Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant IFAD Grant Jobs – Ministry of Local Government




Organisation: Ministry of
Local Government
Funding Source: International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project for
Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to
apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR
will cover the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya
and Pader.
About PRELNOR Project:
The overall
goal of the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced
vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will be
through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience
of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and
export markets.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Assistant will support the MEL specialist in data and database
management, and any other duties as assigned by the MELS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    in developing and take responsibility for operating the two databases of
    the project.
  • Organise
    and manage the data collection framework for the project.
  • Develop
    data collection formats for service providers, and compile inputs received
    on regular basis, including taking responsibility for quality, accuracy
    and timeliness of data.
  • Undertake
    and provide technical support for analysis of project performance.
  • Systematically
    compile lessons learned from project implementation into formats suitable
    for dissemination, as well as take lead in branding and production of
    project communications materials.
  • Create
    and regularly update an e-library repository collecting knowledge and
    stories, and ensuring easy access for all staff.
  • Support
    in annual data verification exercises in the field.
  • Organize
    stakeholder workshops for feedback to and input from all stakeholders.
  • Offer
    timely technical support to the team for developing an e-repository.
  • Be
    an active team player of the “M&E, learning and impact team.”
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:   
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a first degree (Master’s degree is
    an added advantage) in statistical analysis, computer systems, or similar
    subject, and/or specific training in Moro MIS from a recognised University
    / Institution.
  • A
    minimum of four years’ experience, including two years working with data
    management, Mean/or MIS in government/donor programmes or large
    institutions.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of community, agriculture and/or SME
    development processes.
  • Familiarity
    with technical writing to audiences with different levels of technical
    understanding.
  • Excellent
    quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of one or more
    local languages in the project area would be an asset.
  • Computer-literate
    and well-versed in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and the Internet, and have
    demonstrated capability in MS Access.
  • Prior
    experience working with digital data collection tools (such as
    smartphones) and geographic information systems for implementation
    mapping.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied
with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts
and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 14th August, 2015
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