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Job Title:             Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Organization: CARE International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for setting up and leading the technical roll out of the M & E framework, spearhead and significantly contribute to the quality of the program through detailed analysis and synthesis of data and results. He/She will undertake the Programme level impact measurement system and ensure that specific initiatives M&E systems are in place to enhance vertical and horizontal accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other critical stakeholders. He/She will be skilled in consolidating Programme level impact data and reporting, indicator mapping, benchmarking, theory of change formulation and reporting against significant stories of change. The position holder will also take leadership in designing key programmatic studies including Gender analysis, Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment studies, action research, and monitoring and evaluation studies such as the baseline and end line surveys, organize periodic reviews and learning sessions based upon the donor requirements. The position holder is expected to oversee the quality control aspects of Programme implementation.  The M&E Specialist will work with CO and program staff to ensure the most efficient way of linking specific donor M&E systems with CARE Global requirements (e.g. PIIRS, CD Performance Dashboard). He/ She will provide overall Programme level technical guidance in documentation, and knowledge management systems and practices, through training, coaching and mentoring WECC program staff and partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and implement Programme level M&E system and lead data collection, analysis and conducting studies on existing Program Strategy documents. (30%)
  • Lead the design and conduct all baseline studies, midterm and annual reviews, impact assessment processes and End line evaluations.
  • Initiate the write up of periodic reports (Quarterly, annual and situation reports) for the BRNRG and coordinate processes of developing annual and periodic reports in collaboration with initiative managers.
  • Innovate, propose and or test / modify simple, user-friendly and effective M&E system consistent with policies and procedures set forth in the CARE Uganda M&E Framework that will allow the BR&NRG initiative to track both the individual and cumulative impact of its interventions
  • Ensure that key Programme principle indicators are well captured with specific attention to gender issues as manifested in the different reports and results.
  • Ensure outcomes from Program specific studies strategically inform future programming and documentation of lessons learnt and as well improving program quality.
Provide quality Assurance to initiatives (30%)
  • Ensure timely collection, analysis, compliance with Programme strategies such Climate Smart Agriculture, Natural Resources Governance information are utilized for program M&E related information;
  • Monitor work plan implementation, progress and changes related to Programme indicators and advice appropriate adjustments.
  • Lead in developing program/project detailed implementation, monitoring and evaluation plans’, Detailed implementation plans, Indicator tracking matrices etc., PIIRs and  CO dash board.
  • Ensure High quality reports are generated internally and externally by partners and consultants through provision of technical assistance, review and feedback.
  • Lead Specific Project detailed Implementation.
  • Work with Initiative managers / Program Manager to significantly contribute to collating and analysis of gender disaggregated data to ensure donor compliance and high quality accountability of Program results.
Capacity building of Program staff and partners in monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management skills (20%)
  • Lead and spearhead the establishment and maintenance of learning and knowledge hub for WENG.
  • Conduct M&E,  technical needs assessments and training  sessions for CARE and partner’s staff on DM&E and related initiatives;
  • Advise the Program Manager and program staff on issues related to ME&L  for better decision making;
  • Conduct capacity building sessions (training, mentoring and coaching) for partners to develop and effectively implement monitoring, evaluation and documentation plans including development of appropriate tools and methods
  • Undertake and facilitate others to implement the M&E plan, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, formats and analytical processes in order to provide overall quality control on M&E system and reporting.
  • Work closely with the initiative and Program Manager to build capacity of program staff  and  Partners  to ensure  quality of  impact measurement strategies, methodologies and activities across all programs
Facilitate program learning and reflection to form a basis for sustainability and continuity of programs: ensuring that monitoring and review outputs are mainstreamed and adopted by the program for learning and performance improvement (15%)
  • Lead development and operationalization of systems and tools to promote reflective practices in program initiatives (projects), and the program as a whole for learning and program quality improvement;
  • Work closely with the WENG Program Manager and Program Director to align the entire WENG program and specific projects (PfR SP, BRNRG, ECO DRR, HOA & any Other) to the CI impact indicators.
  • Use studies, research process and learning events to collect and document key evidence / information that will inform CARE’s advocacy program.
  • Lead documentation of success stories , publications,  program briefs  and other relevant program impact documentation processes to tell CARE’s Support the collection of stories,
  • Lead data collection, entry and submission of high level reporting requirements and ensure strict compliance to reporting requirements especially for the CD Dashboard and PIIRS.
  • Work in close collaboration with partners, other CARE Uganda and CARE Global programs, spearhead and implement periodic learning events to allow room for creativity, innovation and peer to peer experience sharing and learning.
  • Participate in country office program quality and learning  events and networks such as the Program Quality and Learning meetings
  • Support fund raising initiatives under WENG.
Others: Perform any other duties

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the CARE International Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist job placement should preferably hold a post-graduate degree or post graduate diploma in Project planning and management/M&E with statistical knowledge in ODK,  KOB tools, SPSS, advanced Excel, Epinfo,
  • Five years of experience in a similar position.
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills,
  • Strong programme Monitoring, Evaluation, documentation and Learning skills
  • Experience and knowledge of organizational capacity building processes, tools and methodologies
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and team work skills
  • Good coaching and mentoring and Partnership nurturing skills

How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to

Deadline: 13th April 2018

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