Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist International NGO Careers – Build Africa

Organisation: Build Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in
Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and
Livelihood improvement. BAU currently works in 13 j districts with its field
programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
Build Africa is currently implementing a number of projects from different
donors.
About DFID Project:
Build Africa currently works in 13 districts in Uganda with its field
programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
Build Africa’s MumsRead project is a 3 year project to be part funded with
UKaid from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID)
and will be implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts. The project targets
2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at ensuring that they are able
to better support their children’s wellbeing and are playing a more impactful
role in their homes and communities using new skills, including functional
levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will use culturally appropriate
entry point of child-care skills for young mothers to then further equip them
with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial management to enable
them to take a more active role in their homes and communities, changing the’
landscape for their own children and leading to a virtuous development cycle
beyond the life of the project.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Specialist will be responsible for providing oversight
for Build Africa MEL function including the design and implementation of MEL
tools to adequately plan, monitor, and report in an accurate and timely manner
on program performance. In collaboration with the Head of Programs and
Programme teams, the job holder will ensure that the programme undertakes
routine quality improvement, result monitoring & data quality assessment,
has accurate information briefs, regular sharing of programme updates with
stakeholders, a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback
and complaints from programme stakeholders. S/he will also bring new ways of
working and innovation to the role. A key element is to build staff capacity so
they incorporate MEL into their daily project work. The incumbent will also
work with Head of Programs and UK Head of Project Design and Innovation to
develop logframes and support proposal design and will directly report to the
Head of Programmes Uganda



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced degree
    in quantitative discipline (preferably in Social Science, Economics, or
    Statistics)
  • Three to five years of professional
    experience in the field of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with
    practical field based experience of data collection and survey methods
  • Proven experience of building system and
    developing staff capacity to collect, analyze and use data effectively at
    all levels of an organisation
  • Experience in the design and management of
    baseline, mid line and final evaluations including sampling methods and
    calculating appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative &
    qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design
    monitoring instrumentation tools
  • Extensive knowledge of (quasi-) experimental
    program evaluation designs (desirable)
  • Excellent coordination and communication
    skills gained through experience in the supervision of field staff
  • High level of proficiency in Windows Excel
    and Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA or Epi-info etc.)
  • Experience in use of mobile data
    collection methods and use of mapping software
  • Advanced skills in data analysis
    presentation and report writing
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with
    a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving Knowledge and experience
    supporting monitoring and evaluation within primary education and
    livelihood projects (desirable)
  • Being proactively self-engaged in research
    and innovations in the field of monitoring and evaluation
  • Eagerly jump on opportunities to exceed
    expectations and solve new challenges autonomously
  • Exhibit commitment to the professional
    development of him/herself, developing new skills whenever
  • An innovator, looking for new and
    effective ways to collect, store, analyze and report data
  • Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict
    sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Harm Programming.
  • A person of high integrity that will
    follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and
    corruption.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated
CV/resume which should include your contact information and three professional
referees, state your current salary and expectations. Send to;
The Human Resources Officer, Kampala or
Email to: recruit@build-africauganda.org
OR
Physically submit applications to the address below;
Build Africa Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Plot 431 & 424, Central
Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O Box 7224 Kampala. Tel 0414 267828
OR
Build Africa Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road,
P.O. Box 350 Kumi. Tel 0392 769648
OR
Build Africa Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent,
P.O. Box 66 Masindi. Tel 0465420171
Deadline: 23rd March 2018
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