Job Title: PEAL Officer, Planning

Location: Mbarara, Uganda

Employment Type: Full-time

Experience: 3-5 years

Travel Required: 80%

Reporting to: PEAL Officer, Design

Job Description: The PEAL Officer, Planning, will play a pivotal role in the design, coordination, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation research frameworks for various projects. This individual will be responsible for developing systematic monitoring frameworks to enhance the qualitative and quantitative evidence collected by the project. Additionally, the PEAL Officer will provide technical assistance to the implementation team, particularly in monitoring, reporting, and governance, and will lead in conducting surveys focusing on baselines.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct mappings & profiling (Baselines and explorations)
  • Carry out data collection, cleaning, coding, validation, sorting & entry (focusing on baselines)
  • Lead programmatic designs (Projections/Budgeting/Documentation/Sign-offs)
  • Map-out District programmatic rollouts (Internal), expansions, and replication
  • Lead entry to new Districts and Regions prioritizing last-mile people in Uganda
  • Take lead on Programmatic Scaling, Replication & Expansion
  • Spearhead PEAL Strategic Planning (Quarterly/Annual) and Tracking
  • Participate in project monitoring and provide follow-up support
  • Undertake Research and Innovation programs/Initiatives
  • Develop field-based tracking tools for the planning and evaluation team and reporting templates for project officer use
  • Represent the organization to governmental agencies, funding agencies, national organizations, and/or the general public when necessary
  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement
  • Perform other duties as required by your Supervisor/Team Leader and/or Management

Requirements and Experience:

  • University degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics, or a related field
  • Proven experience in planning and designing projects
  • Post-graduate qualification in Monitoring & Evaluation and Project Planning is an added advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of Management Information Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Development issues
  • Good understanding of capacity assessment and community development methodologies
  • Experience in project designs at a community development level
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and report production
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Fluency in a local language where Raising The Village works is considered an added advantage
  • Ability to organize workload effectively while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Capable of accurately completing multiple tasks while considering special assignments, frequent interruptions, changing priorities, and competing deadlines
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to provide support
  • Strong training & facilitation skills

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