Penal Reform International Uganda Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Penal Reform International Uganda Jobs

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Penal Reform International Uganda Jobs

Organization: Penal Reform International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda



Penal Reform International Profile

Penal Reform believes in a fair and effective criminal justice system where offenders are held to account, sentences are proportionate, and the primary purpose of prison is rehabilitation not retribution. We want to see:

  • A reduction in unnecessary imprisonment through greater use of non-custodial alternatives
  • The improvement of prison conditions and the prevention of torture and ill-treatment
  • Child-friendly criminal justice systems which use detention only as a last resort
  • Proportionate and gender-sensitive responses to women offending
  • The abolition of the death penalty and the introduction of humane alternative sanctions.



Job Summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will maintain and improve the quality and impact of PRI’s work by ensuring that project proposals include a log-frame and a monitoring framework to measure results; and by maintaining and strengthening our monitoring and evaluation tools and systems for assessing the impact and value for money of all our work – including projects, training, information resources and advocacy activities.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Working in liaison with Africa office and head office colleagues to:

  • Contribute to the development of new projects by advising on appropriate theories of change, log frames, measurable outcomes and indicators;
  • Maintain and keep under review current monitoring, evaluation and institutional learning systems and processes, proposing changes where appropriate;
  • Advise on best practice for evaluation, measurement of results and value for money, and share the learning across the organization;
  • Develop PRI’s set of tools and documents to promote cross-organisational learning
  • Develop the capacity of staff and partners in the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects;
  • Ensure PRI’s organizational learning strategy and tools are integrated in all PRI- Africa office activities, and oversee and advise on the implementation of PRI’s learning strategy and action plan



Minimum Qualifications

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative economics, Economics, social sciences or related field.
  • Experience of working in international grant-funded NGO for at least 3 – 4 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of Humanitarian or development programs or in the fields of research.
  • Experience of developing theories of change, log frames, indicators, and outcome/impact measurement
  • Experience of working with local partners
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating programmes
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Experience of writing and presenting reports and briefings
  • Experience in using value for money and full cost recovery concepts
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including a collaborative approach to resolving issues
  • Self-motivation, high level of initiative and sense of responsibility
  • Strong commitment to human rights and PRI aims
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement in the quality of PRI’s work
  • Good understanding of and commitment to gender and cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to service own work
  • Willingness to work out of office hours occasionally when necessary
  • Ability to travel occasionally during the year
  • Knowledge of current good practice in MEL methodologies
  • High level of IT competence, including Excel, PowerPoint and web-based tools e.g. Survey monkey
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Experience of designing systems and tools Desirable
  • Experience of training and mentoring staff Desirable



How To Apply for Penal Reform International Uganda Jobs

All candidates should send their applications to

Deadline: 20th August 2021



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