M&E/Quality Assurance Manager UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       M&E/Quality
Assurance Manager
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Program Manager
About US:
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding
from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees
in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design monitoring and evaluation plans for Livelihoods, community
    service & Development, protection and WASH programmes.
  • Track and update the Monitoring Plans, review and set targets, and
    report on indicators to the program heads and donors in a timely manner;
  • Design Performance Monitoring Plans and ensure timely collection of
    accurate data and reporting to program managers, stakeholders and donors.
  • Maintain and keep up to date the project monitoring and evaluation
  • Design, conduct, analyze and report high quality formative research
    to support program design, materials development, and re-planning.
  • Provide technical assistance in data collection, analysis, and
    report writing, prepare work plans and budgets for monitoring and
  • Prepare proposals for WASH, Livelihoods, community development and
    Protection projects.
  • Design and provide training in monitoring, evaluation and data
    interpretation and utilization.
  • Managing the M & E systems for the organization’s programs to
    ensure greater learning, more responsive programming and greater
  • Preparing and implementing annual, quarterly and monthly monitoring
    and evaluation plans for the programmes.
  • Generating reports and analyses that enable program management to
    make informed decisions.
  • Guiding the M&E team in preparing for baseline surveys, rapid
    assessments, weekly progress updates, 4W matrix updates and Project
    evaluation reports.
  • Ensuring that the quality and quantity of the program activities
    being delivered are in accordance with the obligations prescribed.
  • Uploading progress data in Measure and ensuring that MESURE is fully
    operational and is regularly maintained to produce timely real time
  • Developing and maintain proper filing system in both hard and soft
  • Ensure that accountability and complaint mechanism are established
    through beneficiary hotlines and functional across all the programs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate internal and external communication
  • Ensure that all the relevant programmes are implemented in line with
    the donor requirement and are responsive to the set standards.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to
    established vulnerability criteria.
  • Conduct budget monitoring in conjunction with project monitoring
  • Any other tasks as assigned by your line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA M&E/Quality Assurance
    Manager job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative
    Economics/Statistics, Development studies, Social Science, M & E or
    related field.
  • A Master’s degree in an M&E Field will be an added advantage.
  • Five years of demonstrable experience in programmatic monitoring and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities.
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills; self-driven with a high
    sense of quality and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong data management and analysis skills including familiarity
    with Excel, MS Access, Epi info, Stata and SPSS. Experience maintaining
    computerized databases a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to produce accurate and customized reports to donors while
    meeting deadlines
  • Proven technical skills in data management, M&E and assessment
    with experience related to monitoring and evaluation of projects with a
    humanitarian emergency response focus is required.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following technical areas:
    protection services delivery; community service & development,
    livelihoods, or capacity building.
  • Strong understanding of institutional donor rules and regulations
    for Quality and M&E.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Has to be productive and creative.
  • High standards of ethics and integrity
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees
including your current/most recent employer.
Application should
be addressed to the:
Country Program
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala,
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke.
The subject line should read: “M&E/Quality Assurance Manager”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 24th August 2018
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