USAID RWANU Project Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Manager at ACDI/VOCA

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency
through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About USAID RWANU Project:
ACDI/VOCA is an
international NGO that is currently implementing the USAID-funded PL 480 Title
II Development Food Assistance Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth,
Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU).” The RWANU Program aims to
reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected
sub-counties of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s
strategic objectives are (1) improved availability and access to food and (2)
reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five.
The RWANU Program takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing
on the first 1,000 days of life when conditional food rations will have the
highest impact. RWANU promotes diversified livelihoods strategies including
linkages to market opportunities to ensure long-term food security and
resilience to food insecurity shocks.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
& Evaluation Manager will be responsible for supporting the design, timely
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities within
RWANU.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will render support in the data
analysis and preparation of quarterly operational reports and annual results
reports that are submitted to the donor.
·        
Offer technical oversight of the M&E approach
and strategy in consultation with the Chief of Party and the ACDI/VOCA headquarters-based
M&E specialist for the program.
·        
Ensure compliance with USAID Office of Food for
Peace implementation and reporting guidelines as well as ACDI/VOCA’s corporate
M&E systems; keep up-to-date on changing donor requirements, new food
security initiatives, etc. and liaise with USAID/UGANDA M&E specialists
·        
Maintain up to date information in USAID FFP and FTF
M&E data bases Manage and oversee a technical team of M&E specialists
and supervise data collection and documentation activities of all field-based
personnel.
·        
Design, implement, and lead comprehensive, efficient
and effective M&E training and capacity-building programs for international
and local partners and program staff.
·        
Build the capacity of staff and partners on M&E
tools and analysis, data management, data analysis, basic surveying and
sampling techniques, report writing techniques and requirements for ACDI/VOCA
and other relevant donors.
·        
Coordinate annual impact survey activities in
addition to other studies/evaluations as needed; investigate opportunities for
pilot initiatives or special studies.
·        
Serve as the primary drafter and editor of project
reports, donor reports and needs assessments for dissemination. Incorporate
technical teams’ and sub-recipients’ contributions to quarterly performance
progress reports and provide feedback on quality and compliance with ACDI/VOCA
reporting guidelines.
·        
Manage the development of an integrated project
database, and ensure its continued maintenance and improvement.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in the
fields of Social Sciences, Governance, Health, Economic Growth or other related
field
·        
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of seven
years’ development experience as part of international donor-funded projects
with a proven record of project M&E systems management
·        
Prior exposure and experience in the design and
implementation of M&E systems for capacity building interventions
·        
Previous experience designing and implementing
M&E training for international organizations and USAID-funded projects
·        
Prior experience in data collection, statistical
analysis and reporting, including experience with computer-based statistical
packages and databases (Epi Info, ACCESS, STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
·        
Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
(preferably the Office of Food for Peace)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU
Project should send their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human
Resources Manager attaching their application letters and CV to
jobs@acdivocaug.biz
NB: Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an
equal opportunity employer. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be
contacted.
Deadline: 14th November 2015
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