Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Hivos

Organization: Hivos
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager of Transparency and
Accountability
About US:
Hivos
is an international development organization inspired by humanist values. Hivos
seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world, where women and men,
boys and girls have equal access to resources and opportunities for
development. Hivos works through two main domains; the Open Society which works
towards building open and democratic societies and a Green society that works
towards a sustainable society in which people can flourish without compromising
the planetary boundaries and the ability of future generations to meet their
own needs. Hivos develops context sensitive pro-active approaches; questioning
dominant practices, offering critical analysis and evidence, signaling
promising tends and bringing players together to co-create solutions. Social
innovation is Hivos’ co-business.
About Programme:
Hivos
is rolling out a new programme in Uganda dubbed: “Connecting voices of citizens
to protect and promote civic spaces and freedom of expression in Uganda.” The
programme seeks to strengthen the capacities of citizens, change agents and
civil society organizations to promote and protect civic spaces and accountable
governance. Through the various strategies that the programme will employ, it
will inspire change and open up dialogue between local Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs) change agents and political leaders that will facilitate
an enabling environment for freedom of expression, transparency and
accountability. This programme will support the efforts of the different groups
of people (journalists, bloggers, artistes, women, human rights defenders and
change agents) to promote greater regard for the rule of law as well as access
to justice and social services by the citizens.
Job Summary: The Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will
support our ‘Social Accountability’ Programme in Uganda. The incumbent will be
responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and
for ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision and that its
activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost
effective and timely manner. The incumbent will be also be responsible for
designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting the
Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and
will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, will be responsible for
the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project
activities.  The Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer works in close collaboration with the project team and
partners (Government officials, private sector, civil society, organizations,
the media artistes).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and
    evaluation procedures;
  • Regularly monitor all project activities, and
    progress towards achieving the project outcome;
  • Recommend further improvement of the results
    framework;
  • In charge of monitoring and impact indicator
    for the project success;
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate overall
    progress on achievement of results;
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s
    results;
  • Send feedback to the Project Manager on
    project strategies and activities;
  • Suggest strategies to the Project Management
    for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by
    identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing
    plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and
    annual progress on all project activities to the programme implementation
    team.
  • Work in liaison with the PO, Develop
    monitoring and evaluation plans with partners to allow harvesting of
    results and learning from the same.
  • Carry out capacity assessment on existing monitoring
    and evaluation system of partners Develop indicators and a monitoring
    strategy for the project;
  • Support the Project Manager in the
    preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project
    innovations;
  • Develop mechanisms to prevent corruption
    within the programme and among the implementing partners.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    Degree in social sciences/development studies;
  • At least five years’ working experience in
    monitoring development programmes;
  • Strong analytical, conceptual skills and
    experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes and/or projects
  • Well organized and able to keep deadlines;
  • Good leadership qualities and able to work in
    the multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing
    skills in English) and networking skills;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of country
    political and socio-economic 
    dynamics;
  • Strong training and facilitation skills.
How to Apply: 
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and updated
CVs to eastafricainfo@hivos.org with the Subject as: Programme Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer, Uganda.
Deadline: 29th February 2016

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