Monitoring and Assessments Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Children of Grace

 

Job Title:    Monitoring and Assessments
Officer

Organisation: Children of Grace

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: CoG Operations Manager

 

About US:

The vision for Children of Grace began when Mary Ann McCoy first
witnessed the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in 2002. On a trip
to Uganda to help with the AIDS crisis, Mary Ann met Grace, an HIV positive
mother of two. Grace confided in Mary Ann that she was afraid to die, leaving
her children as orphans. “Who is going to love, nurture and educate them?” In
response, Mary Ann promised to educate Grace’s children. Soon after Grace died,
Children of Grace was born to fulfill the promise to love, nurture and educate
Ugandan children. Today, Children of Grace works tirelessly toward this
commitment by providing education, lifesaving healthcare, empowerment programs
and holistic mentoring to thousands of Ugandan orphans and other children
impacted by extreme poverty and AIDS.

 

Job Summary:  The
Monitoring and Assessments Officer is responsible for the Children of Grace
Uganda community needs assessments, beneficiaries profiling, child enrolment,
initial assessments, home assessments and students’ follow-ups.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting in-depth annual home
    assessments/re-assessments for all continuing students to ascertain the
    levels of need and additional support needed for the children for child.
  • Conduct the initial child assessments
    for newly sponsored students and submit that information to the
    Administrative Assistant to update the database.
  • Updating the database with the
    information collected from the field and ensuring all students information
    is up to date and informative. Community Needs Assessments (10%)
  • With the Direct supervision of the
    operations Manager, lead in identification of new communities for the
    expansion of children of Grace sponsorship and health programs through
    conducting field visits in the villages and completing school assessments,
    stakeholders’ analysis and social services availability.
  • Conduct needs assessments for new
    children and do background checks to ascertain they meet the COG
    sponsorship criteria. New Profiles Identification and documentation (10%)
  • Conduct Poverty Probability Index (PPI)
    for the new profiles, plan for picture taking and work with the
    photographer to submit the pictures and children’s write-ups. Students
    follow-ups and investigation (30%)
  • Conducting investigations in cases that
    may have been identified and there is need for more information. Other
    responsibilities (5%)
  • Other duties as required, including
    occasional work on weekends and public holidays for which time off in lieu
    can be taken in consultation with the Director of Operations.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Development studies, Social Sciences or
    related field and specialized training in M&E.
  • Three years of work experience in a busy
    NGO doing Monitoring, Reporting, Community Assessments and Evaluation.
  • Commitment to understanding and
    supporting the vision and mission of Children of Grace.
  • Compassion and appreciation for orphans
    and vulnerable children issues.
  • Experience in Monitoring, Reporting and
    Evaluation.
  • Understanding of community needs
    assessment, data collection and participatory appraisals.
  • Excellent computer and typing skills and
    proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point.
  • Ability to analyze problems and make
    sound operational decisions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and
    methodological approach to program management.
  • Attention to detail and strong project
    management skills.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks with
    minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be a team player and leader.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Individual must be results-orientated,
    highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in
    a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing
    organization.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send a motivation letter clearly demonstrating your
ability to perform each of the areas in the Job Description and a 2-Page Resume
to
joseph@childrenofgrace.com with the subject of the email as the position you are applying for.

 

NOTE: Generic Motivation Letters and Resumes will
not be accepted and due to the volume of Applications ONLY shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 28th
February 2021 

 

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