World Bank CEDP Project Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer MGF at Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)




Organization: Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Competitive
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Matching Grant Facility (MGF)
About CEDP:
The Government
of Uganda has received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the
Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The project development
objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda
through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared
towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
The 5 year
project comprises of four major components and will be implemented by seven
agencies among them is Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB). However, the
overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The Government of
Uganda recognizes the vital role that the private sector plays in the social economic
development of the country. The MGF supports interventions in high-potential and
sector specific sub-sectors including: tourism, coffee, horticulture, grains
and pulses, fisheries, edible oils, and information and communication
technology (business process outsourcing). In a bid to address some of the
constraints facing private enterprises, Government included a Matching Grant
Facility (MGF) component under CEDP that aims at;
·        
Improving enterprise capacity by facilitating beneficiaries
access to grants of up to 50% towards use of sector specific business
development services (BDS), building skills and improving quality standards at
firm level.
·        
Increasing the growth and competitiveness of the private
sector in Uganda in order to maximize returns on products/services through
value chain analysis.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
& Evaluation Officer will take overall responsibility for providing
coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the MGF component.
The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring accurate and comprehensive data
collection and analysis of results to report on progress towards project
objectives. He/she works with technical team members to develop appropriate indicators,
targets and methods for collecting information on project activities and assist
with analysis for evidence-based decision making for project improvements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Implement the MGF monitoring and evaluation strategy,
as established under the component Implementation Manual and recommend any
possible changes when appropriate.
·        
The incumbent will identify information requirements
of the MGF component concerning  planning
of activities, data collection, monitoring and evaluation.
·        
Regularly review the performance indicators,
establish baseline data and reports produced by different stakeholders; ensure
consistency with the definition and methodology of collection of these
indicators by keeping an M&E plan for each indicator.
·        
Actively monitor and report on the performance of
the different activities funded under the component and ensure timely measures
are in place to improve the overall monitoring system;
·        
Support the MGF Manager in preparing periodic reports
by providing data on all activities in progress as per the performance
indicators, non-performed and completed during the project lifespan.
·        
Set up a data base for operational systems for collecting,
analyzing, and reporting project related data.
·        
Conduct as appropriate TORs for special studies when
necessary (e.g. baseline, Impact Assessment; monitoring and evaluation studies,
etc…
·        
Prepare and submit quarterly and annual M&E
reports showing progress against the targets of each output indicator, and
assist in the preparation of the annual work plans.
·        
Keenly track performance against supported activity
budgets and carry out due diligence work on implementation status.
·        
Work with and update the component tracking and
monitoring system to generate the required performance reports.
·        
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by
his/her supervisors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate should hold an Honour’s degree
in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social
Administration or the other related subjects from a reputable University with post
graduate training and qualification in M&E. A master’s degree in related
and relevant field will be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of five years practical experience in
designing and/or implementing organisational level systems for M&E
·        
Significant experience in designing and/or
implementing data collection and data management systems
·        
Working knowledge of data analysis software (e.g.
SAS, SPSS) and basic computer skills i.e. Word processing, spread sheets, and
databases) is required.
·        
Strong knowledge of/expertise in evaluation
techniques (quantitative and qualitative methodologies, questionnaire
development, statistical analysis, logic models, evaluation plans, etc.)
·        
Prior exposure and experience in the entire
evaluation cycle, from design and formulation to implementation, analysis and
presentation of results and recommendations.
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·        
High degree of integrity in handling public resources
and in executing duties.
·        
A high level of interpersonal and management skills
and ability to work with teams in the organization
·        
Proven integrity and confidentiality in handling
public resources and in executing duties
·        
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
·        
Excellent planning and organisation skills
·        
Good problem solving skills
·        
Good leadership and management skills
·        
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita
and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please indicate
the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
The Project
Coordinator,
Competitiveness
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) – Lower Building
Plot 43,
Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683,
Kampala- Uganda.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015 by 17:00
Hours

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