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Project Description

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:

  1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
  2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
  3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan government and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to: support improved basic education for Ugandan children; address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families; and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.

Job Description

The Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will carry out monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection and reporting on project outcomes. The Zonal M&E Officer will oversee zonal data collection, consolidate and analyze monitoring data and draft reports, conduct specific research activities, and conduct regular Data Quality Assessment (DQA). This position reports to the Senior Zone Manager and will work in close collaboration with the M&E Specialist in Kampala. This is a full-time zonal position based in Mbarara, Uganda.

Essential functions include (but not limited to):  

  • Assist with establishing monitoring and evaluation system using relevant M&E Toolkit;
  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s M&E plan;
  • Coordinate and assist monitoring and evaluation data collection activities, including logistics of form distribution and collection;
  • Coordinate and assist data processing, including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning;
  • File forms according to compliance protocols;
  • Coordinate internal communication on M&E progress and results;
  • Coordinate temporary M&E staff or consultants (e.g. data entry personnel);
  • Assist with M&E database management;
  • Provide other support to M&E team as needed;
  • Work with government and non-government partners to implement M&E activities
  • Actively participates in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Reporting and Organizational Relationships:

  • The Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to the M&E Specialist in Kampala and the Senior Zone Manager.


The candidate for the position of Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative economics or related field.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with M&E systems, data collection, and reporting;
  • Experience with monitoring program implementation;
  • Experience on development projects where research and data analysis skills have been applied, preferably in one or several of these sectors: OVC esp. PEPFAR/USAID programs, basic education and/or youth development;
  • Experience in electronic data collection, data cleaning and verification as well as data processing;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required;
  • Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred;
  • Ability to use both quantitative (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., QDA Miner, NVivo) software for data analysis a plus;
  • Ability to generate queries for SQL databases a plus;
  • Ability to balance work within a team environment while working with minimal supervision;
  • Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.


Fluency in English is required.

Competency in one or more of these six languages of instruction is added advantage: Luganda, Runyoro/Rutoro, Runyankore/Rukiga, Leblango, Lebacholi, and Lusoga.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

Job closing date: February 19,  2021

To apply, Applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers Page at:

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 This announcement is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this notice are the sole responsibility of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Note: EDC doesn’t solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment & selection process.