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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, determined as Key Personnel, will

provide leadership and technical guidance to the Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity program team on all MEL related issues and has primary responsibility for establishing and managing a data processing environment responsive to USAID reporting and learning requirements, including PEPFAR reporting expectations. This position is contingent upon award.

The ICYD activity will address USAID/Uganda’s development objectives relating to child wellbeing, education, and youth development. This activity will be a flagship program administered by the Office of Education, Youth, and Child Development, the unit responsible for the Mission’s education and PEPFAR/OVC funding streams.

ICYD must use an integrated approach to realize the following objectives;

· Objective 1: Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;

· Objective 2: Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and,

· Objective 3: Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

The ICYD Activity will need to contend with several mandatory pathways to achieve the three stated objectives. These include:

  1. Build from recent EGR support to MOES and target districts.

  2. Address primary school retention through a combination of family, community and school-based interventions that address known critical drivers of school dropout.

  3. Provide critical OVC services directly for up to two years while building the capacity of local partners to transition to prime awards with USAID/Uganda.

  4. Provide technical assistance and coordination to OVC service providers in service delivery districts.

  5. Deliver effective technical assistance and support to MGLSD and other public/private institutions to progressively transition OVC service delivery from USG support.

  6. Address sub-national constraints to priority outcomes through high-impact local partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

  • The MEL Manager will lead the development, implementation, refinement and harmonization of ICYD’s MEL system, including developing and operationalizing indicators, setting targets, monitoring ICYD’s implementation progress, ensuring timely data collection; and determining and implementing a learning agenda across all the technical components of ICYD, including HIV/AIDS, OVC, basic education, youth engagement and local partner institutional capacity strengthening.
  • Develop and lead the roll out project-specific monitoring tools in collaboration with relevant departments.
  • Support partners in developing project results frameworks (input, output, outcome and impact), and develop relevant indicators and targets for result areas.
  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
  • Develop data collation and aggregation tools, as well as maintain project databases.
  • Review and finalize Monthly, Quarterly and Annual MERL workplans and budgets.
  • Oversee the development of donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met.
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies, and other components of the project’s MERL system.
  • Liaise with counterparts at international, government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts.
  • Supervise project M&E staff.

Basic Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in public health, education, M&E, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, or related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in establishing/designing M&E systems and tools and managing data intensive capacity development and global health programs, preferably for USAID-funded programs.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with USAID reporting and MER indicators, as well as Collaborating, Learning and Adapting framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and managing operational research and evaluations.
  • Experience in program quality management (both services and data quality) and quality. improvement systems.
  • Demonstrated writing and data presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in project design, implementation, and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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