European Commission (EC) VAC Project Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Project Name: European
Commission (EC) funded Violence Against Children (VAC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring and
Research Manager
About Plan:
Founded 75
years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries
across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions
of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children
realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and
dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental
affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
will primarily be in charge of coordinating the monitoring, evaluation and
research initiatives in the European Commission (EC) funded Violence Against
Children (VAC) project that seeks to contribute to the reduction of all forms
of violence against children of 0-8 years of age in post-conflict northern
Uganda within homes and communities using Early Childhood Care and Development
(ECCD) as a key strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Manages the implementation of monitoring, evaluation
& research initiatives in the EC Violence Against Children (VAC) Project
implemented in Apac, Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo, Kole districts.
·        
Steers the development of the EC VAC Project
indicators, monitoring frameworks, tools and guidelines.
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Manages the development and design of all researches
within the projects working closely with the Project Coordinator, MER Manager
and technical specialist team in advocacy, ECCD and child protection.
·        
Technically supports the design and delivery of
major evaluation and monitoring initiatives, including project baselines.
·        
As a member of the project team, advises management
and programme staff on monitoring, evaluation & research.
·        
The incumbent facilitates training and development
activities and provides coaching and mentoring for Plan and partner staff on
monitoring, evaluation & research.
·        
Supports organizational and project learning by
developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external project
information on monitoring, evaluation & research.
·        
Prepares M&E quarterly progress reports on the
Projects’ monitoring, evaluation & research initiatives for internal and
external use.
·        
The incumbent will also assist the project
coordinator in completing project progress logs in SAP and provide inputs to
various Plan corporate processes, reports and documents such as Annual Progress
Reviews (APPR).
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The incumbent will also be tasked with establishing and
managing an appropriate filing system for all project data.
·        
Support management in all monitoring and
documentation related project activities.
·        
Render support in the utilization of the corporate
M&E system within the project.
·        
Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and guidelines
are adhered to in project implementation.
·        
Ensure that Plan International’s visitors, partners
and associates that contact with children through the VAC Project comply to the
Child Protection Policy.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The Plan International Monitoring and Evaluation
Coordinator should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development, Social
Sciences or its equivalent,
·        
Possession of a postgraduate diploma in M&E or
project planning is desired
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in design and
implementation of monitoring, evaluation and research initiatives.
·        
Ability to promote high performance among Plan and
partner project staff and provides vision and direction.
·        
The applicant must possess the ability to coach Plan
and its partner project staff on MER issues.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding the EC VAC Project
needs and behaves strategically.
·        
Strong strategic and analytical thinking.
·        
Skills in monitoring and evaluation of rights-based
programmes.
·        
Skills in the design and coordination of research
projects.
·        
Advanced computers skills in Excel, MS Access, SPSS
and other statistical packages
·        
Working knowledge and understanding of environment
and current effective practice on monitoring, evaluation and research
approaches.
·        
Proven abilities in planning and coordination.
·        
Excellent communication skills, both in written
English and in face-to-face presentations.
·        
Proven skills in the use of participatory
approaches, case studies and rights-based programming.
·        
Excellent skills in report writing and project
documentation.
·        
Prior experience in using data management systems.
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication (verbal and written) skills
·        
Excellent communication skills, appropriate to the
audience.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to
work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to
work in teams.
·        
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches
on monitoring, evaluation and research.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country
Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: As a child
centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are
kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child
Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates
will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have
ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 28th August, 2015
Please consider
your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th
October, 2015

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