Monitoring & Evaluation MANAGER (MEM)(1) – AGRIBUSINESS INITIATIVE TRUST


Organisational Description
The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust
is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark to support
agribusiness initiatives in the country.  In particular it is to support
the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by
increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty reduction
through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.
The vision of aBi Trust is of
“competitive private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to “promote
private sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth creation in
the country”.
The aBi Trust achieves its mission and
vision through interrelated sub-components. The subcomponents are:
1 .Value Chain Development leading to
improved performance of value chain actors, including trade-related Sanitary
and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) leading to
increased trade opportunities.
2       
 Financial Services Development (FSD) leading to expansion of financial
services by supporting agribusiness in order to increased availability and use
of financial services.
3       
Cross-cutting Gender for Growth that fully integrates gender equality in each
of the sub components and manages a fund piloting innovative gender equality
approach in agriculture.
aBi Trust therefore invites
applications from suitable persons for the following position;
The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust
is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark to support
agribusiness initiatives in the country.  In particular it is to support
the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by
increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty reduction
through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.
The vision of aBi Trust is of
“competitive private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to
“promote private sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth
creation in the country”.
The aBi Trust achieves its mission and vision
through interrelated sub-components. The subcomponents are:
1 .Value Chain Development leading to
improved performance of value chain actors, including trade-related Sanitary
and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) leading to increased
trade opportunities.
2       
 Financial Services Development (FSD) leading to expansion of financial
services by supporting agribusiness in order to increased availability and use
of financial services.
3       
Cross-cutting Gender for Growth that fully integrates gender equality in each
of the sub components and manages a fund piloting innovative gender equality
approach in agriculture.
 Job Description
aBi Trust therefore invites
applications from suitable persons for the following position;
The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust
is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark to support
agribusiness initiatives in the country.  In particular it is to support
the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by
increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty reduction
through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.
The vision of aBi Trust is of
“competitive private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to
“promote private sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth
creation in the country”. 
The aBi Trust achieves its mission and
vision through interrelated sub-components. The subcomponents are:
1 .Value Chain Development leading to
improved performance of value chain actors, including trade-related Sanitary
and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) leading to
increased trade opportunities.
2       
 Financial Services Development (FSD) leading to expansion of financial
services by supporting agribusiness in order to increased availability and use
of financial services.
3       
Cross-cutting Gender for Growth that fully integrates gender equality in each
of the sub components and manages a fund piloting innovative gender equality
approach in agriculture. 
aBi Trust therefore invites
applications from suitable persons for the following position;
Monitoring & Evaluation MANAGER
(MEM)(1)
The MEM reports to the Agribusiness
Director.
1.        
Key functions
His/her duties and responsibilities
include but limited to:
  • Ensuring that an effective and participatory M&E
    system is maintained in as decentralized a manner as is possible and would
    be effective.
  • Spearheading the preparation of the AWPB by seeking
    departmental inputs in order to produce these plans with the full
    commitment of the team.
  • Guiding staff and implementing partners in preparing
    their progress reports and steer the process for designing the format of
    such progress reports.
  • Preparing consolidated progress reports for management
    to submit to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting
    formats and timing.
  • Engaging key stakeholders in important external
    evaluations to ensure an understanding of locally perceived impacts and
    challenges.
  • Spearheading the revision of the program log frame
    matrix, particularly in the areas highlighted by the mid-term review team.
  • Identifying other M&E resources that the program
    needs to contract. Supervising organizations that are contracted to
    implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating project
    outcomes and impacts.
  • Undertaking  regular visits to the field to
    support implementation of M&E.
  • Guiding the process of program compliance to DCED
    standards of M&E and other projects undertaken in the unit.
  • Regularly appraising of  unit staff to provide
    feedback and support that enables them to do their jobs better.
2.        
General qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized
    University coupled with exceptional technical skills in Monitoring &
    Evaluation, Data management, supervision and assessment.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art research design issues
    and quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs particularly
    statistical packages and report writing.
Specific skills and experiences
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a Monitoring &
    Evaluation role, preferably in an International donor funded environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative
    data collection and analysis as well as database management. Strong
    organizational, interpersonal and management skills.
  • Strong analytical and report writing experience.
  • Understanding of the logical framework approach and
    other strategic planning approaches.
  • Planning and implementation of M&E systems.
  • Ability to adhere to reporting deadlines.
  • A solid understanding of rural development, with a
    focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues,

How
to Apply

Interested
persons who meet the above criteria should submit their application clearly
indicating the position applied for together with an updated CV and at least
three (3) suitable referees and telephone contacts to the Managing Director,
aBi Trust, Plot 37 Nakasero Towers, P. O. Box 29851 Kampala; or email less than
2MB to: vcd@abitrust.com. Closing date for receiving applications is 20th
February 2012.

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