Fresher NGO Jobs – M&E Specialist -Program Impact at Mildmay

Organization: Mildmay
Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Research and Strategic Information
About Mildmay:
Mildmay Uganda (MUg) is a
faith- based local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) offering Comprehensive
HIV Care & treatment, Training, Research & General Medical Services;
also providing Health Systems Strengthening to scale up comprehensive HIV/AIDS
Services in 16 districts of Central Uganda.
Job Summary:  The M&E Specialist -Program Impact will be
responsible for developing M&E plans and systems for new Mildmay grants and
ensuring documentation and dissemination of MUg program impact with the aim to continuously
improve MUg’s strategic positioning as well inform policy .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Provide technical support
to grants development and business development in ensuring that effective
M&E plans and systems are developed for new applications, new projects and
business initiatives:
  • Research
    the M&E requirements of grants and business opportunities identified
    by MUg
  • Sensitize
    grants and business development staff on M&E needs of newly identified
    grants and business opportunities
  • Work
    closely with all stakeholders of new grants and business initiatives to
    establish a shared M&E vision for new opportunities
  • Supporting
    grants development and business development arms to design new projects, products
    and services in ways that optimize impact
  • In
    charge of developing the M&E sections of grants, proposals and
    projects being developed by the grants or business development teams or
    task forces
  • Ensure
    that project designs and M&E plans comply with the conditions/provisions
    of funding opportunity announcements, cooperative agreements and grants
  • Keenly
    track changes in the M&E policies and priorities of Mildmay Uganda’s
    major grantors, donors or funders or those targeted in future
  • Work
    closely with the M&E Manager to regularly map all small projects [i.e.
    those without a fully-fledged M&E and reporting portfolio] and their
    M&E and reporting requirements to ensure alignment to MUg M&E
    framework
2. Offer technical support to
communications, advocacy, partnerships, donor relations management and
stakeholders management processes in ensuring effective impact reporting to all
targeted publics:
  • Work
    closely with M&E Department and other internal and external sources
    and stakeholders to gather data and information for impact reporting by
    MUg
  • Working
    in liaison with Communications Department, Research team and other
    internal and external entities to write, produce, publish or disseminate
    impact stories from MUg interventions
  • Ensuring
    easy public access to impact reports and data and ensure they are widely circulated
  • Responsible
    for sensitizing MUg leadership, program managers and program staff about
    impact emerging from their interventions and equipping them to aim at
    maximizing impact, including critical reflection and learning
  • Work
    collaboratively with the M&E Manager in planning and conducting
    project reviews to ensure dissemination of program impact observations
  • Ensuring
    that impact reporting and findings are reflected in subsequent budgeting
    and work plan development
  • In
    charge of arranging strategic impact-level engagement between MUg
    leadership and government ministries or departments, local governments,
    donors and other stakeholders
  • Responsible
    for establishing and maintaining close working relationships with all
    internal and external parties and stakeholders with interests in MUg
    impact reporting to ensure alignment with the impact agenda of other
    partners
  • In
    charge of coordinating and ensuring effective follow-up, execution and turn-around
    on key decisions arising from impact reporting
  • In
    charge of assessing the extent, quality and effectiveness of the impact
    conversation among targeted publics and devising means to address identified
    gaps or achieve higher goals
  • Building
    capacity of MUg in impact reporting and fostering a joint learning process
    that identifies how projects could be improved further to achieve impact
  • Planning
    and executing ad hoc evaluation studies needed to gain timely and relevant
    insights into emerging areas of concern and ensuring that findings are
    shared with all those involved in decision-making and following up on
    implementation of agreed action steps
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
    Economics or Statistics, Development Studies
  • Possession
    of a Post-graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Population
    Studies, or Public Health
  • Two
    years’ experience of M&E work in a health program
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience in writing high quality and high profile
    reports
  • Prior
    experience in dealing with donor reporting
  • A
    year’s experience in a middle management level is an added advantage
  • Excellent
    written and oral presentation and communication skills
  • Prior
    experience in designing and use of M&E tools, data analysis, data
    quality assessments and data use
  • Skills
    to develop and cultivate strong and sustainable partnerships
  • Good
    Influencing/Negotiation skills
  • Good
    problem solving skills and ability
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Ability
    to work under pressure; and in sympathy with the Christian values of
    Mildmay Uganda.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. Proficiency in various Microsoft office packages and working
    knowledge of English and local language(s) are crucial.
  • Evidence
    of a non-judgemental approach regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality
    and lifestyle is critical.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their interest to The Human Resource Manager
at Mildmay Uganda, Entebbe Road, Lweza, Kampala, Uganda  at hr@mildmay.or.ug clearly indicating in the
subject of the email, the position applied for or through P.O. Box 24985,
Kampala. Certified copies of academic transcripts, a full CV indicating current
salary and other benefits should be provided, and two professional referees
(one of which should be a former employer).
Deadline: 31st July, 2015
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