MasterCard Foundation YETA Project Careers – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director at NCBA CLUSA

Organisation:
National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)
Project Name:
MasterCard Foundation Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: NCBA
CLUSA Chief of Party
About US:
The National Cooperative Business Association
CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative
businesses in the United States and an international development
organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical
assistance, and advocacy that helps businesses thrive. For nearly 100
years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect business enterprises,
highlighting the impact that economic development has in bettering the
lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has
worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural
development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based
health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder
farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 17 countries in Africa,
Latin America, and Asia.
About MasterCard Foundation YETA
Project:
NCBA CLUSA Uganda has received funding from
MasterCard Foundation to reach young people in Northern and Mid – Western
Uganda in the ages of 15-24 and support them to establish sustainable
commercial enterprises. The project name is Youth Empowerment Through
Agriculture (YETA).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Draft and / or modify project
    Performance Management Plan;
  • Develop and/or modify when
    appropriate the project  reporting
    formats and reporting responsibilities to effectively implement the
    Performance Management Plan;
  • Coordinate and oversee timing and
    format for data collection for all reporting cycles;
  • Keenly analyze data and generate
    reports based on findings;
  • Collect data for Impact
    Indicators;
  • Prepare and submit all program
    report drafts for the program;
  • Manage web-based on-line monitoring
    and evaluation system for the program;
  • Work closely with the Chief of
    Party and Technical Staff on learnings generated from reporting
    especially in terms of indicator completion and participate in
    planning meetings for any course corrections;
  • Regularly respond to periodic
    donor and headquarters requests for additional information on project
    activities and results;
  • Offer technical support to
    sub-awardees by assisting in preparing their M&E plans and
    training them in proper reporting 
    techniques provide support in problem-solving when necessary;
  • Update and maintain accurate
    files for all performance indicators for the  program and for all grantee’s
    activities progress;
  • Direct oversight of three
    monitoring assistants based in the field provide these staff with
    performance feedback throughout the year;
  • Attend and represent the program
    at official meetings with government and other partners in a
    professional manner.
  • Play the role of deputy Chief of
    party for the project where necessary;
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the
    MasterCard Foundation Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
    should hold a Degree
  • A minimum of eight years’
    experience, with donor funded monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Strong IT knowledge and
    background with particular experience in database management;
  • Previous experience in creating
    and managing surveys, assessments and evaluations;
  • High degree of social, political
    and cultural sensitivity;
  • Broad working knowledge of US
    Government policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and reporting
    requirements;
  • Excellent data analysis, and
    knowledge of data automation systems
  • Excellent written/oral
    communication skills
  • Working knowledge of smallholder
    agriculture, agribusiness, youth programming, and/or rural enterprise
    development desired;
  • Proven ability to work with
    people and willingness to support and train others;
  • Fluency in English required
    and/or Kiswahili preferred;
  • Ability to travel to project
    sites nationwide.
NB:
Writing samples will be requested as part of this application. Those who
earlier applied for the post of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning,
Director, need not re-apply
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs with three
professional referees including immediate supervisors should be sent to the
YETA Chief of Party, NCBA CLUSA Uganda, via e-mail to
inquiries@clusauganda.co.ug, with the position title clearly referenced in
the subject line. The applications may also be hand delivered to our head
office on Plot 19, Binayomba Road, Bugolobi, Kampala. Please provide
daytime contact telephone number.
Deadline: 29th January
2016
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