Fresher USAID Project Jobs – WASH Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – ACORD-U

Organization: ACORD-U
(Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
ACORD-U (Agency for
Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development.
ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25
districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have
been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and
to change the situation in which they find themselves.
About Project:
This project aims at
eliminating the practice of Open Defecation in the 200 targeted communities and
achievement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) friendliness in 10 Primary
Schools in Omoro and Nwoya districts.
Job Summary:  The ACORD-U Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) strategy aims to improve the quality and integrity of program
delivery, ensure that programs are responsive to the needs of affected
populations, and meet donor requirements and standards of accountability.
The WASH Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will work as part of ACORD-U northern Uganda WASH unit,
under the direct supervision of the WASH Project Coordinator and in close
consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (MEC) and other
members of the Project Management Unit (PMU). The incumbent will lead the
design of tailored tools and to implement the Project Monitoring and Learning
Plan for WASH and CLTS activities. The M&E Officer will work closely with
the Programme Management Unit (PMU) in designing and implementing M&E for
the WASH.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the
development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems,
including learning and accountability and generation of reliable data for
results-based management of the WASH unit overall and to strengthen project
the development of new project proposals, including development of logical
frameworks, setting realistic and gender-sensitive indicators and targets;
and regularly update monitoring performance measurement with WASH staff, such
as quality benchmarks and indicator and performance tracking for CLTS and WASH
in school projects;
with the PMU to monitor relevant context related indicators and triggers
relevant for the CLTS and WASH in Schools project operations;
and oversee regular field monitoring and evaluation visits with field staff and
in coordination with PMU to ensure technical and operational compliance and
timely execution of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and targets;
Support sound
ethical and methodological design and implementation approach for WASH
assessments and KAPs surveys as well as monitoring plans, SWIPS, ensuring that
gender sensitivity and gender analysis is integrated;
Lead on
quantitative data analysis and report writing for the unit’s assessment, KAP
surveys and others surveys related to the behavioral change strategy;
project management with the preparation of timely Donor Reports to ensure
compliance with key project indicators and objectives;
and conduct capacity enhancement training activities in Monitoring and
Evaluation to ACORD-U project personnel as needed;
and manage external evaluations and conduct internal performance and other
accountability reports as required; including analysis of the findings and
providing recommendations;
project staff with after action reviews and documentation of learning;
the measure of project deliverables, intermediate outcomes and collection of
vignettes (articles, pictures, personal interest stories) with the ACORD-U
Communications Officer.
the development of improved information management systems within the project;
such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Population studies, Business
statistics, Public Health, Statistics or related field from an accredited
academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; Post
graduate diploma in M&E or development evaluation is an advantage;
of Access database is an advantage
to design and develop Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability
strategy, methodologies and tools;
previous experience establishing and managing robust complaint-response
to consolidate information from multiple sources and write timely and concise
information analysis and report writing;
of digital data collection platforms and methodologies;
computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
email/internet software, statistical analysis packages;
skills in training and capacity building in M&E;
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter, detailed CV documenting work history and current
responsibilities, salary history, and three professional references (including
at least 1 prior employer) to
Please specify “Wash
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” in the subject line of your application
email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Hard copy hand delivered
applications will not be accepted. No telephone inquiries are permitted please.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Wednesday 13th, May 2020 by 5:00pm.          
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