AusAID Project Careers – Monitoring Evaluation Research & Improvement (MERI) Coordinator at Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name: Promoting
Rights and Accountabilities in African Communities (PRAAC) Project
Funding Source: AusAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest child centered development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia
and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of
poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full
potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About AusAID PRAAC Project:
Plan Uganda with funding from
AusAID is implementing a “Promoting Rights and Accountabilities in African
Communities” (PRAAC) project in three districts of Kampala-Kawempe division,
Kamuli and Lira and also engaged in policy influence work at national level.
PRAAC as a project aims at ensuring improved social and economic outcomes for
marginalized people (especially women, young people and people living with
disabilities), as well as stronger and more inclusive communities with an
enabling legal and institutional environment. PRAAC is a five year project and
currently in the Fourth year of its implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement
    the project MERI framework and coordinate tasks and processes for
    monitoring project progress.
  • Intuitively
    develop indicators and monitoring formats and tools for the projects
  • Establish
    and manage a filing system for all project data.
  • Mentor,
    train and coach PRAAC project staff and partner staff on the MERI
    framework, data collection and use of monitoring tools.
  • Offer
    technical guidance and support to project staff on participatory
    monitoring methodologies with communities
  • Carry
    out project monthly reviews, post training Assessment and final
    evaluations of the highest quality and as per MERI framework.
  • Record
    and analyse project monitoring data from working districts monthly and
    report to Project Manager.
  • Prepare
    draft project progress reports under supervision of the Project Manager
    based on district progress reports.
  • Write
    and edit documentation and reports on best practices, case studies,
    lessons learnt and reflection from the projects.
  • Compile
    and disseminate MERI information needed for periodic project planning.
  • Support
    work and budget planning under the supervision of the Project Manager.
  • Actively
    support the utilization of the corporate M&E system (PALS) within the
    project and support preparations and modifications of Project Outlines.
  • Ensure
    M&E systems and practices are aligned and integrated with SAP
  • Ensure
    Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project
    implementation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Monitoring Evaluation Research & Improvement
    (MERI) Coordinator vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in
    Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Possess
    a background and professional training in Monitoring and Evaluation will
    be an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in monitoring and documentation
    of project/ programs.
  • Working
    knowledge of environment and current effective practice on monitoring and
    evaluation
  • Demonstrable
    abilities in planning and coordination
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse
    cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Excellent
    communication skills, both in written English and face to face
    presentations.
  • Skills
    in monitoring and evaluation of rights-based programs on legal and human
    rights protection and participation especially marginalised women and
    youth.
  • Willingness
    to undertake travel throughout Uganda
  • Strong
    strategic and analytical thinking
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their electronic copies (of not more than
2MB) of letters of application, together with updated CVs which should include
the contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to:
Country Human Resources Manager
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
NB:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates
will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do
not hear from us by 30th March, 2015.
Deadline: 16th January, 2015.

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