Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Career Opportunity – USAID Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Project

Organization: Strengthening Decentralization for
Sustainability (SDS)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party / Programs
About USAID Project:
Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) is a 6-year (2010- 2016) USAID-funded
program in support of the government of Uganda (GOU) at the district and
Sub-county local government level. The project aims at improving results and
sustainability of decentralized social service delivery through appropriate
tools, technical assistance, and financial support. The SDS Program is
implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets, Ltd. USA, in collaboration with: Urban
Institute; Development Info Structure Inc. (Devis); Infectious Disease Institute
(IDI); and Tangaza Cinemas. Since April, 2015, SDS was requested by USAID to
support critical USAID health activities previously implemented under the
Northern Uganda Health Integration for Enhanced Service (NU-HITES) project.
Working in collaboration with implementing partners, and especially the
Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, the SDS
Program’s activities in the North ensures uninterrupted delivery of quality
HIV/AIDS care and treatment services for people living with and affected by
HIV/AIDS and continue USAID support for other critical health services,
including ending mother to child transmission (eMTCT), MNCH, FP, TB, and
malaria services.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will offer M&E
technical support and supervision to SDS M&E team. The M&E Manager will
take overall responsibility of managing M&E functions in SDS including
strengthening SDS M&E systems and capacity of personnel to deliver on their
mandate and meet SDS reporting requirements and other expectations. The  M&E Manager will be responsible for the supervision
of project  M&E  activities to ensure they  are implemented  timely 
and within appropriate cost and quality, and provide management support
and leadership to M&E team. Technically, the incumbent will also be responsible
for the overall reporting mechanism that include: i) ensuring collection of PMP
data from secondary and primary sources; ii) planning and managing the SDS
annual survey; iii) analysis and compiling annual survey reports; iv) reporting
data in the USAID Performance Results System (PRS) and; v) compiling Annual and
Semi-Annual Progress Report (APR/SAPR) PEPFAR  
narrative   report   and  
uploading   both   the quantitative and narrative into the
PEPFAR/MEEP HIBRID reporting System, DATIM and any other reporting mechanism
that may be prescribed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the development and review of the SDS
    Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and design systems that allow for
    efficient collection and reporting of PMP information.
  • Work closely with other SDS staff to sustain
    SDS M&E system and continually review and improve the M&E system.
  • Ensure that the data for all indicators (PMP,
    Grants A, B & C, DOP, HRH, Education and other programs) is collected
    in time and in high quality
  • Develop and where appropriate review
    performance indicators and frameworks for measuring results achieved from
    implementation of activities supported through SDS grants and programs.
  • Work with M&E Specialists to analyze and
    validate data on program outputs and outcomes from SDS supported
    activities implemented by districts local governments and CSOs
  • Organize annual surveys in the SDS supported
    districts in Western, Central, Eastern, Central and Northern Uganda
    respectively to measure performance of SDS program based on approved
    Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).
  • Work closely with Grants team to ensure
    appropriate and quality quarterly desk review and validation of
    performance of SDS Program supported district local governments.
  • Work in liaison with M&E Specialists,
    review and  consolidate quarterly
    grants performance monitoring reports for Grant A, B & C in a timely
    manner and with the expected quality
  • In collaboration with Grants Managers and
    Director, support timely development and revision of program monitoring
    tools such as desk review and validation tools and any other relevant
    performance measurement frameworks
  • Develop reporting mechanisms for the District
    Operational  Plans (DOP) periodic
    reporting and ensure that routine data collection on DOP is conducted as
  • Effectively provide managerial   and technical   supervision to M&E team.
  • Offer technical and strategic direction to
    SDS M&E Internship program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Monitoring
    and Evaluation Manager job opportunity should hold a Postgraduate degree
    in the field of: Monitoring & Evaluation; Social Development Studies;
    Statistics; Economics and Economic Planning; Education; Information
    Technology; Mathematics and any other relevant field. Possession of a
    Post-graduate training in M&E is an added advantage.
  • At least seven years’ experience in the design
    and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems as well as
    management information systems;
  • Prior experience providing technical
    assistance in M&E and MIS, especially to host country stakeholders;
  • Significant experience with USAID or other
    donor-funded projects preferred;
  • Significant experience in working with local
    government systems in a support and capacity building position
  • Excellent organizational, analytical,
    supervisory skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong managerial skills and competences
  • Excellent time management skills and ability
    to meet strict deadlines
  • Proven ability to mentor staff under his/her
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and
    produce the expected quantity of work with the expected time
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver
    high quality presentation and must be able to articulate M&E issues as
    Senior Management, partner (IP) and USAID Mission levels
  • Capacity to recruit, supervise and manage
  • Significant experience in the provision of
    M&E capacity to local / central government personnel and other partners
    including beneficiaries
  • Excellent report writing skills
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
and updated resumes with names of three references should be sent to
indicate the job position in the subject line.
Deadline: 3rd February, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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