Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Employment Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Results & Communication Unit Manager
About DGF:
Governance Facility (DGF) was established by eight of Uganda’s International
Development Partners including Austria, Denmark, EU, Ireland, Netherlands,
Norway, Sweden and the UK to manage coherent, harmonized and coordinated
multi-donor support to state and non-state actors aimed at enhancing democratic
governance in Uganda. It is based upon three components: Deepening Democracy;
Rights, Justice and Peace; and Voice & Accountability.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist oversees
the monitoring and evaluation function in Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) in
ensuring that functional M&E systems are in place
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare an annual M&E Programme of Action
    (AMEPA) to be incorporated in the DGF Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWAB)
  • Implement the AMEPA in cooperation with
    consultants and DGF programme officers, undertaking studies and thematic
    reviews (drafting of TORs, selection of consultants, quality control of
    reports, etc)
  • Provide methodological support to “joint
    reviews” undertaking by partner organisations and DGF of specific
    interventions under “Partnership agreements”
  • Provide quantitative as well as qualitative
    information, including case stories to be uploaded on the DGF website and
    used in the DGF annual report
  • Actively facilitate the DGF Annual and
    Midterm reviews to be undertaken by external consultants and experts
    provided by the sponsoring agencies
  • Render support to the Head of Programme in
    managing a small group of external consultants retained by the DGF to
    provide capacity development support in the field of monitoring and evaluation
    to selected partners
  • Develop templates for quarterly and
    semi-annual reports, follow up on the submission of reports from the
    partners and provide feedback/comments to partners on the submitted
  • Develop and support a “Learning Platform” for
    M&E professionals in partner organisations, which include an annual
    workshop and web-based exchange of experience and international “better
    practices” in monitoring and evaluation in the area of democratic
  • Build the capacity of the Programme team and
    partners in monitoring and evaluation
  • Compile monthly partner monitoring plans and
    conduct programme activity monitoring with the partners to ensure
    compliance to the work plans by the partners
  • Identify key issues, lessons learned and best
    practices from ongoing projects and use them to inform subsequent
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold an
    Advanced degree from a recognised university preferably a master’s degree
  • Advanced training in monitoring, evaluation,
    cost effectiveness analysis and results based management
  • A minimum of ten years’ professional
    experience, five of which have been directly focussed on monitoring and
    evaluation of large projects and programs in large complex political and
    institutional environments
  • Three years’ experience in the areas of democratic
    governance preferably in Uganda
  • Previous exposure and experience from working
    in a variety of professional environments, including state institutions,
    NGOs and international development partners
  • Excellent record of managing change within
  • Excellent track record of designing and
    managing large scale quantitative surveys
How to Apply:
candidates should send an application letter and a CV along with the contacts
of three professional referees to: The Director, Executive Recruitments, Future
Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O.
Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by courier or email to:
Deadline: 26th February 2016 by 5PM
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