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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job at Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

Jobs at:
Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Deadline of this Job:
23rd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 18th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The Government of Uganda under the Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is implementing the second phase of the Vegetable Oil Development Project (VODP II); with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Production (IFAD). The overall goal of the project is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in the project areas. The development objective is to increase the domestic production of vegetable oil and its by-products, thus raising rural incomes for smallholder producers and ensuring the supply of affordable vegetable oil products to Ugandan customer and neighboring regional markets. The Permanent Secretary (MAAIF) wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the positions under the VODP II on contract terms. 
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (1)
Age: 28 years and above
Salary: Attractive
Reports to: Head Monitoring & Engineering
Duty Station: Kampala with frequent field travel
Job Summary: Responsible for the operation of a sound monitoring and evaluation system in line with the Project objectives and approach that ensures systematic and regular collection of high-quality data and timely availability of such data for Project Management and other decision makers
Duties and Responsibilities:
  •  Review and update the web-based central M&E system for the project that on one hand can be used to measure achievement of outputs, outcomes and Project impacts; and on the other can serve as a data base for the vegetable oil sub sector as a whole; and ensure systematic and regular collection of relevant data.
  •  Develop guidelines for implementation of the M&E activities, for use by staff at different levels of implementation of the Project, including data collection, processing, recording, reporting and knowledge management.
  • Guide, support and supervise the M&E assistants, identify their training needs and organize training for them, and ensure that they receive the required support.
  •  Coordinate an efficient operation and maintenance of the central M&E system and ensure that the system can produce reliable data whenever a need for such data arises.
  •  Ensure that the Project’s Logical and Results Frameworks are updated with reliable information and data and submitted to relevant offices in a timely manner.
  •  In consultation with Head M&E unit of the project, facilitate the preparation of activity-based annual work plans and budgets: organize and facilitate the Annual Review Workshops, AWPB Workshops, supervision missions and other technical backstopping missions.
  •  Coordinate the preparation of, and disseminate, the Project’s periodic progress reports.
  •  Design and prepare terms of reference for baseline, mid-term and impact assessment surveys, and guide and supervise the external agencies contracted for implementation of such assignments.
  •  In coordination with the Project Monitoring Unit technical team, identify relevant thematic study areas, plan and supervise the implementation of the studies and/or survey, review the resulting reports, and provide a first level of quality control on these.
  •  In coordination with the Project Management Unit, technical team, develop a survey methodology for oil crops yield monitoring and ensure timely and periodic monitoring.
  • Work hand in hand with the Environment Officer to coordinate timely implementation and reporting of environmental and social assessments and monitoring.
  •  Undertake an assessment of M&E staff training requirements and organize short training courses for the Project team and stakeholders, as needed.
  •  Contribute to the preparation of the Project Implementation and Financial Manuals and
  •  Perform any other relevant duties as may be instructed by the Supervisor.
    Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications:
  •  An Honours Bachelors in Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field
  •  A Postgraduate Qualification in M&E from a recognised University / Institution. 
  •  At least five (5) years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation from Government or reputable Organisation
 Skills and Competences
  •  Good knowledge of computer applications particularly MS Excel, Word, Access and Power point, STATA
  •  Data collection, data entry, data analysis and design of data entry and analysis screens
  •  Training and/ or demonstrated evidence in the use of Geo-spatial technologies (GIS)
  •  Working knowledge of written and spoken English
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should address their applications to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe. Applicants should also attach their curriculum vitae, academic certificates, appointment letters as evidence of working experience where applicable and two referees, one of whom must be a current or previous employer.
Applications should be delivered to the Open Registry, not later than 23rd November 2018.