Monitoring & Evaluation Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Freedom House

& Evaluation Officer
Organisation: Freedom
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
About US:
Freedom House promotes the
spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy,
and programs that support frontline activists. 
We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly
regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the
Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit.  With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices,
we support the right of every individual to be free.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will support an anticipated five-year project
to support civil society, the judiciary, and the media in Uganda. The M&E
Officer will be responsible for the technical direction, management, and
oversight of all M&E activities performed by Freedom House, local partners,
and external consultants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop a thorough Performance
    Monitoring Plan (PMP) and oversee its implementation and periodic revision.
  • Create, test, and utilize data
    collection instruments as needed.
  • Perform or supervise data collection and
    analysis according to the project and PMP workplan.
  • Maintain secure database with all
    project monitoring data.
  • Provide data to staff to assist in
    decision-making and advocacy efforts.
  • Facilitate ongoing programmatic
    adaptation, learning, and synthesis of best practices.
  • Provide substantive guidance on
    quarterly and annual reports.
  • Conduct training and coaching for
    project staff to build technical M&E skills, as well as an
    appreciation for and ongoing use of M&E data for effective
  • Provide ongoing training, technical
    assistance, mentorship, and oversight to all local partners and
    sub-grantees in data collection, data management, and adaptive
  • Serve as primary manager of external
    evaluation processes (formative and summative).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Law, Statistics,
    Social Sciences, or another relevant discipline; Master’s degree or
    equivalent preferred.
  • Five years’ experience in designing or
    implementing M&E processes, or a combination of training and
  • Experience designing, managing, and/or
    evaluating projects in the Democracy, Human Rights, Rule of Law, Media, or
    Governance sectors strongly preferred.
  • Previous professional experience in East
    Africa, preferably within Uganda.
  • Comprehensive background in both
    quantitative and qualitative research methods, including participatory
    data collection approaches.
  • Experience organizing and delivering
    training workshops; strong oral presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E policies
    and procedures.
  • Practical experience working in dynamic,
    conflict-affected, and/or politically repressive environments preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time
    management skills; a demonstrated ability to work independently and under
    tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work closely with staff
    members at various levels of the organization and engage with a variety of
    different stakeholders.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and a
    flexible attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
    regularly to different project sites around Uganda.
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills and
    familiarity with gender equality principles.
  • Strong ability to communicate
    effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Language skills in
    Luganda and/or Luo preferred. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to
    professionalism and security of data and data sources, particularly in
    sensitive environments; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all
    aspects of work at all times.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
Freedom House should send their online applications with an updated resume, and
cover letter with salary history and desired salary.  Candidate cover letters should specifically
address how their previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications
listed above.
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