International Rescue Committee Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator - Play Matters Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator - Play Matters Jobs in Uganda

  • IRC is seeking a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator for a five-year project, “PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO

  • Foundation to promote play-based, early learning solutions for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia and Uganda.

  • This major initiative seeks to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, learning spaces, and communities.

  • The M&E Coordinator will work closely with the PlayMatters Project Director and technical staff to ensure that meaningful data is collected, analyzed, and used to inform management, design and implementation decisions, and to provide project updates, as the need arises.

  • A key role of the M&E Coordinator is to support field staff to collect, use, and analyze data to track project progress and inform meaningful course correction and program decision discussions; and to also ensure senior management staff have data that is tailored to their decision making processes.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and run a monitoring and evaluation system across all project components and partners that demonstrates qualitative and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and adaptation;

  • Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to program staff, and external partners, including the donor, to enable informed decision making and course correction as needed

  • Ensure the data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality, timely data

  • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed

  • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure accurate monitoring of project activities

  • Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the Project Director and the donor, as needed and timely.


  • Advanced degree (PhD or MA) from an accredited university in M&E, education, international development,
    or related field

  • Minimum of five years of experience in M&E for similar Education programming, experience with projects designed to build systemic change in educational policy and practice for refugees and displaced populations preferred

  • Significant previous experience carrying out M&E activities in conflict or crisis situations

  • Experience working in East Africa and/or Ethiopia and Uganda on Education programming

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other partners

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;

  • Proficiency in English required.

    Reports to

  • Project Director

    Working Environment

  • This role may require working remotely full or part time (i.e., telecommuting).

  • Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can optimally complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.

  • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Gender Equality

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability

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