Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Non-profit Jobs – National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE)

Organization: National
Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE)
Duty Station: Namanve, Kiwanga, Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: DED:
Finance, Administration and Compliance
About US:
National Union of Coffee
Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) is a private, not for Profit
organization registered under the laws of Uganda as a company limited by
guarantee. Currently NUCAFE is the hub of a membership of 178 associations and
cooperatives representing more than 150,000 coffee farming households. NUCAFE’s
Vision is that coffee farmers profitably own their coffee along the Value chain
for sustainable livelihoods consumer satisfaction and societal transformation.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for building
thorough efficient monitoring, evaluation, value for money assessment systems
for all implemented activities for NUCAFE. The role Monitoring and Evaluation
Officer will be required to provide leadership in project, ideation, design,
target setting, indicator definition, office and field support during the
implementation of projects most especially in the lines of collecting data,
analyzing and preparation of quarterly and annual reports for both donors and
other stakeholders. This position will support overall planning, monitoring and
evaluating of progress at NUCAFE.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assessments & Evaluations:
  • Develop results chains for projects
  • Develop work flow charts for processes in
  • Develop provisional indicators according to the
    selected activity priority
  • Work closely with the Administrative Officer in
    organizing logistics for undertaking field based monitoring and evaluation
  • Support development of concept notes /
    proposals based on the findings of monitoring and evaluation of the different projects.
  • The M&E Officer will support Project Team
    Leaders in producing reports (quarterly, annual, final) in a timely manner
    which accurately reflects field level conditions and programming progress
    design as well as in line with
    NUCAFE strategic plan.
  • Initiate development of reporting formats for
    staff at all levels of NUCAFE that support strategic vision and mission
  • Manage, supervise and/or enter data or
    information in NUCAFE or partner management information systems (MIS) as
    may be required from time to time
Data Collection:
  • Direct and lead different teams for baseline
    data collection and analysis
  • Support and lead teams for innovative research studies at NUCAFE
  • Undertake such surveys that are geared towards
    innovation, brand and product development at NUCAFE
  • Collect data through activity records, surveys,
    focus groups, training participant surveys, Ugandan government records and in built
    applications via SMS campaigns.
  • Initiate development of such tools and formats
    geared towards data collection and reporting
Program Monitoring:
  • Develop provisional targets to track the work
    plan and log frames through
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Tasked with measuring progress on interventions
    outlined in the work plans and log frames.
  • Develop Measurable Outputs and Performance
    Indicators and identifying high quality performance indicators for
    different programmes.
  • Use the M&E system results as a basis for indicators and measuring
    progress on interventions in the work plan.
  • Provide activity targets and annual targets to
    monitor progress for NUCAFE.
  • Provide customized indicators which will depend
    on the disaggregation by
    sex and age.
  • Provide technical assistance to the field teams
    in developing project M&E frameworks and detailed implementation plans
    aligned to the impact measurement requirements.
  • Hold review/discussion with project teams to
    identify and support the
    feasibility of the M&E format implementation and introduce appropriate
    modifications, if required.
  • Review monitoring reports to assess impact and
    identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
  • Further guide, supervisor and ensure completion of assigned tasks to
    the project teams and other contracted persons/organizations to achieve
    the set goals.
Capacity Building:
  • The M&E Officer will train and assist
    co-staff in understanding and implementing M&E activities in their day to day activities.
  • Train and assist NUCAFE field staff in
    conducting projects monitoring, evaluations and ensure that findings are
    integrated in future program design.
  • Use the M&E system results as a basis for
    indicators and measuring progress on interventions in the work plan
  • Facilitating, with the appropriate use of
    available technology, the identification and documentation of lessons and
    best practice, the sharing and dissemination of knowledge and experience
    for the benefit of the farmers during the implementation of projects and NUCAFE activities.
  • Work closely with the Communications Officer in
    collecting or compiling of success stories, good practices and case
  • Work closely with the Information Technology
    Officer to develop such
    Technology based platforms that ease collecting and sharing information to
    customers and stakeholders.
Reporting and Documentation:
  • Help manage the information-gathering process
    for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc.
    for various audiences as needed Tracking results through monitoring and
  • Collecting, compiling and analyzing reports at
    farmer, association and NUCAFE levels with the field staff and preparing
    consolidated progress reports in accordance with the approved reporting
  • Monthly progress reports and timely reporting
    for NUCAFE and development
    partners achieved.
  • Report to NUCAFE management, on progress
    vis-à-vis planned activities and expected outputs of the project.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to
    evaluate projects performance and disseminate them as appropriate in consultation with NUCAFE
  • Drafting NUCAFE quarterly and Annual reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a second
    class Bachelors’ degree in development related studies, such as Economics,
    Agricultural Economics and Statistics
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural
    Economics or Rural Development will be an added advantage or Post Graduate
    Diploma in Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Three years of experience of working in
    Monitoring and Evaluation work.
  • Demonstrated ability in Data Collection, Data Management and Analysis.
  • Experience of conducting projects monitoring
    and evaluations including using survey methodologies of CLA tools, FTF
    M&E frameworks.
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management and
  • Computer skills especially in statistical
    analysis using programs such as SPSS, MS Access, STATA, Excel, among
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents is a
  • Stress tolerance and resilience; sense of
    humor; highly organized; attention to detail; and ability to work under
    pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.
  • Proven analytical and project management skills, including
    the ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to
    completion with adherence to deadlines;
  • Ability to follow instructions thoroughly while
    also providing a strategic and critical eye to identify and address additional gaps
  • Ability and experience in developing and
    maintaining effective working relationships with people, internally and
    externally, from a wide-variety of types of organizations, cultural
    backgrounds, and functional expertise;
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits
  • Previous experience in disaster rehabilitation
  • Facilitation and coordination skills
  • Team work orientation
  • Networking skills
  • Strong documentation and proposal development
  • Computer Skills
How to Apply:  
All candidates who wish to join
the NUCAFE should send their updated CVs, cover letters, copies of the relevant
academic documents, capability statement and contacts of 2 professional
referees to the Human Resource Officer:  or
send hardcopy applications to our Head Offices at Coffee House, 2nd
Floor Suite 2.7, Jinja Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 11th February 2018
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