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JOB OPENING: Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Officer

JOB OPENING: Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Officer
POSITION OPEN FOR: Local position
DESIRED START DATE: A.S.A.P.
DUTY STATION: Kampala
CLOSING DATE: 23rd of April 2019
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Part time (50%), till April 2022 with possible expansion to full time contract

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has as specific focus to provide disability mainstreaming expertise to development organisations to become disability inclusive in their organisational practices and programmatic work. Our vision is an Inclusive Society for All, where no one is left behind and all persons participate equally in the cultural, social, political and economic environment. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides us.

Light for the World is coordinating the Make 12.4% Work Initiative, a project that started in April 2018 and received funding for a second phase running up to April 2022, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Make 12.4% Work Initiative brings different stakeholders together around inclusion of persons with disabilities in employment and livelihood programs. The membership of Make 12.4% Work is expanding rapidly as well as a growing team of Disability Inclusion Facilitators and it becomes more important to set up a rigorous Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to follow and document system change as well as changes at the level of persons with disabilities participating in the Initiative. It is also important that good practices brought about by our Make 12.4% Work network are well documented and lessons learned are shared widely.

We are looking for a qualified person for the position of M&E and documentation officer. The candidate will be responsible to further develop the M&E system of the Initiative, coordinate data collection, and to ensure that data collected are analyzed and lessons learned and approaches used are documented.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Monitoring and Evaluation o Take the lead in developing a Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Make 12.4% Work Initiative
  • Support data analysis to feed continuous improvement of the interventions under Make 12.4% Work Initiative
  • Support evidence based action learning when testing prototypes developed under the Make 12.4% Work Initiative
  • Develop materials to support the activities of the Disability Inclusion Facilitators around Inclusive Employment, and Inclusive Livelihood Development. This includes materials for Make 12.4% Work members
  • Document good practices of Make 12.4% Work members or others that implement activities that support disability inclusion in livelihood development, as well as stories of persons with disabilities
  • Provide any type of other support to the team that relates to documentation, data collection, tool development and learning
  • Communication and coordination: Close contact with the Make 12.4% Work team as well as the members and other stakeholders under Make 12.4% Work (Disabled Persons Organizations, members of the government, employers and their umbrella organisations, development organizations active in livelihoods activities, local implementing partners and VET providers).
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • A Degree in Development Studies, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 4 year work experience that included documentation and data management
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office with a focus on Excel

Required Skills

  • Reflect the vision and values of Light for the World in interaction with staff, beneficiaries, external contacts.
  • Strong working knowledge of English
  • Highly developed analytical, communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with minimum supervision.
  • Able to multi-task, set priorities, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Fast learner, self-reflective and willingness to receive feedback and supervision.
  • Ability to relate inclusion and disability to personal values.

What we offer

  • Inspiring working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
  • Being part of a small, motivated and diverse team.
  • A gender and disability sensitive work environment.
  • Salary will be according to the ICCO CEA salary scale.

How to apply

Please send your application (including CV and contact details of 2 referees), together with two examples of articles/ documents written by you, before 23rd of April to;
l.abenaitwe@light-for-the-world.org. Please indicate clearly which position you are applying for, by mentioning the position in the subject and in your cover letter. We want to encourage you to disclose your disability status to allow for affirmative action.

Note: we value your application, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Persons with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply!