USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director Employment Opportunity – WEI/Bantwana

Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and
Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda
About US:
WEI/Bantwana
Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children
orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support
and care they need to grow into healthy adults.
About USAID BETTER OUTCOMES Project:
World
Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year USAID funded
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. The goal
of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and youth orphaned and
made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and Northern Uganda.
BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five partners, namely: WEI/B
as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans
(UWESO), Youth, Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible
for specific technical aspects of the project. The project is being implemented
in 13 districts of Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
will support the Chief of Party in taking charge of all monitoring, evaluation
and research activities associated with the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop the Activity
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan – AMELP:
  • Coordinate with USAID and other projects and
    stakeholders as advised by USAID and the Chief of Party, to seek inputs /
    feedback to integrate.        
  • Coordinate with project technical team to
    develop set of SMART indicators for the AMELP at all levels.
  • Manage the finalization of an AMELP for COP
    submission and USAID approval.
  • Review project data bank and reports.
  • Send feedback to the concerned parties after
    the review of the data and reports received, and advise management on any
  • Keenly review all field data for the projects
    managed under your docket and advice on compliance issues and donor
    requirements
Develop baselines and
special studies:
  • Coordinate with project team and other
    stakeholders to gather data.
  • Develop SOW for consultancies / special
    studies
  • Lead and coordinate the work of consultants /
    team members in the implementation of special studies as needed.
  • Lead / verify the analysis of data and ensure
    quality of reports/ products developed by consultants.
  • Ensure that IRS / ethical clearance is
    obtained, when appropriate.       
Prepare timely and
complete MEL reports
  • Coordinate with project team, MEL team and
    implementing partners to ensure data is submitted in time for report
    deadlines.
  • Assemble data and indicators with relevant
    disaggregation requested.
  • Submit data / MEL reports in respect of
    deadlines.
Lead development of MEL
tools:
  • Coordinate with project team to ensure
    activity tools allow gathering of
  • Lead the development of assessment tools,
    evaluation tools. Lead the development of integrated project database.
Ensure data quality and
integrity:
  • Develop procedures / processes to ensure data
    quality. Review data security procedures and processes.
  • Lead / coordinate MEL team and partners to
    carry out data quality assessments at all levels.
  • Carry out data reviews and provide feedbacks,
    flagging issues, as appropriate.
Build staff capacity in
MEL:
  • Mentor and train MEL team, relevant
    consortium partners and CSO implementing partners.
  • Coordinate with Capacity Building team to
    contribute to MEL training and mentoring of district stakeholders.
  • Develop MEL guidance as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning Director job placement must hold a Master’s Degree
    or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health
    management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field
    is required.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience
    supervising monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with
    respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity
    building, economic strengthening, and service delivery.
  • The candidate must have strong quantitative
    or mixed- method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical
    information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical
    audiences.
  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint
    and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS)
    and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
  • S/he must have demonstrated leadership
    qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and
    experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation
    skills.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World
Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) are encouraged to apply via E-mail only be
sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Hiring Manager at
wei_recruitment@ug.worlded.org
Deadline: 29th July 2016 by 1:00pm

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