Caritas Uganda Has a Job for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Caritas Uganda is the Social Services and Development Commission of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, a corporate body under the Trustees Incorporation Act. Founded in 1970, Caritas Uganda's main function is in the areas of social services and development, research and advocacy and organization coordination and development with the main goal of poverty eradication, peace building, good governance, and empowerment of the marginalized.

In pursuit of its main goal, Caritas Uganda has entered into a joint Caritas Denmark Supported programme, the Uganda Governance and Poverty Alleviation Program (UGOPAP) which aims at improving livelihoods through good governance, increased food security and incomes based on sustainable and market oriented agricultural production. The program will be implemented in Central and Eastern parts of Uganda. The program design is based on three key areas namely thematic competencies, organizational capacity development and advocacy. Key implementers and partners in the programme are Caritas Uganda for Advocacy, the Central Archdiocesan Provincial Caritas Association (CAPCA) for CAPCA III Project, the Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADAEN) for SPECIAL III Project and Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI) Soroti for SIDP III Project.

An umbrella committee of the Programme has been formed known as a Program Management Committee (PMC) that coordinates and provides an oversight role as well as implementation harmonization. Caritas Uganda therefore seeks to employ a dynamic, focused, experienced and highly motivated Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to help it realize its responsibilities under the programme.

Job Summary and Responsibilities
The post holder is responsible for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on partners' projects progress to ensure that the necessary set standards and indicators are met and to provide M&E technical support to all the programme partner organizations. He will also Work closely with Caritas Uganda Advocacy Specialist on transforming the monitoring data into evidence for advocacy, prepare and conduct special studies when necessary (e.g. impact monitoring and evaluation studies) and undertake field visits to partner projects on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with operational M&E procedures and for quality assurance.


Job requirement

Job Requirements
Degree(s) in Social Science, Statistics, Economics, Public Policy or relevant subject; Training in monitoring and evaluation and/or project planning and management; At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in project planning and management, project monitoring and evaluation and other relevant fields; and senior level coordination of consortium development programmes; Must have experience in planning and implementing M&E systems, information analysis, database management and report writing

Other Qualities
Knowledge of the Uganda National Development Plan, Government Programs and Systems; A good knowledge of NGOs and other development agencies (national and international) work will be an added advantage; Good communication and social skills; Good analytical and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point etc) and MIS systems; Must be hard working, trust-worthy and having a high level of integrity and respect; Fluency in English.


How to apply

How to Apply
Interested persons who meet the requirements should address applications to the National Director, Caritas Uganda at the address placed here above in sealed envelopes. A full CV and copies of academic transcripts and certificates should be provided; and three professional referees, one of whom should be a former employer. Candidates with incomplete information will not be short¬listed for interview.
Closing Date: June 6th 2011 - Please deliver at Uganda Catholic Secretariat - Caritas Uganda Office during working

Caritas Uganda
Uganda Catholic Secretariat Nsambya Hill, 672 Hanlon Road
P.O. Box 2886 Kampala, Uganda
Tel. 256 414 510338, Fax 256 414 510545, Email caritas@caritasuganda.org.ug,

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