Heifer International Monitoring Evaluation and Learning System Officer Jobs in Uganda
Heifer International Monitoring Evaluation and Learning System Officer Jobs in Uganda
Description Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Essential Character Traits
Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, interpersonal skills and proactive problem-solving.
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Program Effectiveness (50%)
Drive the Implementation of MLE framework and plan in EAYIP at Country level.
Provide technical support for implementing MLE plan to ensure meaningful information systems are in place to capture data to feed into management decisions.
Responsible for data analysis
Recommend steps for strategic adjustments and steps and provide follow-up to implementation based on data captured through MLE framework and plan.
Responsible to ensure quality data is captured through the MLE system and incorporating adjustments as needed.
Responsible for building MLE capacity
Data Quality Assurance
Prepare and consolidate reports as per donor, organizational and MLE plan requirements
Maintain updated databases that are relevant to the project data management systems at the country level
Play an active role in the implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan for EAYIP including development of approaches, process, tools, schedules, among others.
Coordinate implementation of M&E activities as described by the M&E plan including assisting the Country Program Manager in preparing and disseminating relevant reports.
Coordinate and avail information that supports MLE activities between researchers, evaluators and internal MLE staff.
Working with the MLE Manager designing and disseminating tools required as per MLE plan such as surveys, tracking sheets, FGD’s , etc. along with the respective implementation guidelines
In collaboration with MLE Manager organize periodic evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving partners
In collaboration with different units, periodically monitors, youth/group/hub businesses, project activities, key inputs/deliverables reviews provide recommendations based on monitoring findings.
Conduct routine data analysis to meet MLE plan requirements and ensures the quality of data collected and evidence-based reports produced.
Collect, compile, and share case stories and success stories related to program activities and outcomes monthly.
Support the program team to incorporate key learnings in the upcoming plan and programme.
Undertake data quality assessments of programmatic data to ensure quality standards are achieved.
B. Accountable for knowledge and Information Management and Reporting at country Office level. (30%)
Document key outcomes, based on data collect
Coordinate knowledge sharing and reflection activities to identify lessons through implementation practices and data
Prepare monthly and quarterly summary activity/outcome progress reports and share them during the monthly and quarterly reflection meetings
Identify and document lessons and other information that should be shared with partners and key stakeholders
Document the learning and best practices in the EAYIP
Provides data deemed important for planning, concept paper or proposal development.
Management and Compliance (10%)
Provide overall leadership in developing and maintaining project database at country level.
Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports.
Coordinate annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Country Program Manager in preparing and disseminating relevant reports.
Maintain relevant program databases at country level as per the MLE framework
Ensure that information needs at country level are met through the overall MLE framework
Closely review data and indicators progress to ensure that corrective recommendations are provided on a timely basis
Maintains accurate information in project databases as well as accurate and timely electronic files.
May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned
Partnership and Engagement (10%)
Accountable for knowledge management, learning and sharing
Provide MLE technical support to partners and stakeholders
Attend relevant stakeholder and partners’ meetings to
further develop collaboration and to obtain new methods and ideas in the area of responsibility
Prepare presentations to foster strong MLE practices
Provide training on Project MLE requirements
Provide statistical information for use by partners and HPI
Keep up to date with developments in MERL, including best practice examples within the country and internationally, and ensure ongoing personal development and learning.
May perform other job-related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in monitoring and Evaluation, Economics and/or Statistics, Social Research, or an equivalent with an academic focus on Monitoring and Evaluation plus five (5) years of directly relevant experience in MLE management of large-scale projects.
Solid MLE experience, gained in working in the development context.
Demonstrated social research experience.
Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the country.
Proven experience in staff and partner training.
Experience in developing field data collection tools.
Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection.
Experience in developing and implementing MLE plans.
Demonstrated experience in data analysis.
Most Critical Proficiencies
Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.
Demonstrated effective organizing and planning skills;
Ability to write clear and concise reports and to make effective oral presentations;
A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
Knowledge of youth workforce development issues, especially in rural communities of the East Africa region.
Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.
Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.
Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
Ability to work in a team.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MLE concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations
Constant face-t.o-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout EAYIP project sites in Uganda and Tanzania.
May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
How to Apply
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