Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator Employment Opportunity – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Head of Programmes
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator will provide design,
analysis, quality assurance, reporting and learning for all research related
work of AAH Uganda Country programme. The MEL Coordinator will design/update
and coordinate the implementation of robust MEL system that provides quality information
for measuring the progress and impact of our interventions. The job holder will
be charged with the documentation and sharing of key lessons from AAH’s
programmes for improved practice and possible replication.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will develop and update robust MEL
system that provides all information requirements of the country programme.
Plan to actively engage with the programme teams
for effective roll-out of the MEL system.
Prepare and submit MEL plans for all new projects
during proposal development and new approaches.
Develop deep understanding and capacities within
programme teams on MEL, and the use and /or analysis of MEL systems.
Offer technical assistance and support to senior
management and field staff on all MEL related issues.
Mentor, train and support programme teams on
utilization of the monitoring tools in data collections.
Develop monitoring tools to collect data on core
indicators, outputs and activities for every sector or project.
Prepare databases for storage of all monitoring
data for every sector or project.
Carry out desk-based sampling of data from all
databases on a monthly basis for quality assurance; looking for outliners,
communicating errors with the field & editing before dissemination of
Prepare monthly and quarterly graphic feedback to
management of core indicators for all sectors comparing information over time
and between locations where applicable.
Conduct data-audit at least every two months to
review the quality of monitoring data and filling systems for accuracy and
Offer technical leadership in all processes of
conducting all internal evaluations, assessments, and surveys for AAH Uganda
Country programme.
Provide technical support to the identification
and management of external resources to conduct or support MEL activities.
Work closely with the programme teams to plan,
design and implement and report on annual thematic outcome evaluations and
ensure the databases for same are in place up to date and accurate.
Develop system that provide feedback to all major
stakeholders for programme accountability.
Prepare learning points across all programme
sectors and identify opportunities to share this learning through meetings,
workshops, reports etc
Provide technical support to programme teams in
learning from piloting new and alternative approaches and where appropriate,
share materials with AAH’s best practice website.
Develop and implement change stories or case
studies across all programme sectors.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the Monitoring Evaluation and
Learning Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Public Health or closely related field from
recognized University or Institution.
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Statistics,
Economics, Social Sciences, Public Health is desirable.
At least seven years’ experience of progressively
working in monitoring evaluation, and learning and/or research related work.
Broad knowledge and understanding of research
methods especially qualitative and quantitative study designs is essential
Previous experience of analysis and evaluation a
variety of data and organize and present it in meaningful terms to others.
Excellent knowledge of research related software
for like SPSS, Epi Info, STATA is essential
Prior exposure and experience in designing and
coordinating surveys or assessments or case studies for sectors like health, education
WASH, livelihood, natural resources and community services
Previous experience working with International
NGOs in multi-sectoral programming is essential.
Past exposure and experience working and living in
remote or insecure settings is desirable.
Proven ability to critically analyse data
(Descriptive and inferential analysis)
Demonstrated ability to multitask and exercise
sound judgment and decision-making in a very fast paced, dynamic environment.
Proven ability to independently and effectively
plan, organize, manage and evaluate important, responsible and complex projects
for individual and team work.
Excellent analytical skills to review and provide
substantive feedback on documents.
Excellent communication skills – oral and written
– pertinent to all elements of work.
High degree of computer proficiency in Microsoft
Word and Excel.
Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016

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