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
The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree or
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
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
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
Deadline: 13th November, 2015
by 5.00pm
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