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Director Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning job at Kijani Forestry

About the Organization

Kijani Forestry is reversing climate change while empowering rural farmers in Uganda with economic opportunity through tree planting and sustainable charcoal production.

Job Description

Compliance with Standards: Ensure MEL activities comply with relevant standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Develop MEL Frameworks and Systems: Design and implement comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks aligned with the organization's strategic goals.

  • Integration with Organizational Strategy: Ensure MEL activities are integrated into the broader organizational strategy and operational plans.

  • Policy Development: Develop and update MEL policies, guidelines, and procedures.

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Design and Plan Evaluations: Lead the design, planning, and execution of evaluations and assessments for various projects and programs.

  • Data Collection and Analysis: Oversee the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to measure program outcomes and impact.

  • Performance Tracking: Monitor program performance through regular tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics.

  • Field Visits and Assessments: Conduct field visits and on-site evaluations to gather firsthand information and validate data.

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Promote a Learning Culture: Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the organization.

  • Capacity Building: Provide training and capacity-building support to staff on MEL practices, tools, and techniques.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Ensure comprehensive documentation of MEL activities and produce high-quality reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate the dissemination of lessons learned and best practices across the organization and with partners.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaboration with Program Teams: Work closely with program teams to integrate MEL activities into project design and implementation.

  • Engage External Stakeholders: Liaise with donors, partners, and other external stakeholders to ensure MEL activities meet their requirements and standards.

  • Advisory Role: Serve as a key advisor to senior management on MEL-related matters and provide insights for decision-making.

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Ensure Data Quality: Implement quality assurance processes to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and validity of data.

  • Compliance with Standards: Ensure MEL activities comply with relevant standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements.

  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks associated with MEL activities.

Innovation and Improvement

  • Adopt New Technologies: Explore and implement innovative technologies and methodologies to enhance MEL practices.

  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly review and refine MEL systems and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in public health, business administration, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum seven years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating. Large, multi-year Forestry sector development projects are preferred.


  • Knowledge in use of data management and analysis softwares (STATA, R, Python).

  • Demonstrated skills in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.

  • Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrated hands on practical experience setting up and managing M&E Systems

  • Excellent data analytical skills coupled with proven ability in using data innovative approaches and data presentation visuals like graphs, charts, maps, and GIS.

  • Excellent report writing, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.

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