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Saturday 22 February 2014

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Africa Development Corps Uganda

Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Recruiter: Africa Development Corps (ADC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

About ADC:
Africa Development Corps (ADC), formerly known as Visions in Action, is an international NGO based out of Washington DC, working in relief and development throughout Africa. Over the past 23 years we have been involved in the implementation of a wide range of humanitarian activities in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Liberia. In particular, ADC has implemented development and relief programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, education, youth development and food security. Our current programming in Uganda focuses upon book distribution, library construction and teacher training in rural areas. The program aims to facilitate pupil’s transition from learning in local languages to learning in English. We do this, firstly and foremost, by providing new English textbooks received from donors to schools throughout Uganda. Also, we aim to foster a culture of reading in individual villages and communities, as well as train teachers on how to establish and run school libraries.

Key Duties
Keep track of all book distributions throughout Uganda.
Establish and maintain a computer tracking database that enables ADC to see how many books arrive per shipment and how many are sent to individual districts and schools.
Report any book damage to the Executive Director and Education Program Manager immediately.
Create a circulation spreadsheet and train teachers to use it. This will enable teachers to record the frequency of book usage and allow ADC to assess the success of the program.

Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation field visits to collect circulation spreadsheets, as well as hold interviews and focus groups with target beneficiaries. These field visits will also include visual inspections of school libraries.
Attend Teacher Training Workshops held by ADC’s Teacher Trainer and Library Manager and provide constructive feedback on how to improve future sessions.
Provide quarterly donor reports detailing the status of the program. These should include success stories, pictures, and areas for improvement in the next quarter.

The applicant should hold a Diploma in Education as a minimum requirement.
Previous experience in the Ugandan primary education system would be an advantage.
Demonstrated knowledge of various computer software packages such as microsoft office is essential.
Previous experience working for an NGO is essential as is experience and knowledge within the field of monitoring and evaluation.

Skills and Experience:
The candidate must demonstrate they know about quantitative and qualitative research, as well as being able to provide examples of previous tools they have created to conduct monitoring and evaluation assessments.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to talk confidently and clearly to focus groups, communities, and individual interviewees.
The candidate will have genuine enthusiasm for improving the education of children in Uganda.
As part of this role, much time will be spent in rural areas living in basic conditions.
Candidate must be able to maintain enthusiasm and desire to keep on performing duties to a high standard, even under difficult circumstances.

All suitably qualified candidates who desire to work with Africa Development Corps (ADC) should apply via email to both jobs@africadevcorps.org and the Country Manager, Tom Evans at uganda@africadevcorps.org

The email should include a CV, covering letter stating why you qualify for the position, and three references. The subject line of the email should read: Application for the role of Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Deadline: 24th February, 2014,