Irish Aid PACK Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Career Opportunity – Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)

Organisation: Uganda Network
of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)
Project Name: Prevention of
HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja Project (PACK))
Funding Source: Irish Aid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Grants
Management Unit (GMU) Coordinator
About Us:
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) was established as
a membership organization in 1996 to provide a platform for coordination,
Advocacy, resource mobilization, capacity building and information sharing
among civil society AIDS service organizations (ASOs). With its secretariat in
Kampala, UNASO has a membership of over 2,000 AIDS service ionizations involved
in HIV& AIDS and Health work. UNASO’s vision is “A Ugandan Society free of
HIV and AIDS and its impact”; while her Mission is; “to provide leadership
to ASOs for collective response to HIV& AIDS and Health through effective
representation, coordination and enhanced capacities.”
About PACK Project:
A Civil Society organizations’ consortium (CSO-C) with support from
Irish is implementing a five-year project “Prevention of HIV and AIDS in
Communities of Karamoja” (PACK); The consortium comprises of Alliance of Mayors
and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL), National Forum of
People Living with HIV Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU), Straight Talk Foundation
(STF), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) and Uganda Network of AIDS Service
Organizations (UNASO) was formed in 2015 in order to implement a “Prevention of
HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja” (PACK) Program. It’s also to test the
feasibility of funding CSOs in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a
grant that is for and is managed by the civil society. In the consortium,
AMICAALL will strengthen capacity of municipalities and lower local government
and community leaders in Karamoja while STF will provide HIV and AIDS
prevention and SRH information targeting adolescents, youth and young women in
the region. TASO will carry out community support engagements and NAFOPHANU
will build capacity of PLHIV networks in the region and address HIV stigma and
discrimination as a key barrier to utilization of services. UNASO will be the
Grants Management Unit (GMU) for administering the grants and providing
technical and financial management support to the consortium.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Manager is responsible for the technical design of M&E for UNASO -PACK
Program. The MEL Manager will facilitate the design, set-up and implementation
of standard M&E processes in close collaboration with Program Managers and
Consortium partners to ensure M&E and records management (RMS) systems data
are used to drive evidence- based programming. This includes defining program
logic, indicators, and methodologies while bringing best practices to the
program. The incumbent will monitor and evaluate progress on achieving PACK
Program outcomes vs. targets, to the end of enabling management, donors and
partners to make vital adjustments to maximize program effectiveness. The
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will be responsible for designing,
and roll out the PACK Program M&E system including data collection,
storage, analysis and presentation. He she/ will also ensure the M&E and
records management systems have an in-built learning component that will ensure
relevant learning products are developed to ensure continuous learning in the
Key Duties and
  • Provide leadership to ensure all active
    programs maintain logical frameworks and monitoring plans per UNASO’s
    Program Management Minimum Standards to measure program output, outcomes
    and impact against goals and indicators.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Consortium
    MEL focal persons to design quality information collection strategies that
    inform PACK system and information management platform.
  • The incumbent will design and promote
    strong feedback loops within programs and Consortium partners to enable
    iterative program design and management.
  • Examine PACK program indicators across all
    activities, standardizing and refining based on application, in
    coordination with consortium partners
  • Offer technical guidance and
    recommendations on data collection, measurement and sampling methodologies
    to ensure quality data is collected and applied.
  • Develop data collection tools and
    templates, including assessments, baselines, monitoring forms, and final
  • Take lead in the design and implementation
    of Midterm and final program evaluations and research studies that help to
    identify the drivers of impact.
  • Develop program staff and partner capacity
    building strategy that promotes a culture of learning through systematic
    analysis and reflection.
  • Provide training and mentoring in survey
    design, methodology, data collection and analysis and other skills as
    required for assessing the impact of programs.
  • Support all efforts towards
    accountability, specifically to PACK beneficiaries and actively engaging
    beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, M&E of the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
    Manager must hold an Advanced degree in Statistics, Economics, Monitoring
    and evaluation, Population Studies, Demography, Sociology, Epidemiology,
    Public Health or similar fields
  • At least five years of professional
    experience, including at least three years working in M&E and
    Significant experience in training and developments and trends in TB,
    HIV/AIDS and Malaria
  • Proven experience in use of gender and
    youth-related monitoring tools.
  • Previous experience with the
    implementation of real time data collection methodologies
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional
certificates/ testimonials either by post or hand delivery addressed to the:
Executive Director,
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO),
Plot 190, Kiira Road. Ntinda- Kyambogo Route,
P.O. Box 27346 Kampala, Uganda
Email to:
For hand delivery, please deliver to the address above between 8.00am
to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
NB: Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 7th October,
2016 by 4:00 PM
NB: If you do not hear
from us by 28th October, 2016, please consider your application

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