Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Job Vacancy - Relief International (RI)

Job title: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Company: Relief International (RI)

Closing date: 09 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda


RI is seeking an M&E Consultant who has experience in setting up monitoring programs for rural household level projects. The consultant will have at least 10 years of field experience in Africa and preference will be given to those with East African experience. The Consultant will work with the local project M&E Coordinator to design and plan necessary surveys, data management, and reporting templates. Ideally the Consultant will be able to remain engaged in the project for its full course (3 years), providing support to the field team and participating in annual program reviews and suggest changes in implementation to improve the outcomes.

The project office is based in Mbarara, Uganda and will provide administrative and logistical support to the Consultant and the survey. Technical oversight will be provided from RI Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Provide overall leadership for the design of a monitoring system for the project
* Work with the project M&E Coordinator to develop reporting templates, survey instruments, and monitoring plans for the project to track impacts.
* Provide follow-up to the project and support the ongoing data collection and interpretation of results.
* Participate in annual program reviews and review the annual monitoring report to be written by the project M&E coordinator.
* Provide suggestions for ways to improve the tracking of impacts.

OUTPUTS:

* Detailed monitoring plan for the project.
* Survey field guide and training tools
* Survey data collection tools
* Annual Evaluation Report, following thr May 2011 evaluation

REQUIREMENTS:

* Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in the development of M&E plans for rural household monitoring and evaluation.
* Experience in training and managing field teams.
* Master's degree minimum qualification.
* Related experience in developing countries, particularly in the East African setting.
* Fluency in English.

DURATION:

* 2-week field visit to develop M&E Plan, November - December 2010
* 10 days of consulting in 2011 to provide backstopping support to M&E Coordinator
* 2- week annual evaluation, May 2011

Ideally the Consultant will remain involved in the project throughout the 3-years, taking the lead on the annual project evaluations.

How to apply

Please submit your Cover Letter, previous experience, and References to Uganda-Consultancy@ri.org

Subject line must include: M&E Consultant Uganda. Applications missing any of the above materials will not be considered.

International Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Chief of Party

Company: Pact, Inc. (Pact)

Type: NGO

Closing date: 28 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Chief of Party, OVC Program

Uganda

Position Summary: The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall coordination and management of a large USAID/PEPFAR program serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The COP will be responsible for: meeting the project's objectives; managing program staff; maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners; donor reporting and management of funds to ensure high-quality delivery of services to OVCs and their caretakers. The COP will manage and provide technical support in OVC, HIV, and livelihoods programming and coordinate with relevant stakeholders including the Government of Uganda and relevant ministries, the donor, and local partners.

Note: This position is for inclusion in an upcoming proposal submission and is contingent on award of funding.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensure high-quality programming through technical guidance and support that is

grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality

and reporting requirements;

* Planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans, etc.;
* Act as liaison to donor and government;
* Directly supervise the necessary technical, financial, grants and contracts and M&E staff;
* Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and

approve annual budgets and quarterly reports;

* Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations.

Qualifications:

* Experience in a management role for a complex or national program involving

multiple actors;

* A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a

high profile, fast paced environment;

* Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
* Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully

execute a large-scale program;

* Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills;
* Strong oral and written communication skills;
* Demonstrated ability to manage local staff;
* Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
* Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for

managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.

Education and Experience Requirements:

* Master's degree preferred in public health, management or related field.
* CPA or accounting experience highly preferred.
* Ten years of relevant experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs
* Seven to ten years in a management position whose responsibilities include

supervising senior staff

* Prior knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded health programs; PEPFAR

and Global Fund experience preferred

* Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local

partner organizations

* Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV and Health issues in Africa; Uganda-specific

knowledge preferred

* Fluency in English required.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.pactworld.org

International Jobs and Emploment for Ugandans

Job title: Deputy Chief of Party

Company: Pact, Inc. (Pact)

Type: NGO

Closing date: 28 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Deputy Chief of Party, PEPFAR OVC Program

Uganda

Position Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for providing the technical direction for a large USAID/PEPFAR program serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Uganda. The DCOP will provide technical guidance and support in the sectors of OVC, HIV/AIDS, and livelihoods programming while coordinating with relevant stakeholders including the Government of Uganda and relevant ministries, the donor, and local partners as necessary.

Note: This position is for inclusion in an upcoming proposal submission and is contingent on award of funding.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

* Formulate and guide the implementation of the project;
* Manage all technical aspects of program implementation and direction,

oversee programmatic and monitoring and evaluation staff;

* Contribute to the development of annual workplans and other planning documents;
* Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including

partners, donors, and government;

* Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the

program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and

reporting requirements;

* Remain appraised of current good practices and developments in OVC programming,

in order to ensure program quality and impact;

* Develop staff capacity and technical knowledge.

Qualifications:

* Experience in a technical role for a complex or national program involving multiple actors;
* A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a

high profile, fast paced environment;

* Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
* Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully

execute a large-scale program;

* Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills;
* Strong oral and written communication skills;
* Demonstrated ability to manage local staff.

