Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Job Careers – Resource Rights Africa (RRA)

Organization: Resource Rights Africa
Rights Africa (RRA is a research and advocacy organization formed in 2016 to
advocate for social justice of marginalized communities and protection of
people’s rights in Uganda.
Job Summary:  We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic
person to join our team at Resource Rights Africa to provide leadership to
develop and implement M&E systems focused on data collection, analysis and
reporting to ensure synergy between the project strands, allowing impacts to be
easily captured and communicated. This is a senior level position within RRA,
and the post holder will provide leadership at RRA to understand and improve
existing programmes through monitoring and evaluation, allowing impacts to be
easily communicated primarily related to the ‘Community action to promote good
governance of mineral resources in Karamoja sub-region in Uganda’ project,
while at the same time playing a strategic role across the organization. S/he
will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other colleagues
focused on the project. The post holder must have a sound knowledge of
monitoring and evaluation; and be able to demonstrate a track record of taking
initiative to strategically drive a portfolio of projects efficiently and with
maximal impact, ensuring strategic coordination of log-frame implementation and
capturing lessons throughout. S/he must be confident and proactive in
conducting monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement of the program
activities both at organization level and at field level, and able to build
effective external and internal relationships and partnerships to this end.
S/he must also be proficient in all areas of project management including
program cycle management and development and reporting to project stakeholders
and donors.
shall be adaptable, creative and innovative, tailoring his/her approach to the
specific characteristics of each opportunity. The candidate should be
knowledgeable about extractives; possess excellent writing skills, pay attention
to detail and have a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a
combination of desk research and consultation with colleagues and partners.
S/he shall also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal
implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing and
implementing new projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of RRA’s project, using programme
log-frame for clear understanding of impacts.
·       Oversee effective
monitoring and evaluation of the project including appropriate capture of
·       Lead implementation and
strategic development of all aspects of RRA’s natural resource governance work,
ensuring maximal impacts of mineral resources in Karamoja;
·       Provide clear and
relevant communications on project activities and progress within RRA and with
·       Analyze and oversee
research and advocacy on emerging natural resource governance issues in Uganda
especially as these relate to the potential for conflict
·       Augment impact of these
initiatives through developing complementary outreach activities, including
ensuring press coverage, published outputs concerning different topics and
events, and increasing the programme’s on-going policy advocacy work with
government and the private sector;
·       Coordinate and support
the monitoring and evaluation of RRA’s projects and programmes in line with
appropriate log frames;
·       Coordinate the
collection of data with project team members as needed to track and communicate
·       Develop, implement systems
to easily monitor, evaluate and determine impacts of programmes;
·       Monitor quality of
projects from inception phases to close-out including providing guidance to
programme strands as necessary;
·       Through collaboration
and training, build knowledge and skills of RRA staff and partners on the
logical framework, data management, data analysis and result-oriented
programming, monitoring and evaluation methods and principles and report
writing techniques and requirements for relevant donors to ensure compliance;
·       Provide technical
expertise on M&E systems and regular backstopping to RRA staff and project
·       Manage, coordinate and
participate in internal evaluations as needed;
·       Develop program and
operational reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation
of information in the programs.
·       Organize and coordinate
lessons learnt workshops/review of program work plans within RRA and with
partners for internal and external sharing;
·       Develop and maintain
effective information database on projects, providing resource and necessary
support for program inputs and outputs;
·       Track programmatic
reporting needs to funders to ensure quality and on-time reporting.
·       Ensure the timely
development and submission of program narrative reports.
As a
member of RRA, contribute to RRA’s systems, best practice and learning in
programme development and impact assessment organizationally.
