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Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager USAID Project Jobs - Youth Alive Uganda



Job Title:    Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager

Organization:  Youth Alive Uganda

Project Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Gulu / Lira, Uganda

Reports to: Project Director/OVC Specialist and Director Strategic Information


About US:

Youth Alive Uganda is the leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth integrated development programming since 1993. Youth Alive Uganda is a registered youth led and children/youth focused NGO that implements children and youth integrated development programs across the country in four thematic areas; Health, Livelihood, Education, Human rights and skills Development and Mentorship.


About USAID Project:

Youth Alive Uganda is an Implementing Partner on the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in partnership with World Education Bantwana Initiative and Education Development Centre. The goal of (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The USAID ICYD activity aims to improve learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda and ensure that children and youth have the opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and productive lives. The USAID ICYD Activity will deliver critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and schools.


Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, will provide leadership and technical guidance to the project team on all MEL related issues.The MEL Manger has the primary responsibility for establishing and managing a data processing system including tracking project performance and proving recommendations for improvement in implementation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Coordinate the development of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework for the program ensuring data systems established can measure progress against impact.

·        Coordinate the implementation of all MEL processes, systems, and guidance including leading the design and rolling out of reporting initiatives of the program.

·        Update and review the M&E plan annually to ensure all M&E needs and requirements are documented and adhered to.

·        Provide oversight to M&E Officers to ensure quality assurance in data and reporting processes

·        Conduct training for partners and staff in the use of the MEL systems and tools for record-keeping and collecting monitoring data.

·        Consolidate monitoring data for reporting against the performance indicators for donor reporting and internal program review.

·        Review and analyze project monitoring data and generate user–friendly analyses thereof, including the use of graphics.

·        Conduct support supervision visits to implementing partners to observe, monitor, and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data collection tools.

·        Work closely with the M&E Officers and other technical staff to develop data collection plans and methodologies.

·        Provide MEL support to the senior management team for the compilation and completion of donor reports.

·        Share performance reports with staff and management on a monthly basis to support management decision making and take lead in reflections about performance with the project team.

·        Carry out data quality assessments, vulnerability assessments, beneficiary verifications and any assessment and audits that improve program quality.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, Social Sciences, economics. Advanced training in M&E, statistics will be added advantage.

·        At least three years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.

·        Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages, experience with USAID/PEPFAR preferred.

·        Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.

·        Experience in preparing high quality success stories, case studies and operational research reports.

·        Experience in capacity building for monitoring and evaluation

·        Good working knowledge of major databases and at least 2 analytical programs including Excel, ODK, DHIS2, OVC MIS, Epi-Info.

·        Strong organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

·        Ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and tight deadlines


How to Apply:

All interested candidates should send their application letters and resumes (no academic documents) in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to The subject of the email should contain job title and name of the candidate.


Note: Hand delivered applications will not be considered.


Deadline: 29th October 2020 by 05:00pm Ugandan time


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