Education and Experience Requirements:

* Master's degree preferred in public health or related field;
* Five to seven years of relevant technical experience working on OVC and/or HIV programs;
* Prior knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded health programs;

PEPFAR and Global Fund experience preferred;

* Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV and Health issues in Africa; Uganda-specific

knowledge preferred;

* Fluency in English required.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.pactworld.org

Director of Finance Job Vacancy - Pact, Inc. (Pact)

Type: NGO

Closing date: 28 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Director of Finance, OVC Program

Uganda

Position Summary: The Finance Director will oversee the financial, grants, contracts and administrative management of a large USAID/PEPFAR program serving orphans and vulnerable children. The Director of Finance will work within Pact's country office in Uganda but will be responsible for: setting up systems and procedures for cash management, procurement, grants and subcontract management, documenting and accounting for cost share/match. The DoF will also assist in preparing budgets, train and mentor staff on policies and procedures and donor regulations, support the financial aspects of grants management and activities. The DoF will work closely with the Country Representative and Headquarters to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management of programs and subcontracts.

Note: This position is for inclusion in an upcoming proposal submission and is contingent on award of funding.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

A. General financial management

* Design and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions, yet ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks for Pact.
* Provide oversight to the finance team in reviewing cash receipts and disbursement transactions such as but not limited to advances, procurement, travel, grants, subcontract transactions - ensuring adequacy of supporting document and appropriate cost accounting allocations.
* Work with the Chief of Party on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements.
* Contribute to budget preparation, processes and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs.
* Prepare monthly cash requirement requests for running Pact programs in the country ensuring that cash balance maintained is not excessive.
* Provide training and/or guidance to field staff on Pact policies, procedures and requirements; donor guidelines, procedures and requirements; rules and regulations.
* Review the work of local finance staff and ensures that monthly reports are sent to Pact headquarters on time with appropriate cover information.
* Review monthly Financial Reports from field programs for completeness and accuracy; obtain Field management approvals, and submit to HQ Finance department.
* Ensure that country monthly field financial reports are submitted to HQ on schedule.
* Review Life of Project Reports from Pact Headquarter and provide feedback where necessary.
* Review the FSR reports received from headquarters and provide regional representative and the director of programs with up-to-date information and pipeline projections that may be needed by donor CTOs.
* Monitor inventory records that document and track nonexpendable property in accordance with USAID regulations and Pact policies and procedures.
* In conjunction with the director of program, grants manager and other members of Pact team, prepare budgets for cost extensions, new proposals and program revisions with the objective of full cost recovery and realistic cost projections.

B. Grants and subcontract management

* In collaboration with the regional representative and relevant donor representative, design, develop and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of the grant portfolio using the Pact worldwide standards for the conditions and constraints of the specific country.
* Oversight of and coordination with the grants unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the administration of the programs' grant agreements with local and international NGO's.
* Provide training in the administration of grants management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
* Maintain centralize subcontract files.
* Support the full cycle of subcontracts management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
* Ensure financial monitoring systems are in place and generate timely and relevant reports, including analysis and tracking of sub contracts commitments, obligations, awards and liquidations.
* Equip staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and sub contract compliance.
* Work with the Grants Manager to ensure timely grant implementation in compliance.
* Ensure that all financial progress and final reports on programs and projects are submitted in accordance with USAID and other donor reporting requirements in a

timely fashion, in conjunction with the relevant senior program managers.

* Review all formal financial reports before they are sent by Pact to the relevant donor.
* Liaison with Headquarters Grants and contracts office where necessary for advice.

C. Supervisory responsibilities

* Supervise staff in reviewing cash receipts and disbursement transactions such as—but not limited to—advances, procurement, travel, grants, subcontract transactions and ensuring adequacy of supporting documentation and appropriate cost accounting allocations.
* Assist and train field staff in properly using financial programs and tools.
* Oversight of and coordination with other finance staff as well as training/mentoring of sub contractors staff where necessary in the administration of the program's sub contracts agreements with partners.
* Mentoring and training of staff in field office and other field site offices to ensure they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing their full potential.

D. Budgeting and Travel

* Track expenditures and reclassify when required.
* Monitor expenditures against budgets.
* Prepare budgets and revenue plans based on information from the project senior management.
* Assist in development and tracking of budgets for field programs.
* Draft budgets for contract modifications.
* Coordinate travel arrangements for project staff and consultants.
* Process and archive donor approvals for travel, waivers, etc. as required.

Qualifications:

* Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, familiarity with other donors a plus
* Experience as Director of Finance with knowledge of contracts and grants.
* Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing

complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries

* Skilled in accounting and financial management software
* Good analytical skills
* Ability and willingness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment
* Ability and willingness to travel within the country on short notice
* Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity
* Written and spoken English fluency

This position may require a background check

Education and Experience Requirements:

* BA/BS (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, or related field required, Higher Degree or Certification preferable.
* Minimum of 5 years of Financial Management experience required; 10 years of directly relevant financial experience in conjunction with management experience may substitute.
* Experience in financial management of US Government contracts and/or sub contracts a must, preferably USAID.
* Audit experience a must.
* Professional experience in the region or knowledge/experience of similar setting is highly desirable.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.pactworld.org

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