Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Specialist will manage the implementation of the Programme
Monitoring and Evaluation System to ensure effective tracking of progress in
Programme implementation against programme goals and objectives and provide
information for planning and management of Project activities. On day-to-day
operation, he/she will perform the duties under direct supervision of and in
close consultation with the National Programme Coordinator, the PMU as well as
in cooperation with the Technical Advisors of the DINU Technical Assistance
Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    the development, maintenance and operation of the Monitoring and
    Evaluation System for effective monitoring of inputs and results of the
    DINU programme in liaison with members of the Technical Assistance Team,
    as well as national and international short-term experts recruited in
    support of M&E design and development.
  • Provide
    technical guidance to Project Management and the Local Governments on data
    collection, collation, basic analysis and reporting and as required, train
    Project staff in the use of the M&E system.
  • Develop
    and support the implementation of evaluation policies and strategies,
    including arrangement of the evaluation process and facilitation of
    knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordinate
    the preparation of all project periodical and ad hoc reports from all
    action worksheets in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure
    their timely submission.
  • Contribute
    to the development of the Annual Work Plan, ensuring its alignment with
    programme intervention logic and ensuring that all work plan actions
    relate to identification of real needs, provide value for money and all
    budgeted costs are sufficiently justified by benefits derived.
  • Supervise
    the collection of information for analyzing the Project performance,
    including collecting data from all DINU programme partners.
  • Prepare
    quarterly, annual and other periodic project progress reports, including
    support in the preparation of key documents for various PMU and Project
    Steering Committee meetings etc.
  • Monitor
    the progress of ongoing sub-projects to ensure adherence to set standards
    and specifications and agreed implementation time schedules;
  • Liaise
    with other institutions to monitor and evaluate aspects of poverty
    alleviation in areas they operate which relate to the DINU Programme
    areas.
  • Facilitate
    the design and implementation of studies, surveys, mid-term review and end
    of Project and impact evaluations.
  • Prepare
    Terms of Reference (TOR) for baseline, mid-term, and end-line
    surveys/studies including methodology preparation and provide overall
    technical direction for the conduct of the surveys/studies
  • Design
    a reporting system that captures information and shares lessons learned to
    provide a mechanism of measuring the extent to which the planned overall
    objective has been achieved and how the economic benefits from the
    programme have been spread within the beneficiary regions
  • Support
    the management on identified project implementation strategies and project
    targets and operational problems through reports, review meetings and site
    visits.
  • Generate
    specific outputs (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the
    respective projected work plans for each quarter;
  • Ensure
    that the operational worksheet (fichop) is properly designed, regularly
    updated to reflect the five phases of the project cycle (summary,
    appraisal, monitoring, modifications and evaluation) and ensure that it
    assists in the collection and dissemination of consistent and compatible
    information for input in the periodical reports;
  • Collaborate
    and coordinate closely with other DINU partners, government agencies,
    national and international short-term experts, NGOs and national and local
    organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues related to the
    DINU-activities
  • Identify
    performance indicators that link the five key evaluation criteria of
    relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability to the
    Programme intervention logic and integrate them into the various reporting
    formats;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the
    National Programme Coordinator.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Post graduate degree in a relevant area: Monitoring
    and Evaluation, or any other relevant area.
  • Honours
    Bachelors’ degree in any of the following areas: Economics, Statistics,
    Project Planning and Management or a related field from a recognized
    university.
  • Qualifications/Training
    in project planning and management, management is desirable.
  • Seven
    years of experience in participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
    of development projects in Uganda, of which 5 years in a senior function
    in a reputable development institution, or a public organization;
  • Experience
    in management of databases is essential;
  • Experience
    with working with national and/or international development partners in
    the area of M&E and have up-to-date knowledge of the international/EU
    and national standards for M&E-work
  • Demonstrated
    experience with working with local and central government agencies in the
    areas of M&E and ideally also experience with working with
    international development partners in the areas of M&E and have
    up-to-date knowledge of the international/EU and national standards for
    M&E-work
  • Proven
    experience of preparing independent analytical work;
  • A
    team player and also a self-motivated, result-oriented person with
    impeccable integrity, strong organization skills, highly meticulous with a
    high degree of attention to detail
  • Conversant
    with the results framework approach of planning, monitoring and
    evaluation;
  • Excellent
    computer skills, preferably with one or more common database packages;
  • Familiarity
    with quantitative as well as qualitative M&E methods
  • Excellent
    networking, interpersonal, and oral & written communication skills;
  • Also,
    willingness to travel to project areas
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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