USAID Grant M&E Careers – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor at World Vision

Organisation: World Vision International
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About WVU:
World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and
Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children,
families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work
in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of
children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for
working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion
of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where
possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for
every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Advisor will provide leadership and coordination for
the monitoring and evaluation of project components. The incumbent will mainly
develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include
appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate
performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Monitoring & Evaluation
System Development:
  • In charge of developing the overall
    framework for project M&E in accordance with the project and document
    M&E plan.
  • Carry out a readiness assessment regarding
    M&E.
  • Identify the requirements for collecting
    baseline data, prepare terms of reference (ToRs) and commission the
    baseline survey as required.
  • Clarify M&E responsibilities of
    project personnel.
  • 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.
  • Clarify process for monitoring and
    evaluations on partners.
  • Prepare detailed M&E budgets.
  • Prepare calendar of M&E activities.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation
Implementation:
  • Manage and execute M&E activities
    included in the annual work plan, with particular focus on results and
    impacts as well as in lesson learning.
  • In charge of designing the framework for
    the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
  • Actively promote a results-based approach
    to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.
  • 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.
  • Routinely check that monitoring data are
    discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of
    implications of future action.
  • Carry out regular visits to the field to
    support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might
    be needed.
  • Foster participatory planning and
    monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in the
    M&E of activities.
  • Actively facilitate, act as resource
    person, and join, if required, any external supervision and evaluation
    missions.
  • Monitor the follow up of evaluation
    recommendations.
  • Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for
    specific project studies. Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or
    organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies
    required for evaluating project effects and impacts.
  • Organize refresher training in M&E for
    project and implementing partner staff and primary stakeholders with a
    view to developing local M&E capacity.
3. Learning, Reporting and
Documentation:
  • Design and implement a system to identify,
    analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
  • Consolidate a culture of lessons learning
    involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities.
  • Ensure that ToR for consultants recruited
    by the project also incorporate mechanisms to capture and share lessons
    learned through their inputs to the project, and to ensure that the
    results are reflected in the reporting system described above.
  • Document, package and disseminate lessons
    learned at least annually.
  • Facilitate exchange of experiences by
    supporting and coordinating participation in any existing network projects
    sharing common characteristics.
  • Identify and participate in additional
    networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also
    yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.
  • The incumbent will also perform any other
    duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor should preferably hold a
    Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics,
    statistics, research methods or other closely related discipline and a
    minimum of five (5) years in M&E for health programs, demonstrating
    increased level of responsibility, OR a Bachelor’s degree in statistics,
    biostatistics, social sciences and epidemiology and a minimum of eight (8)
    years in M&E for health programs, demonstrating increased level of
    responsibility
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    multiple stakeholders including experience with Government counterparts,
    will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate
    technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and
    non-technical audiences.
  • Past experience in successfully moving
    evaluation and research findings to program actions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and
    communication skills.
  • The applicant must be a committed
    Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily
    devotions and weekly Chapel services.
NB: The position is open to Only Ugandan
Nationals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 17th July, 2015.

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