Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Job Placement – Pact

Organization: Pact
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About us:
At the heart
of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international
development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40
countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and
marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where
everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in
partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create
sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable,
and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development.
Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity
development, governance and civil society, natural resource management,
poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal
mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique
integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve
people’s lives.

Department
Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help
create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice,
build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program
Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart
partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying
organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and
consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the
organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through
focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share
knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all;
Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s
ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading
our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning (MEL) Manager, determined as Key Personnel, will provide
leadership and technical guidance to the Integrated Child and Youth Development
(ICYD) Activity program team on all MEL related issues and has primary
responsibility for establishing and managing a data processing environment
responsive to USAID reporting and learning requirements, including PEPFAR
reporting expectations. This position is contingent upon award.
The ICYD
activity will address USAID/Uganda’s development objectives relating to child
wellbeing, education, and youth development. This activity will be a flagship
program administered by the Office of Education, Youth, and Child Development,
the unit responsible for the Mission’s education and PEPFAR/OVC funding
streams.
ICYD must use an integrated approach to realize the
following objectives;
·      
Children and youth have improved learning
outcomes;
·      
Children and youth are safe and healthy in their
community and learning environments; and,
·      
Youth practice positive behaviors and are able
to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
The ICYD Activity will need to contend with several
mandatory pathways to achieve the three stated objectives. These include:
·      
Build from recent EGR support to MOES and target
districts.
·      
Address primary school retention through a
combination of family, community and school-based interventions that address
known critical drivers of school dropout.
·      
Provide critical OVC services directly for up to
two years while building the capacity of local partners to transition to prime
awards with USAID/Uganda.
·      
Provide technical assistance and coordination to
OVC service providers in service delivery districts.
·      
Deliver effective technical assistance and
support to MGLSD and other public/private institutions to progressively
transition OVC service delivery from USG support.
·      
Address sub-national constraints to priority
outcomes through high-impact local partnerships.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
The MEL Manager will lead the development,
implementation, refinement and harmonization of ICYD’s MEL system, including
developing and operationalizing indicators, setting targets, monitoring ICYD’s
implementation progress, ensuring timely data collection; and determining and
implementing a learning agenda across all the technical components of ICYD,
including HIV/AIDS, OVC, basic education, youth engagement and local partner
institutional capacity strengthening.
·      
Develop and lead the roll out project-specific
monitoring tools in collaboration with relevant departments.
·      
Support partners in developing project results
frameworks (input, output, outcome and impact), and develop relevant indicators
and targets for result areas.
·      
Develop high quality quantitative and
qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality
for performance and results.
·      
Develop data collation and aggregation tools, as
well as maintain project databases.
·      
Review and finalize Monthly, Quarterly and
Annual MERL workplans and budgets.
·      
Oversee the development of donor reports,
ensuring that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met.
·      
Coordinate the design and implementation of
baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies,
and other components of the project’s MERL system.
·      
Liaise with counterparts at international,
government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and
collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts.
·      
Supervise project M&E staff.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree
in public health, education, M&E, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography,
or related field.
·      
At least 7 years of experience in
establishing/designing M&E systems and tools and managing data intensive
capacity development and global health programs, preferably for USAID-funded
programs.
·      
Experience with qualitative and quantitative
M&E data collection and analysis methods.
·      
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with
USAID reporting and MER indicators, as well as Collaborating, Learning and
Adapting framework.
·      
Demonstrated experience in designing and
managing operational research and evaluations.
·      
Experience in program quality management (both
services and data quality) and quality. improvement systems.
·      
Demonstrated writing and data presentation
skills.
·      
Demonstrated skills in project design,
implementation, and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.
Pact is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and
employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship
status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal
appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace),
membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or
non-merit factors.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should apply online at
the link below

Deadline: 31st December 2019
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