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Programme Officer- Monitoring and Evaluation job in Uganda

National Council for Children (NCC) is a Statutory body that was established by Act of Parliament

(National Council for Children Act, CAP 60) in 1996. Its mandate is “to provide a structure and mechanism which will ensure proper coordination, monitoring and evaluation of all policies and programmes relating to the survival, protection, development and participation of the child and for other connected matters”. NCC is hereby inviting applications from qualified Ugandans to fill the following position immediately:

Reports to: The Deputy Secretary General
Duration: 3 yrs renewable

Main purpose of the position:
• Conduct surveys in areas of NCC objectives and goals to facilitate decision making in the areas of Child Survival, Development, Protection and Participation.
• Monitoring and evaluation of Child Survival, Development, Protection and Participation activities.

Key outputs:

• Review reports on the status of implementation and obstacles to implementation of NCC policies, programmes and activities.
• Advise on proper course of action to overcome implementation obstacles to the NCC activities.

Key functions and activities:

• In liaison with Programme Officer, Research, Planning and Policy, collect, analyze and disseminate information and data about children to relevant organizations for use in sector planning and implementation of programmes and projects and other activities.
• Monitor, assess and evaluate performance of activities and other initiatives undertaken by agencies to define opportunities, impact and adherence to objectives and goals of the Council.

• Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Development Economics or related fields
• Post-graduate qualification in the field of Economic Planning, Statistics and Development Planning.

Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years practical experience in monitoring and evaluation of activities/programmes in a national or international organization.
In addition the candidate should have;
• Analytical and interpersonal skills and ability to develop, monitoring and evaluation indicators related to child survival, development, protection and participation.
• Working experience in coordination, monitoring and evaluation of big programmes/projects
• Working experience related to implementation of child related activities and proposal writing skills
• Knowledge of computer applications is a must. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, copies of testimonials and certificates, current Curriculum Vitae, telephone contact and 3 referees to the address below, not later than January 11, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Send to: Secretary General
National Council for Children
Plot 1, George Street
P. O. Box 21456
Kampala, Uganda

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