Jobs – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director at USAID OVC World Vision International Project

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director (MEL)-OVC

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 41 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The MEL Director will have responsibility for all monitoring, evaluation and Research activities associated with the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the design and implementation of the Workplace activity Learning Agenda: Develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reports.
  2. Responsible for the development of the M&E System:
  3. Implementation of M&E:
  4. Learning:
  • Develop the overall framework for project M&E in accordance to the project and document M&E plan.
  • Carry out readiness assessment regarding M&E.
  • Identify the requirement for collecting baseline data, prepare terms-of-reference for and arrange the baseline survey, as required.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activates in the work plan.
  • Manage and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning.
  • Design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
  • Promote a results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.
  • Support the development of project reports with staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission of ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Compile and prepare consolidation progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
  • Carry out regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Build and grow participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities.
  • Facilitate, act as resource person, and join, if required, any external supervision and evaluation missions.
  • Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations
  • Identify the need and draw up the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for specific project studies. Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts.
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
  • Consolidate a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities.
  • Ensure that ToR for consultants recruited by the project also incorporate mechanisms to capture and share lessons learned through their inputs to the project, and to ensure that the results are reflected in the reporting system described above.
  • Document, package and disseminate lessons not less frequently than once every 12 months.
  • Actively facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in any existing network projects sharing common characteristics
  • Identify and participate in additional networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Master’s Degree or higher in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Demography, Health Management, Social Science, Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field is required.
  • At least eight (8) years working in monitoring, evaluation and research in the public health field, with progressively increasing level of responsibility.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience supervising, monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, and service delivery
  • The candidate must have strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS), experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Two years of experience living or working in a developing country is desirable
  • Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19th September, 2014

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