Quality Assurance- Technical Lead Job Vacancy – WaterAid

Job Title:       Quality Assurance- Technical Lead
Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Programmes
                                                                                                          
About US:
WaterAid Uganda is an
international NGO specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene and it
envisions a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water,
sanitation and good hygiene. WaterAid Uganda (WAU) is now recruiting a suitably
qualified candidate of impeccable

Job Summary:  To provide technical support in survey,
research, monitoring and evaluation processes as well as developing other tools
to improve the performance and quality of their programming through enhanced
Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) function and system..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Support the adherence to Water Aid’s Quality
Programming Standards (OPS) in the implementation of programmes and projects
·      
Coordinate Quarterly Programme Performance
Review meetings to facilitate dialogue and learning on project/program
Implementation
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Support the Senior Management team in reviewing
management reports as well as other M&E reports to ensure validated M&E
data and M&E compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards.
·      
Guide programme and project staff in preparing
progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their
timely submissions.
·      
Track performance of programs against Annual
milestones and provide regular updates on progress
·      
Foster participatory planning and monitoring by
engaging staff in the M&E of activities.
·      
Oversee and execute M&E activities included
in the Annual Work Plan, with focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson
learning.
·      
Prepare consolidation progress reports for
project management including identification of problems, causes of potential
bottlenecks in the project and programme implementation. Providing specific
recommendations.
·      
Analyze program data and periodic reports irom
Programme Advisors into periodic management reports,
·      
Undertake regular visits to the field to support
implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
·      
Provide technical guidance m conducting
assessments in line with established PMER or donor related guidelines
·      
Identify the need and draw up the Tol-is for
specific studies; recruit, guide and supervise consultants to implement special
surveys and studies required tor evaluating programs effects and impacts.
·      
Conduct evaluations of all completed programmes
and projects to establish key learning and recommendations to inform future
programmes and projects
·      
Provide training for field staff in basic
skills, concepts and approaches in proposal writing, project planning and
management, monitoring and evaluation, participatory approaches and
transformational development to help enhance the knowledge and skills of field
staff in these aspects
·      
Coach and mentor project MEL officers and
program staff to accelerate learning and adoption of recommended PMER
methodologies and approaches
·      
Develop a mentoring program for programme and project
stafi aimed at enhancing their capacity and skills to assume increased M&E
and programming responsibilities
·      
Support in documenting and disseminating
innovations and new research findings
·      
Synthesize and summarize trends in Country
Programme implementation in consultation with the Head of Programmes.
·      
Provide meaningful data summaries and
visualization to demonstrate result to the Senior Management on the
contribution each of the program or project in Country Programme’s performance
against set annual targets



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
in Development Studies, Public Health, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics,
Social Sciences, Social Work or a related field is required.
·      
Additional training at Post-Graduate level in
Monitoring and Evaluation, project planning and management.
·      
At least 5 years’ work experience of managing
data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies.
·      
Experience with qualitative and quantitative
M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome
indicators.
·      
Knowledge of M&E issues with respectto
service delivery and support related to nutrition, WASH, and/or capacity
development
·      
Experience in designing M&E methodologies
and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use.
·      
Demonstrated experience in analyzing,
interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned
and incorporated into programming. Report writing, research, monitoring and
evaluation.
·      
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and
integrity
·      
Excellent communication, presentation, and
writing skills in English
·      
Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
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Ability to work to deadline and under pressure
·      
Ability to develop synergies and integration of
different project.
·      
Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and
evaluative skills
·      
Strong proven delegation. time management and
prioritizing skills
·      
Flexible, patient and adaptable to changing
environment
·      
Effective networking abilities
·      
Excellent people management capabilities
·      
Good public speaking ability in English
How to apply:
All
Interested applicants should send their applications (cover letter and CV only)
to waurecruitments@wateraid.org 

Deadline:   22nd November 2019 by 5:00pm
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