Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:       Monitoring & Evaluation
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
For nearly 50 years, Aga Khan Foundation has been partnering
with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people
from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is
rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human
dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the
world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach
makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an
active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30
countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative,
community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning
and evaluation.
Job Summary:  This
position will lead the Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning aspects of
the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a Decentralized System
in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program, specifically ensuring coordinated and
quality delivery of component 1 interventions. iMH-CARE will be implemented by
the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU) in partnership with YouBelong Uganda
(YBU). Together, we will design and deliver a comprehensive mental health
system strengthening project in Kampala and Wakiso districts of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Steer the overall design and operationalization
of a performance monitoring framework for the program, including the
appropriate indicators and data collection tools/methodologies appropriate to
SBCC programming
Develop and implement a quality assurance
mechanism to provide most objective and evidence-based feedback to management
on project performance: coordinate regular project monitoring and evaluation
process activities, while providing data quality assurance checks; including
overseeing data collection, processing, data transfer, entry, verification, and
cleaning systems, coordinating logistics with relevant authorities, getting
them ready for purpose
Lead the design of baseline studies, project
evaluations, focus group discussions including protocols and tools for data
Periodically write and share with the Program
Coordinator, project progress and results, and flag quality concern issues;
i.e. quarterly, bi-annually and annually.
Effectively manage and supervise interns or
consultants periodically recruited to support the project.
Develop ToRs and contracts for M&E
consultancies related to the project.
Build capacity of other staff, especially
Programme Officers, on M&E issues, including techniques for data
collection, synthesis and reporting/sharing usage;
Establish and effectively manage project
information database; appraise it on a regular basis.
Draft reports, including communications to
relevant partners for internal review by the Program Coordinator before sharing
with the AKF-U Country Office team and the relevant parties in accordance with
set procedures.
Ensure that data is well disaggregated and
captures the various gender dynamics in the program
Effectively manage and supervise all staff under
your department and appraise the staff that report directly to you; providing
relevant technical support, coaching and mentorship, including specialized
support as may be required/deemed necessary.
Perform other relevant duties as and when
assigned, by or via the Country Manager, Programme Manager and senior
management team.
Learning and Development:
Guide programme staff and implementing partners
in preparing progress reports. Support analyses of reports in terms of problems
and actions needed.
In collaboration with the programme manager,
review monitoring reports, analyse them for impact evaluation and to identify
the causes of potential bottlenecks in programme implementation.
Foster participatory planning and monitoring by
training and involving project beneficiaries and staff in the M&E of
Organize and provide refresher training in
M&E to programme staff and implementing partners and primary beneficiaries.
In collaboration with programme management, plan
for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for
programme improvements.
In collaboration with programme and country
level management, ensure that M&E information is informing policy dialogue.
In collaboration with programme and country
level management, explore external funding possibilities for strategic research
and evaluation work that enhances programme effectiveness.
Assist in supervising organizations and
consultants that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies
required for evaluating programme impact.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
development studies, statistics, economics or related field. Post Graduate
qualifications in M&E is an added advantage
Relevant M&E experience of at least 4 years
with health programs or studies is desired
Strong computer and analytics skills, along with
experience managing complex data sets, using different analysis tools is
Strong report writing skills
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
with diverse audiences in English.
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with
AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of
three professional referees via e-mail to with
‘Monitoring & Evaluation Officer’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th
January 2020
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