4 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer UNHCR Project Job Placements – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is
to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the
challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and
employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle
Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education,
post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans
since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will provide leadership to WIU in terms of monitoring
& evaluation with a particular focus on the use of scientifically sound
methods of impact evaluation. He/she will be responsible for the implementation
of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the organization’s
projects and contribute to the design and implementation of related core
M&E research and development activities of WIU. He/she will develop
approaches and tools based on clear impact pathways, theories of change,
outcomes, and indicators of progress. He/she will work with M&EL Manager to
ensure that proper monitoring and evaluation is carried out at outcome level
and for ensuring that projects at WIU regional and settlements level maintain
their strategic vision and that all activities result in the achievement of
intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. 
In addition, the M&E Officer will build the capacity of project
staff in monitoring and evaluation and specifically how to demonstrate impact.
He/she will assist Settlement Managers in preparing monthly, quarterly and
annual reports on project progress and will monitor the overall progress of
WIUs projects in achieving outcomes at settlement and regional level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operationalize the M&E framework
    designed for Windle Uganda and others specific to different projects
    including and not limited to: designing program M&E tools for data
    collection, verification, and management and reporting as well as
    education management data audits;
  • Contribute to the development, design and
    planning of projects so that (a) projects have a clear and feasible
    strategy towards impact that is in line with WIU’s mission and strategy,
    and (b) projects include clearly defined measurable indicators of outputs,
    outcomes and impact,
  • Contribute to outcome and evidence-based
    strategic decision-making at WIU and promote a culture of evidence-based
    learning and adaptation at field level,
  • Assist Settlement Managers to develop
    systematic and realistic monitoring plans that capture quantitative and
    qualitative data to periodically report on project performance indicators;
  • Follow‐up on monitoring and evaluation exercises for various
    Windle Uganda projects;
  • Conduct capacity assessments on existing
    monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Lead the design and implementation of
    ex-post and ex-ante evaluations of WIUs technologies and interventions
    using robust methods of impact evaluation
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on
    achievement of results as well as the sustainability of the project
    results and report periodically to management team
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to
    develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans to improve WIU
    programming effectiveness.
Capacity Building
  • With guidance from M&EL Manager, build
    capacity of Data Administrators and other staff on the logical framework,
    data management, data analysis and results‐oriented programming, monitoring and evaluation methods and
    principles and report writing techniques and requirements for
    relevant donors to ensure compliance at field level
  • In liaison with Regional Coordinator and
    Settlement Managers, organize and coordinate lessons learnt
    Workshops/review of program work plans with partners & other
  • Suggest strategies to Management for
    improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects by identifying
    bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to
    minimize or eliminate them;
  • Participate in annual project reviews and
    planning workshops and assist Regional and Settlement Managers in
    preparing relevant reports.
  • With guidance and support from M&EL
    Manager develop and maintain a system for archiving M&E guidelines,
    tools, data files, analysis files, reports and presentations for major
    activity undertaken
  • In collaboration with M&EL Manager,
    develop program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the
    acquisition and aggregation of information in programs, including input
    for impact related success stories;
  • In close collaboration and consultation
    with communications department, assist in gathering, summarizing and
    disseminating relevant technical updates on program planning monitoring,
    evaluation and operations research within the project;
  • Coordinate mid‐term reviews and evaluation of
    program activities and ensure proper documentation of innovative
    approaches and best practices for dissemination and sharing experiences to
    promote repeat applications or scaling‐up in different community settings at field level;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust
    Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job opportunity must hold an advanced
    degree in M&E, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration or
    any other related field;
  • At least five years relevant experience in
    executing monitoring and evaluation;
  • Expertise in analyzing data using
    statistical software;
  • Advanced knowledge in computer usage and
  • Possession of a postgraduate in project
    planning and management is an added advantage
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the
    development of MIS software using database software;
  • Strong training & facilitation skills;
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and
    to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing conditions;
  • Strong communication and presentation
    skills including ability to write (qualitative and quantitative) reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such
    as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including
    financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and
    cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and
    collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity within and
    outside of Windle;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of
    integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Must have strong quantitative and
    analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical
    information clearly and effectively to both technical and non‐technical colleagues and partners;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness
    and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including
detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at
least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 2nd January 2018

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