Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries (National Oil Seeds Project)

  • Kampala/ Entebbe, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : December 29, 2021
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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries (National Oil Seeds Project)

Duty Station:   Kampala/ Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

The Public Service Commission is established under the provisions of Article 165(1) of the
1995 Constitution. In fulfillment of its functions under Article 166, the Commission is required to make a report to Parliament in respect of each year’s performance of its functions.


About the Project:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP). The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) other agencies, private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid- Western Uganda.


The project goal of the NOSP is: “inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector”, while the Development Objective is “to accelerate commercialisation in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing”.


Job Summary:

  • Responsible for the coordination of the timely establishment, operation and maintenance of the Project M&E system;
  • Generation of knowledge and evidence of the NOSP performance and results;
  • Communication of Project activities, achievements and lessons learned.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate the learnings from prior interventions in oil seeds development towards the actions that enhance policy development within the sector, specifically assisting the GoU to establish enabling conditions for the long-term sectoral development
  • Ensure the building of a monitoring and evaluation system that lends towards efficient and effective management of the project
  • Working in collaboration with other PCU members, oversee the design and development of the Project M&E system, its knowledge management agenda, and its communication strategy; and ensure that these are coherent and synergistic and support the objectives of the Project, and that they are effectively planned and implemented.
  • Guide, support, supervise and monitor the work of the M&E Officer, KM and Communication Officer and M&E Assistant.
  • Be in charge of designing of the central M&E system that will serve the NOSP needs during the Project implementation.
  • Work in close coordination with all stakeholders to assess the data and information needs for the national oilseeds sector database, for Project management and for IFAD’s requirements, ensuring that the M&E system is designed in a way that responds to these needs and that makes it possible to produce reliable M&E data in timely manner.
  • Plan and execute and Monitoring and Evaluation Surveys with a view of informing NOSP management on the progress and areas that require improvement to ensure achievement of project objectives
  • Planning and the execution of Baselines Studies, Impact and Outcome Studies and Project Completion Studies in line with the timelines of the project. Ensure that these facilitate management decision making and progress tracking for the project.
  • Work closely with the Finance Unit to ensure that project outputs and outcomes are closely linked with project financials to ensure value for money.
  • Support the KM and Communication Officer to develop an approach for prioritizing and implementing Knowledge Management activities, and developing and disseminating knowledge tools and products.
  • Support the KM and Communication Officer to develop a Project communication strategy, geared towards Project implementers, the target group and stakeholders, and others, both within Uganda and outside.
  • Lead, through interactions with different stakeholders, in the establishment of a conducive framework for sustainable scaling—up of oilseed investments.
  • Lead, guide and coordinate the Project AWPB and budgeting process.
  • Oversee timely preparation of quarterly, bi-annual and annual project progress reports, their analysis and identification of lessons learned and potential bottlenecks for Project implementation, if/when relevant, and inform the Project management accordingly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Rural Development, Planning or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics, or equivalent field.
  • At least ten years’ experience of working at a Senior Position in the field of development, planning and ME&L.
  • A post graduate diploma in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Solid knowledge of participatory M&E approaches and techniques.
  • Good knowledge in the development of performance-based indicators.
  • Evidence of hands—on experience in data management and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in the techniques of data collection, data entry, data analysis and design of management information systems to facilitate the planning and decision-making processes within the institutions
  • Evidence of reporting and report writing skills will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of computer applications (particularly MS Excel, Word, Access and Power point, STATA) will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates send their written applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe – Uganda


Deadline: Monday 3rd January 2022 by 4.00pm


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