Jobs in Uganda - Head of Monitoring & Evaluation Job at Hunger Fighters Uganda

Head of Monitoring & Evaluation

Location:  Uganda


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 January 2021

Hiring Organization  Hunger Fighters Uganda

JOB DETAILS:
Hunger Fighters Uganda, is WFP Cooperating Partner for General Food Assistance in Nakivale/Oruchinga and Kyangwali Refugee settlements.
HFU wishes to recruit staff/volunteer to fill the position tenable in the GFA project implemented in ISINGIRO and Kikuube Districts.
Hunger Fighters Uganda (HFU) is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with fairness.
Hunger Fighters Uganda does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. .

Background
Under the overall guidance of the Executive Director and direct supervision of the Head of Programs, the Head of M&E will be responsible for monitoring and effecting high quality and timely data management, and for ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision, goals and objectives and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.
The Head of M&E will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities for HFU running Projects; assisting the Head of Programs in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information System (MIS) of the GFA Project and will be responsible for development of, pre-test and disseminate appropriate tools data collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities, to compile quality reports and annual reports in collaboration with the Programme staff.
The Head of Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with the HFU-project team and CO- Applicants (UWESO) and other operations clusters like the District Local Government officials, Non-government and civil society organizations within the settlements of our GFA operation (Isingiro and Kikuube Districts).


1. POSITION: Head of Monitoring & Evaluation (01)
LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE
Reporting: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Duties and Responsibilities
The Head of Monitoring and Evaluation will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures
• Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
• Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work;
• Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success;
• Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
• Monitor the sustainability of the project's results;
• Provide feedback to the Head of Programs and Top Management on project strategies and activities;
• Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
• Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Executive Director/Project Management Team at all levels.
• Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system, Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the GFA project;
• Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management Team.
• Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Head of Programs in preparing relevant reports;
• Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project implemented (GFA) as per the Field Level Agreement signed (FLA);
• Assist in coordinating across the departments and units to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
• Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
• Perform other duties as required;


MEASURABLE OUTPUTS AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
• Preparation of monthly MIS reports;
• Assist the Head of Programs in preparing other relevant reports;
• Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for project and entire Hunger Fighters Uganda staff.
• Assist the Head of Programs in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations;
• Provide input and update information related to project outcome in Hunger Fighters Uganda and HFU website;
• Assist Head of Programs in preparing monthly and quarterly reports on project progress based on MIS reports on project activities;
• Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the project being implemented;
• Develop an M&E system for the Project and for the Local Government counterpart/stakeholders;
• Prepare and maintain HFU-GFA project data base


COMPETENCIES:
Corporate Competencies:
• Demonstrates integrity by modelling the Hunger Fighters Uganda (HFU) core values and ethical standards
• Promotes the Hunger Fighters Uganda vision, mission, and strategic goals.
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

• Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
• Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
• Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with all Hunger Fighters Uganda staff and cooperate Partners to facilitate the provision of support on GFA project activities.

Knowledge Management and Learning:
• In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues.
• Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with UN-WFP and Hunger Fighters Uganda project staff.
• Ability to lead implementation of new systems and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change.

Self-Management:
• Focuses on result for the GFA project implemented.
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
• Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
• Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
• Solicits feedback from all staff about the impact of his/her own behavior.


Required Skills and Experience:
Education: University Degree preferably in Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Social Science, Post Graduate Diploma in M&E or related field.
• Experience: At least 3 years of experience minimum in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government;
• Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
• Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software;
• Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software;
• Strong training & facilitation skills.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken English.
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Application procedure

Applications should be addressed to:
• The Head of Human Resource, Hunger Fighters Uganda, P.O Box, 28175, Kampala located at Hoima Road, about 200metres Off the Kampala Northern bypass, Next to Africa Oil Station or by e-mail: hr@hfug.org  or p.agaba@hfug.org .
• Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic all applications should be sent by the above e-mail.
Deadline for submission is 9th January 2021 at 17:00pm and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Note: HFU offers equal opportunities to both women and men.

Date Posted: 2021-01-03

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