Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

 

Job Title:    Monitoring & Evaluation
Assistant

Organisation: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: MERL
Coordinator

 

About US:

The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a
group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission
to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities
across some target countries in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His
Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and AKF work in East Africa
started in 1974. In Uganda, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that
includes programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health
and Early Childhood Development predominantly in the Central and West Nile
Regions.

 

About AGENCI Project:

 AKF and World University Service of Canada
(WUSC), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, will be implementing a
four-year project to increase the agency and self-empowerment of adolescent girls
and female youth in Moyo and Obongi. The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis
Initiative (AGENCI) will impact the lives of 148,000 adolescent girls and
female youth aged 10-24 by promoting improved equitable learning outcomes in
primary and secondary schools including non-school learning programmes. AGENCI
will respond to specific barriers and educational needs identified by
adolescent girls, female youth, community members, and other education
stakeholders to address the root causes of inequality and support transform of
structurally entrenched social norms, attitudes, and power relations that limit
girls’ ability to access and benefit from education. AGENCI will implement
evidence-based programming and incubate locally driven solutions and innovations
working in partnership with schools, communities, government and civil society
organisations (CSOs).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
Programme staff and MERL Coordinator in the monitoring and evaluation of the
AGENCI programme in Moyo and Obongi districts in West Nile, Uganda.

·       
Work
with AGENCI Programme Manager and MERL Coordinator to develop an M&E
framework, M&E system and tools

·       
Participate
in design, implementation and support analysis of the baseline data and other
ongoing surveys.

·       
Support analysis
of programme quality, results and sustainability in relation to agreed
indicators and targets, as well as achievement against the 4 I’s: Impact,
Influence, Institutional Development, and Innovation.

·       
Work
with programme teams and MERL Coordinator to ensure accurate and timely data
collection, data maintenance and analysis.

·       
Support
programme teams to ensure that M&E data and analysis are used to improve
program quality and inform programmatic decisions.

·       
Be part
of facilitating regular M&E Reviews for both implementing partners and
other stakeholders

·       
Support
capacity-building of staff on M&E practices and data collection.

·       
Ensure
communication with country and regional levels on the documentation and
dissemination of programme results and key lessons learned.

·       
Support
programme manager and the MERL Coordinator to develop a system for documenting
and sharing information and learning at programme and country levels.

·       
Undertake
regular visits to the field, as required, to support implementation of M&E
and to identify where adaptations might be needed.

·       
Work
with the MERL Coordinator and Programme Manager to ensure project monitoring
arrangements comply with project funding agreements and, in particular, the
provisions of funding agreements are fully observed in the design of the
project M&E.

·       
In
collaboration with MERL Coordinator and programme management, ensure M&E
frameworks are gender inclusive

·       
Provide
support to external partners, such as strengthening civil society programme
partners, to review, assess and improve their M&E systems, procedures and
practices to ensure the effective and efficient tracking of results.

·       
Partner
with programme and MERL Coordinator to integrate, develop, and leverage
learning processes that meet programme needs across.

·       
Work
with programme manager and MERL Coordinator to develop and identify results
dissemination modalities and audiences.

·       
Work
with the MERL Coordinator and programme teams to review existing approaches and
management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and
resources, in consultation with programme staff and partners.

·       
Provide
support to plan, organize and participate in external supervision and
evaluation missions.

·       
Foster
participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving project beneficiaries
and staff in the M&E of activities.

·       
In
collaboration with the MERL Coordinator, organise and provide refresher
training in M&E to programme staff and implementing partners and primary
beneficiaries.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies,
statistics, economics or related field

·       
3-5
years field experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects
especially youth projects

·       
Experience
managing database management information system

·       
Ability
to work independently, strategically, lead and work within a team

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge and capacity to design and implement quantitative and qualitative
surveys and studies for the purpose of programme management

·       
Excellent
verbal and written communication and report writing skills is required

·       
Strong
computer and analytical skills, along with experience managing complex data
sets, using different analysis tools

·       
Strong
report writing skills

·       
Willingness
to be based in the field, travelling to remote locations is a must

·       
Ability
to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences in English.

·       
Knowledge
of the local language is an added advantage

 

How to Apply:

Candidates
interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover
letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees
via e-mail to recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Project Officer-Also indicate
preferred district if considered’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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