Monitoring & Evaluation Project Officer (ECCDiE) INGO Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: ECCDiE
Specialist/Emergency Response Manager /Team Accountant
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
& Evaluation Project Officer will manage the monitoring, evaluation, documentation
and learning components of the project. He/she will support Plan Staff and
District Stakeholders in data collection, report writing, and documenting of
best practices achieved as a result of implementation of the Integrated Early
Childhood Development Project in Refugee Host Communities in Adjumani, Yumbe,
and Arua districts.
He/She will lead the development of the project M&E tools,
checklists including supporting the project team to produce quality reports.
He/she will lead in documentation of project progress and change realized
through conducting routine monitoring, collection of most significant change
stories on project implementation following established guidelines, as well as
conducting audits and verification of project data.  The M&E officer shall be an integral part
of the Plan staff who will complement achievements of Plan global objectives in
the 3 districts of the West Nile region. He/she will report to the ECDiE
Project Specialist and Emergency Response Manager. The M&E Officer will
work in collaboration with the Country Communication and Monitoring, Evaluation
and Research Team.  This role has no
direct supervisory role.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
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Ensures that Plan International’s global
policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are
fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy
including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to
their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring
staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under
these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance
to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance
with the appropriate procedures.
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Leads the process of developing a monitoring and
evaluation plan and frameworks for the ECDiE project.
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Supports Plan International stake holders at
district level to streamline M&E systems for effective execution of M&E
functions.
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Develops indicators, monitoring frameworks and
tools for the ECDiE project.
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Implements the project M&E framework and
coordinate tasks and processes for monitoring project progress.
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Leads and manages documentation of the project
data/information.
·        
Trains and coaches Plan International Uganda and
stake holders at district level on use of the M&E framework, data
collection and documentation tools.
·        
Offers technical assistance to project staff on
participatory monitoring methodologies with children and communities.
·        
Supports project evaluations and all MER
initiatives to the highest quality as per Evaluation and Research
standards.  
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Records and analyses project monitoring data to
support effective project reporting and decision making.
·        
Works closely with the Project Specialist to
develop project progress reports.
·        
Takes lead in documentation of project
successes, best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflections from
the project to enhance learning.
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Carries out project data quality assessments
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Compile and disseminate M&E information
needed for periodic project planning.
·        
Supports work and budget planning under the
supervision of the project Specialist
·        
Works closely with the Project Specialist in
sharing project information and progress to enhance project accountability to
stakeholders.
·        
Regularly shares programme updates between Plan
International Uganda and ECDiE stakeholders.
·        
Works closely with the Project Specialist to
profile project activities both in local and international media networks
through, events, launches and campaigns.
·        
Collates the needed data/information to support
development of cases to advance advocacy efforts for the project.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Plan International
Monitoring & Evaluation Project Officer (ECCDiE) job vacancy must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies/ Social Sciences/ economics/statistics
or its equivalent.
·        
Training on relevant M&E software (MS
office, in design, Acrobat, Internet, web).
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in
performing both communications and M&E functions of development projects.
·        
Experience in supporting partner organisations
to conduct communications and M&E activities.
·        
In-depth knowledge of current communication
issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian sector.
·        
Extensive knowledge of Early Childhood
Development and current effective practice on monitoring & evaluation.
·        
Good knowledge of how the media and journalists
work in Uganda.
·        
Good understanding of child rights and development.
·        
Good understanding of gender and gender
transformative programming.
·        
Significant MER experience working in an
emergency response contexts
·        
Pro-active and highly committed to monitoring
and sharing the project’s work
·        
Communicates effectively (verbal, written and
online).
·        
Organised and able to multi-task and manage
multiple priorities within short deadlines.
·        
Records and filing skills for maintaining
information resources and publications.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the
ability to build relationships with colleagues in Plan International Uganda,
project stakeholders, partner organisations as well as key external actors, and
a team player.
·        
Fluency in English and good working knowledge of
local languages spoken in Uganda.
·        
Use of social media i.e. Facebook, twitter,
writing blogs etc.
Plan International’s Values in
Practice:
We are open and accountable:
·        
Promotes a culture of openness and transparency,
including with sponsors and donors.
·        
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the
highest standards of integrity.
·        
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
·        
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
·        
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe
organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact:
·        
Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets
high expectations.
·        
Creates a climate of continuous improvement,
open to challenge and new ideas.
·        
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise
long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
·        
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together:
·        
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others,
willing to compromise when appropriate.
·        
Builds constructive relationships across Plan
International to support our shared goals.
·        
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships
with funders, partners and communities.
·        
Engages and works well with others outside the
organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
·        
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others,
willing to compromise when appropriate.
·        
Builds constructive relationships across Plan
International to support our shared goals.
·        
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships
with funders, partners and communities.
·        
Engages and works well with others outside the
organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 31st December 2017
Deadline: 20th October
2017
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