USAID WEI/ Batwana Project Vacancies – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director

Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID’s
Better Outcomes for Children and Youth Project
Duty Station:  Jinja,
About WEI:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps
families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the
comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.
About USAID Project:
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education seeks a candidate for this
position subject to award of USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in
Eastern and Northern Uganda program—a $24.5 million program with a large sub
grant component.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director will be responsible for overseeing all
monitoring, evaluation and research activities for the program.
Key Duties and
  • Develop M&E and research tools and
    develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs,
    outputs, outcomes and impact of the program
  • Assist the partners to develop, capture,
    consolidate and report on mutually identified indicators and ensure high
    quality and timely reporting of data and monitoring
  • Analyze monthly data and support training
    of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods
  • Identify best practices and provide
  • Coach, train and mentor staff and sub
    grantees in various aspects of M&E and research and assist them to use
    M&E systems
  • Manage operational research, qualitative
    studies, and policy briefs to assess the impact of program activities
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a good Master’s Degree or higher in in monitoring and evaluation, public
    health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics,
    statistics, or a related field is required.
  • Three or more years of experience
    supervising monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with
    respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity
    building, economic strengthening, and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative or
    mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical
    information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated strong skills using MS Excel
    Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software
    program (SAS, SPSS) and experience training others is highly desirable.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated
    leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical management expertise
    and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their application
letters with detailed CV indicating three professional references should be
submitted to the Human Resource at or hand deliver
to the WEI/Bantwana Country Office at Rot 30, Nizam Road, Nile Garden, Jinja.
Deadline: Friday, September 26,
2014 before 05:00pm.
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