Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Placement - Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)



Organization: Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector(JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide Legal Aid. The Justice Centres are a one stop-stop shop with a broad range of legal aid services to all categories of vulnerable people within the community, identified through a means and merits test. Some of these services include; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, awareness creation and outreach, as well as psychosocial support. The model used seeks to bridge the gap between the demand and supply sides of justice while at the same time empowering individuals and communities to claim their rights and demand for policy change. Justice Centres Uganda operates offices in Kampala, Mengo, Tororo, Lira, Hoima, Masaka, Jinja and Fortportal; serving the Central, Eastern, Northern and Bunyoro regions respectively in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Operationalize the M&E system, including, but not limited to, revising and developing tools, methods, and guidelines for Results Based Monitoring.
  • The incumbent will revise and update the M&E system as needed and appropriate.
  • Coordinate and supervise the weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for the various donors and JCU internally and ensure timely dissemination to all M&E stakeholders.
  • Ensure full operationalization and utilization of Information Management System (IMS), including liaison with IT technical support.
  • Build and maintain staff capacities for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting as well as the IMS.
  • Pay regular field visits to all upcountry offices (40% of your time) to monitor activities and provide technical support to staff on all M&E issues.
  • The incumbent will join activities, including, but not limited to, outreaches, barazas and court and mediation sessions, to assess implementation and provide support to staff.
  • Facilitate monthly meetings with the M&E sub-committee to discuss relevant strategic issues.
  • The incumbent will dacilitate a periodic participatory refining of the planning matrix and indicators with the full participation of staff and key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and coordinate documentation of learning and best practices.
  • Offer timely technical advice and guidance to the Secretariat) and upcountry Offices on M & E issues.
  • Analyze data from the upcountry offices and other data sources to produce trends, statistics, outcome and impact measurement that the Secretariat can rely on for performance assessment and external advocacy.
  • Facilitate organizational learning through internal and external technical meetings and reflection meetings.
  • Regular monitoring of upcountry Offices and the National Coordination Unit with regard to progress tracking, performance evaluation and reviewing targets.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain reporting formats and an effective database.
  • Provide technical input for the development of project proposals and concept notes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a first degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science and other related field. Additional qualification: Masters’ Degree in Economics, Development Studies or related degree.
  • Additional training in M & E, Research Methodologies and related processes will be an advantage.
  • At least three to five years’ experience in a similar position or equivalent.
  • Professional knowledge of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Previous experience of M&E especially of community based processes.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in designing M&E frameworks.
  • Proven research abilities and experience.
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate processes.
  • Previous experience and ability to build and manage teams.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Previous work with government, development oriented organizations or Legal Aid Service Providers is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e.  good knowledge and applications skills, use of IT research packages and software.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, updated CVs and copies of their academic/professional certificates and a copy of their current Practicing Certificate. Applications should indicate a daytime telephone contact, email address and include three professional referees.

The complete applications should be addressed to the National Coordinator, Justice Centres Uganda, Chamber F6 High Court Building, P.O. Box 26365 Kampala, Uganda.  Please clearly indicate on the envelope the position title you have applied for.

Deadline: 18th July 2017

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