Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Jobs in Uganda
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.Ensure that MEL systems are in compliance with Mercy Corps global, regional and country policies, procedures, standards and strategic initiatives. Lead the development of MEL system design, indicator and other MEL plans as needed.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Assist in program strategy design, planning and implementation to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ Minimum Standards, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.
Support design and implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post data collection and analysis.
Support the supervisor in coordinating and leading components of the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation, along with other key research activities.
Support learning-to-action events, reflection session to analyze data for programmatic use and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design, planning and implementation.
Coordinate reporting with local partners, specifically tracking deadlines, ensuring adherence to formats and requirements, ensuring reporting quality and accuracy, and periodic report writing, editing, and submission.
Compile progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the monitoring plan.
Develop accountability and transparency mechanisms for the program and orient staff as well as local partners on the same.
Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.
Actively participate in household identification and verification of households that participate in the Activity.
Build the capacity of all relevant team members to implement program monitoring tools, accurately enter program data into relevant databases, and enable them to develop excellent reports and other documents.
Build the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and support on: monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the development of reports and other documents.
Ensure adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.
Disseminate research learnings and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other relevant audiences.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social science or related field.
At least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security, agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.
Good understanding and skills at data management.
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.
Strong knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices. Experience with case management systems preferred.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
Fluent in both spoken and written English.
Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
How to Apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Monday, September 30th 2018.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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