Invisible Children Non-profit Careers – DM & E Officer

Job Title: DM &
E Officer
Organisation: Invisible Children
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports Directly to: Country Coordinator
About Invisible Children:
Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have been abducting,
killing, and displacing civilians in East and central Africa since 1987. We
first encountered these atrocities in northern Uganda in 2003 when we met a boy
named Jacob who feared for his life and a woman named Jolly who had a vision
for a better future. Together, we promised Jacob that we would do whatever we
could to stop Joseph Kony and the LRA. Invisible Children was founded in 2004
to fulfill that promise. Invisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA
conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in
its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.
Job Summary: The DM & E
Officer shall provide technical support in Designing M&E systems, processes
and best practices that shall be embedded in field level operations and
programming, with a focus on increasing team capacity in the same area,
spearheading the designing of new initiatives and development of program
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer technical leadership in designing
    and developing of M&E strategies, systems, processes and procedures
    best suiting ICU projects.
  • Design program-level M&E systems that
    inform and improve each program while feeding into the broader
    Organization and donor level M&E system. 
  • Steer the development and maintenance of a
    system that improves the capacity and capability in program implementation
    and impact/output analysis for use by all stakeholders.
  • Initiate and ensure appropriate usage of
    M&E results to improve the quality existing interventions, to inform
    and justify future interventions, and to provide timely feedback.
  • Develop plans and build the capacity of
    key team members to practice sound project design (or review), monitoring
    and evaluation, completion of assessments and production of analytical
  • Offer technical support for project
    performance monitoring, data validations, planning, quality controls,
    accountability mechanisms, results reporting, assessments, and
  • Coordinate with the team to enable timely
    and accurate reporting systems and forms that harmonize between field
    needs and database reporting.
  • Regularly visit project sites to ensure
    that monitoring systems are accurate and efficient and that project team
    have the necessary skills to perform.
  • Coordinate with program management staff
    to ensure that DM&E results are used to strengthen existing
  • Design and conduct any program
    evaluations, while contributing to the development of log frames and
    M&E components in new programs and/or proposals.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Agro- Business, Project Planning M &E, Development Studies,
    or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in
    impact indicators, information/data gathering, impact assessments, and
    quantitative analysis and such related position.
  • Past exposure and experience in monitoring
    and evaluating community based programs/projects
  • Familiarity with standard organization IT
    applications and statistical methods in DM&E
  • Knowledge in designing and establishing
    comprehensive M&E systems, processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of Impact assessments/analysis,
    information/data gathering, and quantitative analysis
  • Skills in presentation, training and
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    a variety of donors
  • Computer proficiency i.e. Familiarity with
    Micro Soft office especially Access and/ or GIS will be an added advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written English
Personal Competencies:
Integrity and professionalism: High degree of personal
initiative; ability to take ownership, and work independently under established
Accountability: ability to operate in compliance with
organizational rules and regulations;
Adaptability: ability to establish and maintain effective
partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multicultural
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for these
opportunities should send applications letters accompanied by a detailed
curriculum vitae indicating addresses and telephone contacts of three
professional referees to:
The Operations Manager
Invisible Children Uganda
P. o Box 1123, Gulu, Uganda .
Plot 101, Acholi Road, Pece.
E-Mail to: (Attachments should not exceed 2MBs)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contracted for Interviews.
  • All documents submitted will remain
    property of Invisible Children Uganda.
  • Any form of lobbying/canvassing will lead
    to disqualification.
  • We appreciate your interest in wishing to
    work with us; however consider yourself unsuccessful if you don’t hear
    from us two weeks after the closing date.
Deadline: 26th September 2014 at
4:00 pm
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