World Bank Project Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Skill Development Project (SDP)

Organization: Ministry of
Education, Science, Technology and Sports
Project Name: Skill
Development Project (SDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Project Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP
About World Bank SDP Project:
The Government
of Uganda applied for US$100,000,000 financing from the World Bank for the
Skill Development Project (SDP) whose objectives to enhance the capacity of
institutions to deliver high quality and demand driven training programs in the
Agriculture, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. The purpose of SDP is to
create a scalable model for high quality vocational and technical training
which is linked to labor market needs ~or specific sectors. The model comprises
of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoE) with a network of vocational
institutions (with well- prepared students; well-trained faculty; high quality,
relevant curricula; adequate facilities and equipment; teaching resources and
assessment systems), and an institutional framework that encompasses development
sector skill councils. The project will work with four colleges, 12 network
institutes and will focus on three sectors of manufacturing, construction and
agriculture. The Uganda SDP under Component 2 shall support Improving Quality
and Relevance of Skills Development through upgrading three Uganda 
Technical
Colleges (UTC) at (Lira, Elgon, and Bushenyi) and Agricultural College
(Bukalasa) to CoEs, offering competency-based raining of high quality in
low-level (artisans), medium-level (craftsman) and higher-level (technicians)
skills demanded in selected trades/occupations in the manufacturing,
construction, and agriculture sectors of the Ugandan economy.
Job Summary:   The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will
support the World Bank Project through the development of robust M&E plans
and implement them to track the progress of the project and provide
recommendations for appropriate interventions and strategies to ensure
successful project execution. He / she will maintain and update auditable
project documentation
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of developing the project’s monitoring and
evaluation plans which include developing the monitoring and evaluation
database/framework and the related tools such as the Gantt chart, action
matrices and work plans as may be necessary. Develop these on an annual,
quarterly or ad hoc basis and use them to evaluate and monitor the performance
of the Project;
·        
Responsible for monitoring the progress of Project
Components to ensure adherence to the budget provision, set specifications and
agreed implementation schedules;
·        
Guiding and make appropriate recommendations to the
management team on identified project implementation strategies and project
targets and operational problems through reports, review meetings and site
visits;
·        
Convening, generating and processing the minutes of all
the Project’s quarterly performance review meetings that are held either as a
standalone activity or alongside on-going supervision missions fielded by the
World Bank.
·        
Prepare and submit annual, quarterly, and ad hoc
reports summarizing the performance of the project for the Local Education
Group (LEG), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Ministry of Finance, Planning
and Economic Development (MoFPED) and BTVET working group, M&E working
group, Technical Committees/ management team under MoEST&S;
·        
Facilitating missions from the LEG including
organizing stakeholders’ workshops;
·        
Responsible for organizing and participating in site
handovers to contractors at the beginning of the civil works activities (ground
breaking) and to the beneficiary communities at the completion of the civil
works activities (commissioning);
·        
Supporting the process of formulating follow up
interventions;
·        
Maintain an electronic database of the progress of
project activities in still and video format and;
·        
Overseeing the process of preparing the Project
Completion Report (PCR);
·        
Carrying out M&E for other World Bank financed
projects within the Ministry
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project
Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Bank Monitoring
& Evaluation Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics,
Engineering, Statistics, Development Studies or other related fields from a
recognized university
·        
Possession of a Postgraduate degree from a
recognized university and / or an internationally recognized certification in
international development project management is an added advantage.
·        
At least ten years’ experience in managing the
M&E functions in a public or private institution.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the project
cycle of donor funded projects is an essential requirement.
·        
Working knowledge of sector wide approach (SWAPs) is
an essential requirement.
·        
Comprehensive knowledge of the M&E protocols in
donor funded projects is an added advantage.
·        
Skills in understanding and interpretation of
development project results- based logical framework
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita
and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please clearly indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
Ag.
Commissioner Human Resource Management,
4th Floor,
Embassy,
Embassy House Ministry
of Education, Science, Technology and Sports.
Deadline: 24th August, 2015

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