ActionAid Jobs in Uganda : Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation

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ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.

Job Summary: The Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation will support the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. The incumbent will provide professional expertise in the development and implementation of systems for monitoring and evaluation of all AAU’s Programmes and share information and knowledge, in line with ALPS, national and local rights Programme strategies and monitoring framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

  • Collect, collate, analyse and prepare M&E reports
  • Develop unit specific M&E frameworks, with clear objectives, outputs and outcomes, activities and inputs
  • Monitor compliance to the unit M&E frameworks and guidelines
  • Support the unit teams develop annual Monitoring and Evaluation plans.
  • Create appropriate M&E tools to collect data and measure the indicators
  • Develop and periodically share the performance of indicators and targets.

Staff Capacity Building:

  • Build the capacity of staff in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) in line with ALPs and New M&E requirements
  • Support in the development of training concepts and TOR in line with National M&E framework requirements
  • Mentor and train staff, partners and community intermediaries (Change makers) in Participatory Rights Based M&E
  • Conduct post-training evaluation of the impact of the trainings.
  • Support staff to write quality stories of change against AAU plans and Programmes
  • Provide technical support to local and national rights Programme in understanding M&E requirements, use of formats, generating participatory rights baselines, and indicators
  • Provide technical guidance to clusters in compiling and updating rights and entitlement registers
  • Participate in training of staff and partners in the development and monitoring of KPIs

Preparation of Programme Performance Indicators

  • Provide support in implementation and development of Key
  • Performance indicators for the national and local rights Programmes
  • Provide support in the development of KPI’s in line with CSP at unit, Directorate or LRP levels
  • Participate in training of staff and partners in the development and monitoring of KPIs
  • Compile KPIs for Uganda Affiliate in liaison with the ILSP Programme Manager

Mid-term Reviews and Monitoring Frameworks

  • Provide support in the Mid Term Reviews of National Monitoring Framework in line with AAI/U requirements and CSP
  • Seek working groups input in the development of Meta indicators for each CSP outcomes
  • Participate in the development of baseline indicators, targets and milestones
  • Support in the development of concept and TOR for the development of National M&E Framework in line with CSP and Global Monitoring requirements
  • Contribute to the drafting of periodic M&E reports for AAU including the six months Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for line manager’s review
  • Compile documentation for learning, accountability, reporting and fundraising for the different teams to best meet the interest of audiences of the Unit, Affiliate and Federation in general
  • Participate in Programme reviews and evaluations

PRRPS for Units, LRP clusters and partners

  • Participate in the PRRPS for Units, LRP clusters and Partners in line with ALPs compliance requirements
  • Develop and share templates and guidelines for conducting successful PRRPs
  • Participate in PRRPs to provide support in facilitation and documentation of best practices and learning
  • Monitor the use of transparency boards, community watch groups to improve constituency based PRRPs, financial and Programme information sharing
  • Attend and support the Organisation of PRRPs.
  • Consolidation of PRRP reports
  • Guide the units in the conducting ALPs self-assessments. .

Documentation, Learnings, Best Practices And Dissemination

  • Monitor, document and report key learnings, best practices, theory of change implementation, models, governance processes and outcomes
  • Disseminate AAU standards of documentation
  • Provide hands on support to documentation and story writing
  • Participate in documentation of stories of change and models of learning and good practices
  • Compile bi-annual and Annual Reports
  • Collect, Validate and enter local and national rights Programme data into the management information system (MIS) and share aggregated information from it with different departments/units
  • Advocate for learning in the program, share and disseminate lessons and best practices with collaborators and within AAU fraternity

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the ActionAid Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Development Studies, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Education or equivalent
  • A training in M&E, Data Management, MIS is essential
  • At least four years of similar work experience in a reputable organisation
  • Previous experience working with MIS and data management packages
  • Monitoring and evaluation competencies
  • Data management/MIS
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Research skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated and pay attention to detail
  • Good networking skills and teamwork with the ability to steer up working groups
  • Knowledge management
  • Ability to establish critical working relationships
  • Ability to promote and safeguard AAU policies
  • Ability to conduct power analysis
  • Transformative leadership skills

All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.

NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in the subject line.

Deadline:  14th December 2018

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