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Project Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Community Led Action for Children (CLAC) Project -(Luwero)

Founded over 70 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit a competent person to fill the following positions:

Background

The organization has over the last six years been implementing a program on “protecting legal rights of people affected by HIV AIDS in Kamuli and Kawempe” upon which it is building on the achievements attained. Plan therefore has secured another round of funding from the Australian Government (AusAID) to implement a five year project (1st July 2011 and ends 30th June 2016), aimed at creating opportunities and develop capacities of women of all ages and the youth to engage or participate in issues that affect them and access basic and socially inclusive legal as well as other social services.

The intervention shall thus promote protection of the rights of the marginalized through addressing inequalities against them, promoting access to legal and other basic services that are socially inclusive and promoting accountability between the duty bearers, civil society and rights holders.

The program is going to be implemented in the districts of Kampala, Lira and Kamuli. The specific project area will consist of the sub counties of Barr and Ogur in Lira, Kawempe division in Kampala district and the Sub Counties of Mbulamuti and Butansi in Kamuli district.  The interventions will contribute to AusAID’s overall objective of assisting Africa’s progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The project requires the following position on board:

Project Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Community Led Action for Children (CLAC) Project – (Luwero)

The incumbent will be a resource in the CLAC Project Team in planning, data collection, monitoring, documentation & and reporting of all project activities. The position is for 6 months She/he will ensure the projects implements the project M&E framework successfully and provide technical leadership to project team on M&E, including training, development of monitoring tools, and planning and reporting.. The CLAC-project promotes community-based approaches to Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Implement the project M&E framework and coordinate tasks and processes for monitoring project progress.
  • Develop indicators and monitoring formats and tools for the projects
  • Establish and manage a filing system for all project data. 
  • Train and coach CLAC project staff and partner staff on the M&E framework, data collection and use of monitoring tools.
  • Provide technical assistance to project staff on participatory monitoring methodologies with children and communities
  • Conduct project baseline, mid-term reviews and final evaluations of the highest quality and as per M&E framework.   
  • Record and analyse project monitoring data from working districts monthly and report to project manager.
  • Prepare draft project progress reports under supervision of the project manager based on district progress reports.
  • Write and edit documentation and reports on best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflection from the projects.
  • Compile and disseminate M&E information needed for periodic project planning.
  • Support work and budget planning under the supervision of the project manager.
  • Support the utilization of the corporate M & E system (PALS) within the projects and support preparations and modifications of Project Outlines.
  • Ensure M&E systems and practices are aligned and integrated with PALS and PPM
  • Undertake other tasks within the project as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree (preferred) in Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent, training /background and professional training on monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 3 years in monitoring and documentation of projects
  • Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on monitoring & evaluation
  • Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
  • Willingness to undertake travel throughout Uganda

Suitable qualified candidates should submit a handwritten letter of application, together with a CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned not later than 14th June, 2011

People & Culture Manager, Plan Uganda
Email:Uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th July, 2011.

As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate.  The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.   Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.