Mercy Corps Careers in Uganda

Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser Careers in Uganda


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Understand, maintain and innovate the technical components (including hardware, software,
    database, etc.) MEL information and data management system that improves MC's ability to
  • implement quality programs through better collection, management, analysis and presentation of data, and represent impact to donor, government bodies, peer organizations and communities using standard technologies.
  • Serve as technical advisor for technology for data management systems and real-time data flow, utilizing appropriate software platforms for cloud aggregation, data processing and manipulation, and data visualization and utilization. This includes learning and testing new software platforms, as well as working with tech partners, to develop both project and country level information
  • management systems.
    Assist the DFAP team to integrate and utilize Mercy Corps' agency-wide software tool for Project Management (Tola Activity) and Data management (Tola Tables). This includes integration of other software platforms that allow for projects to complete a data flow “system,” as well as address Project Management needs unmet by Tola.
  • Assist teams in setting up appropriate summary statistics and relational calculations in program databases and link them to tracking dashboards. Help develop the appropriate workflow.

    Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning

  • Contribute to program-level M&E planning and system development at program start-up. Facilitate indicator planning, design and negotiation with USAID of the Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), based on the USAID/FFP proposed format; define with the team program indicators and targets for all program years, based on the USAID/FFP guidance of standard required and applicable indicators; where applicable and desirable, include Mercy Corps Alpha Indicators (see the Design for Impact Guide – DIG).
  • Lead the DFAP in the design of the detailed M&E plan, including design of data collection tools and methodologies, M&E workflow, data flow, data integrity, data quality assurance, database design and protocols, secondary research to inform baseline assessments and measurement frameworks, and ensuring alignment with Mercy Corps and Industry standards .
  • Champion the inclusion of qualitative data collection and analysis for both direct and supplemental measurements of program performance.
  • Train teams in appropriate methods for focus group discussion and key informant interviews and lead field-based qualitative data collection as needed.
  • In coordination with MEL team, drive the capacity building of program staff on design and M&E concepts through trainings and new hire orientation, including designing and delivering formal trainings. Design comprehensive orientation for all new DFAP new staff.
  • Work closely with the program's research partner to define and execute a research strategy including overseeing this partnership and its work.
  • Contribute to program visibility and advocacy work by
    assisting in dissemination of program research and learning information. Represent Mercy Corps Uganda in M&E and research forums with the broader humanitarian community.

    Knowledge and Experience

  • MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, economics, agricultural economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background, and at least six years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan (please see the FFP M&E and Reporting Policy and Guidance for the components of an M&E plan).
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
  • Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
  • Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other language(s), as required.
  • Preference for experience in Food for Peace M&E frameworks.

    How to apply

    Applicants Should apply online

    For more information and job application details, see;
    Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser Careers in Uganda





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