Technical Specialist/Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor - Uganda ICAN (63660)

  • ABT ASSOCIATES INC.
  • Uganda
  • 31/01/2020
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Job Description

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Job Summary

USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Guulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region).

The overall objective of the project is to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in areas of operation by maximizing economic opportunities for vulnerable households, stabilizing their access to and consumption of diverse and nutritious diets and increase social capital by reinforcing relationships among formal governance systems and communities.

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for USAID ICAN Activity. This position is based in Kampala.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor is responsible for overseeing ICAN’s performance monitoring system, conducting or overseeing related assessments and research, and providing capacity strengthening for partner organization in monitoring, data analysis, and data use. This will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Oversee all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, including some evaluations that will employ rigorous methods that require primary data collection through surveys
  • Implement and continuously update ICAN’s Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and Quality Assurance and Surveillance Plan (QASP). This includes establishing baseline measures and periodic data collection using a variety of methods to report on results, inputs, outputs, and assumptions of the project
  • Develop a plan to verify data quality
  • Supervise all data collection, entry, and analysis. Provide guidance to Data Manager/CLA Analyst, M&E Officers based in Kampala, Kotido, Kitgum, and Kabale on data collection methodologies, tools, and techniques
  • Advise subcontractors and grantees on required monitoring data collection procedures
  • On an as-needed basis, provide data to USAID. Ensure all required monitoring data are entered into USAID’s reporting systems
  • With the Chief of Party, institutionalize learning and evaluating ICAN progress as part of routine operations and decision-making. Participate in and/or co-facilitate workshops for project staff, USAID, and key stakeholders to review and discuss progress and lessons learned, and brainstorm strategy and activity refinements
  • Other duties as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in (bio) statistics, agricultural economics, population studies, epidemiology, business administration or related area of study, and relevant work experience
  • Specialized training in monitoring and evaluation is desirable
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in working in complex projects of similar size
  • With five (5) years of monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level
  • Knowledge of agriculture, nutrition, and systems monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • USAID experience required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required

Minimum Qualifications

  • (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.  Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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