M&E Specialist (Social Impact) - Uganda Learning Activity

  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 14/11/2020
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M&E Specialist (Social Impact) - Uganda Learning Activity


QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. 

QED is the lead implementer of the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA). The purpose of the ULA is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.
The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:
  • Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
  • Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations
  • Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.
The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) is a member of the USAID’s Northern Uganda Development of Enhanced Local Governance, Infrastructure, and Livelihoods (NUDEIL) Project Implementation Team. The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) will work alongside other technical personnel to provide research and social impact analysis to improve systematic learning through monitoring and evaluation that informs and improves relevancy, quality and cost-effectiveness of NUDEIL activities. The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) will lead the establishment and implementation of performance measures for the NUDEIL project.
Place of Performance:
The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) will be located work in Kampala in the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) with frequent travel to other parts of Uganda as need.
Period of Performance:
The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) will serve for a period of 3 years unless extended by modification to the employment agreement.
The M&E Specialist (Social Impact) reports to the NUDEIL Focal Person, MoLG.


Specifically, the M&E Specialist will:

  • Design and manage implementation of M&E specific activities
  • Monitor and periodically review NUDEIL’s information systems to ensure a consistent conceptual framework and methodology for the collection and analysis of social performance data across all associated interventions is in place
  • Provide technical leadership to develop the M&E tools, plans and indicators; and field oversight of all M&E activities, including the appropriate application of MEL methodologies
  • Ensure timely collection of project performance data, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, social performance data and produce required reports
  • Report monthly, quarterly and annual progress on all project activities to the MoLG Project Focal Person
  • Assist the MoLG Project Focal Person in preparing Quarterly and Annual reports
  • Coordinate the dissemination of findings, lessons and recommendations, and assist the MoLG management in using the performance information for decision-making and resource allocation
  • Provide feedback to the Project Focal Person on project strategies and activities
  • Work with NUDEIL project staff to embed social impact assessment and recommendations into the NUDEIL implementation
  • Work closely with M&E Specialist (Engineering and Technical Support) to build implementing staff capacities in M&E
  • Perform other duties as required from time to time


  • A Masters Degree in Public or Development or Social Sector related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in project monitoring and evaluation or impact analysis of similar undertakings
  • At least 5 years working experience in Local Government related fields
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project monitoring and evaluation of development activities
  • Familiarity with social impact assessment methodologies and latest developments in the impact measurement field as it relates to social investment
  • Experience in conducting capacity building and technical support services in Local Government related fields

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume/CV.
  3. Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. 
  4. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  5. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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