Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager USAID Project Jobs – RTI International

Organisation: RTI
International
Funding Source: USAID
and DFID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
of Party
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.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
Evaluation and Learning Manager will serve as part of the Uganda Governance
Accountability Participation and Performance program. GAPP is a seven year
program to increase participation, accountability, and local governance for
effective service delivery in Uganda. It is funded by USAID and DFID. This
position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing
    the Monitoring, Evaluation, Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation
    Department
  • Ensuring
    the development of a Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), its implementation
    and its periodic revision
  • Working
    with the Chief of Party to develop an M&E framework and strategy $
  • Overseeing
    the development and writing of the GAPP quarterly and annual reports
  • Developing
    M&E instrumentation tools for the project
  • Ensuring
    collection and analysis of data for project M&E in accordance with
    timeframes set in the PMP
  • Documenting
    the M&E capacity building requirements of stake holders.
  • Ensuring
    that data is used to inform decision making at various levels of the
    system
  • Coordinating,
    planning and implementing institutional activities relevant to tracking
    and documenting GAPP’s Learning Agenda
  • Coordinating
    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 learnings and changes in context
  • In
    collaboration with the Technical Team Leads, working to identify critical
    knowledge gaps and needs related to tracking key strategic risks and
    assumptions identified in the GAPP work plans
  • In
    liaison with Technical team leads, conducting detailed stakeholder
    collaboration mapping and Political Economy Analysis
  • Ensuring
    relevant tools are developed for documenting Collaboration and Synergy and
    such results accruing from these are applied to intra and inter sectorial
    and component linkages, learnings and adaptations
  • Perform
    any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Chief of
    Party



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Masters’ degree in statistics, development studies,
    project planning and management or related field and 9 years of experience
  • Bachelors’
    Degree in statistics, development studies, project planning and management
    or related field and 12 years of experience
  • Five
    years of demonstrated experience in M&E&L on USAID or DFID
    programs
  • Experience
    in data collection, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative
    research
  • Knowledge
    of USAID/DFID results tracking and reporting systems
  • 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
  • Is
    self-driven and 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 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: 16th February 2018
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