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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is a Government Ministry which plays an important role to ensure mobilization of public resources for the whole Government. The Ministry commonly known as Ministry of Finance is further charged to oversee how these resources are accounted for as they target to benefit all Ugandans.

The Ministry is also concerned with matters of achieving the fastest rate of economic transformation alongside emerging economies. It targets to formulate sound economic policies that lead to sustainable economic growth and development. The ministry is organized with Directorates of Budget, Economic Affairs, Accountant General’s Office and departments of Finance and Administration.

Job Title

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Job Description

The MER Officer has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the Export Firm Support and RHD component. S/he will be responsible for ensuring accurate and comprehensive data collection and analysis of results to report on progress toward program objectives. He/she will work with the technical team members to develop appropriate indicators, targets, and methods/tools for collecting information on project activities and assist with analysis for evidence-based decision-making for program improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the scope of work will cover;

  • Develop and Implement the monitoring and evaluation strategy, as established under the component operations Manual, and recommend any possible changes if appropriate.

  • Identify information requirements for both at the management level (output level MIS) and at the impact level.

  • Establish a data collection framework: data to be sourced from other institutions (URA, Customs), data collaboration, data collection via the web platform, and primary and secondary data collection.

  • As needed draft questionnaires or any data collection instruments when needed based on best practices.

  • Review the performance indicators and add new indicators or sub-indicators if needed, and new baseline data.

  • Summarize reports produced by different stakeholders; ensure consistency with the definition and methodology of collection of these indicators by keeping an M&E plan for each indicator.

  • Following point 4, develop and implement a Gender-based tracking and impact analysis, in collaboration with the WB and other external research partners.

  • Following point 4, develop and implement a Decent Job monitoring and impact analysis, in collaboration with the WB and other external research partners.

  • Develop data reports for the management and policymakers: a) at the results level using the web platform and other sources; b) every 6 months following the agreed

  • RF, c) at the intermediate outcome level following the RF; d) at the impact level annually; and e) Impact Assessment at mid-term.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual M&E reports showing progress against the targets of each output indicator and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans.

  • Assist the Program Manager in preparing periodic reports by providing data on all activities in progress as per the performance indicators, non-performed, and completed during the project lifespan.

  • Work with the IT Program Officer to set up a database for operational systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project-related data.

  • Develop as appropriate, TORs for special studies if and when necessary (e.g. baseline, Impact Assessment; monitoring and evaluation studies, etc.

  • Work with the IT Program Officer to update the Online Platform in order to generate the required performance reports.

  • Any other duties that may be assigned by his/her supervisors under the component and INVITE project framework.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications, Experience, and Key Competencies:

Educational Qualifications

  • Honours degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, or other related subjects from a recognized University with postgraduate training and qualification in monitoring, evaluation & results (MER). A master’s degree in a related and relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • Relevant Experience

  • At least 5 years of direct experience as a monitoring & evaluation expert on at least two projects (designing indicators, monitoring and setup of the data collection)

  • Experience in designing and/or implementing data collection (designing questionnaires, managing survey firms, etc)

  • Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS) and contemporary computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint, and projects are required.

  • Strong knowledge of/expertise in evaluation techniques (quasi-experimental methods, randomized control trials, qualitative methods)

  • Strong experience in the entire evaluation cycle, from design and formulation to implementation, analysis, and presentation of results and recommendations.

  • Good oral and written communication skills. Should be fluent in English.

  • A high level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams in the organization.

  • Proven integrity and confidentiality in handling public resources and in executing duties.

  • Must be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

  • Proven Planning and organizational, problem-solving, leadership, and management skills.


Key Results /Outputs

  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual program monitoring reports

  • Activity monitoring and results-based performance reports

  • Monitoring tools were developed including questionnaires and diagnostics.

  • System evaluation reports

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit application letters and supporting documents including curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic documents to INVITE web portal: https://recruitment.invite.go.ug/jobs not later than Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by 5:00pm, clearly indicating the reference number and the particular position being applied for. Applications will only be received through the INVITE Web Portal.

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