Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
About US:
Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements
high-quality, analytical development work in very difficult places. We have
been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development
programs in the Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions of Uganda with funding from
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
(MEL Officer) is a key position in program quality assurance, accountability,
documentation and learning unit, which exists to support program design and
implementation. The incumbent will support planning and execution of monitoring
and evaluation, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards,
providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. The
jobholder will be responsible for providing internal capacity building for
program staff on monitoring and evaluation activities as well as review and
development of necessary tools that feed into needs of Mercy Corps and donor
reporting requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. MEL Strategy and
  • Keenly monitor MEL system compliance with
    Mercy Corps global, regional and country policies, procedures, standards
    and strategic initiatives
  • Render support in program strategy design,
    planning and implementation to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ Minimum
    Standards, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation
  • Provide support in the design and
    implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post data
    collection and analysis.
  • Support learning-to-action events, reflection
    session to analyze data for programmatic use and to document and
    incorporate lessons learned into program design, planning and
2. Management of Data and
Information System:
  • Support program teams to develop and maintain
    knowledge and Information management system to support data collection,
    reflection, analysis and reporting needs.
  • Ensure quality control procedures and
    accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system
    to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Provide support in the development of MEL
    Plans, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other
    services as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation.
3. Technical Support and
Capacity Building:
  • Play key role in the development and review
    of result chains, sector intervention strategies and M&E frameworks
    and document changes to generate learnings and ideas for programs.
  • Maintain an up to date database that reflects
    progress on mission (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor
  • Remain updated with developments among the
    Mercy Corps Uganda MEL community and agency-wide MEL trends and resources.
  • Leverage lessons learned, best practices, program
    data, evaluations and provide evidence based information, proposal
    annexes, success stories, case studies and other high quality,
    results-based documentation.
  • Work closely with MEL and IT staff to
    maximize the value and utility of ICT4MEL initiatives.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Economics, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or
    relevant field
  • A minimum of three years of monitoring and
    evaluation experience.
  • Good understanding of the concepts and
    demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle, results
    chain and frameworks, and participatory monitoring.
  • Previous experience with quantitative and
    qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand
    and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread, with
    excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Previous experience using appreciative
    inquiry and conflict sensitivity techniques and dynamism in working with
    multi-cultural team environment.
  • Ability to design and implement surveys, have
    knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
  • Previous experience with facilitation,
    capacity building, formal and informal knowledge transfer, partnership
    strengthening and empowering staff through opportunities for growth and
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Microsoft
    Excel, should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data management
    software including MS Access, SPSS, and STATA.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their
applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements,
updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates to the HR/Admin Manager, Kampala Head Office on 4th
Floor Embassy Plaza, Plot 1188-1190 Ggaba Road. The E-mail applications with
cover letter should be sent to:
Deadline:  12th
February 2016

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