The International Development Division Research Monitoring, & Evaluation Director Jobs in Uganda

The International Development Division Research Monitoring, & Evaluation Director Jobs in Uganda

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the field of international development, seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded Agricultural Systems and Institutional Strengthening project in Uganda. The objective of the program is to put Ugandan institutions on a true path to self-reliance and autonomy by improving their internal abilities to self-assess pain points and take intentional steps to make improvements. The program will work with both the public sector and private APEX organizations, improving business practices, enhancing relationship management, supporting institutional reorganization, and development of strategic plans and costed implementation plans. Successful candidates will have a proven record of leading a large team to achieve results.

The Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RME) Director will be responsible for creating and managing the M&E database, systematically collecting, analyzing and presenting program data for program staff, partners, donors and for preparing monthly and quarterly program indicator reports. The RME Director will contribute to the project’s information management by advising on the planning, design, and strengthening of program M&E systems at different levels. This position is contingent upon a successful contract award to Abt Associates.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Set-up and maintain a comprehensive and effective Monitoring & Evaluation database and physical files for all program areas
Design and develop M&E plans, formats and reporting systems across program areas
Design and oversee formative and operational research
Provide routine analysis to enable staff and management to monitor program performance and systems strengthening
Coordinate quarterly, semi-annual, and annual data analysis and reporting for all indicators
Maintain up to date accurate source documents
for all program indicators
Synthesize and analyze data for summary and program reports on M&E findings
Manage day-to-day operations of the M&E data collection, data entry, filing analysis and reporting
Produce a variety of written documents, presentations and visual representation of data
Assist program teams to identify performance Indicators which will demonstrate project outputs, outcomes and impact
Collect/collate and analyze performance indicator data
Assist with evaluations and assessments
Review and improve the M&E system in close collaboration with the program team
Monitor implementation of the program to support effective use of resources
Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Master’s Degree in Statistics or other relevant field
10 years of relevant professional experience in designing and implementing M&E activities, and special studies for complex service delivery programs
Experience with M&E work in institutional development and capacity building, agricultural systems, desired
Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods; firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in service delivery
Demonstrable analytical skills to measure the impact of the project’s activities
Extensive experience with capacity building
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, good judgment, and problem-solving abilities
Advanced written/oral skills in English
Computer literacy (MS Word, Statistical Software)

Minimum Qualifications
  • (10+) years of experience and a master's degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    How to Apply
  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; The International Development Division Research Monitoring, & Evaluation Director Jobs in Uganda


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