M&E Jobs – Senior Programme Officer –Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) at Kilimo Trust

Organisation: Kilimo Trust
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Kilimo Trust is
an independent organization working on agriculture for development across the
East Africa Community (EAC) Region in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
and more recently in the new Republic of South Sudan. The organisation promotes
regional solutions to local problems. The aim is to make agricultural markets
work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger. We bring a
commercial mind-set and market understanding to agricultural development within
the EAC Region.
Job Summary: The Senior
Programme Officer –Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will help in establishing
a database (at KT organizational level), for ascertaining and properly
attributing impacts of KT work, in relation to:
Increasing incomes of SHFs or Enterprises targeted
by KT projects and/or interventions in the EAC.
KT being recognized as a world class brand in
delivering value for money results and solutions, by consistently delivering
technical and financial results efficiently beyond expectation of clients.
High quality and continuous learning, internally at
KT and by KT Stakeholders, from the results and lessons of KT’s work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Implement a robust mechanism of assessing
attributable contribution of each project/unit, to the organizational goals and
targets, through a highly computerized and ICT-based/driven Monitoring (with
automated real-time capture of most data), Evaluation, Assessment of Impacts
and Learning, with:
Uncompromising, timely setting, and regularly
updating of high quality M&E system (supported by robust baseline database)
for KT and its projects, units or interventions.
High quality result framework for each proposal for
new projects of KT.
Send timely Ex-ante and Ex-post Assessments of
impacts at projects’ and organizational levels.
  Timely and high quality quarterly Evaluation
and Reporting on each project; by:
Ensuring that all KT projects meet all the M&E
requirements and on time;
o   Ensuring that
KT and its projects have well designed Monitoring Tools and Procedures for
efficient, timely and ICT-based collection of monitoring data;
o   Instituting appropriate
evaluation and reporting formats, tools, protocols and procedures.    
2. Assess and report on impacts with respect to KT’s
Brand, by:
Developing and ensuring implementation of methods
for assessing the efficiency in the delivery of products, services, results and
outcomes to clients and stakeholders.
Establishing and ensuring implementation of a robust
system for seeking and obtaining necessary and sufficient feedback from clients
and stakeholders of KT.
3. Establish and oversee the learning function, by:
Ensuring that evaluation reports are effectively
utilized for internal learning to improve the design, quality of
implementation, and effective M&E of projects.
Ensuring that all projects contribute knowledge
products and practical experience to the materials needed and/or used by the
Kilimo Biashara Training Program of KT.
In charge of improving the capacity of KT and its
partners in M&E practices.
Effective documentation, communication and sharing
of findings of evaluations and impact assessments, to all clients and
stakeholders of KT and/or specific projects.     
Perform any other duties delegated from the DTO.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a basic degree in
Agriculture, Agricultural Sciences or Agricultural Economics or its equivalent.
Possession of a Post-graduate degree in Project Planning and Management;
Monitoring & Evaluation; related fields.
The applicants should have a minimum of ten years’ experience;
four (4) years as head of M&E Unit/function for programs working in the
development of agricultural value chains, markets and trade at regional level –
under regional and/or International Organizations
Proven skills, experience and track record in the design
and hands-on use of ICT for MEL.
Skills in analytics, statistics and research.
Skills and knowledge and developing MEL strategies,
frameworks and system setup (including tools and processes).
Skills in setting-up of baseline databases.
Knowledge and skills of conducting audits on value
for money.
Stakeholder engagement and participatory MEL.
Writing and production of concise but high quality briefs
and reports in English.
Competences in use of rigorous methods for
quantitative, qualitative and participatory analysis.
Skills in building capacity
Use of relevant computer software with emphasis on
MS Office Suite (especially Ms Project) and SPSS.
How to Apply: 
All candidates
must send an application letter plus the following:
An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and
experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of
the experience areas listed above);
Copies of evaluation report of at least two of main
project tasks you have managed;
The names and contacts of three referees, and a
daytime contact telephone number of each of them;
Copies of Academic Certificate and Transcripts for
O’ level, A’ level, Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate qualifications
The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s)
in the current job and two of your immediate previous jobs;
Your daytime contact telephone number; and
A statement and proof of current remuneration
Please send your
application electronically to:
The Human
Resource & Administration Manager,
Kilimo Trust,
Plot No. 42,
Princess Anne Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71782,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 23rd October 2015

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