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Arua, Uganda



January 24, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Muni University is a public multi-campus university in Uganda. It is one of the public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country, licensed and supervised by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist job at Muni University

Job Description


Job Reference: MU-RETI/PROJ/1.2/2024 JOB TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist (MEL) (1 Post)
Responsible to: Program Manager
Responsible for: RETI Program MEL staff
Terms of employment: One (1) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duty Station: Muni University, Arua City, Uganda

Purpose of Job
The MEL specialist will lead the development and implementation of innovative Monitoring Evaluation and Learning initiatives on RETI program for evidence-based reporting, adaptive management promotion with measurements. The role provides overall leadership, management, and strategic direction to the MEL function within the RETI consortium partners, and the job holder will be a thought leader in program design, management, and measurement to collaboratively enhance project delivery and attainment of the intended results. The MEL specialist is required to supervise, mentor and coach both the MEL team and partner implementing teams on delivery of effective M&E systems in the private sector space tag lined ‘MEL for private sector growth’. He/she will work closely with consortium partners to ensure that the program's outcomes and impact are accurately captured and reported. This role will have a full reporting line to the consortium lead partner on MEL (FCA) and a dotted reporting line to Muni University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities MEL System Development

  • Design and implement a comprehensive MEL framework, including indicators, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms, aligned with RETI interventions and outcomes.

  • Develop clear guidelines and protocols for data collection, management, and analysis.

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Lead the collection of high-quality data across program components, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and timeliness.

  • Conduct data analysis to track program progress, identify trends, and generate actionable insights.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Lead the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, including baseline and end line surveys, mid-term reviews, and impact assessments.

  • Collaborate with external evaluators, consortium partners, and stakeholders to ensure rigorous evaluations.

Accountability and Feedback Mechanisms

  • Support the establishment and management of the feedback and complaint mechanisms for program participants and partners.

  • Support the leadership team to ensure that feedback is captured, analyzed, and addressed in a timely and effective manner.

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Facilitate regular learning and reflection sessions with consortium partners to capture lessons learned, best practices, and challenges.

  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and adaptation within the consortium.

Reporting and Communication

  • Orientation of implementing team and managers on reporting requirements/tools, including review of program reports for quality assurance before submission into the on-line platform (Fluxx).

  • Prepare regular progress reports and contribute to donor reporting requirements, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.

  • Communicate MEAL findings internally and externally through various channels.

  • Capacity Building

  • Provide training and capacity-building support to consortium partners on MEAL methodologies, data collection techniques, and reporting standards.

Qualifications and Competencies

Key Competencies

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and decisive decision maker with ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve goals

  • Excellent teamwork with demonstrated abilities to coordinate well with diverse individuals and teams and engages effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve results;

  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders with passion for lesson learning and adaptation within and without.

  • Dynamic and mature personality, able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating as required.

  • Strong passion for youth voice elevation, gender and inclusion responsiveness, and transformative change at individual, household and communities with humility, integrity, and creativity.

Person Specifications

  • Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Economics, Education, Social Sciences, Information Systems, Statistics, Economics, International Development or related fields.

  • Should hold a post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, or Development Evaluation.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of: Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, Science or any related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience at the same level or higher, leading MEL functions at a national level, designing and implementing MEL systems for development projects in refugee and host community settings, preferably in the education, youth empowerment, or livelihoods sector.

  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques and skillful use of Microsoft Office package, SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info, Power BI.

  • Strong proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, analysis, and reporting.

  • Familiarity with designing and conducting surveys, evaluations, and assessments.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to generate insights from data.

  • Strong leadership and management skills, gained in a complex environment, with Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Familiarity with participatory approaches to MEL and beneficiary feedback mechanisms.

  • Experience working in a consortium or multi-stakeholder environment is advantageous.

  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and partners.

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How to Apply

Muni University therefore, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist in RETI PMU. Typed application letters with supporting documents (copies of academic documents, evidences of work experiences and any other relevant documents) should be addressed to the University Secretary and thereafter, submitted through email: as ONE DOCUMENT Maximum File Size 3MBs to be received not later than 24th January, 2024 at 06:00pm. Applications that shall not be submitted through email as one Pdf document shall not be considered. The detailed job descriptions and person specifications for the position advertised can be viewed on Muni University web-site; Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.


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