Fresher GHC Jobs – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Fellow – Actions for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Actions for Community Development (ACODEV)
Duty Station: Kasese,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend
of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs
intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking
and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to
remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability
to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently
place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
Zambia.
About US:
Actions for Community
Development (ACODEV) is a non-governmental organization, registered with the
Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs under the National NGO Board. Since
formation, ACODEV has worked to empower and transform communities to challenge
social issues, access health, social and other development services. With a
national office in Kampala and a field office for Rwenzori Region based in
Kasese District and coalition partnerships in Northern Uganda and Karamoja
region, ACODEV’s current geographical reach is twenty-eight districts. ACODEV
focuses its work in 5 key areas:
  • Research
    and Learning: ACODEV initiates, conducts and disseminates findings of
    participatory community studies, research, assessments and evaluations on
    issues pertaining to all its program areas.
  • Raising
    Awareness: ACODEV raises community awareness and enlightenment on issues
    pertaining to all its program areas for increasing demand for services.
  • Capacity
    Building: ACODEV builds communities’ capacity to take self-owned actions
    and ably utilize and sustain community support structures and systems
    relevant to all its program areas.
  • Advocacy
    and Community Activism: ACODEV supports effective and participatory
    advocacy and community activism work in all its program areas.
  • Networking
    and Collaboration: ACODEV promotes networking with relevant government
    sectors and other developmental actors in strengthening effective
    implementation and support for all.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning fellow will contribute to
ACODEV’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework
by developing data collection methods and monitoring systems to track and
improve the relevance, quality and impact of ACODEV’s programs. Mentored by the
M&E Specialist and Program technical teams, the MEAL Officer’s focus is to
collect, analyze and give objective feedback on the information generated from
the data using quantitative and qualitative assessment tools. Based in Kasese,
the incumbent will work with program managers, field officers and if need be,
ACODEV partners, to plan regular monitoring activities across projects sites,
and to communicate feedback and findings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Prepare
    a data collection plan and lead on all field data collection exercises,
    data management and analysis
  • Ensure
    completeness of field data and effectiveness of data management system,
    with particular focus at both organization- and partner-level
  • Work
    in liaison with the M&E Specialist to compile and review program
    reports and ensure accurate, timely and user-friendly aggregate data to
    inform project review, planning , decision making, reporting, evaluation,
    and fund mobilization
  • Carry
    out field follow up to enhance data quality, onsite data verification, and
    spot checks from the organization’s various programs
  • Train
    regional field staff through mentoring and coaching to improve data entry,
    data analysis and use and the overall M&E systems for program quality
  • Document
    success stories and case studies generated from relevant projects in the
    western region for further analysis and publication
  • Support
    the project team in strengthening accountability mechanisms at project
    level
2. Learning:
  • Proactively
    identify ways to elicit and respond to feedback generated from qualitative
    and quantitative data
  • Share
    feedback and monitoring findings with ACODEV M&E Specialist and other
    program teams
  • Support
    efforts to ensure that lessons learned, best practices and all feedback
    from programs beneficiaries is regularly shared with ACODEV teams
  • Compile
    and analyze information collected through monitoring tools
  • Validate
    findings and provide feedback for improving assessment activities
  • Send
    clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    GHC fellow should hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development
    Studies, Statistics, or related field
  • Three
    or more years’ work experience with development projects including
    monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning skills
  • Significant
    experience and/or understanding of monitoring, evaluation, accountability
    and learning
  • Significant
    experience working in a multicultural team
  • Excellent
    organization and coordination skills
  • Strong
    commitment to gender equality and social justice
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven
    knowledge of computerized systems; high degree of computer literacy
  • Proven
    ability to train and mentor others
  • Exhibit
    commitment to the aims and objectives of ACODEV
  • Good
    sense of humor
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful
completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and
all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in
professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kasese.
Note: The living stipend
and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by
the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be
placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should
express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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