Opportunity International Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kampala

This role will be the M&E focal point for Opportunity International’s £2.5 million Girls Education Challenge (GEC) Project, known in Uganda as Empowerment for Girls’ Education (EGE).

This UKAID funded project focuses on supporting girls to transition through key stages of schooling to enable them to complete a full cycle of education.

The project aims to reduce the number of girls dropping out of school through a combination of teacher capacity building, life-skills training and targeted use of financial services alongside raising awareness about the value of girls’ education and lifting educational standards through school governance improvement.

The project is implemented by a consortium of seven partners with diverse skills and expertise from education, finance, youth empowerment and other development sectors.

The M&E Officer will work closely with consortium partners M&E contact persons and the Education Finance (EduFinance) team of Opportunity International.

EduFinance works to increase the number of children accessing to quality education, by improving the quality of teaching, school leadership and learning environment in Affordable Private Schools.

EduFinance provides access to financial services for affordable private schools and parents and builds the capacity of school leaders and teachers in low income countries. EduFinance works in 17 countries worldwide and is growing rapidly.

The M&E Officer will be in charge ensuring that accurate and timely information for tracking project performance against set outputs, outcomes and impact indicators is collected from schools participating in the EGE project and other Opportunity International’s Education Quality program in Uganda.


  • Designing tools for data collection activities, including observation checklists, focus group discussion survey schedules and interview questionnaires.
  • Working with M&E officers in partner organization to standardize data collection tools across the project
  • Collecting information from among others school proprietors, teachers, learners and parents
  • Monitoring project activities including classroom activities, trainings, cluster meetings, girls’ club activities.
  • Drafting project reports

  • The M&E Coordinator will periodically report
    on the state of project performance to Opportunity International and its partners.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an education field is a necessary requirement for this position.
  • A master’s degree or equivalent such as post graduate diploma in education, research, statistics, or social sciences will be an added advantage


  • At least 5 years’ experience of practicing or leadership in an educational establishment or organisation.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in M&E or research involving education.
  • Experience in writing case studies and reports on best practices.

    Required Skills:

  • Fluency in English and at least 2 local languages.
  • Use of Realtime ICT data collection tools such as in digital surveys and classroom observation.
  • Good data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to travel regularly across the country using public transport.
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects, adjusting priorities based on need.
  • Honest and direct in communication and business practice.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to organizational values (commitment, humility, respect, integrity, stewardship, and transformation).

    Method of Application

    Interested eligible candidates should submit a letter of interest and updated CV by email to aburrows@opportunity.org. The deadline for submission of applications is 31st July 2018 17.00 GMT. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and a quick recruitment process may be implemented.

    For more information and job application details, see; Opportunity International Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kampala

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