Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist DFID Project Jobs – Build Africa

Organisation: Build
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Head of Programme
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
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:
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
Build Africa Uganda-
Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road,
P.O. Box 350 Kumi.
Tel 0392 769648
Build Africa Uganda-
Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent,
P.O. Box 66 Masindi.
Tel 0465420171
Deadline: 22nd June 2018 by 1:00pm
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