USAID MWA Project Careers – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Organisation: Millennium Water Alliance (MWA)
Project Name: USAID /Uganda Sanitation Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
The Millennium Water Alliance was
formed as the Unites States announced its commitment to the Goals for
Sustainable Development. One goal was to “reduce by half, the proportion of
people without access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation” by
the year 2015. To help reach this goal, in 2003 the leading US-based
non-governmental organizations working in water and sanitation formed the
Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) as 501(c)(3) organization to offer sustainable
solutions through advocacy, shared knowledge, and collaborative programming.
Since then, MWA has created consortium field programs in which member NGOs
bring their strengths and share ideas on effective approaches, for maximum efficiency
and long-term effectiveness. Our major collaborative field programs to date
operate in Ethiopia, Kenya, and in five countries in Central America.
About USAID Project:
The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) seeks
to win an anticipated 5-Year Sanitation program in Uganda to be awarded by
USAID in FY2015. The Project will be implemented by a consortium of NGOs and
other development partners in managing and implementing a sustainable water and
sanitation program in 8 districts that may expand to 25 districts in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
(MEL) Advisor will provide Monitoring and evaluation services in support to the
Chief of Party. He/she will take a lead role in monitoring and evaluation to
institutionalize and strengthen learning, result oriented management of the
project, ensure learning and feedback loops are active and the data generated
by the project is managed well for evidence based learning.  The MEL will work in liaison with the Chief
of Party to monitor and evaluate a high-impact program to institutionalize
catalytic models of sustainable service delivery and strengthen governance for
resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources.  The incumbent will oversee the M&E
aspects of the MWA partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer
strategic leadership in designing, developing, and implementing a monitoring,
research and evaluation strategy for the project.
·        
Oversee
the development monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems that include
appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate
performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting
·        
Develop
innovative approaches to measure project performance.
·        
Manage
the design and implementation of performance monitoring plans, indicators, and
systems for data collection and train users of the same.
·        
Responsible
for the development of the project’s data management systems for increased data
accuracy, timeliness, and reliability in assessing the overall project impact
and coverage.
·        
In
charge of the design and implementation of a system to identify, analyze,
document and disseminate lessons learned
·        
Direct
the collection, analysis, and use of project data for decision-making and
maintain the indicators database.
·        
Render
support in the development of project reports with staff and executing partners
in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting
formats and ensure their timely submission of ad hoc, monthly, quarterly and
annual reports.
·        
Prepare
consolidation progress reports for project management including identification
of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and
providing specific recommendations.
·        
Consolidate
a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific
responsibilities and document, package and disseminate lessons learned at least
annually.
·        
Provide
leadership in implementing monitoring strategies and assessing data quality,
collection methods and sources of information.
·        
Actively
monitor implementation and progress toward reaching goals, objectives, and
specific activity targets.
·        
Compile
and report data for key programmatic output, outcome, and impact indicators,
including routine data validation.
·        
Measure
effectiveness of the portfolio of the Uganda sanitation Program
·        
Manage
the reporting of project performance and that these reports meet MWA and USAID
requirements.
·        
Significantly
contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with
project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E
activates in the work plan.
·        
Oversee
and execute M&E activities included in the annual work plan, with
particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning
·        
Actively
promote a results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing
results and impacts
·        
Ensure,
with COP, that data are collated and shared with the implementing partners and
key stakeholders
·        
Oversee
analysis and publication of results, as appropriate, and support other
dissemination necessary as may be necessary but in liaison with COP.
·        
Provide
training and mentoring of the sub-grantees and local capacity building
specialists to ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation practices.
·        
Provide
mentoring, coaching, and supervision to M&E counter parts of the
implementing partners.
·        
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor should ideally hold a masters’
degree in M&E, Social sciences, statistics and research methods or closely
related discipline.
·        
A
minimum of eight years’ experience in evaluation of health and WASH related
programs.
·        
Significant
experience in working with multiple partners, including the Government
counterparts
·        
Demonstrated
ability to articulate technical information clearly to both technical and
non-technical persons.
·        
Significant
experience in moving evaluation and research findings to program actions 
·        
Excellent
interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
·        
The
applicant must be knowledgeable in USAID and GoU indictors, an adept manager,
experienced in evaluating new technologies and methods
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join MWA’s USAID WASH Project should send a cover
letter, updated CV in reverse chronological format, and a list of at least
three professional references (name, contact information, and statement of
relationship to the reference) to: mwa.uganda.jobs@gmail.com. Please make sure
to add the “job title” in the subject line of your email.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 15th July, 2015
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