Monitoring and Evaluation Officer UKAID Project Jobs – Opportunity International

Job
Title:         
 Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer
Organization: Opportunity
International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Programme Manager
About US:
Opportunity
International is working to end global poverty by creating/sustaining 20
million jobs by 2020. We believe that enabling individuals to create dignified
and sustainable work is the foundation for transforming their lives, their
children’s futures and their communities. Opportunity International was founded
in 1971 by two visionary leaders who were inspired to take action by their
experiences with people living in extreme poverty.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be
the M&E focal point for Opportunity International’s £2.5 million Girls
Education Challenge (GEC) Project, known in Uganda as Empowerment for Girls’
Education (EGE). This UKAID funded project focuses on supporting girls to
transition through key stages of schooling to enable them to complete a full
cycle of education. The project aims to reduce the number of girls dropping out
of school through a combination of teacher capacity building, life-skills
training and targeted use of financial services alongside raising awareness
about the value of girls’ education and lifting educational standards through
school governance improvement. The project is implemented by a consortium of
seven partners with diverse skills and expertise from education, finance, youth
empowerment and other development sectors. The M&E Officer will work
closely with consortium partners M&E contact persons and the Education
Finance (EduFinance) team of Opportunity International. EduFinance works to
increase the number of children accessing to quality education, by improving
the quality of teaching, school leadership and learning environment in
Affordable Private Schools. EduFinance provides access to financial services
for affordable private schools and parents and builds the capacity of school
leaders and teachers in low income countries. EduFinance works in 17 countries
worldwide and is growing rapidly. The M&E Officer will be in charge
ensuring that accurate and timely information for tracking project performance
against set outputs, outcomes and impact indicators is collected from schools
participating in the EGE project and other Opportunity International’s
Education Quality program in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with designing tools for data collection activities,
    including observation checklists, focus group discussion survey schedules
    and interview questionnaires.
  • Working with M&E officers in partner organization to standardize
    data collection tools across the project
  • Collecting information from among others school proprietors,
    teachers, learners and parents
  • Monitoring project activities including classroom activities,
    trainings, cluster meetings, girls’ club activities.
  • Drafting project reports
  • The M&E Coordinator will periodically report on the state of
    project performance to Opportunity International and its partners.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in an education field. A
    master’s degree or equivalent such as post graduate diploma in education,
    research, statistics, or social sciences will be an added advantage
  • Five years’ experience of practicing or leadership in an educational
    establishment or organisation.
  • Three years’ experience in M&E or research involving education.
  • Previous experience in writing case studies and reports on best
    practices.
  • Use of Realtime ICT data collection tools such as in digital surveys
    and classroom observation.
  • Good data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to travel regularly across the country using public
    transport.
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects, adjusting priorities based
    on need.
  • Honest and direct in communication and business practice.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to organizational values (commitment, humility, respect,
    integrity, stewardship, and transformation).
  • Fluency in English and at least 2 local languages.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and
updated CV by email to aburrows@opportunity.org
Deadline: 31st July 2018 by 17.00 GMT
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