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National Project Coordinator ,Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer – ILO Uganda

The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 168,791,000 (Ugandan Shilling) yearly.



While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity and protection risks, host communities also struggle to pursue their own development efforts in an environment that has been transformed by a large influx of newcomers. As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are focusing more on durable solutions backed by more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them.
In response to the challenges facing both host communities and refugees, a new partnership initiative titled: ‘PROSPECTS – Partnership for improving Prospects for host communities and forcibly displaced persons’, has been launched by the Government of the Netherlands that brings together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank. The Partnership has a four-year initial time horizon (2019-2023) where partners will join their efforts to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises in 8 countries (Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda).



Prospects Uganda aims to achieve the overall impact of Improved sustainable living conditions for women, men, girls and boys in refugee and vulnerable host communities in Uganda by 2023
The theory of change stipulates that this will happen IF the programme results in:

  • An increased number of women, men, girls and boys in refugee and host communities with quality education, relevant skills and knowledge for school, life and transition to decent work.
  • An increased number of women and men in refugee and host communities with enhanced livelihoods and/or employment in safe/decent work
  •  Increased protection and inclusion for women, men, girls and boys in refugee and host communities


Reporting Lines

Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director for United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi (CO-Dar es Salaam), the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer will be under the direct supervision of the Project Manager leading country-level implementation of the PROSPECTS programme. He/she  will receive further technical guidance from DWT relevant specialists, Global M&E Officer of the Programme and CO-Dar es Salaam Country Director.

Description of Duties

  • Develop the programme M&E system in Uganda and its tools and templates in collaboration with the overall PROSPECTS M&E Officer.
  • Collect data on a regular basis to support the monitoring & evaluation of the programme’s KPI, using primary or secondary data sources, including undertaking regular field visits to support implementation of monitoring and evaluations.
  • Coordinate and ensure the quality of annual surveys, midline and end-line studies for relevant project key performance indicators (KPI). Develop a strategy to collect missing data to complete baseline
  • Develop data quality assurance processes to ensure data reliability, validity, timeliness of data entry and analysis and the harmonization of all data collection systems and update and maintain the M&E database, analyse data and identify findings for reporting purposes.
  • Develop and keep track of a beneficiary database, based on key programme outputs, using tools to avoid double counts and ensuring timely data entry.
  • Supply the Global PROSPECTS M&E Officer with all relevant M&E data information and analyis  on a bi-monthly, semi-annual or annual basis as required.
  • Ensure the programme’s planning tools (e.g. work plans, financial forecasting, etc.) and its processes are adequate, and support the programme team to develop their work plans and monitor its progress at output and outcome levels efficiently.
  • Initiate preparation of drafting / producing consolidated quarterly and annual analytical progress reports, including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in results/outcome-oriented  implementation and lessons learned. Provide specific recommendations based on lessons and ensure timely submission of reports in accordance with approved deadlines and reporting formats.
  • Conduct regular monitoring & evaluations of implementing partners/service providers’ performance and delivery and identify good  practices and develop case studies to capture and promote qualitative results of the programme.
  • Prepare the programme for the mid-term and final evaluations, and provide all required support to ensure a smooth process
  • Lead in coordination and implementation of the leaning agenda and support the project team to maintain a sound knowledge management and sharing of the programme, with other ILO participating countries, other Implementing Agencies of PROSPECTS, and key national stakeholders that can get involve and benefit from project learning.
  • Participate in regular M&E meetings with other ILO focal points and the global M&E Officer to share on progress, challenges and solutions and support the Uganda Office M&E needs including in the Decent Work Country Programme and in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor and /or Country Office Director

Required qualifications


First level university degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development, Statistics, ICT, Social Science, Economics, Education, Labour or a related discipline/field relevant to the job


At least three years of professional experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and learning within the international development context.

  • Experience with project management tools, such as Microsoft Projects (desirable).
  • Experience in developing and managing Monitoring and Evaluation systems with a explicit learning component.
  • Experience in planning, managing and providing technical backstopping to surveys.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Expertise in analysing data using statistical software and managing databases and qualitative analysis.
  • Capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English


Excellent command of English and working knowledge of another local language of the duty station. Working knowledge of French would be an advantage


  • Excellent knowledge of results-based management.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation concepts and practice, including Theory of change approach in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent knowledge of facilitating knowledge sharing mechanism, including participatory approaches
  • Excellent knowledge of PC software (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other data analysis and presentation software).
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify and analyse information needs and classify them according to ILO standards.
  • Good drafting and editing skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and skills in design, layout, formatting and editing documents.
  • Ability to foster effective two-way communication, understanding, manage and disseminate information to a varied audience.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

Substitution of experience for university degree

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a University degree in accordance with the table below.

Education required Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree or post-secondary diploma Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree but who possess a post-secondary diploma
University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job


Completion of secondary school


Six years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)


Completion of secondary school


Diploma/certificate from post-secondary education


Four years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)


Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position

The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities.

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