Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Careers – Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)

Job Title:        Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organisation: Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU) is a local NGO whose mission is to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable members of the community through agricultural transformation, learning to improve and expand their focus towards skilled, transparent and business-minded members of the community in northern Uganda. It achieves this through; sustainable farming practices, Livestock farming, Environmental protection and conservation practices, Support provision of education and skills, Support provision of health and sanitation services to the target communities, Land rights awareness, Implementation of enterprise development and income generation activities; and advocacy for promotion child/widows protection policies among others.

About Project:
TAOU is undertaking a project named Agri-Enterprise in Sunflower, Soya bean, Simsim and Sorghum for small scale farmers to be implemented over three years with relevant district structures in Pader district commencing on 1st April 2016. This district face the challenges from climate change induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx as a result of conflict in the neighbouring state of South Sudan.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Administrator to build the capacity of staff and Data Collectors to strengthen their respective M&E mechanisms and systems to contribute effectively to programmatic M&E objectives. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be analysing, monitoring and evaluating information and lessons learned from implementation of the Project and must be fluent Luo or Acholi. The incumbent will also analyse Activity achievements in relation to the project design and provide an updated understanding of the results from the information analysed. The M&E Officer will support the Project Coordinator and the M&E Administrator to provide the project with analysis and recommendations so that they may target interventions that increase the quantity and quality of Sunflower, Soya bean, Simsim and Sorghum produced by the project beneficiaries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support and guidance to project teams and partners with planning the design and implementation of baselines/midlines, key impact assessments and other data requirements to support programme analysis, the development and use of monitoring tools and instruments, as well as reporting of programme progress.
  • Provide guidance and support to partners and staff in the development and implementation of M&E system and tools
  • Support the responsible persons and the project team in identifying relevant M&E systems that need strengthening and aligning to the requirements of the individual thematic areas in the programme and overall TAOU’s M&E requirements, paying attention to community participation.
  • Organize relevant trainings and other capacity building events for staff, data collectors and partners to carry out M&E to required standards
  • Carry out periodic monitoring and technical support visits to assess progress against agreed M&E indicators and recommend corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Render support to the Project Manager in the reporting function and ensure that reporting and other donor requirements are met in line with TAOU and TAO requirements
  • Significantly contribute to the project learning by preparing, disseminating and analyzing data, key impact stories, lessons learnt, good practices, and statistical, qualitative and anecdotal evidences derived from the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or relevant discipline
  • At least five years’ experience and demonstrable skills in designing and implementing M&E frame works
  • Broad working knowledge of evidence based monitoring and evaluation frameworks, tools and programmes with emphasis on participatory and partnership based M&E approaches
  • Familiarity with project cycle management and specifically monitoring and Evaluation
  • Exceptional conceptual, critical, analytical thinking, critical thinking, report writing, planning and interpersonal self-awareness and communication (oral and written)
  • Broad working knowledge of ICT application and development especially spreadsheets, and databases etc.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively interact with a wide range of people from
  • Solid consultative, facilitation and presentation skills

How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs, photocopies of testimonials, three professional references including their telephone contacts via post, email or hand deliver to the address below:

The Board Secretary,
TAOU Board of Directors,
Plot No. 152, Mutesa 11 Road, Ntinda Nakawa
P.O. Box, 4523, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: info@taouganda.org

Deadline: 18th March 2016 by 5:00 PM

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