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Thursday 28 February 2013

Global Advisor Jobs Vacancy in Uganda

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Global Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation, Kampala

Kampala, Uganda - Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and processes require definition, discipline and training. The Advisor will provide clarity, definition and system synchronism across all Samaritan's Purse (SP) field office locations. The individual serving as the Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with the Program Management Advisor, Regional Directors, Country Directors, and Program Managers as well as within the Program Development Division (PDD) in general. The Global Advisor, M&E will seek to establish meetings with key implementers in the critical start-up phase of programs to ensure the best possible chance of success. Along with the Technical Advisors, this person will promote the best practices of the organization both internally, by capturing the critical lessons learned as well as externally, by writing and presenting programming results to the international community.
This position will be based in either Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya.
Provide Monitoring and Evaluation training and mentoring on-site for SP Country Directors, and their Program Management/M+E staff;
As a basic step in program development s/he will provide guidance in the design of program monitoring and evaluation strategies specific to each project while using the tools developed in the Program Management Guidelines.
Train and/or participate in rapid or baseline-assessments which serve as a basis for validation of outcomes of all program activities.
Be available to assist/advise/support field offices in conducting project evaluations on a project to project basis to ensure maximum impact.
Assist offices in developing data entry, storage and analysis templates to assist with M+E.
Be available to advise on statistical analysis of project data and conduct advanced analysis when required.
In coordination with the Technical Advisors, write reports for publication and present impact results of SP programs at international conferences, educational institutions and in other venues.
Stay current in M+E approaches, with the ability to provide clarity on all donor approaches as well as the continually changing codes within the international community.
Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan's Purse as set forth in the Policy and Procedure Manual.
Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Position requires moderate international travel.
This job will not have supervisory responsibilities.
Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
Master's Degree (MSc.) or equivalent in statistics or similar subject; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred
Commitment to the Samaritan's Purse statement of faith, and experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians.
Technical writing skills including developing logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans and evaluation reports.
Field experience in relief and program development, program implementation and proposal development.
Working knowledge of donor monitoring and evaluation requirements (UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID etc) and best practice in the field.
Experience of conducting project evaluations including using survey methodologies of Cluster and LQAS.
Proficiency and proven track record with using EPI Info and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA or other packages.
12 month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an accompanied position.
Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan's Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world's standard while serving the purposes of God's kingdom Respond with Compassionate Action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work Walk in Bold Faith - Expect God to do the impossible-- "God Room"
How to apply:
In order to apply, please go to http://www.samaritan.org/index.php/employment_listings/position_listing_... and click on "Apply Now"
Deadline: 31-03-2013