Freedom House Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Uganda

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

Freedom House is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer for an anticipated five-year project to support civil society, the judiciary, and the media in Uganda.

The M&E Officer will be responsible for the technical direction, management, and oversight of all M&E activities performed by Freedom House, local partners, and external consultants. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and oversee its implementation and periodic revision.
  • Create, test, and utilize data collection instruments as needed.
  • Perform or supervise data collection and analysis according to the project and PMP workplan.
  • Maintain secure database with all project monitoring data.
  • Provide data to staff to assist in decision-making and advocacy efforts.
  • Facilitate ongoing programmatic adaptation, learning, and synthesis of best practices.
  • Provide substantive guidance on quarterly and annual reports.
  • Conduct training and coaching for project staff to build technical M&E skills, as well as an appreciation for and ongoing use of M&E data for effective implementation.
  • Provide ongoing training, technical assistance, mentorship, and oversight to all local partners and sub-grantees in data collection, data management, and adaptive implementation.
  • Serve as primary manager of external evaluation processes (formative and summative).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Law, Statistics, Social Sciences, or another relevant discipline;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • At least 5 years in designing or implementing M&E processes, or a combination of training and experience.
  • Experience designing, managing, and/or evaluating projects in the Democracy, Human Rights, Rule of Law, Media, or Governance sectors strongly preferred.
  • Previous professional experience in East Africa, preferably within Uganda.
  • Comprehensive background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including participatory data collection approaches.
  • Experience organizing and delivering training workshops; strong oral presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID M&E policies and procedures.
  • Practical
    experience working in dynamic, conflict-affected, and/or politically repressive environments preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; a demonstrated ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work closely with staff members at various levels of the organization and engage with a variety of different stakeholders.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and a flexible attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly to different project sites around Uganda.
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills and familiarity with gender equality principles.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Language skills in Luganda and/or Luo preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism and security of data and data sources, particularly in sensitive environments; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.

    Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.

    The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

    How to apply

    We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and upload a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary. Candidate cover letters should specifically address how their previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications listed above. Only candidates who send respond to these as well as the salary requirements will be considered for the position by 31st May, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Freedom House Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Uganda

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