Monitoring and Evaluation Officer United Nations GEF Project Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:         Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization: Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Funding Source: Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About Us:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) supported by FAO and UNDP is implementing the 5
year project on Fostering sustainability and resilience for food security in
Karamoja sub region. This project seeks to respond to chronic food insecurity
in the Karamoja region, which is a result of combined pressures, including
environmental degradation and climate changes.
About GEF Project:
The Government of Uganda received financing from the Global Environment
Facility through UNDP and FAO towards the project. The project will seek to
increase food production through sound and resilient production techniques, and
will also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce
vulnerability to climate shocks. A strong emphasis will be placed on
rehabilitating ecosystem services, particularly land-based services, through
Agro-forestry, natural regeneration and sound pasture management. The project will
also target specific activities towards women and youth, who are among the most
vulnerable, to ensure equality of participation and underlying vulnerabilities
are removed.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the
M&E activities for the entire project, with a specific focus on Component 4
of the project and ensuring high quality and timely inputs that maintain the
Project’s strategic vision and implementing activities for the achievement of
its outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out regular assessments of the
    trends in land degradation, agro-biodiversity loss/gain, GHG emissions,
    agro-based practices and their implications to social economic impacts on
  • Tasked with reviewing and updating the
    existing social and economic data in the project document, the methods of
    collecting it and establishing the degree to which it will provide good
    baseline statistics for impact evaluation;
  • Leading participatory project Monitoring
    &Evaluation actions as outlined in the Project Document and as
    required by project partners (MAAIF, FAO and UNDP);
  • Establishing a robust Management
    Information System (MIS) / Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and
    M&A Knowledge Management System for the project;
  • Guiding the process for identifying and
    designing the key indicators for each project component;
  • Developing the Project Monitoring and
    Assessment (M&A) Framework including methods and tools to be used;
  • Developing the overall framework for the
    project monitoring and evaluation for annual project reviews, midterm
    review and terminal evaluation;
  • Support the Project manager with
    supervision of consultants and other partners working on M&A
    activities of the project;
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will
    be supporting the Project Manager to ensure that Results- Based Management
    principles are integrated into preparation and updating of the project
    work plans, design of project activities, budgets and reports;
  • Actively participate in interaction with
    the IAP Regional Hub team in charge of M&E and Knowledge
    Dissemination, to facilitate synergies and use of tools/training material
    developed through the Hub, as appropriate
  • Guiding and supporting project staff and
    implementing partners in preparing their progress reports.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold an Honors
    Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Administration, Environment
    and Natural Management, Environmental Economics,
  • Project Planning and Management from a
    recognized University or Training Institution;
  • MUST have a Master’s Degree in Monitoring
    and Evaluation, Environment and Natural Resources Management, or
    Development Studies from a recognized University or Training Institution;
  • At least five years of related working
    experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, three of which
    should have been from engaging with Local Governments and rural
    communities in Uganda.
  • Proficiency in computer, information and
    communication technology;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project
  • Verified results-oriented management
    profile with strong reporting skills;
  • Knowledge in Management Information
    Systems and database Management;
  • Familiarity with government-donor funded
    projects and procedures
  • Excellent written and fluent spoken
  • Ability to communicate in Karimojong is an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
All applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae,
certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials, appointment letters
as evidence of working experience and at least three referees one whom must be
a current or previous employer. Applications should be addressed to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry.
Applicants subsequently short-listed for oral interviews and their
names displayed on the Ministry website or on the MAAIF Notice Board, shall be
required to present certified copies and originals of their academic
transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
Deadline: 12th January 2018
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