Monitoring and Assessments Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Children of Grace

Monitoring and Assessments Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Children of Grace




Job Title:    Monitoring and Assessments Officer

Organisation: Children of Grace

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: CoG Operations Manager


About US:

The vision for Children of Grace began when Mary Ann McCoy first witnessed the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in 2002. On a trip to Uganda to help with the AIDS crisis, Mary Ann met Grace, an HIV positive mother of two. Grace confided in Mary Ann that she was afraid to die, leaving her children as orphans. “Who is going to love, nurture and educate them?” In response, Mary Ann promised to educate Grace’s children. Soon after Grace died, Children of Grace was born to fulfill the promise to love, nurture and educate Ugandan children. Today, Children of Grace works tirelessly toward this commitment by providing education, lifesaving healthcare, empowerment programs and holistic mentoring to thousands of Ugandan orphans and other children impacted by extreme poverty and AIDS.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Assessments Officer is responsible for the Children of Grace Uganda community needs assessments, beneficiaries profiling, child enrolment, initial assessments, home assessments and students’ follow-ups.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting in-depth annual home assessments/re-assessments for all continuing students to ascertain the levels of need and additional support needed for the children for child.
  • Conduct the initial child assessments for newly sponsored students and submit that information to the Administrative Assistant to update the database.
  • Updating the database with the information collected from the field and ensuring all students information is up to date and informative. Community Needs Assessments (10%)
  • With the Direct supervision of the operations Manager, lead in identification of new communities for the expansion of children of Grace sponsorship and health programs through conducting field visits in the villages and completing school assessments, stakeholders’ analysis and social services availability.
  • Conduct needs assessments for new children and do background checks to ascertain they meet the COG sponsorship criteria. New Profiles Identification and documentation (10%)
  • Conduct Poverty Probability Index (PPI) for the new profiles, plan for picture taking and work with the photographer to submit the pictures and children’s write-ups. Students follow-ups and investigation (30%)
  • Conducting investigations in cases that may have been identified and there is need for more information. Other responsibilities (5%)
  • Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends and public holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken in consultation with the Director of Operations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Development studies, Social Sciences or related field and specialized training in M&E.
  • Three years of work experience in a busy NGO doing Monitoring, Reporting, Community Assessments and Evaluation.
  • Commitment to understanding and supporting the vision and mission of Children of Grace.
  • Compassion and appreciation for orphans and vulnerable children issues.
  • Experience in Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation.
  • Understanding of community needs assessment, data collection and participatory appraisals.
  • Excellent computer and typing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point.
  • Ability to analyze problems and make sound operational decisions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and methodological approach to program management.
  • Attention to detail and strong project management skills.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be a team player and leader.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Individual must be results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organization.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send a motivation letter clearly demonstrating your ability to perform each of the areas in the Job Description and a 2-Page Resume to with the subject of the email as the position you are applying for.


NOTE: Generic Motivation Letters and Resumes will not be accepted and due to the volume of Applications ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 28th February 2021 


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