·       Be responsive to the
requests of the Project Manager, and play a proactive role as a member of the
project, including participation and input to regular meetings;
·       Work jointly on
cross-organizational M&E initiatives including development of evaluation
and other guidelines, centralization of M&E and knowledge management
·       Share best practices in
M&E from RRA’s project with other partners in the sector;
·       Be responsible for
inventory management of the project intervention documents and provide support
to project staff including Community Volunteers for the preparation of high
quality narrative reports and clear articulation of intervention results, help
tailor them to agreed project objectives under each project strand;
·       Coordinate the
monitoring of the project log-frame to ensure that the agreed project
indicators are tracked and reported upon according to agreed donor requirements;
·       Provide data from
proposals and concept papers, for the purposes of maintaining the
organizational funding pipeline;
·       Contribute to project
design processes for other RRA programmes, or for cross-organizational projects
as agreed.
to RRA’s M&E system growth and consolidation; and wider organizational
goals and objectives
·       Support internal
initiatives to improve M&E, knowledge management and staff capacity;
·       Contribute to RRA’s
success and impact by participating in learning and the development of ideas,
policies, on diverse topics and issues, as opportunities arise;
·       Coordinate the
implementation of baseline surveys, follow-on monitoring and evaluation
exercises for various initiatives at RRA;
·       Undertake research,
baselines for different project interventions to establish baseline data for
project evaluations in future;
·       Manage the project
relationships with stakeholders and partners that will enhance programme
delivery and effective feedback mechanism.
·       Develop the Monitoring
and Evaluation Plan.
·       Ensure the
implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and follow up on the
monitoring tools to actualize the plan.
·       Provide technical
support for the development of a comprehensive reporting framework and support
staff to implement it.
·       Put in place data
management systems and mechanisms for data collection analysis to help monitor
the development of key performance indicators according to the agreed upon
monitoring framework;
·       Review, monitor and
analyse reports and assess all project outputs against project targets and
activities to ascertain impact of RRA’s interventions. Highlight gaps and
changes accruing from the different activities.
·       Provide information and
statistics for quarterly, bi-annual, annual, donor proposals and other reports.
·       Support the
documentation of lessons learnt and good practices and facilitate sharing
across the organization and with partners in the country.
·       Support staff in the
promotion of internal mechanisms of enhancing knowledge generation and
·       Contribute to research
initiatives and on the utilization of research findings to inform
organizational programmes at all levels and promote the utilization of the
knowledge generated.
·       Take lead in the
development of the annual report.
·       Oversee and coordinate
program evaluations by; developing ToRs, mapping relevant documents/data
sources (primary and secondary) that can be reviewed and harnessed for
programme analysis and learning purposes, among other things.
·       Provide support for
external evaluation and disseminate evaluation reports.
·       Performance Planning and
·       Support the development
of the organizational annual and bi-annual performance reports, annual work
plan and quarterly plans to operationalize the annual work plan;
·       Coordinate periodical
reviews, planning workshops and assist staff in preparing relevant program
·       Proposal development and
resource mobilization:
·       Support in the
generation of ideas during the development of concept notes and proposals to
fundraise for the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold
a Higher level degree in a field with relevance to the program: e.g.
statistics, social or political science, conflict studies, development studies,
sociology, anthropology. Qualifications related to data collection and analysis
are an added advantage.
·       At least three (3) years
of work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, preferably in a
Non-Governmental Organization.
·       Experience in designing,
planning and implementing M&E systems
·       Possess relevant field
experience and knowledge in development, monitoring and evaluation of community
based projects
·       Strong writing and
organization skills for reporting on M&E and program results
·       Facilitation / Training
·       Previous experience in
designing M&E methodologies and tools and the ability to coach and train
others in their use.
·       Demonstrable analytical
skills and critical thinking to evaluate best practices, challenges and
solutions to improve program monitoring and execution.
·       Computer literacy with
working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel) for technical purposes.
·       Coding, documentation,
data capture and data base management and knowledge of statistical packages
like SPSS are an added advantage
·       Articulate and confident
·       Problem solving attitude
·       Respectful approach to
human interactions
·       Sense of humour
·       Team Player
·       Meeting deadlines
·       Time keeping
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their cover
letters, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your
interest to work with RRA. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
Deadline: 15th
January 2020
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