Aga Khan Foundation Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Jobs in Uganda

Aga Khan Foundation Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Jobs in Uganda


About Us

  • For nearly 50 years, AKF has been partnering with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life.

  • The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity.

  • AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks.

  • The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries.

  • Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.

    Position Description

  • This position will lead the Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning aspects of the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program, specifically ensuring coordinated and quality delivery of component 1 interventions.

  • iMH-CARE will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU) in partnership with YouBelong Uganda (YBU).

  • Together, we will design and deliver a comprehensive mental health system strengthening project in Kampala and Wakiso districts of Uganda.

  • The project will develop a range of population wide and targeted SBCC interventions to sustainably increase demand for mental health prevention, treatment and support services in Kampala and Wakiso, from January 2020 to December 2022.

  • The M&E Officer will develop a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) strategy to track progress and document lessons to inform internal programming and broader mental health dialogues.

  • This position requires an exemplary and innovative person with specific hands-on knowledge and skills in monitoring, and reporting of SBCC programs, with an understanding of sociocultural and economic issues related to health.

  • S/he will play a leading role in monitoring the impact of the SBCC intervention strategies and frameworks; hence this will require an experienced person with skills to manage.

  • The person should have the capacity to work under minimum supervision with resilience and should be detail- and results-oriented, have strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in information gathering, analysis and timely reporting.

  • He/she will uphold the high image and core values of the organization, with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and personal presentation.

    Key Responsibilities

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Lead the overall design and operationalization of a performance monitoring framework for the program, including the appropriate indicators and data collection tools/methodologies appropriate to SBCC programming

  • Develop and implement a quality assurance mechanism to provide most objective and evidence-based feedback to management on project performance: coordinate regular project monitoring and evaluation process activities, while providing data quality assurance checks; including overseeing data collection, processing, data transfer, entry, verification, and cleaning systems, coordinating logistics with relevant authorities, getting them ready for purpose

  • Lead the design of baseline studies, project evaluations, focus group discussions including protocols and tools for data collection.

  • Periodically write and share with the Program Coordinator, project progress and results, and flag quality concern issues; i.e. quarterly, bi-annually and annually.

  • Effectively manage and supervise interns or consultants periodically recruited to support the project.

  • Develop ToRs and contracts for
    M&E consultancies related to the project.

  • Build capacity of other staff, especially Programme Officers, on M&E issues, including techniques for data collection, synthesis and reporting/sharing usage;

  • Establish and effectively manage project information database; appraise it on a regular basis.

  • Draft reports, including communications to relevant partners for internal review by the Program Coordinator before sharing with the AKF-U Country Office team and the relevant parties in accordance with set procedures.

  • Ensure that data is well disaggregated and captures the various gender dynamics in the program

  • Effectively manage and supervise all staff under your department and appraise the staff that report directly to you; providing relevant technical support, coaching and mentorship, including specialized support as may be required/deemed necessary.

  • Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned, by or via the Country Manager, Programme Manager and senior management team.

    Learning and Development

  • Guide programme staff and implementing partners in preparing progress reports. Support analyses of reports in terms of problems and actions needed.

  • In collaboration with the programme manager, review monitoring reports, analyse them for impact evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in programme implementation.

  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving project beneficiaries and staff in the M&E of activities.

  • Organize and provide refresher training in M&E to programme staff and implementing partners and primary beneficiaries.

  • In collaboration with programme management, plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for programme improvements.

  • In collaboration with programme and country level management, ensure that M&E information is informing policy dialogue.

    Resources

  • In collaboration with programme and country level management, explore external funding possibilities for strategic research and evaluation work that enhances programme effectiveness.

  • Assist in supervising organizations and consultants that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating programme impact.

    Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, statistics, economics or related field. Post Graduate qualifications in M&E is an added advantage

  • Relevant M&E experience of at least 4 years with health programs or studies is desired

  • Strong computer and analytics skills, along with experience managing complex data sets, using different analysis tools is required

  • Strong report writing skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences in English.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 10th January 2020 via e-mail to

  • recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Monitoring & Evaluation Officer’ in the subject line.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • “AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.”


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