Fresher Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

ACORD-U (Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development. ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25 districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and to change the situation in which they find themselves.


Job Summary:  The ACORD-U Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy aims to improve the quality and integrity of program delivery, ensure that programs are responsive to the needs of the target populace, and meet donor requirements and standards of accountability.


The M&E Officer will work as part of ACORD-U, under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and in close consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (MEC) and other members of the Project Management Unit (PMU). The incumbent will lead the design of tailored tools and to implement the Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Plan. The M&E Officer will work closely with the Programme Management Unit (PMU) in designing and implementing M&E for the project. In particular, the incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below:


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, including learning and accountability and generation of reliable data for results-based management of the M&E unit and strengthen project implementation;
  • Support the development of new project proposals, including development of logical frameworks, jointly set realistic and gender-sensitive indicators and targets;
  • Develop and regularly update monitoring performance measurement with project staff, such as quality benchmarks and indicator and performance tracking;
  • Work with the PMU to monitor relevant context related indicators;
  • Undertake and oversee regular field monitoring and evaluation visits with field staff and in coordination with PMU to ensure technical and operational compliance and timely execution of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and targets;
  • Support methodological design and implementation approach for project assessments and KAPs surveys as well as monitoring plans;
  • Lead on quantitative data analysis and report production for periodical assessment, KAP surveys and others surveys related specialised studies;
  • Support project management with the preparation of timely Donor Reports to ensure compliance with key project indicators and objectives;
  • Organize and conduct Monitoring and Evaluation related capacity enhancement activities project personnel as needed;
  • Prepare draft ToR for external evaluations and conduct internal performance and other accountability reports as required; including analysis of the findings and providing recommendations;
  • Support project staff with after action reviews and documentation of lessons;
  • Support the measure of project deliverables, intermediate outcomes and collection of vignettes (articles, pictures, personal interest stories) with the ACORD-U Communications Officer.
  • Support the development of improved information management systems within the project;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a University degree in Population studies, Business statistics, Public Health, Statistics or related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; Post graduate diploma in M&E or development evaluation is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of Access database is an advantage
  • Ability to design and develop Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability strategy, methodologies and tools;
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and managing robust complaint-response mechanisms;
  • Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and write timely and concise information analysis and report writing;
  • Knowledge of digital data collection platforms and methodologies;
  • Excellent computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software, statistical analysis packages;
  • Good skills in training and capacity building in M&E.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and application letter to to apply.


Deadline: 19th May 2022 by 5:00 PM


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