USAID Freedom House Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Freedom
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
of Party
Job Code: 65
About Freedom House:
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the
world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline
activists.  We are a leader in
identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports,
including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and
Nations in Transit.  With 13 field
offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be
 Job Summary: The Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Officer will assist a five-year project by supporting civil society, the
judiciary, and the media in Uganda. The M&E Officer will be responsible for
the technical direction, management, and oversight of all M&E activities
performed by Freedom House, local partners, and external consultants.
Key Duties and
  • Develop a thorough Performance Monitoring
    Plan (PMP) and oversee its implementation and periodic revision.
  • Create, test, and utilize data collection
    instruments as needed.
  • Perform or supervise data collection and
    analysis according to the project and PMP workplan.
  • Maintain secure database with all project
    monitoring data.
  • Offer data to staff to assist in
    decision-making and advocacy efforts.
  • Actively facilitate ongoing programmatic
    adaptation, learning, and synthesis of best practices.
  • Provide substantive leadership on
    quarterly and annual reports.
  • Carry out training and coaching for
    project staff to build technical M&E skills, as well as an
    appreciation for and ongoing use of M&E data for effective
  • Offer ongoing training, technical
    assistance, mentorship, and oversight to all local partners and
    sub-grantees in data collection, data management, and adaptive
  • Serve as the manager of external
    evaluation processes (formative and summative).
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
    should ideally possess a Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Political
    Science, Law, Statistics, Social Sciences, or another relevant discipline;
    Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    designing or implementing M&E processes, or a combination of training
    and experience.
  • Pats exposure and experience designing,
    managing, and/or evaluating projects in the Democracy, Human Rights, Rule
    of Law, Media, or Governance sectors strongly preferred.
  • Past professional experience in East
    Africa, preferably within Uganda.
  • Past background in both quantitative and
    qualitative research methods, including participatory data collection
  • Past exposure and experience organizing
    and delivering training workshops; strong oral presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E policies
    and procedures.
  • Hands-on experience working in dynamic,
    conflict-affected, and/or politically repressive environments preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management
    skills; a demonstrated ability to work independently and under tight
  • Ability to work closely with staff members
    at various levels of the organization and engage with a variety of
    different stakeholders.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and a
    flexible attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
    regularly to different project sites around Uganda.
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills and
    familiarity with gender equality principles.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively
    in English, both verbally and in writing. Language skills in Luganda
    and/or Luo preferred. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism
    and security of data and data sources, particularly in sensitive
    environments; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of
    work at all times.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send an updated
resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary. Please Click
at the link below to Apply Online.
The candidate cover letters should specifically address how their
previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications listed above. Only
candidates who send respond to these as well as the salary requirements will be
considered for the position. 

NB: Only candidates who
have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
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