USAID MEL Officer NGO Job Opportunities – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 

Job Title:    USAID MEL Officer

Organisation: International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: CSA
Program Lead

 

About US:

The International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 Institutes of the
CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria. IITA is
a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and has a permanent
office in Uganda. IITA focused primarily on improving cassava and banana-based
systems in the nineties. The research focus over the past 5-10 years has
expanded to include research on: climate change, trade-off analysis for
smallholder livelihoods, Innovation systems and impact pathways, and
Institutional and policy dimensions from local to national level.

 

Job Summary:  The USAID Project MEL Officer will strengthen
IITA Project and NARO partner MEL capacity. The MEL Officer will support two
USAID projects and other climate-smart agricultural projects in Uganda to
develop robust and effective MEL systems.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Establish
a robust MEL project framework and AMEL plans in line with USAID MEL and CLA
policy and guidelines.

·       
Develop
MEL tools and protocols and orient the project team and enumerators in their
effective implementation.

·       
Coordinate
baseline, mid-line, and end-line surveys.

·       
Contribute
to annual project work planning and budgeting, and revisions for donor
approvals.

·       
Oversee
implementation of MEL systems through regular field monitoring visits and
tracking of Key Performance Indicators as approved by the donor.

·       
Engage closely
with IITA HQ M&E to ensure adherence to internal IITA M&E structures
and reporting.

·       
Coordinate
and record quarterly project progress and review meetings with USAID and NARO
partners and ensure meetings effectively capture progress against targets, key
learnings, resolution of challenges and project risk mitigation.

·       
Conduct
regular data quality assurance and coordinate USAID DQA meetings and field
visits.

·       
Track
the performance of project activities and outputs against expected results and
make recommendations for adjustment of implementation processes to ensure that
the project achieves its intended outcomes.

·       
Conduct
annual online USAID PRS updates and contribute to donor quarterly, semi-annual
and annual reporting.

·       
Analyze
MEL results and identify learning and success stories reporting on qualitative
outputs and quantitative MEL results.

·       
Establish
project MEL oversight, synergies, and alignment and provide capacity building
and back-stopping support where required.

·       
Regular
progress reporting, contributing to internal monthly IITA Hub reporting,
monthly/ quarterly/ annual donor technical and financial reports, and trip
reporting from all field activities.

·       
Contribute
to resource mobilization through the development of concept notes and proposals
in collaboration with others.

·       
Maintain
and archive all project data, documentation, and all records in accordance with
donor and IITA policy.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree or advanced degree in Economics, Finance,
Business, or a related field.

·       
A
minimum of four years of experience in designing and implementing results
frameworks, developing MEL plans and systems, work plans and indicators,
monitoring ongoing programs for USAID or other large donor organizations.

·       
Knowledge
of the USAID project cycle, agency policies, and reporting requirements

·       
Proficiency
in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of statistical
analysis and data collection software required.

·       
Excellent
skills in presentation of MEL results and project reports.

·       
Experience
of project and institutional or company audits.

·       
Ability
to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

·       
Professional-level
fluency in written and spoken English.

·       
Strong
facilitation, communication, presentation, and training skills.

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills. A great team player! Hard-working, enthusiastic with an
energetic disposition.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 31st December 2020.

 

NB: Because
of the high numbers of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. 

 

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