Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Job Opportunities – SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: SOS Children’s Villages

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer reports to Program Coordinator and technically to the MEL Manager. S/he will be responsible for all M&E related project actions providing technical M&E support for all sectors with specific attention to data quality and use.  S/he will also ensure that quality data collected is entered into a data platform; data analysis is completed in line with Result-Based Management (RBM) principles and will play a key role in the process of reporting on the progress and impact of the SOS Children’s Villages Uganda – Leave no one behind project to relevant stakeholders. S/he will conduct frequent visits to the field and assess the quality of the project interventions, foster documentation of lesson learning process, ensure understanding and compliance with M&E procedures and provide guidance and coaching to the project team to ensure that the M&E systems meet the needs of projects.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Design the monitoring and evaluation tools and forms for the project as a strategy to collect filed level information required by SOS Children’s Villages Uganda, the project donor and/or stakeholders.
  • Work with the program team to develop a detailed M&E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track progress against agreed indicators.
  • Coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation and analysis of data to track the project activities, monitor progress, support impact measurement and dissemination of project data and follow up with specific interventions for the utilization of such data.
  • Support preparation of consolidated reports including concise narratives that capture progress against indicators and provide both management and the donor with accurate and user-friendly information.
  • Compile monthly and/or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports, lessons leant/best practices as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance.
  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data is collected by project staff and to verify the accuracy of the data reported.
  • Participate in the development of the evaluation design, tools, protocols and procedures for the project.
  • Monitor the Performance Management Plans (PMP) for the project and provide key information to management for planning/decision making.
  • Take part in resource mobilization efforts through participation in proposal development with other program staff.
  • Work with other stakeholders to establish referral mechanisms for referring refugees and host communities to relevant service providers.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and community-based organizations to enhance multi-agency cooperation and coordination.
  • Involve/include community structures in all aspects of planning and implementation monitoring and evaluation to promote and maintain sustainability.
  • Represent SOS Children’s Villages Uganda and participate in relevant sector meetings and other forums.
  • Compile and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and specific activity reports to the Supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, Quantitative Economics, Social Work and Social Administration, M&E or related field. A post graduate diploma in M&E, statistics will be of an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar role either in humanitarian or development settings with proven success in implementing M&E systems.
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel, power point and quantitative analysis.
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys and evaluations.
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the local language and/or Swahili is and added advantage.


How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human Resource and Administration

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II Road

Kampala, Uganda


Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to:


Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 22nd April 2021


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