Project Coordinator – Monitor and Evaluation Careers – Canadian Bar Association (CBA)

Organisation: Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Canadian
Regional Field Officer
About US:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has a department, the International
Initiatives Unit, which organizes and manages international development
projects in the area of the rule of law. It develops and manages projects
designed to bolster the legal systems of the developing countries. We are
currently running a four year, $6 Million project (SAJCEA) designed to enhance
access to justice for children and youth in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania
and Uganda.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator – Monitor and Evaluation will serve as part of the SIRD (Supporting
Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa) program at the Project Support
Office (PSO) level. The SIRD program is a five year program that started on
January 20th 2017 to increase economic growth for East Africans, including
women and vulnerable groups, affected by extractive industries. The project is
currently implemented by CBA International Initiatives (CBAII) in partnership
with the Law Society of Kenya, Tanganyika Law Society, Uganda Law Society and
East African Law Society. SIRD activities will be supported by Canadian
technical assistance, drawn from CBA members across Canada who will provide
training, mentorship, and technical advice on initiatives aimed at: a)
Increased engagement of East African law societies to advocate for law reform
to reflect the principles of transparency, gender sensitivity and
accountability in the extractive industries and; b) Increased community
participation, particularly women, in consultations, dialogue, negotiations,
advocacy and other initiatives to advance their rights related to the
extractive industries.
The National Project Coordinator – M&E will oversee the integrated,
program-wide design and implementation of project monitoring, evaluation,
reporting, research and learning systems in partnership with relevant CBA
colleagues and law societies, implementing agencies and academic partners. S/he
will work closely with implementing partners (law societies) to coordinate and
guide project M&E and overall program learning and knowledge mobilization
strategies. The Project Coordinator – M&E will provide oversight,
leadership, and technical support, and assist CBA colleagues and implementing
partners to manage project M&E activities. The Project Coordinator –
M&E position based in Kampala, Uganda, with travel up to 30% per year to
project countries.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Adherence to CBA policies and procedures.
  • Support and contribute to the development
    and implementation of functional M&E systems and tools within the
    region.
  • Assist the EALS office in setting up the
    regional data base and advise on input and output.
  • Participate and advise on programme design
    and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log
    frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  • Support programme staff in planning for
    and executing M&E best practices, including data collection
    methodology & tools, data management, analysis and usage.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination
    and use of evaluations, reviews, assessments and monitoring data in programme
    development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organizational learning
    through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports in the
    region.
  • Capacity building and training of M&E
    and programme staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Advise and support M&E and programme
    staff (regional & country office) in executing M&E plans and
    utilizing systems.
  • Liaise with and advise country office,
    regional and head office M&E Staff.
  • Represent CBA externally in issues related
    to monitoring and evaluation and reporting in different consortia,
    alliances and clusters.
  • Support the roll out and implementation of
    CBA project M&E frameworks, plans and standardization of data
    collection methods, tools, templates and guidelines regionally.
  • In collaboration with regional programme
    and core competency advisors, support deployment and use of M&E
    guidance and tools for primary programming sectors in the region.
  • Work with countries and support in
    monitoring of project activities, ensuring that activities are carried out
    as planned or adapted to changed circumstances and are gender-sensitive.
  • Support countries in the region with tools
    and appropriate methodologies for assessments of beneficiary needs, so
    that results are actionable and easily communicated.
  • Support the evaluation of projects
    including mid-term, final or impact project evaluations, ensuring that
    activities are effectively and responsively addressing beneficiary needs.
  • Routinely conduct Data Quality Assessments
    (DQAs) with partner organizations and law societies to ensure that
    collected and reported data meets the requirements and dimensions of data
    quality, specifically as it relates to outcomes for women.
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to
    country offices in the region by contributing technical inputs to or
    reviewing M&E components of project proposals.
  • Contribute actively to an M&E learning
    community within CBA, support efforts to enhance M&E systems and
    standards across the organization.
  • Coordinate with M&E staff at HQ, other
    regions and peer organization in developing best practices, facilitate
    lessons learned and coordination.
  • Consolidate output and outcome data from
    programme reports to inform CBA reporting. Map capacity building needs in
    the region and support training of programme and M&E support staff on
    M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Support M&E and programme staff in
    implementation of mobile data collection system and other initiatives
    within the region.
  • Provide remote and on-site technical
    support to project implementing and M&E staff in the project
    countries.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a University
    degree preferably in statistics, operations research, quantitative
    analysis, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced
    training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies
  • At least seven years of relevant
    experience designing, implementing and managing M&E systems for
    donor-funded projects, including at least two years of experience based in
    a developing country.
  • Experience required in contemporary
    qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations involving major
    international donor programs.
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and
    current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative
    methods.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in
    monitoring and evaluation for large and complex programs, providing
    specific, sound, and rigorous M&E technical assistance.
  • Extensive experience in developing
    baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term
    evaluation, and outcome evaluation.
  • Understanding of donor expectations and
    trends in M&E.
  • Strong understanding of Gender
    implications in Development.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge
    to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and
    non-formal methods.
  • Solid experience of work with windows
    based computer software, SPSS, STATA, excellent at MS-EXCEL and use of
    Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology.
  • Experience in conducting M&E
    activities in highly insecure context and for programme using community
    based approach (including data collection, statistical analysis,
    qualitative research, outcome monitoring and dissemination of results).
  • Experience in designing survey and
    research tools, organizing and delivering training workshops, managing
    community mobilization and advocacy activities for local non-governmental
    organizations.
  • Ability to work closely with field based
    national staff and experience in various staff training.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV and cover letter to indicate interest and experience to jenniferj@cba.org
Deadline: 8th April,
2018.
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