Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE)

Job Title:          Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization: African Centre for Trade and
Development (ACTADE)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
of Programmes
About US:
African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) was registered
in 2003 as a Non- Government Organisation (S. 5914/ 4516) with the main purpose
of influencing and facilitating the development and promotion of trade, and
sustainable development. ACTADE’s programming covers the areas of trade
empowerment, inclusive budgeting and climate action.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will
bring solid professional experience, knowledge and skills in M&E to support
the organisation and staff undertake various processes and procedures employing
different tools to undertake documentation and evidence building on results and
outcomes of the Citizens’ Voice and Action project at ACTADE.
This will include but not be limited to qualitative and
quantitative research skills, designing a toolkit of participatory methods and
approaches to support staff in community-level qualitative and quantitative
data collection, entry, analysis, report generation and dissemination. You will
lend your strong analytical lens to your work with colleagues.
You will develop and design databases and a functional
M&E system that captures and stores data for various purposes including
supporting informed decision making, effective planning, corrective action and
demonstrating changes achieved as a result of the Citizen Voice and Action
project by ACTADE. A key deliverable of the role will be to set up an M&E
system for the organization and databases for effective data management,
M&E framework and guidelines and work with staff to improve on both their
quantitative and qualitative data analysis capacities and how data is used for
reporting, learning and sharing on project progress and for program quality improvement.
This includes pulling together key learning in an accessible
format for a range of stakeholders, senior management, board and beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Lead the development of the ACTADE Monitoring
and Evaluation system.
·       
Lead the design of data bases for organisational
data storage
·       
Lead the design of M&E framework and
guidelines for the organisation
·       
Lead periodic data analysis and development of
performance overviews for monthly Senior Management Meetings and Board
Quarterly meetings, in liaison with the Programme Manager and Programme
Director.
·       
Lead the design of the data collection tools and
ensure their correct utilisation.
·       
Lead the design of project baselines, midlines
and end lines (including design of tools and managing their effective
implementation)
·       
Lead the data collection to draft baseline,
quarterly, annual, midline and end line reporting/evaluations reporting
ensuring gender and other disadvantaged groups data disaggregation.
·       
Plan and execute communication activities in
line with ACTADE’s communication strategy including providing evidence to
inform communication stories/messages.
·       
Develop and document high level lesson learning,
e.g. policy briefs, technical papers, best practices, and case studies.
·       
Provide technical support to ACTADE staff in monitoring,
reporting and documenting key learnings, best practices, processes and
outcomes.
·       
Conduct data quality assurance audits and spot
checks, including through routine monitoring visits to project sites, to ensure
data quality and aggregate data at the sub-region levels.
·       
Conduct pertinent data analysis for informed
decision-making, and assist in following up on implementation of
recommendations.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, IT,
Development Studies, or Social Sciences, from a, recognized awarding University
or Institution.
·       
A post-graduate Diploma or Degree or other
critical training preferably in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.
·       
A minimum of three years of related work
experience
·       
Experience leading M&E design and
implementation across the project cycle (baseline, midline, end line), as well
as quarterly and annual reporting.
·       
Previous experience designing M&E databases
and systems.
·       
Experience with communications, documentation,
learning, and sharing for various audiences.
·       
Experience working with multiple teams to
generate M&E products and rollout M&E processes and procedures.
·       
Experience in designing basic information
management systems for projects or organization.
·       
Designing M&E products, with strong proven
writing and reporting skills including expertise in the presentation and
interpretation of data to guide project improvement and progress.
·       
Working with contacts in the NGO community.
·       
Demonstrated proficiency in SPSS, Excel and
other statistical packages for qualitative and quantitative data analysis and
report writing.
·       
Working experience in trade, development and
governance sectors.
·       
Working with simple publishing software i.e.
publisher, adobe, canva, etc. for report generation and simple graphic design.
·       
The applicant should be between 25 and 45 years
of age.
Competencies
·       
People skills, mobilization, and organizational skills.
·       
Graphics, design and presentation skills.
·       
Qualitative and Quantitative techniques for data
collection.
·       
Fluency in English and Luganda.
·       
Excellent written and verbal communication,
liaison and interpersonal skills.
·       
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve outstanding results.
·       
Data Analysis skills and use of statistical
analysis packages such as Ms Excel, SPSS/ Stata, Epidata/Epinfo, Nvivo, Atlas
ti, etc.
·       
Computer Applications-Ms Excel, Ms Word,
PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send their applications
enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates along with
the names and contacts of three referees. Applications should be sent to the
Executive Director by email to: info@actade.org or hand deliver to: African
Centre for Trade and Development, Plot 2 Agape Close, Ntinda, Kigoowa P.O Box
16452, Kampala Uganda.
Please include the title of the position for which you are
applying on the envelope or in the subject line of the email.
Deadline: 21st
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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