Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Non-profit Jobs – African Prisons Project (APP)

Organisation: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: M&E Manager
About US:
The African Prisons Project is an international non-profit organization
that works to restore dignity and hope to prisoners across Africa. APP works
holistically to change the way that criminal justice issues are addressed in
the countries in which we work and empower prisoners to drive positive change.
We work with Prison Service leaders who wish to develop services and policies
in line with our mission and welcome our support. We pursue these changes in a
two pronged approach. Firstly, by focusing on rising stars and senior
management of the prison services, providing them with the skills needed to
reform and improve prison systems. Secondly, by providing scholarships and
training to prisoners and prisons staff pursuing legal degrees or diplomas
through distance learning programmes, to support them act as educators and
legal advisers to prisoners and to then take this knowledge of the law to the
poorest communities upon release.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of
the organization’s monitoring and evaluation strategy and to oversee the
standards for quality on programs delivery, frameworks for program planning and
performance assessments for the commission’s activities
Key Duties and
Develop project monitoring plan (PMP) of the
projects in line with project LFA and consulting with programme team and
The incumbent will coordinate with Programme
teams for collecting data against agreed indicators
Actively engage with Programme teams to collect
and manage essential data of their respective projects
Ensure quality of data collected by Programme
Send feedback to partners and programme teams on
projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings
Support the M&E Manager in building capacity
of Programme teams on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E)
Support M&E Manager in designing,
coordinating and conducting project evaluations (mid-term and end-line)
Assist M&E Manager in designing and
conducting Post Implementation Monitoring Survey (PIMS)
Render support to M&E Manager in conducting
Programme Data Review
Support partners in designing and disseminating
research studies by providing relevant input
Reporting and Documentation:
Assist M&E Manager in developing monthly,
quarterly, six-month and annual reports
Develop and share field visit reports with
relevant APP staff
Upload key reports to APPs website
Assist M&E Manager during Annual planning
and budgeting process to develop a good quality workplan and Budget for the
M&E Department
Assist M&E Manager in reviewing program
plans during annual planning process
Ensure quality of data/ statistics in
project/program plans
Learning and Sharing:
Share learning from M&E process with the
wider team
Support partners in improving learning and
sharing mechanisms in their projects
Promote culture of two way learning in the
Contribution to Effectiveness of the various Programmes and APP:
Work collaboratively with different programmes
for strengthening integration and cross-learning in programmes
Proactively volunteer for various team
Show an eagerness to take on any other tasks
assigned by the line manager
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the African Prisons Project
(APP) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer career opportunity should preferably
hold a Masters’ degree in any social or natural science discipline
Broad knowledge and understanding of project
monitoring and evaluation
Broad knowledge and understanding of the current
M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organizations
Knowledge of Correctional issues, challenges and
Knowledge of SPSS software
Knowledge of participatory research methods,
participation action and learning
Knowledge of contextual diversity of various
areas of Uganda
At least three years’ experience in monitoring
and evaluation with at least 2 years with some international organisation
Experience in monitoring and evaluating Access
to justice/legal education projects
Experience of field data collection
Experience of report writing
Experience of conducting research
Experience of organizing lesson-learning
Skills in Monitoring and evaluation techniques
and processes
Experience in handling data through
Good data collection and management skills
Analytical and research skills
Good command over report writing in English
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS
Excel among other packages of MS Office
Communication skills for presenting monitoring
Fluency in English
Time management and ability to prioritise
multiple tasks
Self motivated person able to work without close
Able to work effectively in a diverse team
Travelling to far flung areas independently for
Able to effectively promote APP’s mission
values, and objectives
Understanding of APP’s value system
Understanding of APP’s work particularly in
Knowledge of APP’s working areas in UK, Uganda
and Kenya
Willing to work additional hours at crucial
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV and covering letter to Peter R. Tibigambwa, Country Director, African
Prisons Project via E-mail to,
NB: Please do not apply
unless you have the right qualifications and experience. This role will be
popular and we will only be reviewing applicants who send us their CV and
covering letter which are no more 3 pages long. We do not need to see
certificates and references at this stage.
Deadline: 25th
November, 2016
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