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

Job Title:    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.   Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six areas:  Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and Nutrition; and Civil Society.


About F4L Project:

Foundations for Learning (F4L) is funded by Global Affairs Canada with the core objective of equipping a new generation of learners, teachers, school leaders, families, communities, civil society organizations, and government leaders with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to promote more gender responsive and pluralist quality education systems for all in Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support Programme staff and MERL Coordinator in the monitoring and evaluation of F4L in Arua and Yumbe districts in West Nile, Uganda.
  • Work with F4L 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 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant field. Required.
  • Three to four years of 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences in English.
  • Ability to ride a Motorbike and must possess a valid riding permit.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a two-page cover letter and a maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees


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Deadline: 4th June 2021 by 4.30pm


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