Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The Water Trust has pioneered an innovative approach to empowering rural communities to address the critical challenge of water point sustainability while transforming community hygiene and sanitation norms. This approach carefully adapts and sequences savings groups into a holistic water, sanitation, and hygiene program to produce healthy, resilient, and empowered rural communities. We aim to scale this approach to more than 200,000 people in western Uganda over the next several years, while partnering with government and peer organizations to adapt and scale our model across East Africa.
Founded in 2008, The Water Trust has a ten-year track record in western Uganda helping more than 200,000 people. As a small organization, we offer entrepreneurial leaders an unmatched opportunity to play a central role in driving growth and learning. With our commitment to sustainable, measurable impact, we offer mission-driven leaders an opportunity to help scale a program that achieves significantly superior results in water point sustainability and behavior change.
The Water Trust seeks a dynamic Monitoring and Evaluation professional with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. The Water Trust's data collection and analysis includes historical monitoring water point functionality and quality, periodic large-scale household surveys, monthly reports on progress against key sanitation indicators, and quarterly reporting of financial and administrative data for hundreds of self-help groups. This position plays a critical role in the data cleaning and analysis process, and in supporting program management with timely, clear reports, and exploring issues that may emerge. Given our continuous improvement culture, there is an opportunity to also play an active role in writing lessons learned, conference papers, and presenting results to different audiences.
The ideal candidate will not only have strong technical skills, but will be a self-starter, a quick learner, and be very comfortable working with large datasets. This position is a great opportunity for a mid-career professional who shares our passion for data-driven water and sanitation programs and who has a remarkable eye for detail. This position is likely to be based in Kampala (if not, in Masindi), with approximately 25% travel to Masindi and Kiryandongo.
MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and processes, from survey design to data collection to database management.
- Quality control monthly data on sanitation, self-help groups, water point functionality, and water quality, and produce reports on progress against key performance indicators and data quality issues.
- Train staff on monitoring and evaluation tools, oversee quality of implementation, and make recommendations for improvements to tools, processes, and systems.
- Support data collection, quantitative and qualitative, in the field as needed.
- Proactively identify gaps in implementation and contribute to solutions.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Degree in Social Science / Statistics / Development Studies / Social Work
- 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, including both quantitative and qualitative research.
- Experience working with WASH and/or environmental health projects on behalf of an international development organization.
- Demonstrated expertise in survey development, data management, and report writing.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills (in English).
- Proactive and results-oriented.
- Comfortable and capable adapting work and priorities to respond to changing situations in order to advance organizational goals and objectives.
- Strong computer skills, notably in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Able to both work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a larger team.
- Experience in hygiene promotion and behavior change communications.
- Experience with mWater.
- Knowledge of the Masindi and Kiryandongo areas and local languages.
- Experience in conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions.
- Possesses a driving license and/or valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.
Click the link below and complete the application by March 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. East African Time. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No paper copy applications will be considered
Due to the number of applications received, we are not able to respond to each application.