MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR (1 POSITION)

Job Description

MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR (1 POSITION)

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children Uganda Country Office is looking to recruit for the following position:

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (1 Position) : Location – To be Determined

Role Purpose:

The Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) is implementing a USAID-funded initiative in Uganda with the primary goal of improving food and nutrition security, and self-reliance among extremely poor households in refugee settlements and host communities in Kamwenge District in Western Uganda.  This initiative will be a pilot, multi-year “graduation activity” program which will include significant learning and research as well as engagement on the part of FFP and USAID’s Global Development Lab. Critical activities for this initiative will including the following: strong focus on households from both the Rwamwanja refugee settlement and neighboring host communities; targeted efforts for extremely poor households; and enrollment and graduation for one adult per household, typically the woman of the household.

Save the Children is currently recruiting for a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (M&E) who will be responsible for obtaining, analyzing, organizing and interpreting project data for these key initiatives. S/he will work with host country counterparts in developing, strengthening and implementing monitoring systems to track project progress and impact. S/he will monitor and assess project implementation progress as required and provide feedback to colleagues and partners to improve project activities.

The M&E Advisor will also develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. S/he will design and lead the implementation of the project’s M&E strategies, requirements and country level activities. In addition, the Advisor will work directly with the technical staff to develop appropriate indicators and select the monitoring and measurement tools for the project implementation and roll-out.  S/he will also be accountable for achieving the results against those priorities. This is a leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team in Uganda.

Academic background, Experience & Person Specifications;

  • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background, and at least six years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
  • Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
  • Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other language(s), as required.
  • Able to produce thorough, high quality results within a tight timeframe and meet deadlines and deliverables to partners and donors.
  • Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application information;

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Important to note:

–          Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

–          Candidates from the districts/communities listed above are encouraged to apply. More information on the open positions is available at SCI district/regional offices.

Application closes on 24th February 2017 at midnight Uganda time.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents