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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