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Monday, April 9, 2018

Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager Job at Heifer International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager

Jobs at:
Heifer International

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 20th April, 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




Job details:
Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to end hunger, poverty and care for the Earth by using sustainable practices and engaging smallholder farmers in agricultural development. Heifer was founded on the simple belief that ending hunger begins with giving people the means to feed themselves, generate income and achieve sustainable livelihoods. Since Heifer's founding in 1944, 20.7 million families - more than 70 million people - in more than 125 countries have benefited from community-based training, appropriate technology and agricultural resources, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty and hunger on to a path of self-reliance and economic prosperity. Our transformational model runs much deeper than providing livestock and agricultural inputs. We work with public and private partners around the world to put the entrepreneurial power of self-reliance in the hands of small-scale fanners by connecting them to markets and their local and national economies. Heifer international is currently seeking to fill the following vacant position;
Position Title: Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Kampala Uganda
Job Summary:
The Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE) Manager is responsible for contributing to strategy discussions, providing technical assistance on PMLE for Heifer Uganda program and developing successful mechanisms for learning. The PMLE Manager will be responsible for cross- cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing programs, image building and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports and proposal development. The PMLE Manager will incorporate all best practices of M&E in the proposal design stage for most effective program management during implementation. ln coordination with the Country Director and programs team, will be responsible for developing, coordinating, maintaining and constantly improving the countrywide MLE system, as well as implementing communications strategy that promotes a culture of teaming and market-position the country program.

Minimum Requirements:
Masters Degree in Business Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, international Development, Social Science, BSc in Economics! Statistics or a related field. 6-10 years’ job related experience with 3 years in management roles.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Progressively increasing levels of experience in a development context to include, Hands on project/program management at field or country level preferably in an agricultural or community development role, including market/value chain engagement.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working in mid-large projects in a low or middle income economy.
  • Certifications in Project Management (Project Management for Development, Prince2 UK or PMI), Evaluation and Research methods
Essential job Skills:
  • Evidence of strong leadership skills, with a broad base of experience, and proven collaborative skills all combined in an individual who can motivate and inspire confidence in project management, monitoring and evaluation across the organization from field to global levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to get things done when working across the organization - taking a pragmatic approach and applying influence when working outside of formal authority.
  • Be a team player and bridge-builder with demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple levels, project participant, partners, government agencies, institutions, Heifer senior leadership and board.
  • Well-grounded in the discipline of program effectiveness, the practical application of program/project monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data capture and representation methodologies, applied project management practices in international development.
  • Knowledge and experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning requirements of major funding agencies/ institutions and concrete experience in proposal development and building systems to respond to requirements.
  • Ability to focus, prioritize, and deflect distractions in a fast- paced, dynamic environment.
  • Systems - thinking, a demonstrated ability to operate in complex environments, with multiple developments, and manage for actions and unintended consequences by employing feedback mechanisms and review processes.
  • Confident in and experience with the use of technology in development.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences including donor reporting and materials for publications.
  •  Negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging ideas, research and developments in the field of international development and a commitment to continuous learning and development.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  •  Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting
Job application procedure
For detailed job descriptions for the positions and how to apply, go to our website; https://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/careers/view-all-jobs.html