Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Platform for Labour Action Uganda

Key Role: Responsible for designing, implementing and coordination of the Monitoring and evaluation systems and functions of PLA. Provides overall technical guidance in monitoring and evaluation, training, coaching, and mentoring key internal staff and external stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation.

Primary Working Relationships: Assistant Executive Director, Executive Director, Head Finance and Administration, Program officers, Legal Officer, Field officers and all PLA staff/Volunteers.

Area of Responsibility #1: Take lead in designing and maintaining of PLA’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework and systems. • Support development of program and project Log frames and theories of change. • Assist in developing & maintaining program & project strategic designs & documents. • Ensure and assist design, development of Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation plans. • Monitor project and activity work plans • Identify and document of best practices

Area of Responsibility #2: Take lead in designing and maintaining PLA’s Information Management System. • Review and validate all internal and external M&E information and reports. • Monitor work plan progress & ensure that activities are implemented as planned • Ensure timely design of Monitoring & Evaluation tools for PLA’s Programs & projects. • Ensure timely collection, analysis and utilization of M&E related Information. • Ensure timely development of PLA’s quarterly & annual reports, & quarterly newsletter. • Ensure timely reporting of program & project progress, and lessons to key stakeholders.

Area of Responsibility #3: Take lead in maintaining monitoring and Evaluation information use and dissemination • Ensure timely collection, analysis and utilization of M&E related Information.

Area of Responsibility #4: Take lead in organizing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities of PLA • Take lead in undertaking situational and stakeholder analysis, reviews, baseline studies, monitoring, evaluation & Impact assessments for PLA’s programs & projects. • Ensures feedback of M&E results to decision making processes in PLA at policy, program and project levels, and ensure follow up on all matters which require decisions and corrective

Area of Responsibility #5: Build capacity of staff in developing, using and maintaining Monitoring and Evaluation systems by providing coaching and mentoring; and also recommend suitable training

• Conduct training sessions for staff on key areas of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. • Take lead in preparing draft strategic work plans and annual work programs. • Prepare and propose resource needs for PLA’s M&E needs.

Qualifications • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Planning and management. • Bachelors Degree inSocial Sciences, Political science, Law, Development studies. • Masters degree or other postgraduate training a plus. • At least three years of Monitoring and Evaluation work experience with vulnerable groups (preferable with NGO) in areas of community empowerment, human rights, and development work. Desirables • A good understanding of development in Uganda and at the international level. • Ability to work under minimum supervision as part of a multi cultural and multidisciplinary team. • Strong interpersonal and communication skill • Strong teamwork, flexibility, innovation and leadership skills • Excellent computer skills • Ability to analyse problems and make strategic decisions • Ability to work independently with little supervision • Passion, enthusiasm and interest in PLA’s mission, honest and trustworthy, willing to engage and support other programs SALARY AND BENEFITS • Commensurate with position within the organizations structure and subject to availability of funds. Health Insurance and Other benefits as per the organisation’s policy

How to apply: 
The Executive Director PO BOX 9714, Kampala Application deadline: 2nd November 2012. Email: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.