USAID Feed the Future Project Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at Tetra Tech

Organisation: Tetra Tech
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Feed the Future Ag Inputs Activity
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Tetra Tech is a
leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, and
construction management services, based in the USA. The Company assists
commercial and government clients with programs in agriculture and economic
growth, water infrastructure, environment and natural resources, land tenure
and property rights, democracy and governance, climate change adaptation,
gender and youth inclusion, and energy. With 13,000 staff in 300 offices
worldwide, Tetra Tech had an annual operating FY14 budget of 2.5 billion USD.
In Uganda, Tetra Tech implements several development programs, including the
USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Ag Inputs Activity.
Job Summary: The M&E
Specialist will support be Tetra Tech by being responsible for the monitoring
and evaluation function for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Ag Inputs Activity
project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will provide leadership in designing,
implementing, and using M&E data
·        
Also, he / she will maintain an up to date filing
system for all project reports and all M&E data
·        
Compile and edit data on a quarterly basis to
produce quarterly and annual reports for USAID
·        
Conduct training and guidance for project staff in
developing/using annual M&E plans, using data collection tools, and
understanding required targets and indicators.
·        
Manage data, generate periodic progress reports for
staff, donors and other stakeholders
·        
Proactively search for ways to evaluate if the team
is achieving its goals at various stages
Qualifications and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a First degree in
Statistics; Master’s degree preferred and can demonstrate a strong private
sector inclination through their work experience
·        
At least five years post graduate practice in
relevant field
·        
Proven applied skills and experience in designing,
implementation and operating data-intensive research projects or M&E
systems from start to finish.
·        
Working knowledge of key evaluation methodologies
and experience in data analysis
·        
Significant experience in market systems
facilitation or M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) approaches, and/or in
M&E for USAID projects, preferred but not required.
Skills:
Candidates
should highlight these skills in their CV, and expect to demonstrate them if
called for an interview.
·        
A good team player
·        
Strategic thinker; able to connect day-to-day
activities to larger change goals
·        
Creative problem solver; able to think up new ideas
that connect back to strategic goals
·        
Communicator; able to build relationships,
negotiate, and listen to a variety of people
·        
Report writer; outstanding written communication
skills, strong sense of inquiry, and able to flexibly adjust actions according
to new information and good presentation skills
·        
Excellent analytical skills; to conduct data
analysis using statistical and/qualitative software packages
·        
Business-minded and have a strong interest in
learning about and executing new approaches to effective private sector
development.
Personal Competencies: 
The ideal candidates
with experience in three or more of the following areas will be highly
competitive.
·        
Data management skills: Excellent
skills in data management software, including Excel, and Statistics.
·        
Business and industry knowledge: detailed
knowledge and understanding of business operations processes and have a solid
foundation of agribusiness industry knowledge
·        
Team leader: prior experience
in motivating and inspiring others to meet performance goals
·        
Research: past experience
in qualitative and quantitative research methods, especially those that deal
with understanding consumer or business behavior (e.g. market research)
How to Apply: 
All candidates
are encouraged to send applications including and updated CV, short statement
of interest, and two referees to contact to; aginputsrecruitment@gmail.com.
Deadline: 28th August 2015

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