Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist NGO Jobs – CARE International

and Evaluation Specialist
Organization: CARE
Duty Station:  Kampala,
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
  • 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
  • Ensure
    High quality reports are generated internally and externally by partners
    and consultants through provision of technical assistance, review and
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participate in country office program quality
    and learning  events and n
    etworks 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
  • 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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