Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Opportunity – Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust

Organization: Agribusiness
Initiative (aBi) Trust
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager,
Monitoring and Evaluation
About US:
Q-Sourcing
Limited is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African
Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. They would
like to recruit for a valuable client aBi Trust. The Agribusiness Initiative
(aBi) Trust is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark
to support agribusiness initiatives in the country. In particular it is to
support the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural
sector by increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty
reduction through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.  The vision of aBi Trust is of “competitive
private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to “promote private
sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth creation in the
country.” The aBi Trust achieves its mission and vision through interrelated
subcomponents.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will
support the aBi Trust M&E  function through
monitoring and evaluating projects, reporting, providing technical support to
staff and  IPs  in Monitoring ,Evaluation, reporting. The M&E
Officer will also offer technical support by ensuring that all grantees are
using the right methodologies to Plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and report
on their projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The job holder will support the process of defining,
developing and revising the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system as it
applies to the aBi.
·        
Update and maintain the GIS system and tracking of
indicators in collaboration with IT staff
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The job holder will maintain the M&E system and
tracking of indicators.
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Retrieve and analyze data from the management
information systems and write reports for management use in decision making
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Guide management on the use of information systems
for better results
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Build capacity of team and Implementing Partners on
M&E tools, analysis, data management and reporting in the aBi management
systems.
·        
Work in liaison with consultants to set up the GIS
system and ensure its adopted by staff, Implementing Partners
·        
The incumbent will support the IT department with
technical assistance when called upon.
·        
Provide help desk and onsite technical support on
hardware and software on IT, M&E and GIS systems
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Actively monitor and evaluate projects and write
reports to Unit head.
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Render support in assembling relevant reports to
Management, BOT and other development partners.
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Ensure data backup, import and export in M&E,
GIS systems and other Management Information Systems
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Advise on manual data management like file naming,
data to be filled and open up files for all Implementing partners.
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Perform any other duties as delegated by the Unit
Head / Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Responsiveness to internal customer requests
·        
Efficiency in the maintenance of informative M&E
System and GIS System
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Adhering to code of ethics
·        
Timeliness in the preparation of relevant reports.
·        
Performance Metrics under Execution Mastery
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Timeliness in completion of assigned tasks
·        
Effectiveness at execution of assigned tasks
·        
Efficiency at executing scheduled and adhoc
assignments
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate for the aforementioned placement
must hold a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, Statistics,
Development studies from a recognized University coupled with exceptional
technical skills in Monitoring & Evaluation, Data management, assessment.
Post graduate qualifications/Masters in project planning and management,
monitoring and evaluation would be an added advantage.
·        
At least six years’ experience in Monitoring and
Evaluation function
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the DCED
standard of Monitoring and Evaluation
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Significant experience in agriculture donor funded projects
is an added advantage.
·        
Demonstrated experience in qualitative and
quantitative data collection and analysis as well as database management.
·        
Previous experience in facilitating meetings to
reach a goal or consensus.
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Excellent analytical and report writing experience.
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Working knowledge of statistical packages and
Databases.
·        
Familiarity with Donor Committee for Enterprise
Development (DCED) Standard.
·        
Computer proficiency in Microsoft programs and
report writing.
·        
Detailed understanding of advanced Monitoring and
Evaluation concepts.
·        
Very good competencies in statistics to analyse data
and provide interpretations.
·        
Understanding of DCED standard of monitoring and
evaluation.
·        
Good understanding of UEA standards
·        
Impeccable levels of integrity
·        
Keen on detail and execute duties within the set
timelines
·        
Excellent report writing skills
·        
Excellent communications and presentation skills
·        
Strong organizational, interpersonal and management
skills.
·        
Leadership qualities, personnel and team management
(including mediation and conflict resolution).
·        
Evidence of results driven and results based
management.
·        
Well-developed conceptual thinking skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested are encouraged to send their cover letters and updated
CVs including three referees (send as one document) to our e-mail to:
recruitment@qsourcing.com
Address all
your applications to:
Human Resources
Office,
Q-Sourcing
Limited (U),
Plot 14/16
Semawata Road, Ntinda
P.O. Box 12883,
Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Note:
·        
Kindly mark your application as “Application_ Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer” in the subject line of your email.
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Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 21st November 2015
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