Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Platform for Labour Action (PLA)

Organisation: Platform
for Labour Action (PLA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
Platform for Labour
Action (PLA) is a national human rights civil society organization that was
founded in 2000. PLA focuses on human rights and seeks to promote and protect
the rights of the vulnerable and marginalised workers through empowerment of
communities and the individual. Our target population include children in
exploitative forms of work, children at risk of exploitation, informal sector
workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, women and youth and workers earning
below Ushs. 300,000/-  per month.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for designing,
implementing and coordination of the Monitoring and evaluation systems and
functions of PLA. Provides overall technical guidance in monitoring and
evaluation systems, management, training, coaching, and mentoring key internal
staff and external stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Take lead in
designing and maintaining of PLA’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework
  • Support development of program and project Log frames and theories
    of change.
  • Assist in developing & maintaining program & project
    strategic designs & documents.
  • Ensure and assist design, development of Implementation, Monitoring
    & Evaluation plans.
Take lead in
designing and maintaining PLA’s Information Management System:
  • Review and validate all internal and external M&E information
    and reports.
  • Monitor work plan progress & ensure that activities are
    implemented as planned
  • Ensure timely design of Monitoring & Evaluation tools for PLA’s
    Programs & projects.
  • Ensure timely collection, analysis and utilization of M&E
    related Information.
  • Ensure timely development of PLA’s quarterly & annual reports,
    & quarterly newsletter.
  • Ensure timely reporting of program & project progress, and
    lessons to key stakeholders.
Take lead in
maintaining monitoring and Evaluation information use and dissemination
  • Ensure timely collection, analysis and utilization of M&E
    related Information.
Take lead in
organizing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities of PLA
  • Take lead in undertaking situational and stakeholder analysis,
    reviews, baseline studies, monitoring, evaluation & Impact assessments
    for PLA’s programs & projects.
  • Ensures feedback of M&E results to decision making processes in
    PLA at policy, program and project levels, and ensure follow up on all
    matters which require decisions and corrective
Build capacity of
staff in developing, using and maintaining Monitoring and Evaluation systems by
providing coaching and mentoring; and also recommend suitable training
  • Conduct training sessions for staff on key areas of Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning.
  • Take lead in preparing draft strategic work plans and annual work
  • Prepare and propose resource needs for PLA’s M&E needs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Sciences, Political science, Law, Development studies and
    Postgraduate in Monitoring and Evaluation. A Master’s degree training a
  • A minimum of three years of work experience with vulnerable groups
    (preferable with NGO) in areas of community empowerment, human rights, and
    development work.
  • A good understanding of development in Uganda and at the
    international level.
  • Sufficient understanding of issues of vulnerable and marginalized
    groups and delivery of quality services.
  • Good programming, computer skills, good written and oral
  • Willingness to work at both national (policy) and grassroots level
    with vulnerable groups.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision as part of a
    multi-cultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork, flexibility, innovation and leadership skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and make strategic decisions
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Passion, enthusiasm and interest in PLA’s mission, honest and
    trustworthy, willing to engage and support other programs
  • Previous experience managing and improving an organization’s brand
  • Attention to detail and an ability to look at written materials from
    multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • Excellent computer skills, with advance word processing and
    formatting experience
  • Excellent time and project management skills with an attention to
    meeting deadlines; able to manage team toward deadlines as well
  • Interest in and knowledge of labour related issues
  • Understanding of Human Rights issues particularly those related to
    vulnerable marginalised workers.
  • Experience working in a youthful, multicultural environment and
  • The individuals must be result oriented, highly self-motivated,
    hardworking, have demonstrated analytical skills and be comfortable with a
    rapidly changing environment. Must exhibit professionalism, sense of good
    judgment and meet the needs of the position from time to time.
How to Apply: 
Application letter indicating
minimum and maximum salary along with detailed curriculum vita, two letters of
reference, and copies of relevant certificates sent to:
The Executive
P.O. Box 9714
Kampala. Uganda
Email to:

Deadline: 31st May 2018

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