Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist NGO Careers – RTI International

Organisation: RTI
International
Funding Source: USAID and
DFID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
About US:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of
this seven year program is to increase participation accountability and local
governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP will
focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government
accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2)
Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning
systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other
non-state actors (NSAs) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at
the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda,
the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Develop M&E tools for the program, as
    and when need arises
  • Offer support in the collection and
    analysis of data for the project n accordance with time frames set forth
    in the approved AMELP including supporting teams in design and rollout of
    qualitative data collection techniques for documenting program outcomes
    such as Outcome journals and Most Significant Change
  • Support the documentation of best
    practices and facilitate the use of such data to drive program design and
    decision making
  • Offer technical support to strengthen
    staff and partners capacity in M&E&L including adaptive management
  • Carry out Results and Data Quality
    Assessments (RQA and DQA) internally, at implementing partner sites and
    Local Governments for selected GAPP custom and USAID/DFID indicators
  • The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
    (MEL) Specialist will also develop resources and tools to create, capture,
    organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to speed and catalyze new
    innovations among staff and partners program interventions
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement
    institutional activities relevant to tracking and documenting GAPP’s
    Learning Agenda
  • Coordinate with GAPP staff and
    implementing partners to strengthen systems and processes that promote and
    facilitate efficient learning and knowledge-sharing including building
    capacity of staff and partners to document new learning and changes in
    context
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    M&E Manager and Technical Team Leads, assume a leadership role in
    identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to tracking key
    strategic risks and assumptions identified in the GAPP work plans
  • Work in liaison with Technical team leads,
    conduct a detailed stakeholder collaboration mapping and Political
  • Economy Analysis: Develop tools and
    formats for documenting Collaboration and Synergy and such results
    accruing from the same including those from intra and inter sectorial and
    component linkages, learnings and adaptations
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Technical lead of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for this vacancy must
    be a graduate or hold a post-graduate degree in statistics, development
    studies, project planning and management, monitoring & evaluation or
    related field.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated
    experience in M&E&L on USAID or DFID programs
  • Previous experience in
    data collection, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative
    research
  • Broad knowledge of USAID/DFID results tracking and reporting
    systems, 
  • Prior experience in designing survey and research tools and
    developing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans.
  • Prior experience in delivering capacity
    building aimed at developing local capacity especially for national and
    district based partners.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills; attention to details is required. Flexible and able to multi-task
  • Ability to develop a good working
    relationship with local organizations, local governments, other program
    partners and counterparts in order to contribute at the highest level to
    project deliverables
  • Ability to write results briefs, knowledge
    products and reports
  • Willingness to commit at least 50% to
    supporting Regional Teams, implementing partners and Local Governments
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • Fluency in English language
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV including three work related
referees and cover letter to the Human Resources and Administration Manager via
E-mail to: recruitment@uganda-gapp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB. The
applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.
Deadline: 27th
September 2016
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