and enhance livelihoods,
    preferably in Uganda/East Africa.
  • Experience
    and specialization in at least two of the following is required: child
    labor among youth, education quality/access, livelihoods enhancement,
    decent work for youth, job skills and entrepreneurship training, access to
    economic and social services, civic engagement and leadership, gender
    equity and sensitivity, legal reform and policy advocacy, community
    mobilization, public education/awareness (including work with the media),
    public-private partnerships, and/or monitoring & evaluation.
  • Significant
    project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
  • Basic
    knowledge of child labor and youth issues in Uganda is a distinct asset.
  • Knowledge
    of USDOL or other US Government reporting requirements would be an asset,
    including experience designing and implementing comprehensive monitoring
    and evaluation plans (CMEPs), GPRA, rigorous impact evaluation design, and
    working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Experience
    conducting gender analyses and operations research strongly preferred.
  • Experience
    developing and refining data collection tools, surveys and questionnaires.
  • Experience
    managing and training M&E field officers, volunteers and/or
    community-based staff.
  • Understanding
    of impact evaluation methodology and research methodology strongly
    preferred.
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills in English required; proficiency in
    Swahili and local Ugandan languages is an asset.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. Word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access
    and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint) as well as
    other database (MySQL) or statistical applications (SPSS, SAS or STATA).
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications with an updated resume and cover
letter referencing Uganda Youth M&E Officer. All qualified
Ugandan nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Uganda
are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications should be via our website
Deadline:
5th August, 2013

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