2 Entry Level Mercy Corps International Job Vacancies – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Mercy
Corps
Mercy
Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression
by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps
has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy
Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which
comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict
Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. 
We implement programs in the northern
districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding
from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private
donations.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will serve as the focal point for all
design, monitoring, and evaluation activities in his or her respective Region
and ii) monitoring and evaluation summary reports and statistics
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    program staff develop a monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Carry
    out surveys and assist in monitoring activities that help evaluate program
    success.
  • Manage
    program data; including information that is collected by programs, this
    will include database support and design.
  • Map
    program activities for use in program planning, implementation, and
    evaluation
  • Prepare
    and submit regular reports and summary information to the M&E Manager
    and Program Director.
  • Actively
    participate in other monitoring and evaluation activities including field
    visits,
  • Be
    fully familiar with the projects’ proposals particularly the goals, objectives,
    PMP, and expected results
  • Visit
    the projects areas in Karamoja work closely with the consortium’s M&E
    officers to harmonize methodologies and data requirement.
  • Design
    monitoring & Evaluation package where necessary and generate
    monitoring report on qualitative and quantitative progress of projects in
    Karamoja.
  • Enter
    monitoring data into computer-based data collection system according to
    schedule, and or supervise the process.
  • Work
    closely with the program staff, track that program-based monitoring
    activities are being performed according to schedule and provide timely
    reports and data summaries.
  • Ensure
    all program indicators are being met and properly recorded.
  • Take
    the lead to ensure that program staffs can undertake independent
    monitoring.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidates for the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer should
    preferably hold bachelor’s degree in Social Science or Social Studies or
    any relevant discipline.
  • At
    least two years’ work experience in M&E related field.
  • One
    year experience working on the computer in Microsoft Office applications
    including Excel and skills in other programs, such as Access or
    statistical packages is required.
  • Strong
    knowledge of M& tools and methodologies.
  • Fluent
    communication skills in English – both written and oral is required
  • Possess
    excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability
    to work independently, if and when required and be able to come up with
    creative ideas to resolve monitoring & Evaluation-related problems.
  • Excellent
    skills using the computer keyboard (numbers and letters).
  • Keen
    attention to detail and patience to double check data entry is essential.
  • Good
    basic math skills are essential and general knowledge of statistical
    principles is preferred.
  • Comfort
    and ability to talk to and interview people in a respectful manner while
    professionally representing Mercy Corps is essential
  • Good
    understanding of the local language in Karamoja
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including a cover
letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and
copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the Human Resource
Manager via E-mail to: mcuganda@ug.mercycorps.org will also be
accepted. 
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 6th March, 2015

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