Data Careers – M&E Officer at STIR Education

Job Title:      M&E Officer
Organisation: STIR Education
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
STIR Education
is an International NGO currently working in Uganda and India, creating a
movement of Teacher Changemakers and driving improvements in children’s
learning. STIR see’s teachers as the solution; and is building a teacher-led
movement to improve children’s learning from within the system itself; by
creating local collaborative networks of teachers who develop professional
practices and skills to improve learning. STIR is currently focused on India
and Uganda where in just three years, it has reached over 14,000 teachers, who
are impacting learning for 450,000 children.
Job Summary: The M&E
Officer will support STIR Education through the management of large amounts of data
with high degree of speed, accuracy, and attention to detail. The M&E
Officer will work closely with STIR’s Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and with
STIR’s existing team of managers and other staff in the Uganda office as well
as with colleagues in India.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will assist the STIR Programme
Managers in ensuring prompt and accurate data collection and entry in
electronic database
·        
Update and maintain STIR’s internal and external
databases containing programmatic and operational information
·        
The M&E Officer will also update, maintain,
retrieve, and prepare data for analysis by sorting, cleaning and reviewing
existing information
·        
Responsible for checking source documents for data
accuracy and quality
·        
Transcribe qualitative data gathered in audio or
video format as required
·        
Support with data analysis requirements for both
qualitative and quantitative data, including understanding key highlights and
trends across programs as required
·        
The incumbent will support with field activities
related to evaluation, data collection and data quality control
·        
Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead in the
design of data collection templates and forms as required
·        
Comply with data integrity and security policies
·        
Support with the migration of data onto STIR
Salesforce platform
·        
Provide timely support on any other Monitoring and
Evaluation tasks as required
·        
Perform any other duties and responsibilities as
maybe required
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree or
higher
·        
The ideal candidate for the M&E Officer vacancy
must have keen interest in managing and handling large amounts of data.
Candidates with prior experience preferred.
·        
Previous experience in managing data collection,
entry and analysis and knowledge about using and managing databases
·        
Proficiency in using MS Excel, Microsoft Access, and
other relevant software
·        
Previous exposure and experience in monitoring and
evaluation, preferably in the education sector
·        
Advanced computer skills and proven ability to enter
data at fast speed
·        
Proficiency in speaking and understanding English
·        
The applicant must be passionate about improving
education for disadvantaged children across the developing world; positive and
optimistic such that you can motivate others during challenging times;
·        
Show flexibility and willingness to adapt;
·        
Highly resilient and creative generating practical
approaches to challenging situations; like the fast pace of growth of a social
enterprise;
·        
Show humility in working with people from a variety
of backgrounds;
·        
Keen attention to detail
·        
Patience to handle and manage large data sets
·        
Information management and the ability to provide
relevant information on time
·        
Good planning and organizational skills
·        
Ability to work under time pressure
·        
Flexibility and a willingness to adapt and
collaborate with the team
·        
Demonstrated maturity to work in fast paced
environment
·        
Humility as you work with people from a wide variety
of backgrounds and experiences
·        
Creative – especially in terms of finding ways to
overcome the challenges of managing data sourced by different team and at
different time
·        
Open and keen to learn new software, tools, and
improve and grow with the organization
·        
Highly organized and professional in approach to
manage information
·        
Strong commitment to excellent education for all and
a belief in teachers as innovaters to lead change in the system
·        
Positivity and optimism such that you can motivate
others during challenging times
·        
High degree of flexibility and a willingness to
adapt and work in low-resource settings
·        
Humility as you work with people from a wide variety
of backgrounds and experiences and openness to learn from their experience
·        
Innovative – especially in terms of motivating
people and finding ways to overcome the challenges of working in schools in
low-income communities
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send a cover letter (no longer than one page)
indicating why they are interested in becoming the STIR Uganda M&E Officer and
why they think their experience makes them one of the most suitable candidates
to advance STIR’s mission to create a movement of teacher changemakers. The
applicant should also send a copy of updated CVs (no longer than 2 pages) and
details for three professional referees to info@stireducation.org.
Deadline: 13th November, 2015
by 5.00pm
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