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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager Job at Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager

Jobs at:
Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)

Deadline of this Job:
31st January 2018 by 4:00 PM

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Reports to: Executive Director
About US:
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEU) is an international non-governmental organisation which was launched in February 1997 as part of a bigger network of 34 National Chapters across Africa with a primary aim of addressing gender disparities in education that were manifested through low rates of access to education, retention, performance and completion of girls starting from upper primary school through secondary up to higher education levels. FAWE Uganda has secured funding from Plan-CEDAW for a new project to be implemented in Eastern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager will ensure that FAWEUganda has the management, technical and logistical capacity to deliver quality programmes in regard to quality programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as research, accountability and learning related to all interventions undertaken by FAWEUganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Define and Implement the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning System
• Lead the development/improvement of a Central Information Management System which will consolidate data and allow for timely reporting of progress towards key program indicators
• Lead the review and development of MEAL Systems and tools
• Lead the development of the data collection tools and data collection procedures , logical framework, project performance tracking matrixes, indicators, data flow and M&E Manuals
• Coordinate and facilitate regular cross learning and experience sharing events
Program Quality Assurance
• Support in the overall management, leadership and technical direction of a logical and coherent girls’ education program
• Lead the M&E system and process development and create a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of FAWEUganda program and project activities.
• Lead all M&E initiatives for FAWEUganda programs and projects including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and informing staff capacity building initiatives.
• Identify and recommend strategies to increase data use and demand amongst Program staff and other stakeholders.
• Work in liaison with the Programs Manager, coordinate the preparation and review of internal and external reports before sign off by the Executive Director
• Carry out monitoring and evaluation visits to project areas and to partner organizations and ensure program activities are implemented according to the work plans and strategic priorities whilst maintaining the flexibility to shift priorities according to the changing context
• Lead the analysis and interpretation of data for trends, patterns and information that will be used to inform program delivery as well as other program aspects such as redesign, replication, scale up among others
• Support the programs team on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
• Promote cost effectiveness, value for money as well as accountability in all the program interventions and support the team to ensure compliance at all times
• Contribute to ensuring all FAWE Uganda resources are well utilized, documentations made and properly kept
• Ensure contractors engaged by FAWE Uganda are closely monitored for compliance with FAWEUganda and appropriate international standards
• Ensure effective monitoring of partner activities to ensure, quality, transparency, compliance and appropriateness
Partner Development: Develop capacity and support partners to strengthen their internal M&E mechanisms and, capability to utilize and maintain up to date management information systems to ensure timeliness, quality and accurate reporting
People Management:
• Head the Department of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Handle all staff issues such as performance management, training and development, employee relations among others in an ethical and professional manner.
Research: Spearhead the different research undertakings by FAWEUganda on girls’ education as well as providing technical guidance and support to the planning and execution of research activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Statistics, Demographics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sector Planning or related field is desirable
• Possession of a post graduate diploma in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized institution is essential
• A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, demographics or other relevant field is essential
• A minimum of seven years’ experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in a local or international NGO three of which must be at a Senior Level. Experience working on girls’ education and development issues is an added advantage
• Skills in Statistical Packages and other software
• Experience working on girls’ education and women development issues is essential
• Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
• Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
• Previous experience in designing and leading capacity building and training for different teams
• Human resource management skills
• Financial management skills
• Good proposal writing skills
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications including updated curriculum vita and copies of relevant documents to;
The Executive Director,
FAWE Uganda Chapter,
P.O. Box 24117 Kampala. Uganda
Hand deliver your applications to their office on Plot 328 Magulu Close in Bukoto