Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation (Uganda Nationals Only).

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :01-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-3
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year


The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the post of Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation. Under the overall guidance of the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist, the Programme Associate will provide substantive support to the planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and Knowledge Management functions of the UN Women Uganda Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, update, effective and efficient implementation of the programme and projects’ Monitoring and Evaluation plans;
  • Assist in development of measurement and monitoring tools and identify data sources for programme and/or projects’ performance and impact indicators;
  • Support establishment and coordination of effective mechanisms of monitoring the programme/projects’ implementation including development of evaluation processes, innovative approaches;
  • Support preparation of the programme/project(s) Monitoring and Evaluation Plan capturing qualitative and quantitative aspects according to the annual work plans and log frame;
  • Support the programme/project team with data management and identifying programmatic/project issues and prompt corrective actions to enhance the programme/project objectives;
  • Support the development and testing of M&E methods, revise and assist in the implementation of recommendations to improve the efficiency of current monitoring systems;
  • Prepare necessary M&E forms and format to capture necessary data and information from the field;
  • Collect data from the relevant stakeholders and conduct data analysis to measure the performance(s) against the indicators and targets;
  • Ensure that activities/events needed for monitoring are scheduled and responsibilities assigned;
  • Collect monitoring evidence that the outputs are being produced as intended and efficient;
  • Draft regular M&E programme/projects’ reports and assist the programme/projects’ reviews and evaluations;
  • Support programme/projects’ teams in conducting surveys, studies, assessments and similar;
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned and document best practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into programme reports;
  • Assist in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks and contribute to the common M&E activity of the UN Women Country Office;
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Serve as a focal person and liaise with M&E staff of the programme/projects and UNDP Country Office to ensure coordination of the unit within broader UN Women M&E activities and efforts;
  • Contribute to regular capacity building of the programme/project(s) and CO staff on RBM, M&E and other relevant topics;
  • Perform other M&E duties including across CO programmes as may be required and assigned by the supervisor(s), projects’ or UN Women management. Provide inputs in the elaboration of work plan;
  • Support the programme/project team in the promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development;
  • Ensure the maintenance of sound filing system and appropriate use and recording of programme/project’s experience, activities and results;
  • Ensure that projects’ data are entered to the data management system (RMS, corporate intranet and similar), update project-related data on website, as needed;
  • Ensure that information and data from the projects’ activities is captured, documented, analysed and reported in a results-based and timely manner;
  • Assist in preparation of programme/project’s annual, semi-annual reports and other ad hoc reports;
  • Provide inputs in developing the Annual Work Plans (AWPs), projects’ implementation plans, etc;
  • Perform other reporting duties as may be required and assigned.
  • Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Participation in the training for the programme/project personnel;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of programme management;
  • Good knowledge of rights-based approach and result-based management;
  • Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments;
  • Demonstrated development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights;
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Strong analytical skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Economics, Management, or related field;
  • Additional certification in statistics, qualitative/quantitative research methods, data management, and Monitoring and Evaluation will be considered as an asset.


  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in the field of rights based monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in Programme design, management, and implementation;
  • Experience in implementing gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights;
  • Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and reporting tools;
  • Experience in reviewing and writing results-based donor reports;
  • A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • A relevant working experience in Uganda is added advantage.


  • Fluency in English;
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan local languages is an asset.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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