Impact Assessment Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation) NGO Job Careers – IMPACT Initiatives

Job Title:  Impact Assessment Officer
(Monitoring & Evaluation)

Organisation: IMPACT
Initiatives

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
IMPACT Assessment Manager

About US:

IMPACT Initiatives
is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages
several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises
specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was
launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is
based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a
strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to
benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

Job Summary:  The IMPACT M&E Assessment Officer is
responsible for the management of all ULearn independent verification research
cycles, including implementation, partnership framework, dissemination and
evaluation. He/she directly supervises junior assessment and field staff and
plays a key role in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in
Uganda. The position will be based in Kampala, with 30% travel to the refugee
settlements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management of all
Research Cycles

Assessment
Preparation and Planning:

  • Ensuring that all of the consortium’s Independent Verification
    activities are planned in line with relevant project and program
    objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
  • Provide technical support to the Assessment team on research design,
    sampling, methodology and analysis plans
  • Review and validate Independent Verification ToRs and ensure they
    are used by assessment staff and stakeholders, and updated as required;
    Review and validate in close coordination with Consortium Coordination,
    qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;
  • Direct line management of IMPACT assessment officers on requirements
    of research cycle/ monitoring activities;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessment
    throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified challenges
    for specific assessments are reported in writing and orally in a timely
    manner;
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment
    design and planning.

Data collection
and management

  • Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line
    with agreed TORs;
  • Ensure that the Consortium Committee, IMPACT Country Focal Point and
    IMPACT HQ are alerted to any issues that prevents full implementation of
    the methodology in line with the agreed TORs; ensure that all changes to
    the methodology are documented throughout implementation;
  • Ensure logistics, financial, administration, security (for IMPACT
    staff only) and HR processes directly related to data collection
    activities have been appropriately implemented and coordinated with the
    relevant ACTED departments;
  • Ensure regular situation updates on data collection have been
    produced and circulated to the Consortium Committee, IMPACT, ACTED and
    external counterparts. Provide support and follow up on identified
    challenges during the data collection process.

Product drafting

  • Manage assessment staff toward timely and accurate assessment
    outputs (i.e. reports, factsheets, flash reports, etc.), which comply with
    IMPACT’S guidelines and quality standards;
  • Review and validate all products before they are sent to IMPACT CFP
    and IMPACT HQ for validation.

Product
dissemination and evaluation

  • Under the direction of the IMPACT Country Focal Point and in close
    coordination with the U-Learn Consortium, engage in the dissemination of
    monitoring products, targeted e-mails, presentations, meetings, etc, with
    DfID and their partners as appropriate, and in line with IMPACT
    Dissemination and External Communication Guidelines and Research ToRs;
  • Ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented throughout
    the life of the research cycles.

Grants Management
and Reporting

  • Liaise with Consortium finance and reporting units, with oversight
    from the IMPACT CFP and HQ for timely and accurate submission of reporting
    documents to DFID
  • Support the IMPACT Country Focal Point and ACTED support team in
    drafting of relevant project narrative and financial reports;
  • Maintain an oversight, in close coordination with the IMPACT Country
    Focal Point and the Consortium Finance Manager, of budget availability and
    burn-rates for all data collection activities

External relations

  • In coordination with the Consortium Committee, meet with DFIDs BRAER
    implementing partners to ensure they are consulted and involved at all
    stages of research cycle: the preparation of the assessment; data
    collection; data analysis; review of research products; product
    dissemination; and lessons learnt; ensure that partner engagement is
    documented;
  • In coordination with the Consortium Committee, present research
    findings to DfiD and partners to enhance their use and impact;
  • Ensure that external communications with partners and key
    stakeholders, including DfID and its partners, is conducted and documented
    as appropriate;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Masters degree in
    relevant discipline;
  • Four years of relevant working experience in humanitarian,
    development or related settings such as research, evaluation, assessments
    and programmes;
  • Experience managing budgets exceeding GBP 1 million;
  • Experience coordinating interagency assessments or monitoring activities;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring
    flexibility;
  • Past experience in the region is desirable;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Ability to operate with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management
    Software;
  • Ability to work independently and manage `people remotely.

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