Director, Programme Quality and Learning at Care International in Uganda

Job Title: Director, Programme Quality and Learning
CARE International in Uganda (CARE), Uganda

Duties and Responsibilities;-
  • Enhance program quality through knowledge management, learning and reflective practice in all programs
  • Ensure that all programs adhere to CARE’S programming principles and approaches (e.g. CI Programming Principles, the program approach and program characteristics, CARE’s Unifying framework, CI gender policy, Rights Based Approach, etc) and abide by agreed CARE and industry standards (CI evaluation policy, technical norms and standards, etc)
  • Ensure that all programs (both long term and potential emergency response programs) address the underlying causes of poverty and are in line with the country office strategic plan
  • Prepare consolidated impact statements across programs -Lead the development and implementation of an impact measurement design, monitoring and evaluation system that meets the requirements of CARE USA, CI and the CO in particular work closely with the NUWEP Program
  • Supervise the work of a team of technical advisors and other staff in the PQ&L Unit in order to ensure high quality technical support to programs
  • Provide input to and participate in relevant networks, groups and other forums around program quality and learning and strengthen M&E/lmpact Measurement and Knowledge Management systems and ensuring the continued provision of core technical support
  • Introduce and coordinate required systems and approaches to improve program quality and learning generally in CARE Uganda and more specifically within the NUWEP Program and Develop and implement appropriate learning and knowledge management systems and approaches in the CO and more specifically under the NUWEP Program.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences /Development Studies /Information Systems.
  • 5 years experience of DME including impact measurement, knowledge management, and programme quality and learning preferably in development organisations.
  • Practical, project-level and overall CO experience with NGOs or international development organisations.
  • Demonstrated competency in qualitative and quantitative information collection, processing, management and analysis; and report preparation and presentation plus research skills.
  • Experience in participatory design, monitoring and evaluation, and in PRA techniques
  • Good understanding of various analytical frameworks e.g. Livelihoods, Rights-Based Approaches, etc.
  • Proven skills in diplomacy, motivation and networking
  • Proven experience in successful supervision, team work and strong facilitation skills plus excellent inter-personal skills both within own unit and amongst broader CO units plus
  • Proficiency in English including strong writing skills.
How to apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit typed applications together with detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees as well as certified copies of all academic and professional certificates not later than 2:00pm on Friday the 21st September 2012. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful. Please mark your envelopes.

Applications should be addressed to: Human Resource Management Coordinator, CARE International in Uganda, P.O. Box 7280, Kampala or recruit@co.care.org  Also check out website on www.careuganda.org  for more details

Care is an Equal Opportunity, Gender Sensitive & Corruption Intolerant Employer.

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