Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Jinja Area Communities Federation (JIACOFE)

Job Title:   Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Jinja Area Communities Federation (JIACOFE)

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: Program Manager


About US:

Jinja Area Communities Federation (JIACOFE) is an umbrella association of parents, children and youth who came together in 2004 to promote the overall well being of children and youth, including the social and economic aspects of their future. JIACOFE is a Child focused local NGO registered by the Uganda NGO Board. It operates in 3 districts i.e. Jinja Kamuli and Mayuge in Busoga Sub region, Eastern Uganda.


Job Summary:   The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will overview M&E function in accordance with JIACOFE standards, systems, and processes. He/she will also provide technical guidance and support in the process of continuous design, management and improvement of M&E practices, processes, and systems. The officer will process data, analyze, and formulate conclusions and recommendations for decision-making. He/she will support the design of ME frameworks for JIACOFE projects and contributes to grant acquisition efforts through the development of M&E frameworks and plans for grants.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing Leadership and Direction: Overseeing development and implementation of performance monitoring plans for JIACOFE programs; developing and overseeing data flow pattern and ensuring timely data collection and reporting; coordinating and overseeing data collection, reviews, assessments, and documentation efforts; ensuring data quality and putting in place routine data verification mechanisms; tracking budgets against activities; as well as ensuring data protection and confidentiality.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation – Developing M&E tools – including M&E plans, data collection and analysis tools; providing technical support aimed at strengthening M&E systems and undertaking on-site support; preparing quarterly and annual programmatic reports in addition to facilitating program reviews.
  • Data quality management – Ensuring project monitoring mechanisms comply with grants and project agreements; ensuring quality of existing data, sources and methods of data collection; routinely reviewing management information systems; preparing Programs/project Reviews, Surveys and Evaluation.
  • Performance Measures – Developing project and program performance monitoring plans, indicators and tools; collecting, validating and analysing program and project performance information; designing, planning and providing oversight to evaluations, research and assessments; develop and implement dissemination strategies for evaluations.
  • Knowledge Management and Learning: Ensure established KML practices, processes and tools are followed to facilitate collaboration and learning. Support the development of a culture that leverages and improves KML. Facilitate collaboration within and across JIACOFE partners, documentation, learning and sharing best practices.
  • Child Safeguarding: Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the JIACOFE Safeguarding Policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, demography, and social sciences.
  • At least three years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation with an NGO implementing USAID funded project.
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, management of information systems, data quality assessment and data analysis as well as presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills.
  • Technical skills including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, e.g. SPSS, Epi-info, Stata, MS Access. Advanced Excel skills.


How to Apply:

Please apply in Confidence to:


The Board Chairperson,

Jinja Area Communities Federation

P.O. Box 1351,

Jinja. Uganda


Applications should be Hand delivered and registered at JIACOFE Offices located at Wanyange – 5 Kilo Meters from Jinja City (Along Jinja – Iganga Highway) near Bugembe Trading Centre.

Or sent via email to:


Please note the following:

  • Include a cover letter, copies of academic documents three (3) referees, with their daytime contacts and emails.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • JIACOFE implements a Child Protection Policy. Applicants must be willing to adhere to the Child Protection Code of Conduct in case they are hired.
  • JIACOFE pre-recruitment checks will be required for successful candidates, including background checks


Deadline: Friday 31st March 2023 by 5:00 PM


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Date Posted 2023-03-27
Valid Through 2023-03-31
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Jinja Area Communities Federation (JIACOFE)
Job Location , , Jinja, 0256, Uganda