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M&E Officer - RISING Project job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Plan International

Job Details:

The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

About Plan International Uganda and the project
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The four-year RISING Project is aligned with the Government of Uganda’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. RISING Project’s ultimate objective to the enrolment of 100,000 out-of-school children (OOSC), especially girls, in marginalized and refugee communities in nine districts of Uganda. Plan international

Dimensions of the Role/job purpose
Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager - and direct supervision of the Nebbi based Project M&E coordinator, the M&E officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting (providing input/data) to the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, maintaining the MIS of the Project and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer works in close collaboration with project team and CO programme, district education offices of the Ministry of Education and Sport (MoES) and MER teams.

Accountabilities/roles and responsibilities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Develop and implement monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures to collect data for a gender transformative primary school education project
• Implementation of the PMP at district level in coordination with local stakeholder, primary schools and local education officials.
• Work alongside district level education officials to pilot and use the tools developed to monitor the project at primary school level
• Provide technical assistance to local education officials in order to support the development and piloting of tools for collection of school-level data, particularly those which go above and beyond standard data available in school registers
• Monitor and provide process oriented feedback on all project activities and progress towards achieving the project results;
• Based on ongoing results acquired and verified through the online database, provide feedback to the Project Manager on project strategies and activities in the relevant district based on the analysis carried out;
• Report on all project results to the Project Manager according to the agreed upon timelines relevant to stakeholders and project donors;
• Support capacity development, training and regular review and oversight processes on the project monitoring and evaluation system Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management Team;
• Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and input/support the Project Manager in preparing relevant reports;
• Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
• Assist the project personnel with implementation of M&E tools and processes and in supporting them in their use.

Key relationships
High Level Contact:

The MER Officer will report to;
The M&E Coordinator, accountable to the Project Manager
MER Manager – for M&E, Research, and documentation support
MER-Manager, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Learning and Accountability Coordinator, relevant NO-based colleagues.
National Program Managers – Education, Child protection & CP for technical support in education and Child Protection.

• Project Implementing partners
• CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes
• Children
• District Education Officials and School Principals/Head Teachers
• Community members/ Refugee committee

University Degree in a development field preferably (Project Planning and management, Development studies, Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics or related field).

Knowledge & Experience
• At least 2 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs, with a strong preference for those who have worked in the Education sector;
• Experience in designing tools and strategies for gender transformative data collection, analysis and production of reports;
• Expertise in analysing education data using statistical software.

Experience with Educate A Child (EAC) is considered a strong asset. Other required Skills
• Proven computer skills and knowledge of database software, Microsoft software Excel spread sheets, and statistical software packages
• Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
• Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
• Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender equality
• Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
• Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
• Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
• Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
• Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
• Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
• Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
• Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
• Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
• Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
• Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
• Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment
• Day today travel with in the project locations in Arua and Yumbe and may occasionally be requested or required to travel outside West Nile depending on need.
• The MER will be based in Yumbe. S/he should have the ability and willingness to spend much of his / her time in Refugee settlements and host community sites checking progress of project implementation
• Should be having willingness and capacity to work in fragile situations of West Nile.
• Regularly attend meetings WASH and Child protection working groups with UNHCR, OPM and other implementing agencies in Emergency.
• Basing on the above s/he should have excellent communication skills, be a calculative and sensitive communicator, when communicating to the target group and avoid being judgemental at all times

Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children in the field of project operations.
As a Child Centred Development organisation, Plan International Uganda strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organisation further has a Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy that every staff is required to sign. As a result, this position comes with additional responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people:

Additional Responsibilities:
Child Protection Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)
• Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP issues.
• Responsible for the implementation of the CPP standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
• Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.

Location: Kamuli, Lira, Nebbi Adjumani
Type of Role: 1 year Fixed Term
Reports to: MER Coordinator
Grade: C1
Closing Date: 26th November 2021

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Date Posted: 2021-11-17




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