Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor Charity Jobs - Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Job Title:        Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
Organisation: Send a Cow (SAC) UK
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager

About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will be responsible for designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems that facilitate accurate analysis of programme performance and impact.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Develop a clear understanding of SACU’s strategies, approaches and values to project implementation.
·         Design and develop data collection tools as required for individual projects
·         Conduct baseline surveys for proposed projects
·         Offer technical support in designing evaluation studies, lead the process of external evaluation, Provide quality assurance support for evaluation studies, review and assist in compiling reports of evaluation studies,
·         Support the programme team in developing indicators for project proposals.
·         Ensure all data collection processes, data analysis and reporting are conducted on time
·         Implement periodic data quality assurance (DQA)exercise in all SACU projects to ensure high quality and reliable data
·         Develop monitoring plan of the projects in consultation with the line Manager
·         Develop and oversee adherence to reporting schedules for projects and programme activities in accordance with donor and SACU requirements;
·         Ensure all data is available to all staff through the appropriate project database
·         Support the interpretation of monitoring and evaluation findings in line with the individual project goals, objectives, and activities.
·         Organise and facilitate trainings for project staff in general monitoring and evaluation skills as well as technical, sector-specific methodologies
·         Assist the project Coordinators in developing quarterly, bi-annual and annual project reports
·         Coordinate with implementing partners and field staff for collecting data against agreed indicators
·         Provide feedback to programme team and management on projects performance based on monitoring data findings.
·         Develop and apply cost-effective systems for data collection and verification to meet programmatic needs
·         Development of appropriate reports, trend analysis and strategic mapping as requested by management
·         Effective management and implementation of existing MIS and  evaluation tools for SAC and donors.
·         Keep abreast of  M&E developments that are beneficial to the efficient and effective functioning of SACU.
·         Accomplish other tasks related for preparing evaluations and MIS as per the needs of the projects as assigned by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Community Development, Sociology, or other relevant field.
·         Possession of a post-graduate qualification in M&E is desired
·         Additional training in M&E development and implementation
·         At least four to six years’ experience with two years in the field of monitoring and evaluation; programme management and strategy development with an NGO.
·         Computer literacy and proficiency in statistical software.
·         Significant exposure and experience in the logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
·         Experience in M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory)
·         Prior exposure and experience in the implementation of M&E systems and plans
·         Information analysis with specific software packages and report writing skills
·         Proven ability to work in a team and with counterparts at different levels;        Relevant training and exposure to project development and programming highly desirable
·         Ability to analyse and interpret data to identify impact
·         Ability to develop and conduct presentations
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills          
·         Have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian foundation and core values
·         Ability to work under tight deadlines
·         A broad and mature thinker

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their completed application forms, download here, with copies of your academic documents to indicating the job applied for as the subject.

Deadline: 24th November 2017 by 5:00 PM

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