Impact Initiatives Impact Senior Assessment Officer Jobs in Uganda
Impact Initiatives Impact Senior Assessment Officer Jobs in UgandaImpact Senior Assesment Officer(Monitoring and Evaluations) – UgandaPosition ProfileFunctionsUnder the functional supervision of the IMPACT Country Focal Point in Uganda and of IMPACT’s HQ in Geneva, the IMPACT M&E Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the management of all ULearn idependent verification research cycles, including implementation, partnership framework, dissemination and evaluation.
He/she directly supervises junior assessment and field staff and plays a key role in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in Uganda.
The position will be based in Kampala, with 30% travel to the refugee settlements. In close coordination with the IMPACT Assessment Manager, the Senior Assessment Officer (M&E) is responsible for:
Management of all Research Cycles
Assessment Preparation and Planning
Ensuring that all of the consortium’s Independent Verification activities are planned in line with relevant project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines
Provide technical support to the Assessment team on research design, sampling, methodology and analysis plans
Review and validate Independent Verification ToRs and ensure they are used by assessment staff and stakeholders, and updated as required; Review and validate in close coordination with Consortium Coordination,qualitative and quantitative data collection tools
Direct line management of IMPACT assessment officers on requirements of research cycle/ monitoring activities
Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessment throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified challenges for specific assessments are reported in writing and orally in a timely manner
Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning.
Data collection and management
Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line with agreed TORs
Ensure that the Consortium Committee, IMPACT Country Focal Point and IMPACT HQ are alerted to any issues that prevents full implementation of the methodology in line with the agreed TORs; ensure that all changes to the methodology are documented throughout implementation
Ensure logistics, financial, administration, security (for IMPACT staff only) and HR processes directly related to data collection activities have been appropriately implemented and coordinated with the relevant ACTED departments
Ensure regular situation updates on data collection have been produced and circulated to the Consortium Committee, IMPACT, ACTED and external counterparts. Provide support and follow up on identified challenges during the data collection process.
Manage assessment staff toward timely and accurate assessment outputs (i.e. reports, factsheets, flash reports, etc.), which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines and quality standards;
Review and validate all products before they are sent to IMPACT CFP and IMPACT HQ for validation.
Product dissemination and evaluation
Under the direction of the IMPACT Country Focal Point and in close coordination with the U-Learn Consortium, engage in the dissemination of monitoring products, targeted e-mails, presentations, meetings, etc, with DfID and their partners as appropriate, and in line with IMPACT Dissemination and External Communication Guidelines and Research ToRs
Ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented throughout the life of the research cycles.
Grants Management and Reporting
Liaise with Consortium finance and reporting units, with oversight from the IMPACT CFP and HQ for timely and accurate submission of reporting documents to DFID
Support the IMPACT Country Focal Point and ACTED support team in drafting of relevant project narrative and financial reports
Maintain an oversight, in close coordination with the IMPACT Country Focal Point and the Consortium Finance Manager, of budget availability and burn-rates for all data collection activities
In coordination with the Consortium Committee, meet with DFIDs BRAER implementing partners to ensure they are consulted and involved at all stages of research cycle:
the preparation of the assessment; data collection; data analysis; review of research products; product dissemination; and lessons learnt; ensure that partner engagement is documented
In coordination with the Consortium Committee, present research findings to DfiD and partners to enhance their use and impact
Ensure that external communications with partners and key stakeholders, including DfID and its partners, is conducted and documented as appropriate
Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline
At least 4 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian, development or related settings such as research, evaluation, assessments and programmes
Experience managing budgets exceeding GBP 1 million
Experience coordinating interagency assessments or monitoring activities
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting
Excellent team management skills
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
Past experience in the region is desirable
Fluency in English required
Ability to operate with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software
Ability to work independently and manage people remotely.
Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED
Food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life and repatriation insurance + retirement package
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