DRC NGO Monitoring Evaluation - Accountability and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

DRC NGO Monitoring Evaluation - Accountability and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

Job title:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator.
    Reporting to:
  • Programme Quality Assurance Manager.
    Direct reports:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant.

    Overall purpose of the role:

    The MEAL Coordinator supports the monitoring and evaluation of DRC Uganda Country program.

    The objective of this position is to conduct/implement comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment work for DRC/DDG’s program in Uganda, to ensure that reporting is done timely and effectively and that impact narratives are communicated to field team.


    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop and implement M&E system for DRC Uganda projects and ensure that tools and framework, reporting plan are in place and used by the field teams appropriately.
  • Support Quality Assurance Manager and other program teams in developing strong indicators and logical frameworks for the current and new projects
  • Lead M&E Activities for all DRC projects, including DDG programming in Karamoja; requires familiarity with conflict sensitive programming and Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Support the AVR Managers, Coordinators and other Programme staff with the active implementation of their M&E plans, ensure M&E plans are updated timely and M&E findings are in place for all donor reports.
  • Coordinate with field staff to develop tools and methods to improve data collection for example, surveys, assessment and beneficiary data
    Coordinate periodic baseline, midline, and final evaluations, as well as continual evaluation and research for specific DRC projects and Consortia.
  • Lead the implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data. Support with accuracy of data entered in to the platform and day-to-day management.
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs.
  • Lead in the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluations Plans (MEPs) and questionnaires for the assessments.
  • The Coordinator will also review and approve any MEL tools developed by the field team.
  • Develop and strengthen DRC’s M&E unit including coordinating recruitments, capacity building and performance management for trainees and volunteers
  • Take the lead in supporting of all external evaluation consultancies of large projects (within DRC evaluation threshold) implemented in with support from all relevant program staff.
  • Oversee the development of MEAL tools and database ensuring that such tools and data is in line with program goals and objectives
  • Act as line manager to one M&E Assistant, setting objectives, managing work plans, and overseeing day-to-day activities.
  • Expand the use of ICT for monitoring and Evaluation, including expanding the utilization of mobile data collection and Geographical Information System (GIS) to enhance project quality


  • Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems for projects working closely with Programme Managers
  • Build the capacity of staff to plan and implement effective accountability systems for the country Programme
  • Strengthen the country program’s beneficiary and feedback complaint mechanism and set-up new systems as emerge
  • Learning and project quality
  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, Quarterly Review meetings and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or Programmes.
  • Regularly present key M&E findings to the Senior Management Team for further development, and ensuring that lessons learnt informs project development efforts.
  • Support the program’s aim for further strengthened integrated programming and
    actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E findings.
  • Support Knowledge management specialist in rolling out knowledge management infrastructure and systems in Uganda country program.

    Experience and technical competencies:
  • Experience with design and implementation of M&E systems for emergency, recovery and development programs
  • Experience with development of heavy data flow systems, implementation and management of database systems (SQL, Microsoft Access and basic Oracle DBMS skills)
  • Excellent command of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, EPIDATA, EPINFO)
  • Excellent knowledge of Mobile data applications (Kobo, ODK, etc)
  • Experience with participatory assessment and community-based monitoring techniques and approaches
  • Extensive knowledge of Quantitative and Qualitative approaches for M&E
  • Excellent command of GIS softwares (ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, ArcMIS)
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Effective Communication skills

  • University Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Computer sciences,
  • PGD Monitoring and Evaluation

  • English- fluent in both speaking and writing
  • Any other local e.g. Swahili, etc

    Key stakeholders:
  • Programme Quality Assurance Manager (DRC)
  • Grants Manager
  • Head of Program
  • Consortia Coordinators

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 1st June 2019.

    Equal Opportunity

  • Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
  • Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

    DRC as an employer

  • By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries.
  • We pride ourselves on our:
    Professionalism, impact & expertise
    Humanitarian approach & the work we do
    Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
    Culture, values & strong leadership
    Fair compensation & continuous development
  • Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Monitoring Evaluation - Accountability and Learning Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

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