Monitoring Specialist - Uganda Mel-si, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2216973764
Monitoring Specialist - Uganda Mel-si, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified July 1, 2024


Position: Monitoring Specialist Location: Kampala, Uganda The QED Group LLC (dba Q2 Impact) is a global boutique consulting firm with more than 25 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions for government clients in close to 100 countries.

We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions; leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways to sustainably address complex global challenges.

Using innovative and evidence-based learning and organizational development approaches, we help our clients use the insights we’ve provided.

Our work maximizes results using cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

Q2 Impact is collaborating with NORC and USAID/Uganda on the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) Activity aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and impact of USAID’s initiatives in Uganda.

Q2 Impact is seeking a highly skilled Monitoring Specialist to join our team to strengthen USAID/Uganda’s monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptation approaches.

This role is pivotal in strengthening performance monitoring systems and improving program performance management through enhanced evaluations, analytic studies, and assessments.

The Monitoring Specialist will contribute directly to two key results areas under this Task Order: Result I: Strengthened Performance Monitoring Systems to Improve Performance Management Result II: Improved Evaluations, Analytic Studies, and Assessments for Better Program Performance Management This position will report directly to the MEL/CLA Director at Q2 Impact’s Home Office, and the Learning and Adaptation Director in the field office.

The successful candidate will be onboarded upon successful contract awarding to Q2 Impact, and on USAID’s approval.

This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Review existing monitoring systems to ensure that they effectively track project activities, outputs, and outcomes, aligning with USAID guidelines.

Develop effective, inclusive, and cost-effective MEL tools and processes for USAID/Uganda and implementing partners (IPs).

Coordinate collection of primary performance data for select outcome indicators.

Lead the development and regular update of performance indicators, ensuring they are measurable, precise, and capable of providing the needed data to guide decision-making and reporting.

Conduct evaluations, analyses, and assessments to inform program adaptations and enhancements, facilitating improved operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Work closely with stakeholders and project teams to ensure compliance with USAID evaluation policy and guidance, incorporating best practices in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) into project activities.

Facilitate training sessions for project staff and new IPs on M&E topics to build capacity in performance measurement and management.

Generate high-quality reports that translate complex data into actionable insights for various audiences, including project staff, donors, and partners.

Collaborate with information technology specialists to develop and maintain M&E databases and data visualization tools.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in economics, international relations, political science, or a related field.

At least 8 years of relevant experience in international development and M&E, preferably with USAID.

Proven experience in designing and managing M&E systems, including developing indicators, conducting evaluations/assessments, and reporting.

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with the ability to distill complex information into clear, actionable insights.

Advanced proficiency in statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Stata) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI).

Exceptional communication and presentation skills, capable of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.

Superior written and verbal English skills is required.

A commitment to fostering an environment of productivity, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Willingness to travel within Uganda as required for project monitoring, data collection, and stakeholder engagement activities.

BENEFITS OF JOINING Q2 IMPACT A dynamic group of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, committed to delivering high-quality results and making a meaningful impact in communities around the world.

An opportunity to lead and shape a growing firm that has a solid reputation in the industry and is poised for further expansion.

A chance to work across development, diplomacy, and defense sectors, with a broad portfolio of projects and clients.

A supportive and inclusive culture that values innovation, excellence, and collaboration.

Competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off.

Join our team at Q2 Impact, where your talents, expertise, and passion can make a difference.

Apply today and become part of a dynamic and growing organization.

WORKING CONDITIONS & REQUIRED EQUIPMENT The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working Computer (laptop or desktop) Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax Telephone Other (Specify if any) The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cambodia nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

This position description is an overview of the major functions and requirements of this position.

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position; the Employee’s Manager may assign other duties as related or as otherwise deemed appropriate and necessary within the general scope, without the need for additional compensation.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Monitoring specialist - uganda mel-si

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