Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer USAID SOCY Jobs – Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries

Organization: Friends of
Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries
Project Name: USAID
Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEL Manager
About US:
Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries Uganda is a
non-governmental, non-profit, non-political, inter-denominational charitable
organization that was established in 1999 by a group of volunteers as a
response to a crisis caused by HIV &AIDS and poverty in rural communities
in Uganda. FOC-REV Ministries Uganda exists to work with the poor and
marginalized rural people to improve their livelihood and increase
self-reliance through education support, health services advocacy, food
security and networking.
About USAID SOCY Project:
Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries Uganda will be
implementing a Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) project
targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Hoima and Luwero districts, funded
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through
Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The SOCY project interventions shall be
focusing primarily on OVC Case Management and household economic strengthening
through savings groups and associated interventions and parenting/caregiver
programs.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Officer will design the monitoring and evaluation
systems in close collaboration with the Program Manager. The jobholder will
also coordinate the implementation of strategies to ensure monitoring and
evaluation of the programs and the timely dissemination of lessons learnt.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Program Support: Work in close collaboration with the MEL Manager
develop a plan to monitor and evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and
performance of all FOCREV programs in the area of operation.
  • Offer technical guidance and lead capacity
    building of program team in monitoring and evaluation
  • The M& E officer will also offer
    technical support in the implementation of M&E plans to ensure
    information reporting systems fulfill needs of FOC-REV, communities,
    government, donors and other stakeholders, and are in line with Quality
    standards and integrating Women and Child Rights Monitoring and Evaluation
    principles to maximize quality programming and ongoing learning
  • Work closely with Districts ME Unit to
    support the implementation of outcome indicator monitoring, including
    counting the number of beneficiaries reached monthly, quarterly, annually.
  • Formulate systems and processes for the ;
    implementation of monitoring and evaluation  policy and practice.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to
    ensure that indicators of performance align with  those of donor.
Planning, Reporting and Budgeting:
  • Offer technical guidance and advice to
    district and regional teams and ensure that planning is undertaken in a
    logical and participatory manner and presented as high quality documents
  • Ensure links are made between the program
    existing capacities and their plans for 2017.
  • Support program team in identifying
    advocacy issues in their thematic work.
  • The incumbent will consolidate FOCREV
    thematic annual plans for timely submission to the Executive Director
  • Scanning the environment of funding opportunities
Management of M&E Systems:
  • Provide administrative and capacity
    building support for the Management Information System (MIS) and ensure
    that it is accessible by staff all the time
  • Ensuring that the information and reports
    generated from the management information system are utilized for program
    improvement and learning.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project
    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer should preferably hold a
    Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Social work and Social
    administration, Development Studies,
  • Education or the equivalent accrued
    working experience in a related position.
  • Post Graduate training in Project Planning
    & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development &
    Research or any relevant field with M&E as a course is desirable.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in
    social or operational research, research methods, development and
    management, M&E, in NGOs.
  • Previous experience or research in food
    security, subsistence agriculture, health and nutrition, income
    generation, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, child protection and Education are
    desirable.
  • Relevant experience supervising community
    based social development projects and with NGOs particularly those
    addressing Women and children’s rights.
  • Competence and experience in participatory
    research methods and M&E.
  • Prior exposure and experience in setting
    up and managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
  • Working knowledge of qualitative and
    quantitative analysis and application of computer data management
    packages.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning,
    organizational and budget management skills a must.
  • Previous experience of developing,
    maintaining and improving partnerships with local  governments and other NGOs or CSO partners.
  • Strategic management skills, people
    management skills – team building and delegation, experience in managing
    teams of consultants
  • Thorough knowledge of the quality program
    development, SC Alliance policies and 
    guidelines, the Child Protection Code of Conduct.
  • Tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office
    applications, word, excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs, cover letters and relevant documentation via email or hand
deliver to the Executive Director, FOC-REV, Emunnu Complex, Plot 10 Busia
Municipality.
Email to:
info@focrevministries.org
Deadline: 24th March
2017 by 5:00 pm
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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