Job Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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We are searching for the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will carry out monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection and reporting on project outcomes.

See below for further details;

Job Description

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Duration: Two (2) years Full time- renewable

Reports to: Programme Manager

About Us: Established in 2004, CIPESA is a leading centre for research and analysis of information aimed to enable policy makers in the region to understand ICT policy issues, and for various multi-stakeholders to effectively use ICT to improve governance and livelihoods. Our work responds to the shortage of information, resources and actors consistently working at the nexus of technology, human rights and society in Africa. We conduct our work mostly through research, advocacy, capacity development, and convenings.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will carry out monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection and reporting on project outcomes. The M&E Officer will oversee data collection, consolidate and analyse monitoring data and draft reports, conduct specific research activities, and conduct regular Data Quality Assessment (DQA). 


  1. Develop M&E Framework:
    • Finetune and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for CIPESA, including indicators, data collection methods, and reporting mechanisms.
    • Ensure alignment of the M&E framework with programme objectives and donor requirements.
  2. Data Collection, Management, and Analysis:
    • Coordinate data collection activities, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other data sources.
    • Establish data collection tools and ensure they are used consistently.
    • Manage and maintain a database for storing project data.
    • Analyse collected data to assess project progress and impact.
    • Identify trends, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
    • Provide timely and relevant feedback to project staff.
  3. Reporting:
    • Prepare regular M&E reports for project management and donors, highlighting key findings and recommendations.
    • Ensure that project reports are submitted on time and in compliance with organisational and donor requirements.
  4. Capacity Building:
    • Train project staff and partners on M&E tools and techniques.
    • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to improve data collection and reporting.
  5. Quality Assurance:
    • Conduct data quality assessments to ensure the accuracy and reliability of project data.
    • Recommend corrective actions when data quality issues are identified.
  6. Learning and Adaptation:
    • Promote a culture of learning within the CIPESA team by facilitating discussions on M&E findings and implications for programme design.
    • Support the organisation in making data-driven decisions and adapting strategies as needed.
  7. Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
    • Identify potential risks and challenges in project implementation through M&E activities.
    • Collaborate with the CIPESA management to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  8. Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Engage with project stakeholders, including beneficiaries and partners, to gather feedback and incorporate their perspectives into the M&E process.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demography, M&E or related field. A master degree or a bachelors plus an advanced certificate in M&E, and statistics preferred.
  • Proven three-year experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in a non-government/ development/ humanitarian context.
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant data analysis software and tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements and standards.

Standards of Professional Conduct:

CIPESA staff and partners must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct, Equal Opportunity Policy, and Safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) Policy. In accordance with these CIPESA operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, and several others.

Application Process:

Kindly send applications to  [email protected] latest September 12, 2023 at 18:00 East African Time (EAST), including a cover letter outlining how you fit the job requirements and your areas of expertise; a CV; names and contacts of three referees and the salary expectations.

Call for Expression of Interest: ICT Law Associate

Job Opening |
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA, seeks to recruit an ICT Law Associate to support our work in the Internet Freedom thematic area. The Associate will contribute to CIPESA’s work related to digital rights capacity building, analysis and documentation of the impact of existing and proposed legislation on human rights and access to technology in Africa, among others. To this end, the Associate will perform the following roles:

  1. Lead the analysis of existing and proposed laws that would impact freedom of expression, privacy, and access to information;
  2. Identify and coordinate strategic litigation opportunities in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, and access to information;
  3. Build the knowledge and skills of CIPESA partners and civil society groups on digital rights and ICT policy through training and ongoing support;
  4. Develop advocacy positions on internet freedom related issues
  5. Take part in public awareness and advocacy around internet freedom and good governance issues.
  6. Draft reviews and stakeholder submissions on bills under consideration by legislatures and amendments that impact on internet freedom and democratic governance.
  7. Contribute to ongoing learning and knowledge exchange within CIPESA’s programmes and partners.

The role is full time preferably based in Kampala, Uganda although other locations in East or Southern Africa may be considered. Initial contract span is one year with an expected start date of late February or early March 2017.
Required experience and qualifications

  1. Advanced training in Law and technology (preferably Master’s degree)
  2. Familiarity with ICT legal frameworks and best practices, both international and in Africa – notably in the countries where CIPESA works.
  3. Familiarity with African and international human rights instruments.
  4. Proven policy analysis, research and legal drafting experience.
  5. Strong advocacy skills including working with state and non-state actors.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), speak persuasively, express complex issues in simple terms and present ideas clearly and concisely
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and actors in internet governance and internet freedom eco- system in Africa and internationally.
  8. Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  9. Proposal writing skills a plus.

To apply
Submit an expression of interest with CV detailing previous experience and work done, proof of qualifications, two samples of your written work (for example articles, briefs, research reports) and salary expectations. All applications should be sent to [email protected] with subject line stating Application for ICT Law Associate. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 (East African Time) on January 31, 2017.
Applications received after the deadline will automatically be rejected.