Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – Living Water International (LWI)  

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Organisation: Living
Water International (LWI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Report to: Advisor,
HIV Prevention Services
Living Water
International (LWI) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping
communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living
water” – the gospel of Jesus Christ – which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
LWI Uganda is an
affiliate of Living Water International (LWI) with its Headquarters in Houston
USA. In Uganda LWI runs an integrated WASH program in South Western Uganda
working in the districts of Kiruhura, Ibanda and most recently opened Malongo
WP in Mayuge District. LWI Uganda been operating in Uganda since 2009 providing
safe clean water, Christian Witness, Sanitation and Hygiene services and
Capacity building of communities in operation & maintenance of wells.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Officer is responsible for creating,
collecting, analyzing and managing quantitative and qualitative data for the
monitoring and evaluation department of LWI Uganda program in order to support
program management and accountability. 
This position reports to the Program Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strengthen program
design and operations by;
·       
Supporting
the Program Director to implement, the planning and M&E system according to
the LWI –Uganda Country Strategy Plan.
·       
Developing
the national strategy with annual, quarterly and monthly plans and reports
within the Country Strategic Framework.
·       
Ensuring
implementation of LWI minimum standards and guidelines in the WASH Program Area
(WPA);
·       
Ensuring
adherence to tools and protocols for concept notes, proposals, designs and
M&E systems;
·       
Coordinating
review of concept notes, proposals, design documents and reports.
·       
Maintain
an up-to-date database of all final concept notes, proposal, design documents
and reports for programs and projects submitted;
·       
In
collaboration with the WPA team, ensure minimum standards for measurement of
project impact and program excellence are followed;
·       
Supporting
WPA teams in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
·       
Aligning
LWI Uganda Country plan and budget to Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
·       
Training/orienting
new & existing staff to the M&E system
·       
Producing
major reports and case studies on M&E lessons from LWI-Uganda work,
·       
Implementing
M&E training programs for staff that will enhance and develop skills
required to perform their jobs in assessment, design, monitoring, reporting and
evaluation;
·       
Supporting
proposal writing and other fundraising activities.
Ensure High quality
and timely reporting by;
·       
Preparing
brief, concise and accurate management reports on monthly basis
·       
Consolidating
brief monthly progress, quarterly and annual reports
·       
Coordinating
LWIS reporting with field staff and completion of Projects, Activities and
functionality checks in LWIS
·       
Training/orienting
staff to LWIS reporting requirements.
Champion community
mobilization and capacity building by;
·       
Facilitating
programs and projects to undertake community assessments, capacity building
programs and follow-up and impact monitoring;
·       
Implementing
M&E training programs for staff that will enhance and develop skills
required to perform their jobs in assessment, design, monitoring, reporting and
evaluation;
·       
Developing,
producing or sourcing appropriate community training materials or manuals;
·       
Together
with Program Director, implementing an innovative, effective system for
building capacity in operations and maintenance;
·       
Employing
and integrating guidelines and tools for gender, environment, and gender rights
in WASH programming.
Strengthen existing
M&E system and Information Management by:
·       
Implementing
LWI Uganda M&E strategies including baselines, evaluations and monitoring
activities.
·       
Providing
technical support to LWI Uganda staff in developing and applying a simple,
systematic, effective and participatory system of project monitoring and
evaluation.
·       
Reviewing
or creating and maintaining relevant database in support of LWI-Uganda
operations.
·       
Designing
and implementing periodic field studies and other data collection instruments
for the purposes of learning the effects of program interventions.
·       
Collecting
qualitative and quantitative data for enhancing planning and implementation of
programs.
·       
Verifying
and validating at least 10% of the data reported.
·       
Ensure
up to date databases that provide real-time accurate and complete information
on WASH program implementation and resource utilization.
·       
Updating
of indicators and ensure minimum standards for measurement of project impact
and program excellence are followed
Developing and
supporting a learning organization by:
·       
Defining
characteristics of best practices for the country and building WPA capacity to
identify and share best practices;
·       
Documenting
and sharing lessons learned and best practices;
·       
Championing
high quality and best practices at national and program area level;
·       
Implementing
key community capacity building to contribute to water supply, hygiene and
sanitation promotion efforts and Christian witness aimed at transformational
development at WPA level
·       
Participating
in research and design of best community mobilization and involvement
guidelines and practices
·       
Strengthening
and maintaining collaborative and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders
in both Government and NGOs.
·       
Support
in-country efforts to develop local learning systems and production of learning
products on regular basis for dissemination in-country and internationally
within LWI and its stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a University Degree in Water Engineering, Statistics,
Public Health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics or IT.
·       
A post
graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Management and
Planning
·       
At least
three (3) years’ work experience in development work in an INGO setting of
which at least one (1) year is in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in the
field.
·       
Experience
in project cycle management (PMD Pro) or willingness to commit to getting
certified within 6 months of employment)
·       
Practical,
hands-on skills in managing a Monitoring and Evaluation system including its
review, tools development, and Information management.
·       
Thorough
understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection
methods, including sampling, survey design, interviews, focus group
discussions, data analysis, and its application methods to project monitoring
and evaluation standards in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene;
·       
Experience
in at least two M&E design frameworks (Logical frameworks, Theory of
Change, or Outcome Mapping);
·       
Hands on
computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web-based software;
·       
Experience
in the design, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative surveys
including Mobile data collection.
·       
Strong
analytical skills using analytical software e.g. R, SPSS, STATA, EPI INFO,
ALTLAS IT, ARC-GIS, MaxQDA, NIVIVO);
·       
Excellent
communication skills (written and spoken);
·       
Experience
presenting research findings to diverse audiences
·       
Previous
experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in
M&E.
·       
4 years
clean driving license for vehicle or riding motor cycle
All candidates
should submit a one-page motivational letter and not more than 4 pages of CV
(please don’t attach certificates) to: HR and Administration Manager:
lwiugandarecruitment@water.cc.
Deadline: Friday, 22nd May 2020
NB: Successful
applicants will be contacted within a week of the deadline. Feedback will be
given to unsuccessful candidates.


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