Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager Charity Jobs – Fields of Life Uganda



Organization: Fields of Life
Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
Fields of Life Uganda is a charitable organization that has been
operating in Uganda since 1993. FOL-Uganda services are delivered through a
community and faith based intervention model. We envision a society where
vulnerable and marginalized people’s lives are changed, their communities
transformed and their hope built through our faith-based approach to
development work.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager will provide leadership in the
development and implementation of Fields of Life Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning strategy and system, ensure strong reporting on progress and impact to
donors, including thorough data gathering and processing, analysis and
authoring of reports, and lead on MEL capacity support to Fields of Life staff
and partners.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Monitoring, evaluation and learning:
  • Develop quality assurance mechanisms and
    monitoring checks enabling improved capturing and narration of
    programmatic results as opposed to activity accounts.
  • Share consolidated and analysed
    information from programmes with Senior Leadership Team on a regular basis
    to show progress towards the strategic plan
  • Assist the Head of Programmes with inputs
    to programme and proposal development, results and achievements products.
  • Oversee the designing, coordinating and
    conducting project evaluations (mid-term and end-line) for all projects,
    sub projects and project components within FOL portfolio
  • Work closely with the management team to
    set program milestones and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Develop project Monitoring Plans,
    Logframes, Theories of Change (ToC) of existing and new projects in line
    with projects goals and objectives in consultation with the programme team
    and partners.
  • Support staff and partners in designing
    and disseminating evaluative research studies by providing relevant input
  • Tasked with designing and conducting Post
    Implementation Monitoring Surveys (PIMS)
  • MEL system and knowledge management
  • Coordinate development of, oversee and
    ensure maintenance of Fields of Life MEL system for effective reporting
    and monitoring.
  • Prepare integrated lessons learnt from
    regular reviews and reflection of the different programme monitoring data,
    to be shared with programming and MEL staff.
  • Support the team to identify gaps or
    challenges, and give guidance on proposing remedial solutions, both in
    terms of the technical components of the M&E system, and with regards
    to the capacity of its users.
  • Create and maintain a databank of
    government of international policies, guidelines, frameworks, reports, etc
    to support Fields of Life programmes.
  • Oversee and support the team with data
    entry and storing of data to Fields of Life monitoring database, maintain
    this as an accessible source of information on Fields of Life programme activities,
    results and impact, and ensure ethical data safety and protection.
  • Capacity building
  • Assess MEL capacity needs among staff and
    partners, providing feedback and support and identify capacity building
    initiatives.
  • Manage capacity building initiatives
    relating to MEL, through for example MEL technical orientation, the
    creation of monitoring toolkits, etc.
  • Manage MEL training with Fields of Life
    staff and partners.
Reporting:
  • Ensure reliability of Fields of Life
    reports by collecting documentation to validate reports, and carrying out
    regular spot and random checks.
  • Aid data capturing, analysis and quality
    assurance processes through guidance and capacity support.
  • Maintain responsibility for authoring of
    high quality quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to donors in a timely
    manner, which focuses on progress, impact and learning with particular
    support from Head of Programmes.
Key Results Areas:
  • Robust MEL system established
  • Results framework for each technical
    programme
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting
    tools and templates in place
  • Timely and quality reports
  • Capacity development plans in place
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager job opportunity must hold a post-graduate
    qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Social Science,
    Development studies, Applied science or any other relevant discipline
  • At least five years’ experience in
    monitoring and evaluation with three years in managerial position with an
    international humanitarian and development organisation
  • Previous experience in monitoring and
    evaluating education and WASH related projects
  • Experience of report writing
  • Prior exposure and experience in
    conducting research
  • Previous experience of organising sense
    making, lesson-learning sessions
  • Expert understanding of Logical Framework
    Matrix, Theory of Change, indicators, Performance Monitoring Framework,
    Results Framework, M&E Plans, Performance Indicator Tracking Tables.
  • Conversant in qualitative and quantitative
    data collection protocols including, sampling
  • Previous experience of delivering capacity
    support initiatives for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent understanding of international
    development issues
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills and
    attention to detail in development of written documents.
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command
    on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office
  • Personal Attributes:
    Interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication, high
    level integrity and honesty.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and cover letters with three work-related referees to the
address or email below:
People Performance Group,
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante,
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
application@ppg.co.ug
NB: Please indicate the “MEL
Manager FOL” in the subject line of the application E-mail
Deadline: 14th July 2017
by 5:00 pm
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