12 June 2017

PMER Officer US Non-profit Careers - Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:             PMER Officer
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.

Job Summary: The PMER Officer will be responsible for design development and implementation of effective monitoring & Evaluation; and capacity building of staff in order to meet the accountability requirements of donors and ensure quality, continuous improvement and impact of LWF Interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the PMER Manager to Build capacity of Country Program staff on the LWF PMER approaches including the Web based PMER system.
  • Supporting Country Program as they align to the new World Service PMER framework, including in the uploading and updating of project portfolios on the web-based PMER system.
  • Offer assistance to Country Program during the design-phase for new projects, particularly with regards the development of meaningful results frameworks and indicators, and linking these to Country Results Frameworks within the web-based system
  • Assist the PMER Manager to ensure alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contribute to the development annual work plans to identify projects targets and ensure inclusion of M&E Activities.
  • Work closely with the PMER Manager to Support the field offices to Develop and administer performance monitoring tools to track program indicators; in line with the program implementation and M&E plans.
  • Support the PMER Manager in tracking the implementation of the Country strategy through participation in the development of Country Annual plans (CAP) and Country Annual Targets ( CAT).
  • Support the PMER Manager in establishing program/ indicator M&E data bases aligned to the Country Results Framework.
  • Work closely with the PMER Manager to coordinate implementation studies, baselines, evaluations for the various projects.
  • Work with PMER manager to support the review, learning and reflection meetings on program/projects implementation, and evaluations.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management system and propose solution along with the PMER Manager
  • Support the PMER Manager to ensure that donor and senior management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data
  • Assist the PMER Manager in reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time
  • Work closely with the PMER Manager to support program teams in establishing log frames, M&E work plans, and targets during project proposal development and as well as throughout project implementation.
  • Performs any other official duties that may be assigned from time to time by the PMER Manager, or his/her designate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) PMER Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.
  • At least three (3) years of progressive responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization.
  • Proven ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.
  • Previous experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.
  • Previous experience in developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs— including indicator development, study design, and data analysis.
  • Previous experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (One-page motivation letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and an updated Curriculum vitae, CV), with the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees and send via Email to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug.

NB: Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 12th June 2017

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