Program Assistant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Job at Kilimo Trust ( KT ) - Jobs in Uganda

Program Assistant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Location: Kampala

Industry: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 

Occupational Category: Admin and Office 

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day 

Salary: UGX Attractive 

No. of vacancies: 01 

Deadline: 27 October 2020 

LOCATION: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda, 00256

Hiring Organization Kilimo Trust ( KT ).

Job Title: Program Assistant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Job Grade: KT5
Unit of Service: Quality Assurance & Resource Mobilization
Reports To: Team Leader Quality Assurance and Resources Mobilization, this position oversees the quality of Kilimo Trust’s evidence-based tracking of KT interventions, documentation of program performance and impact, and contributes to Agribusiness Transformation in the EAC region
Duty Station: Kampala Uganda with frequent travels in the EAC Region
Employment Category: One Year Renewal Contract
Purpose of the Job
To provides technical leadership in designing and developing M and E systems for tracking all projects implemented by KT and the overall Kilimo
Trust organizational progress in delivering its strategy as measured by the set Key Performance Indicators(KPIs). The PA-MEL will provide technical assistance to KT Programs and analyse and disseminate metrics and results of program performance with internal and external audiences.


    • Contribute to Kilimo Trust quality programming and delivery of projects to all stakeholders
    • Provide technical assistance and oversight to KT Regional and country programs for design and implementation of M&E systems. Work with program teams to design research and evaluation activities, evaluate data quality, analyze data and assist in data interpretation.
    • Use program and Project data to generate knowledge products for further synthesis by program teams for publication in peer-reviewed journals and submission for presentation at appropriate technical conferences in line with KT standards to increase its visibility nationally, regionally, and globally.
    • Collaborate with and mentor Kilimo Trust staff to strengthen MEL capacity and generate high quality, timely, and informative program data, and reports for internal and external stakeholders (including donors) and the evidence base. This shall include ensuring that the integrity and relevance of data collected to support project achievements, and suggesting timely adjustments to better serve project objectives and priorities
    • Manage and produce periodic of KT Strategy and project analytics that will help KT Board of Trustees and Management Team make important decisions on its implementations
    • Provide guidance to country teams and KT Headquarters teams on the development of M&E plans/results, and support the coordination, design, and implementation of selected project evaluations, including baseline assessments, impact assessments, and special studies. In addition, design, and lead progress reviews of regional and country programs and projects
    • Provide support to business development efforts in design of M&E and research approaches; generate and review M&E plans/results frameworks for proposals.
    • Represent Kilimo Trust in MEL technical working groups/Networks as a technical expert in monitoring and evaluation of Food Security and Agribusiness programs; participate in internal and external technical working groups, and build networks with colleagues both within and outside Kilimo Trust to identify new opportunities for innovative programming and potential funding sources to support the strategic priorities of Kilimo Trust.

Educational requirements:

    • University degree in a relevant field required pespecially in Agriculture, Agricultural Sciences or Agricultural Economics or its equivalent
    • A Post-graduate degree in Monitoring & Evaluation or related fields.

Experience requirements:

    • At least of five years of demonstrated experience in program monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning

Desired Skills:

    • Demonstrable skills and experience developing M&E tools, data analysis, data use, and assessments. This will include ICT tools and statistical data analysis packages
    • Experience in designing and implementing field measurements/operations research and other studies
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the application of Theories of Change, results/logical frameworks, and the development/implementation of learning agenda
    • Excellent communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write technical reports in English
    • Experience in working in Agricultural value chains preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


    University degree


  • Attractive


  • Attractive

Job application procedure
If you are the right candidate, please send your application letter plus the following:
• An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above).
• The names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number of each of them.
• Copies of Academic Certificate and Transcripts for O’ level, A’ level – where applicable, Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate qualifications
• The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s) in the current job and two of your immediate previous jobs.
Please submit your application documents electronically to
Address all applications to The Human Resource & Administration Manager, Kilimo Trust.
Deadline for application: Tuesday 27th October 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Date Posted: 2020-10-22


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