IITA Monitoring Evaluation and learning Expert Jobs in Uganda

IITA Monitoring Evaluation and learning Expert Jobs in Uganda

  • Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.

  • The three-year grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.

  • IITA is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria, and in Uganda, permanent offices are in Namulonge and Kampala respectively.

  • IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization, whose focus is on transforming African agriculture through Agricultural Research for Development as well as Partnership for Development and is governed by the Board of Trustees.

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) officer for the DINU Project.

  • The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo office – Lango sub region working in all the seven districts.

  • The position will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

    Primary Duties

    • Take leadership in developing and implementation of overall project monitoring strategy including robust M&E tools and approaches

    • Lead field-based activities including tool design and data collection, recruitment, training and
    supervise enumerators.

    • Create and manage project database from all the result areas

    • Regularly check and validate data quality with partners

    • Work with the project manager to prepare project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual)

    • Coordinate baseline, mid and end line surveys

    • Perform routine project monitoring and evaluation for real time improvement and tracking progress on performance

    • Support project partners to integrate monitoring and evaluation in their activities and train them
    on M&E requirements

    • Develop periodic workplans in collaboration with project partners, conduct progress reviews and
    updates and write performance reports

    • Identify lessons from the project and develop case studies to capture
    qualitative outputs of the

    • Coordinate activities with project partners and PMU – OPM as may be necessary.

    • Represent the consortium in the DINU M&E working group

    Other Duties

    • Avail the project manager with management information required

    • Ensure proper filling of field reports and activity related documents; supports actively the
    visibility strategy of the project

    • Routine planning and reporting meetings

    • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Msc. degree in Agricultural Economics or related field with 5 years’ working experience.
    Advanced diploma in M&E is an added advantage

    • M&E working experience in an EU funded project

    • Familiar and knowledgeable in M&E methods and approaches in the agriculture, health, nutrition
    and rural development

    • A strong ability to work within a team under minimum supervision and deliver results.

    • A demonstrated understanding of Programming and budgeting processes of International donors
    and government of Uganda.

    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment

    • Ability to liaise with other project implementing multi-disciplinary teams

    • Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid driving license

    Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills in English and local language

  • Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ PowerPoint, advance excel skills and SPSS)

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Past working experience in northern Uganda – Lango area is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Applications, which must include covering letter, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

    The Country Representative, IITA – Uganda.
    P.O. Box 7878, Kampala.

  • OR hand deliver to plot 15B East Naguru Road, OR Send by

  • E-mail to J.Anyango@cgiar.org

  • Please indicate position applied for on the right-hand corner of envelope or in subject line for emails.

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