Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist INGO Careers - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Project Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities under the award. The incumbent will lead the development of and manage the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP). The jobholder will also develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. She/he will work with the Team to build capacity on the use of data and indicators; analyze monthly data, and support training in quality assurance methods. Finally, the M&ES will lead the process of recruiting an external evaluation team to conduct rigorous baseline and final evaluations for the project that access impact and drive programmatic learning.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Develop the overall framework for project M&E in accordance to the project and document M&E plan.
·         Identify the core information needs of central project management, partners, government stakeholders and the donor
·         Actively contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activates in the work plan.
·         Manage and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning
·         Based on the annual work plan and in particular the programs budgets, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
·         Offer support in the development of project reports. Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.
·         Prepare and submit consolidation progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
·         Carry out regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
·         Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations
·         Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of developing local M&E capacity.
·         Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
·         Consolidate a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities.
·         Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in government, donor, and project coordination and technical forums

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The prospective World Vision Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist should hold a Master’s degree in public health, demography, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required;
·         At least five years’ experience managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable;
·         Previous exposure and experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable;
·         Broad knowledge of M&E issues with respect to service delivery and support related to Education, Health, and HIV and/or capacity development is desirable;
·         Previous exposure and experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable;
·         Significant education and/or HIV experience and knowledge to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring, and evaluation is desirable;
·         Proven experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable;
·         Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and GOR monitoring and evaluation processes and systems is desirable;
·         Skills and experience in report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation
·         Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management
·         Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
·         Strong leadership and management skills
·         Strong mediation and conflict resolution skills
·         English fluent spoken and written language skills
·         Excellent analytical skills

NB: This vacancy is open to Ugandan nationals only.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 18th September, 2016

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