Earn over 8m monthly as Monitoring and Assurance Policy Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:    Monitoring and Assurance Policy Officer

Organization: British High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 8,648,148.00 monthly


About US:

The British High Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on political and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary services to British nationals in Uganda.


Job Summary:  The role of monitoring and assurance officer is an interesting and challenging opportunity to deliver a   high level of ambition on results, monitoring and assurance across the mission. This role provides a great opportunity to innovate and shape how FCDO understands programme delivery on the ground and uses that information to support decision making and delivery of BHC objectives. Monitoring and assurance activities include designing, supporting and delivering; programme data collection, data quality assessments, beneficiary feedback, finance and asset spot checks, safeguarding checks. The monitoring and assurance officer will also be at the centre of collecting, processing and presenting data for use across BHC Kampala and within FCDO.


At the same time as building our monitoring of programmes in the field, BHC Kampala is working to develop approaches to monitor and assess engagement, influence and delivery across all FCDO work in Uganda. The monitoring and assurance officer will also work across PET and delivery teams to build capacity for monitoring and assurance across the office.


The successful candidate will join a dynamic team. The jobholder will develop a full understanding of all the programmes under our portfolio, engage with beneficiaries through field visits and bring in innovative ways of how we can best monitor and evaluate the work we do. There will also be opportunities to engage with other stakeholders at post, including government, civil society organisations and development partners (M&E working group).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Driving Monitoring and Assurance across the Mission: managing a cross mission monitoring and assurance process that includes: maintaining information on all programme monitoring and assurance work across the mission, providing strategic guidance and input on targeting monitoring and assurance activities to ensure the best possible information is collected and that monitoring and assurance are driven by risk and needs, supporting and joining monitoring visits, developing tools and guidance for monitoring and assurance activities , ensuring that information generated is to a high quality, and, generating reports for use by Senior Leadership, policy and programme teams.
  • Building capacity of staff across the Mission to ensure they have the necessary skills on use of data, evidence, and learning including dissemination and presenting data.
  • Support programme teams and programme providers with technical advise, support and capacity building across all aspects of monitoring, assurance, data collection and data processing.
  • Working with the Results Advisor to develop methods for measuring and reporting influence, engagement and whole of mission activities, and to ensure that programme results are provided as part of monitoring against BHC Kampala objectives.
  • Support the Results Advisor to ensure programme results are captured and reported for central FCDO reporting processes.
  • Working with the communications team to ensure that results and field visits are used for collecting and disseminating communications messages.
  • Having an overview of all Centrally Managed Programmes working on Monitoring and Evaluation in country, acting as the Country Point of Contact and linking them to sector/policy teams within BHC Kampala as required.
  • Working with the Compliance Officer in providing assurance that all programmes are compliant and in line with the rules and procedures of the FCDO.
  • Building relationships with key Government Interlocutors on Monitoring and Evaluation, including Office of the Prime Minister’s Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Uganda Bureau of Statistics and Civil Society Organisations to understand how evidence is used in decision making.
  • Playing an active role in the wider High Commission through a corporate contribution, for example active membership of a committee.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Experience in monitoring of programmes, including field visits and managing logistics for visits
  • Experience managing, analysing and presenting data through tools such as excel, power bi or R
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience working across organisations and with other stakeholders to direct collective effort.
  • Knowledge of a range of monitoring, statistical and evaluation tools, techniques and methods.
  • Experience developing innovative and effective monitoring and measurement approaches to meet customer needs
  • Required behaviours: Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together, Developing Self and Others


Technical competencies linked to the position include:

  • Technical competency 1: Acquiring data and understanding customer needs
  • Technical competency 2: Data analysis
  • Technical competency 3: Presenting and disseminating data effectively


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the British High Commission should apply online at the link abelow.


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Deadline: 10th July 2022


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