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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant Based in Soroti

About UWESO

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a National Non-Government Organization founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to supporting and caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Its vision is to have “Healthy Children living in a peaceful world of Opportunity “and its mission is “Striving to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and youth for them to survive and thrive.” 

USAID OVC North East Activity-UWESO Staff Recruitment 

The Activity is a five-year program to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in six (6) districts of Busia, Katakwi, Kotido, Mbale, Soroti and Tororo, and two (2) cities of Mbale and Soroti. The strategic goal of the Activity is to ensure improved well-being of children and youth through comprehensive interventions that enhance sustainable prevention of new HIV infections and continued care for OVC and their caregivers and expand the reach of OVC core activities. 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant 1 (Soroti)  
Job Summary:  

The M&E Assistant will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of M&E activities and maintaining a robust M&E system at the district level. He/She will support data quality checks and verifications, data analysis, systematic tracking of performance, quality reporting, and continuous capacity building to Data Assistants, Program staff and community structures for progressive quality improvement. The M&E Assistant reports technically to the MEL Advisor and the District Programme Coordinator Administratively  

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees M&E activities at the district level, including data collection, management and reporting on project outcomes.  
  • Responsible for overseeing monitoring data collection and entry for all thematic areas, consolidation of data and regular data quality audits (samples and spot checks). 
  • Responsible for reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, compiling and sorting source data in preparation for entry in databases, real-time data entry and reporting, and filling as per the filling guidelines.  
  • Responsible for quarterly reporting and quality checks in OVCMIS and HYBRID 
  • Responsible for clear targeting to guide the implementation of project activities  
  • Conduct routine data triangulation to assess accuracy, timeliness and consistency  
  • Support capacity development of Data Assistants, Program teams and community structures to support high-quality data collection, and deepen data-driven performance monitoring and evidence-based learning. 
  • Ensure smooth collaboration with both PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR Partners within the district. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The M&E Assistant should have the following qualifications and competencies: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Public Health or any other related field. 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in M&E for USAID OVC project(s) is a must. 
  • Computer Literacy with knowledge and experience in data management and analysis using MS Excel, SPSS and STATA is required. 
  • Postgraduate training in M&E or Statistics is an added advantage. 
  • Good presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint. 
  • Self-motivated, and able to work under pressure. 
  • Team-oriented, possesses a positive attitude and works well with others. 
  • Flexible and willing to travel to the field as required. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY 

UWESO provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability status unrelated to job requirements.  

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION 

UWESO is committed to safeguarding and protecting the people we serve and our staff. We have zero tolerance for any behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, exploitation, and fraud. We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with us and expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations. This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted.  

By applying, the job applicant acknowledges that they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us. 

How to Apply: 

Visit UWESO’s website (www.uweso.org),  

  • Interested and qualified persons who wish to apply may e-mail their  Cover letter and detailed CV with three referees, combined in a single PDF document (not more than 5MB) to jobs@uweso.org 
  • Deadline: March 01, 2024, 5 pm. 
  • We shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews will be done formally. 
  • Breakdown of your salary history, encompassing basic salary and any additional benefits or allowances. 
  • Any attempts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Agnes Tumuheire

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