Several Fresher Data, Evidence and Learning Officer Job Opportunities – Mott MacDonald

Organisation: Mott
MacDonald
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40
countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries
and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and
municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are
committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to
provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
About SESIL Programme:
SESIL (Strengthening
Education Systems for Improved Learning),is an education programme designed to
improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at lower primary
level in Uganda.  SESIL will do this by strengthening the systems
needed to manage and raise the performance of four key drivers of learning
outcomes: teachers, schools, districts, and assessment and examinations.
Job Summary:  The Data, Evidence and Learning (DEL) officer will
be responsible for the data, evidence and learning out puts of SESIL at
regional / sub -regional levels. The purpose of the position is to generate
programme data and evidence to inform SESIL about whether its strategies are
working and help the programme and implementation team to continuously improve
and do things better; to strengthen data, evidence and learning in the context
of SESIL’s teacher, school and district effectiveness streams to drive improved
instruction and learning; and, through the generation of relevant and rigorous
evidence, to ultimately identify whether SESIL achieves what it promises to
achieve.
Working with the DEL
Performance Lead and Key Adviser in executing SESIL’s monitoring and evaluation
strategies, frameworks, tools and theory of change documents across SESIL’s
targeted districts in focus sub-regions.
Implementing
specific M&E mechanisms and tools for the programme in their assigned
districts and sub-region in coordination with the DEL Performance Lead, SESIL’s
technical advisers, programme staff, local government officials, school leaders
and teachers. The DEL Officer is responsible for all field-based implementation
of SESIL’s monitoring and evaluation activities in their assigned districts and
sub-regions as well as updating programme M&E databases and other relevant
documents. The DEL Officer will also support the DEL Performance Lead and Key
Adviser in coordinating and implementing SESIL’s research activities and
evaluations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Work with
programme staff and stakeholders to implement monitoring and evaluation
strategies, frameworks and theory of change documents for SESIL, including the
MEL Framework, TOC, M&E Plan and Evaluation Plans.
·       
Maintain
and keep all monitoring, evaluation and reporting documents up to date
throughout the programme cycle
·       
Help
district and regional programme staff develop monitoring work plans and ensure
they are implemented
·       
Monitor
the implementation of programme field activities and regional teams and report
on their overall outcomes and results. This includes regular field visits to
validate programme data, support monitoring activities and backstop the work of
school leaders, head teachers and government officials.
·       
Support
the DEL Programme Lead in reporting on all monitoring activities, results,
outcomes and outputs to the programme team.
·       
Provide
support in preparing for and implement all scheduled evaluation activities
(baseline, midline, endline).
·       
Prepare
for and implement all programme research activities.
·       
Support
the training of programme staff, partners and stakeholders on programme
monitoring and evaluation tools and other relevant M&E activities and
related topics.
·       
Participate
in other trainings and provide support for staff and consultants as required, especially
for sessions related to programme monitoring activities delivered by school and
district stakeholders.
·       
Support
results reporting and data generation with local stakeholders
·       
Analyse
data and support the DEL Programme Lead to produce district and regional
M&E reports and data summaries in a timely, professional manner.
·       
Attend
workshops, meetings and trainings for the SESIL programme.
·       
Participate
in weekly meetings with the programme team and deliver reports on field
findings and results from weekly activities and monitoring visits.
·       
Create
weekly, monthly quarterly and annual work plans in coordination with programme
staff.
·       
Support
the programme’s district and regional advocacy and communications plans,
working in particular with local stakeholders and partners
·       
Engage
in networking and carry out tasks where need be to promote the SESIL programme.
·       
Support
the Key Adviser, DEL Programme Lead, other technical leads and the programme’s
senior management team on additional tasks related to the production and
dissemination of programme data and evidence.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a degree in M&E, social science, or other relevant
fields.
·       
Proficiency
in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other statistical packages highly preferred.
·       
Understanding
of the education sector in Uganda at the local government (district) level, the
school and community level, and with NGOs.
·       
Teamwork
and excellent interpersonal skills.
·       
Self-motivated
and able to work with minimal supervision.
·       
Excellent
at thinking strategically and creatively. Able to solve problems, meet/exceed
goals and generally “get the job done.”
·       
Able to
present the project’s image, competencies, and objectives in a professional
manner.
·       
Willingness
to work outside of regular office hours to meet project objectives and targets.
·       
Commitment
to, understanding of, and passion for supporting education programming and
improving the delivery of quality education services to children in Uganda.
·       
Experience
implementing M&E strategies, frameworks systems and tools.
·       
Experience
working with local, national and international technical advisers.
·       
Ability
to establish priorities, plan and execute personal and project work plans.
·       
Clear
and effective written and oral communication skills in English.
·       
Excellent
organizational skills, including reporting and record-keeping.
·       
Teamwork
and excellent interpersonal skills.
·       
Self-motivated
and able to work with minimal supervision.
·       
Excellent
at thinking strategically and creatively. Able to solve problems, meet/exceed
goals and generally “get the job done.”
·       
Able to
present the project’s image, competencies, and objectives in a professional
manner.
·       
Willingness
to work outside of regular office hours to meet project objectives and targets.
·       
Efficient
and comfortable with regional and national travel.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.
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