Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job at Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Details:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP).
The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government(MoLG) other agencies, the private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid-Western Uganda.
The project goal of the NOSP is: 'inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector, while the Programme Development Objective is to 'to accelerate commercialization in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing
According to the Financing Agreement with IFAD, MAAIF is expected to set up a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) for the day-to-day management and implementation of the NOSP.
Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified and experienced Ugandans to apply for the following positions existing in the National Oil Seeds Project Coordination Unit

Post: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Specialist
Duty Station: Kampala/ Entebbe
Contract Duration: Two-year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance against agreed targets and deliverables

Scope of work:
Reporting to the Project Coordinator in PICT and assisting the M&E and Learning Specialist in the coordination of the timely establishment, operation and maintenance of the Project M&E system under the Infrastructure development Component in generation of knowledge and evidence of the NOSP performance and results; and for the communication of Project activities, achievements and lessons learned.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Consolidate the learnings from prior interventions in oil seeds development towards the actions that enhance policy development within the sector and draw lessons from previous project that linked Agricultural Value chain to road access and marketability of agricultural produce for the long-term sectoral development
• Identify and formulate lessons learned from NOSP, document and share best practices for scaling up, replication or integration into future projects
• Ensure the building of a monitoring and evaluation system that lends towards efficient and effective management of the project
• Working in collaboration with other PCU members, oversee the design and development of the Project M&E system, its knowledge management agenda, and its communication strategy, and ensure that these are coherent and synergistic and support the objectives of the Project, and that they are effectively planned and implemented; 5. Work in close coordination with all stakeholders to assess the data and information needs for the national oilseeds sector database, for Project management and for IFAD's requirements, ensuring that the M&E system is designed in a way that responds to these needs and that makes it possible to produce reliable M&E data in timely manner, 6. Plan and execute and Monitoring and Evaluation
• Surveys with a view of informing NOSP management on the progress and areas that require improvement to ensure achievement of project objectives;
• Coordinate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning specialist in the Planning and the execution of Baselines Studies, Impact and Outcome Studies and Project Completion Studies in line with the timelines of the project.
• Ensure that these facilitate management decision making and progress tracking for the project:
• Work closely with the Finance Unit at PICT and PCU to ensure that project outputs and outcomes are closely linked with project financials to ensure value for money
• Participate in the coordination of the Project AWPB and budgeting process
• . Oversee timely preparation of quarterly, bi-annual and annual project progress reports, their analysis and identification of lessons learned and potential bottlenecks for Project implementation, if/when relevant, at PICT and inform the Project management accordingly.
• Organise and coordinate project/component reviews and periodic meeting
• Coordinate Project Mission activities

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field A minimum of a Post graduate Diploma in M&E, Economics, Statistics, Economic Policy and Management, Agricultural Economics or related field from a recognised University Institution is of added advantage.

Working experience:
Must have a minimum of 4 years' experience of working in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Projects/Programs
Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, M&E systems design, performance measurement, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, data quality assurance, database management, data visualization and reporting as well as integration of gender into MEL.

• Solid knowledge of participatory M&E approaches and techniques.
• Good knowledge in the development of performance-based indicators.
• Evidence of hands-on experience in data management and analysis
• Demonstrated experience in the techniques of data collection, data entry, data analysis and design of management information systems to facilitate the planning and decision-Making processes within the institutions.
• Evidence of reporting and report writing skills will be an added advantage
• Good knowledge of computer applications (particularly MS Excel Advanced, Word, Access and Power point,) will be an added advantage.


Application procedure

All candidates should send their written applications with copies of identification documents, academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe,

Uganda or hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No. 14 Lugard Road, Entebbe
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Submission deadline: Friday 4th November 2022

Date Posted: 2022-10-25




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