Several No Experience Data, Evidence and Learning (DEL) Officer Jobs – Mott MacDonald

Organisation: Mott
MacDonald
Duty Station:
Uganda
About Mott MacDonald:
 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40
countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries
and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and
municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are
committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to
provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
About SESIL Programme:
SESIL (Strengthening
Education Systems for Improved Learning), is a four-year education programme
designed to improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at
lower primary level in Uganda.  SESIL
will do this by strengthening the systems needed to manage and raise the
performance of four key drivers of learning outcomes: teachers, schools,
districts, and assessment and examinations.
Job Summary:   The Data, Evidence and Learning (DEL) officer
will be responsible for the data, evidence and learning out puts of SESIL at
regional / sub -regional levels. The purpose of the position is to generate
programme data and evidence to inform SESIL about whether its strategies are
working and help the programme and implementation team to continuously improve
and do things better; to strengthen data, evidence and learning in the context
of SESIL’s teacher, school and district effectiveness streams to drive improved
instruction and learning; and, through the generation of relevant and rigorous
evidence, to ultimately identify whether SESIL achieves what it promises to
achieve. Working with the DEL Performance Lead and Key Adviser in executing
SESIL’s monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks, tools and theory of
change documents across SESIL’s targeted districts in focus sub-regions.
Implementing specific M&E mechanisms and tools for the programme in their
assigned districts and sub-region in coordination with the DEL Performance
Lead, SESIL’s technical advisers, programme staff, local government officials,
school leaders and teachers. The DEL Officer is responsible for all field-based
implementation of SESIL’s monitoring and evaluation activities in their
assigned districts and sub-regions as well as updating programme M&E
databases and other relevant documents. The DEL Officer will also support the
DEL Performance Lead and Key Adviser in coordinating and implementing SESIL’s
research activities and evaluations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with programme staff and stakeholders to implement
    monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks and theory of change
    documents for SESIL, including the MEL Framework, TOC, M&E Plan and
    Evaluation Plans.
  • Maintain and keep all monitoring, evaluation and reporting documents
    up to date throughout the programme cycle
  • Help district and regional programme staff develop monitoring work
    plans and ensure they are implemented
  • Monitor the implementation of programme field activities and
    regional teams and report on their overall outcomes and results. This
    includes regular field visits to validate programme data, support
    monitoring activities and backstop the work of school leaders, head
    teachers and government officials.
  • Support the DEL Programme Lead in reporting on all monitoring
    activities, results, outcomes and outputs to the programme team.
  • Provide support in preparing for and implement all scheduled
    evaluation activities (baseline, midline, endline).
  • Prepare for and implement all programme research activities.
  • Support the training of programme staff, partners and stakeholders
    on programme monitoring and evaluation tools and other relevant M&E
    activities and related topics.
  • Participate in other trainings and provide support for staff and
    consultants as required, especially for sessions related to programme
    monitoring activities delivered by school and district stakeholders.
  • Support results reporting and data generation with local
    stakeholders
  • Analyse data and support the DEL Programme Lead to produce district
    and regional M&E reports and data summaries in a timely, professional
    manner.
  • Attend workshops, meetings and trainings for the SESIL programme.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the programme team and deliver
    reports on field findings and results from weekly activities and
    monitoring visits.
  • Create weekly, monthly quarterly and
    annual work plans in coordination with programme staff.
  • Support the programme’s district and regional advocacy and
    communications plans, working in particular with local stakeholders and
    partners
  • Engage in networking and carry out tasks where need be to promote
    the SESIL programme.
  • Support the Key Adviser, DEL Programme Lead, other technical leads
    and the programme’s senior management team on additional tasks related to
    the production and dissemination of programme data and evidence.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a degree in M&E, social
    science, or other relevant field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other statistical packages
    highly preferred.
  • Understanding of the education sector in Uganda at the local
    government (district) level, the school and community level, and with
    NGOs.
  • Teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent at thinking strategically and creatively. Able to solve
    problems, meet/exceed goals and generally “get the job done.”
  • Able to present the project’s image, competencies, and objectives in
    a professional manner.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular office hours to meet project
    objectives and targets.
  • Commitment to, understanding of, and passion for supporting
    education programming and improving the delivery of quality education
    services to children in Uganda.
  • Experience implementing M&E strategies, frameworks systems and
    tools.
  • Experience working with local, national and international technical
    advisers.
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan and execute personal and
    project work plans.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills in
    English.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including reporting and
    record-keeping.
  • Teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent at thinking strategically and creatively. Able to solve
    problems, meet/exceed goals and generally “get the job done.”
  • Able to present the project’s image, competencies, and objectives in
    a professional manner.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular office hours to meet project
    objectives and targets.
  • Efficient and comfortable with regional and national travel.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.
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