Programme Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation NGO Jobs – PELUM Uganda

 

Job Title:    Programme Officer,
Monitoring and Evaluation

Organization:  Participatory Ecological Land Use
Management (PELUM) Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Since 1995, PELUM Uganda has been working to improve the livelihoods of
small-scale farmers and the sustainability of rural communities, by fostering
ecological land use management. We: Share skills and knowledge about good
practices and techniques, Undertake research and demonstration projects and
advocate for policies that better support small-scale farmers.

PELUM Uganda is part of a 12-country-strong association of civil society
organisations in eastern, central and southern Africa.

 

Job Summary:  The Programme
Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation will spearhead a robust M&E function /
system for the organization and the M&E of the respective programmes and
projects for timely, quality reporting and learning. The job holder will be
responsible for monitoring and evaluation as well as ensure that organizational
activities and results are achieved in a cost effective and timely manner. S/he
will be responsible for designing, coordination and implementation of the
M&E system, research & learning framework for PELUM Uganda programmes
and projects. She/he will also support the resource mobilization function.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme Planning, development and implementation

·       
Participate
in the design, development and implementation of PELUM’s programmes/projects.

·       
Ensure
the incorporation of appropriate M&E as well as Knowledge Management
components and resources in the respective programmes and projects.

·       
Coordinate
baseline studies and generally ensure that the design of PELUM Uganda’s
programmes are based on a sound evidence base.

·       
Support
the PELUM Uganda programme team in ensuring that organizational interventions
are implemented in a result/outcome-oriented manner.

·       
Participate
in review of the Strategic plan programmes ensuring continued relevance in a
changing environment.

·       
Participate
in the review of the Strategic plan programmes ensuring continued relevance to
the members’ needs and priorities.

·       
Participate
in the development, implementation and review of annual and quarterly work
plans

·       
Ensure
programme deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from
relevant substantive internal experts.

·       
Support
the convening of regular Programme planning and review meetings as appropriate.

Monitoring and Evaluation

·       
Develop
a comprehensive M&E framework that is aligned to the strategic Plan of
PELUM including appropriate quality standards and indicators.

·       
Develop
project and programme specific M&E frameworks.

·       
Design
and operationalize an appropriate data and information management system to
support the M&E function in the organization.

·       
Develop,
pre-test and disseminate appropriate tools for data collection across the
various projects and programmes of the organization.

·       
Build
the capacity of all programme staff in M&E and support them in rolling out
the M&E function in their respective programmes.

·       
Provide
technical advice and follow up with programme implementers to ensure compliance
with the M&E needs of the organization.

·       
Organize
and undertake periodic monitoring visits across programmes to ensure compliance
with programming quality standards.

·       
Coordinate
the timely collection of good quality M & E data, analyze and prepare
appropriate

·       
M&E
reports for the various projects and programmes to meet internal organizational
and donor needs.

·       
Coordinate
periodic (mid-term and end of term) project/programme reviews and evaluations
and ensure that they are undertaken in a timely manner.

·       
Coordinate
annual CB Monitoring visits.

·       
Regularly
use M&E data to compile quality reports to the Country Board, donor reports
and annual reports in collaboration with programme staff.

·       
Learning
and knowledge management

·       
Organize
reflection and learning fora to enable staff to share experiences from
programme implementation and draw lessons from successes and failures.

·       
Ensure
ongoing research, documentation, codification and sharing of promising
practices

·       
Support
the management team to ensure that the evidence and learning from programme
implementation, informs decision making and ongoing improvement of
organizational programming practices.

Members’ M&E Capacity Building

·       
Identify
the capacity development needs of member organizations in the area of M&E
as well as knowledge management.

·       
Plan and
execute capacity building interventions and activities (trainings, learning
visits, technical backstopping and mentorships) for member organizations and
other partners in the areas of Monitoring, Evaluation and knowledge management.

Other tasks and responsibilities

·       
Participate
in the organisation’s key events and represent the organisation in relevant
fora.

·       
Provide
technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to Programme Staff and volunteers.

·       
Support
and participate in other programme area activities when required.

·       
In
collaboration with the Management Team, identify existing and potential funding
opportunities, and participate in the technical aspects of project proposal
development processes.

·       
Facilitate
donor visits and assessments as necessary.

·       
Identify
thematic advocacy issues and forward them to the advocacy team.

·       
Participate
in defining programme and financial objectives, targets and monitoring
processes and collect, collate and share relevant project information in line
with the programme M&E framework.

·       
Participate
in the documentation and sharing of learnings from programme implementation

·       
Ensure
that resources under his/her care are properly deployed and utilised.

·       
In
addition to individual respective tasks, all PELUM employees are expected:

·       
Participate
in research agendas and ensure findings inform programme designs.

·       
To
adhere to our organizational values and to actively promote their application
amongst colleagues.

·       
To
undertake tasks in a creative, self-driven and innovative fashion.

·       
Participate
in raising resources for building PELUM’s reserves.

·       
Ensure
that all activities are implemented in a gender sensitive manner.

·       
Adhere
to PELUM’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations in all functions.

·       
To
identify and implement additional tasks/ ideas of benefit to the organization
(whether directly linked to one’s job or not).

·       
Any
other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

·       
The
attainment of the above will be reflected in the employee’s appraisal, as well
as the achievement of outputs, as described in above key responsibilities.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelors in Statistics, Development Studies, Management
Information System or any other relevant degree. A post graduate training in
project M&E at Diploma or Masters level is a must.

·       
At least
5 years of experience in the designing and implementation of M&E systems
preferably in a reputable NGO setting.

·       
Skills
in project Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge in data analysis tools.
Project development and proposal writing, and implementation of
development-type projects.

·       
Multi-tasking,
attention to detail, critical reasoning and problem solving, ability to work
under pressure in a complex organization proactive.

·       
Communication
and interpersonal relationship:
Capacity
to understand and analyse national, regional, and local politics, ability to
understand new issues.

 

NB: Women are encouraged to apply

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications including a cover letter
giving reasons why you are suitable for the post, plus a CV and copies of all
relevant certificates, testimonials and contacts of 3 referees to:

 

The Country Coordinator,

PELUM Uganda

Plot 41, Factory Road, Ntinda

P.O. Box 35804, Kampala. Uganda

 

Applicants who choose to send their applications by E-mail can do so by
sending to

pelumuganda@pelumuganda.org and copy to pelumuganda@yahoo.com

 

Deadline: 16th October
2020 by 5:00pm

 

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