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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist NGO Career Jobs - Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Program Coordinator

About US:
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working until people in need of assistance can make their own living and fulfil their basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will have the lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all program activities run by FCA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Analysis and Reporting:
  • Review the monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per program requirements for all programs run by FCA.
  • Determining data analysis procedures and use of quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Cleaning, sorting, categorizing and organizing of all programs data.
  • Summarizing all findings.
  • Preparing reports, evaluation findings and project results to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
  • Carry out quality assurance to all new proposals and ensure Monitoring and Evaluation integration in all new project proposals.
  • Work with the Program and Humanitarian coordinators and programs team to ensure that the project's M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the FCA Uganda Country Program.
  • Create a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, teachers, parents and other relevant stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism to ensure continuous performance improvement.
  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for all FCA projects.
  • Work with all partners and project teams to popularize the reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure that all projects comply with the FCA M&E requirements.
  • Developing performance and impact indicators and targets for all projects.
  • Provide support to proposal development for M & E components.
  • Participating in and providing support to project design activities including development of project theories of change and strategic frameworks.
  • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, develop a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on all project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Manage the FCA web-based database and ensure regular update to the system.
  • Be responsible for generating the draft quarterly and annual program reports and share with the program Coordinator for further review and final submission to line departments.
  • Ensure data capture and reporting systems are well understood and properly implemented by staff and partners.
  • Ensure that all tools are practical, user friendly and accommodate different levels of expertise, from community groups, partners and program staff.
  • Provide ongoing support to project teams, partners, and rights holders to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent refresher trainings.
  • Help coordinate overall project review and evaluation activities for all programs as required. This includes coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as might be required.
  • Lead in the preparation of monthly reports for Finn Church Aid Uganda and other partners involved in the program (including the donor) ensuring utmost quality.
Other M&E roles
  • Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners.
  • Identify the need for additional technical support to ensure effective Program delivery and coordinate the allocation of that support.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
  • Work closely with the Program and Humanitarian coordinator and programs team to ensure that the projects M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the FCA Uganda Country Program.
  • Create a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, teachers, parents and other relevant stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism to ensure continuous performance improvement.
  • Keep record of information obtained during research (database of information, hard files, etc.)
  • Ensure routine data collection, analysis, reporting and learning in the entire organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist job opportunity should hold a post graduate degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or any other advanced training in M&E and quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • Bachelors' degree in statistics, quantitative economics or related degree from a recognizable university.
  • At least five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: education, statistics.
  • High analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
  • Computer literate and use of data analysis tools and methods
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal). The ability to analyze complex data and summaries it for a range of different audiences.
  • Previous experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Knowledge in SPSS and web-based data management.

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send their applications by hand delivery at our offices in Kampala at the following address;
Finn Church Aid (FCA),  Plot 1495, Roche Close - Muyenga, Off Tank hill Road, P.O. Box 21826, Kampala - Uganda Tel: +256 392177266

Deadline: 19th January, 2018

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