M&E, Learning and Reporting Coordinator Job Opportunity – Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organisation: Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project Name: Expanding
Social Protection (ESP) Programme
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Deputy Head PMU
About US:
The Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has championed efforts to promote
a coordinated approach to social protection in Uganda. These efforts culminated
in the design of the Expanding Social Protection (ESP) programme that has been
implemented by the GoU under the MGLSD with financial and technical support
from GoU, DFID, Irish Aid and UNICEF. Its goal is to reduce chronic poverty and
improve life chances for poor men, women and children in Uganda. The purpose is
to embed a national social protection system, including social assistance for
the poorest and most vulnerable, as a core element of Uganda’s national
planning and budgeting processes. Phase I of the ESP programme was implemented
through a Social Protection Secretariat which was established in 2010 under the
Directorate of Social Protection of the Ministry. The objectives of Phase I
included piloting Social Assistance Grants in 15 districts and capacity
building. ESP is now transitioning to Phase II in which the program will expand
to cover a total of 55 districts during the next five years and be implemented
by a Programme Management Unit (PMU).
Job Summary: The M&E,
Learning and Reporting Coordinator will provide strategic, technical and
managerial leadership for the PMU’s measurement efforts, including monitoring,
evaluation and learning. The job holder will also be responsible for the
overall direction and stakeholder requirements for timely and updated
information enabling informed management decisions at various levels, and
facilitating knowledge generation and cross-learning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Coordinate the development and implementation of a
comprehensive monitoring, reporting & evaluation system to improve internal
processes, deliver results, analyse value for money, underpin accountability
and generate evidence for policy development.
·        
Oversee the preparation of regular reports on
programme service delivery quality and performance in line with the ESP II
monitoring & evaluation strategy, including quarterly, semi-annual and
annual reports, and contribute to other reports.
·        
Coordinate and oversee staff in the M&E Learning
and Reporting Unit to develop and implement strategies and systems:
·        
Steer and guide monitoring and evaluating the
efficiency and effectiveness of core SAGE service delivery systems.
·        
Work in liaison with the relevant unit coordinators
coordinate the evaluation of policy and advocacy work and direct income support
activities and capture good practices.
·        
Develop work plans and a calendar of activities for
the department and regularly review progress in meeting objectives.
·        
Provide leadership and motivation to staff, monitor
their performance and provide feedback on key management decisions. Carry out
their performance appraisal and identify training and development needs.
·        
Provide leadership in development of continuous
evaluation of departmental objectives.
·        
Prepare and monitor the departmental annual budget
and present it to the Head PMU or Management for approval.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The M&E, Learning and Reporting Coordinator should
hold an Honours Degree in any of the following: Statistics, Economics and
Social Science and Master’s degree in a relevant field.
·        
At least five years’ experience in M&E with an
international development organisation in Africa at management level
·        
Five years of People Management experience
·        
Strong experience in Strategic Planning especially
in Funding, Policy Formulation and Planning
·        
Strong management skills
·        
High level of conceptual, strategic thinking
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Communicating with impact with various stakeholders
·        
Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        
Excellent public relations skills
·        
Good organisational, research, negotiation and
analytical capabilities
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send the following;
·        
A one (1) page supporting statement, explaining how
you believe your experience matches the requirements of the role, directly
addressing the position description;
·        
Curriculum vitae of maximum four (4) pages and
providing three referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent
employer, and copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials,
postal address and daytime telephone contact,
Please submit
your application to:
Permanent
Secretary,
Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development,
Simbamanyo
House Plot 1 George Street,
P.O. Box 7136 Kampala.
Uganda.
Please clearly indicate
the position applied for on the envelope (“Application for the position of”)
Deadline: 16th December 2015.
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