Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor USAID Project Job Careers – Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Associates, a major American business and government research, technical
assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control
Task Order I. Task Order 1 supports the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
(PMI) and USAID in planning and implementing an integrated vector control
approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has
implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2010, delivering
high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control
entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand
entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide treated
mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of
malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria
is endemic. Abt will also continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and
evaluation, as well as environmental compliance. .
About the Project:
Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID
Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal
is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of
Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Guulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi
sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region).
overall objective of the project is to sustainably enhance the resilience of
vulnerable households in areas of operation by maximizing economic
opportunities for vulnerable households, stabilizing their access to and
consumption of diverse and nutritious diets and increase social capital by
reinforcing relationships among formal governance systems and communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Under the supervision of
the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor is
responsible for overseeing ICAN’s performance monitoring system, conducting or
overseeing related assessments and research, and providing capacity
strengthening for partner organization in monitoring, data analysis, and data
use. This will include, but is not limited to the following:
·       Oversee all monitoring,
evaluation and learning activities, including some evaluations that will employ
rigorous methods that require primary data collection through surveys
·       Implement and
continuously update ICAN’s Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan
(AMELP) and Quality Assurance and Surveillance Plan (QASP). This includes
establishing baseline measures and periodic data collection using a variety of
methods to report on results, inputs, outputs, and assumptions of the project
·       Develop a plan to verify
data quality
·       Supervise all data
collection, entry, and analysis. Provide guidance to Data Manager/CLA Analyst,
M&E Officers based in Kampala, Kotido, Kitgum, and Kabale on data
collection methodologies, tools, and techniques
·       Advise subcontractors
and grantees on required monitoring data collection procedures
·       On an as-needed basis,
provide data to USAID. Ensure all required monitoring data are entered into
USAID’s reporting systems
·       With the Chief of Party,
institutionalize learning and evaluating ICAN progress as part of routine
operations and decision-making. Participate in and/or co-facilitate workshops
for project staff, USAID, and key stakeholders to review and discuss progress
and lessons learned, and brainstorm strategy and activity refinements
·       Other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Master’s degree in (bio) statistics, agricultural economics, population
studies, epidemiology, business administration or related area of study, and
relevant work experience
·       Specialized training in
monitoring and evaluation is desirable
·       Eight (8) years of
progressively responsible work experience in working in complex projects of
similar size
·       With five (5) years of
monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level
·       Knowledge of
agriculture, nutrition, and systems monitoring and evaluation preferred
·       USAID experience
·       Excellent written and
oral communication skills in English required
 How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates please apply online at the link below
Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to
fostering a diverse workforce.  Abt
Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee
benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 17th
February 2020
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