Manager Monitoring and Evaluation – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job
Title:        
 Manager Monitoring and Evaluation
Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director, REA
About US:
Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to
implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda
through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with
financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access
targets.
Job Summary:  The Manager Monitoring and Evaluation will
lead the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation
framework and strategy to inform the achievement of the targets set by REA and
Government of Uganda. He/she will plan and coordinate the monitoring and
evaluation activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support REA in the establishment of the M&E Department.
  • He/She will work with the technical departments and the Executive
    Director at REA to have the department established.
  • Conduct a resource needs assessment for establishment of the M &
    E Department.
  • Identify staffing needs and draft terms of reference where
    necessary.
  • Support the design and development of the M&E systems and the
    results measurement framework for the monitoring of REA’s operations,
    programmers and projects.
  • Identify and develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and
    methods. Report on progress against targets.
  • Analyze the root causes of any shortfalls against the agreed targets
    set by Management and make recommendations for improvement of methods,
    systems or standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure compliance of procedures and guidelines under donor funded
    projects. Schedule and conduct monitoring visits, baseline surveys, midterm,
    and end of project evaluations as well as routine outcome monitoring
    initiatives.
  • Document and share experiences, best practice, lessons learnt and
    revise tools and procedures applied for replication by other projects in
    the Country and at REA.
  • Participate and contribute to management decision-making processes
    by availing all the project information acquired from M&E activities.
  • Conduct learning reviews for the different key result areas;
    ensuring that the knowledge gained contributes to ongoing development of
    theories of change for Government, donors and other necessary
    stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the reformulation of objectives, policies, and
    strategies in projects.
  • Prepare periodic monitoring reports and present these to management,
    Supervise, coach and mentor other staff in the Monitoring and Evaluation
    department to ensure they deliver up to expectation.
  • Contribute to better designing of projects, improved management and
    a better assessment of their impact on electrification in Uganda.
  • Receive and analyze departmental periodic reports.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Establishment, operationalization and management of the REA M&E
    system.
  • Preparation of M&E manual, including M&E tools and methods.
  • Preparation of project monitoring and evaluation reports, baseline
    surveys.
  • Mid-term review reports, global best practice reports, compliance
    reports, etc.
  • Preparation of projects/programs progress briefs for REA Management
  • Provision of M&E support toward the design and implementation of
    project activities.
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant data to facilitate the
    reformulation of objectives, policies and strategies



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Manager
    Monitoring and Evaluation job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics,
    or Electrical Engineering, or Statistics, or Mathematics from a recognized
    University.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluation,
    Electrical Engineering, Statistics or Economics.
  • At least 10 (ten) years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation,
    preferably working in the energy sector.
  • He/she should have developed and implemented monitoring and
    evaluation frameworks of similar nature
  • At least five (5) years’ experience at senior level of management
  • Additional training in project management will be an added advantage
  • If an engineer – membership with the Engineers Registration Board
    will be an added advantage. Proven monitoring and evaluation management
    experience
  • Good interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • A proven integrity record
  • Excellent writing skills,
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:
The Executive
Director,
Rural
Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317
Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 25th October 2019
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