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Programme Officer –Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Job Opportunity – Kilimo Trust

Organisation: Kilimo Trust
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Kilimo Trust is
an independent organization working on agriculture for development across the
East Africa Community (EAC) Region in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
and more recently in the new Republic of South Sudan. The organisation promotes
regional solutions to local problems. The aim is to make agricultural markets
work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger. We bring a
commercial mind-set and market understanding to agricultural development within
the EAC Region.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer –Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning (MEL) will provide support to the Kilimo Trust projects in
maintaining the established M&E Systems that will enable attributing impact
of KT, in relation to:
·        
Increasing incomes of SHFs or Enterprises targeted
by KT projects
·        
Kilimo Trust being recognized as a world class brand
in delivering efficiently beyond expectation of clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Routinely Update with quality and timely data the
established robust mechanism of assessing attribution of each project/unit, to
the organizational goals and targets,:
o   The incumbent
will be regularly updating of high quality M&E system for the allocated
Portfolio
o   Support the
process of planning and conducting various studies at project and
organizational levels.
·        
Ensure that the allocated KT projects have well
designed M&E tools, forms and checklists that will enable efficient data
collection procedures using modern technologies to collect high quality data
for tracking outcomes and impact of the allocated KT Projects
·        
Support the learning function through:-
o   Mentoring and training
of KT and partners staff in Monitoring &Evaluation Principles as needed;
o   Effectively
communicating and sharing experiences among the Monitoring & Evaluation
Team, Project Staff, Partner Teams and Regional offices
·        
Manage the design and implementation of a feedback
mechanism/system for the KT partners
·        
Regularly document lessons learnt from implemented
projects
·        
Develop quality and timely Monitoring
&Evaluation reports and other relevant reports
·        
Perform any other duties as delegated by the SPO
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a degree in
Agriculture, Agricultural Sciences or Agricultural Economics or its equivalent.
Possession of a Post-graduate degree in Project Planning and Management;
Monitoring & Evaluation; related fields.
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a minimum of five years’
experience; with two (2) years as a Project M&E Officer for programs
working in the development of agricultural value chains, markets and trade at
regional level under regional and/or International Organizations
·        
Proven skills, experience and track record in support
the design and hands-on use of ICT for MEL
·        
Skills in analytics, statistics and research.
·        
Skills in supporting MEL strategies, frameworks and
system setup (including tools and processes).
·        
Skilled in setting-up of baseline databases.
·        
Skills in supporting audits on value for money.
·        
Stakeholder engagement and participatory MEL skills
·        
Good writing and production of concise but high
quality briefs and reports in English. Impeccable competences in the use of
rigorous methods for quantitative, qualitative and participatory analysis
·        
Skills in capacity building capacity
·        
Proficient in the use of relevant computer software
with emphasis on MS Office Suite (especially Ms Project) and SPSS
How to Apply: 
All candidates
must send an application letter plus the following:
·        
An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and
experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of
the experience areas listed above);
·        
Copies of evaluation report of at least two of main
project tasks you have managed;
·        
The names and contacts of three referees, and a
daytime contact telephone number of each of them;
·        
Copies of Academic Certificate and Transcripts for
O’ level, A’ level, Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate qualifications
·        
The names and contacts of your immediate
supervisor(s) in the current job and two of your immediate previous jobs;
·        
Your daytime contact telephone number; and
·        
A statement and proof of current remuneration
package
Please send your
application electronically to:
The Human
Resource & Administration Manager,
Kilimo Trust,
Plot No. 42,
Princess Anne Drive Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 71782,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 23rd October 2015
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