World Bank GPSA Project Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator at AFIC

Organization: Africa
Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)
Project Name: Global
Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)
Funding Source: World
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About AFIC:
Africa Freedom of Information
Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African civil society organization and resource center
that promotes the right of access to information on the continent through
comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating
information-sharing and capacity building. AFIC is a membership organization
with 35 civil society organizational members in 21 African countries that
started operations in 2010.
About World Bank GPSA Project:
AFIC will lead the
implementation of a 4 years project in Uganda financed by the Global
Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) of the World Bank. The project
Enhancing Accountability and Performance of Social Service Contracts in Uganda,
is implemented in partnership with Transparency International Uganda, INFOC
Uganda and Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition will institutionalize
citizen-government engagements to solve key governance and contracting issues
in education, health and agriculture. The project will be implemented in five
Ugandan districts (Lira, Oyam, Arua-northern, Kabale and Ntungamo- western)
where it will further support constructive engagement between CSOs and
governments to generate meaningful responses to citizen concerns regarding
public contracting such that the accountability loop is closed. Activities will
include development of monitoring tools, training and supervision of community
monitors, monitoring of contracts and services, and the facilitation of
cooperation between government and civil society.
In addition, the project
incorporates two more components on Knowledge and Learning where knowledge
creation, capture, sharing and collaboration will be the core element of the
project. The other focus of the project will be to strengthen the capacity of
Uganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition in fundraising, communication strategies
and constructive engagement among other crucial elements to implement the new
Strategic Plan of the coalition.
Job Summary: The World
Bank Project M&E Coordinator will be responsible for designing and
implementing the M&E activities of AFIC’s World Bank funded GPSA project;
preparing Quarterly/Annual project progress reports and monitoring project
activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Monitoring system
of the project. The Coordinator will be responsible for the collection &
analysis of different data in relation to program activities. The Coordinator
works in close collaboration with AFIC team, AFIC program partners, Government
officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations. The
Coordinator is responsible for designing, guiding and implementing the overall
M&E strategy of AFIC’s GPSA project and providing timely and relevant
information to the organization, project stakeholders and funders. This entails
close communication with all involved in M&E design, coordination and
implementation including AFIC and partner’s staff; representatives from the
Governing Council; representatives from primary stakeholder groups; and the
project director, external consultants and field staff when appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collect
    and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to measure the performance, impact,
    and sustainability of the project
  • Establishing
    and managing a performance monitoring framework with clear-cut goals,
    outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources,
    and reporting formats and frequency, for effective monitoring, reporting
    and updating progress of and the project
  • Actively
    facilitate and support development of project annual work-plans and
    budgets. Based on the AWPB design the framework for the physical and
    process monitoring of program activities.
  • Develop
    the overall framework for project M&E, for example, annual project
    reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations
    monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  • Direct
    the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for the
    project to record and report physical progress against the annual work
    plan and budget (AWPB).
  • Develop
    a plan for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Ensure
    that, in general, project-monitoring arrangements comply with The World
    bank policies and AFIC policy requirements.
  • Organize
    (and provide) training in M&E for AFIC and implementing partner staff,
    local organizations and primary stakeholders.
  • With
    the implementing partners, review their existing approaches and management
    information systems and agree on any required changes, support and
    resources on the GPSA project.
  • Carry
    out regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and
    to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Guide
    the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff,
    implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Finance & Administration Manager, provide the Head
    of Secretariat with management information that she/he may require.
  • Make
    regular reports to Management, highlighting areas of concern and preparing
    the documentation for review at meetings.
  • Check
    that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a
    timely fashion in terms of implications for future action.
  • Develop
    a plan for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Organize
    and undertake training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders,
    in M&E
    skills, including participatory aspects.
  • Provide
    “technical leadership”—including technical assistance, guidance,
    and direction—related to M&E plans and systems, performance
    management, etc. Guide staff and implementing partners in preparing their
    progress reports for the GPSA. Together, analyze these reports in terms of
    problems and actions needed and collaborate on qualitative monitoring.
  • Prepare
    consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to The
    World Bank and GPSA team, in accordance with approved reporting formats
    and timing.
  • Intuitively
    review monitoring reports of the GPSA project, analyze them for impact
    evaluation and to identify the causes of potential issues and challenges
    in project implementation.
  • Foster
    participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving
    stakeholder in the M&E of activities of the GPSA project.
  • Identify
    the need and draw up the TORs for GPSA monitoring reports.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The
    coordinator will report to the Head of Secretariat.All
    deliverables shall be written in EnglishIn addition to the regular tasks, the
    coordinator should be responsible for providing /preparing following
    documents and reports during assigned period.
  • Prepare
    Monthly/Trimester/Yearly Project Implementation Progress Reports on GPSA
    project working closely with Finance & Administration Manager,
    technical staff and implementing partners
  • Design
    and implement M&E plan for the GPSA project focusing in project
    management and the main impact areas: disclosure of information, citizen
    participation, accountability, and impact / improvement in service
    delivery
  • Identify
    the need and draw up the TORs for GPSA monitoring reports and monitoring
    tools
  • Design
    citizen’s participation M&E indicators
  • Monitoring
    and Supervision report on Project management GPSA.
  • Reports
    and proceeding of seminars, workshops and training
  • Final
    Report
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned World Bank Project job should hold
    a Postgraduate training in Social Sciences such as Economics, Statistics,
    Urban and Regional Development, Project Management, Business/Public
    Administration or relevant fields. An advanced degree in one of the above
    fields is desirable.
  • Excellent
    analytical and communications (written and oral) skills; must be able to
    obtain, analyze and evaluate a variety of information; organize, interpret
    and present it in meaningful oral or written form for varied audiences
  • Good
    ICTs skills including the use of the SPSS;
  • Possess
    the ability to be a good team player and possession of good problem
    solving skills;
  • Result
    and performance oriented approach to work;
  • Ability
    to lead multi-disciplinary experts and coordinate their work.
  • Theory
    of change, logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;
  • M&E
    methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and
    participatory);
  • Planning
    and implementation of M&E systems;
  • Prior
    training in M&E development and implementation;
  • Facilitating
    learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple
    stakeholders;
  • Information
    analysis and report writing.
How to Apply: 
All eligible candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply by sending their updated CVs and applications to:
Africa Freedom of Information
Centre, Plot 5 Katego Road, P.O Box 35643, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: 256 414 533554
Deadline: 28th November 2014

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