3 USAID OVC Project Job Positions – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Futures Group

Organization: Futures Group
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Director
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit
organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set
out by the Bishops of the United States. Our Catholic identity is at the heart
of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as
partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and
our commitment to serving those in need.
About USAID CRS Project:
Futures Group will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children
and Youth in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The project
will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda. “Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central
and Western Uganda project is being implemented in a consortium consisting of
CRS being the lead, Futures group, ANPPCAN and TPO. Futures Group will be
working in Kampala, Kasese and Mbarara regions.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
will be responsible for regional M&E activities for the Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda project. 
Key Duties and
1. Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:
  • Work closely with the Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director and external M&E Experts to
    develop the project M&E plan and data collection tools.
  • Actively monitor and update the project
    database and develop project reports using collected data.
  • Actively coordinate with the MEL Director
    to design, coordinate and implement qualitative and quantitative research
    including baseline evaluation and rapid assessments.
  • Initiate/ensure clear, efficient and
    timely communication and reporting in respect to the programmatic needs of
    the project.
  • Take part in the development and
    facilitate the use of data collection tools at all levels through training
    and supportive supervision at the point of data collection.
  • Carry out routine data quality assessments
    at service delivery points.
2. Strategic Planning and Data Use:
  • Actively contribute to strategic planning
    and work plan development based on data generated from the M&E system;
  • Support the program to strengthen the
    capacity of project staff, community partners, district staff and
    volunteers in collecting, analyzing and utilizing data; analyze, interpret
    and disseminate information that document project performance and
    findings, including identification of best practices and lessons learned
    from project activities.
  • Participate in national level data
    triangulation forums and annual review meetings and develop policy briefs
    based on district level data as directed by the Senior M&E Specialist.
  • Contribute to program learning through
    writing and mentoring others on writing briefs that draw on program data
    and findings – both quantitative and qualitative.
3. Capacity Building:
  • Render support in the implementation of
    the M&E plan and assist stakeholders in understanding M&E
  • Develop M&E capacity building plans
    based on assessment findings to strengthen the district and CSO M&E
    systems and their ability to use data for decision making.
  • Organize and conduct periodic meetings
    with local collaborating agencies, partners and stakeholders to discuss
    achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • All suitably qualified and interested
    candidates who so wish to join the CRS USAID Project should hold a Ugandan
    national with experience working in Uganda, preferably in the Central
    and/or Western regions of the country.
  • The applicant should hold a Degree in
    Public health or other advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of five or more years practical
    experience in Monitoring and Evaluating OVC and/or community-based
    HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative
    and qualitative data collection Fluent in English with excellent written
    and oral communication skills.
  • Past experience in developing and
    presenting presentations, policy briefs, articles and other M&E
  • Significant experience in planning and
    facilitating trainings and building M&E capacity.
  • Working knowledge of relevant national and
    international indicators (particularly PEPFAR) related to HIV/AIDS and OVC
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability
    to work effectively in a team.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint; other database and management information systems
    knowledge desirable.
  • All CRS staff should possess the following
    values: Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive
    Relationships and Promotes Learning
  • Currently living in or willingness to
    relocate to Kampala, Kasese or Mbarara.
How to Apply: 
All applicants who so wish to join the USAID project should send a
cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact
information only) to Dwight Hahn to dhahn@futuresgroup.com
NB: Only selected
candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted.
Deadline: Wednesday, 6th
May, 2015.
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