Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Coordinator – Documentation and Data Management Career Opportunity – Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager
About US:
International is an international non-profit and the largest child centered
development organizations in the world. It was founded over 75 years ago and
working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to
promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s
vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in
societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan International is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take lead in supporting development of
    project specific databases and the national / country
  • level database;
  • Management of the MER Database;
  • Work closely with the MER Manager to
    standardise indicators for easy data collection,
  • collation and capture into the database;
  • Periodically collect and enter into the
    database the data on all national level standardized indicators;
  • Provide data to inform and facilitate
    decision making by Management or any Plan International Uganda staff;
  • Work in liaison with the MER Manager to
    design data synthesis and frameworks;
  • Guide the management and programme Staff on
    data documentation, storage and use;
  • Steer capacity building of Plan International
    Uganda and Partner Staff in data analysis and interpretation for effective
    data use;
  • In charge of coaching and mentoring Plan
    International Uganda and partner staff on data capture, documentation, analysis,
    retrieval and reporting;
  • Facilitates organisational learning by
    developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external
    program information on monitoring, evaluation & research;
  • Responsible for the preparation and sharing
    of MER reports for both internal and external use.
  • Child Protection Policy (CPP) responsibilities: Ensure
    that the signed CPP acknowledgement and informed consent forms are
    preserved for future reference.
  • Sponsorship: Ensure use of sponsorship data
    gathered from the annual interviews / consultations with sponsored
    children to improve programs at national level to inform design of new interventions
    in Plan International Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Plan International Monitoring, Evaluation
    and Research (MER) Coordinator – Documentation and Data management should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Statistics, ICT, Computing, or its
  • Additional training in database design is
  • Possession of a Post graduate professional
    training in monitoring, evaluation and research is preferred
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    database design and data management;
  • Practical skills in database design and data
  • Data processing, analysis and interpretation;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good facilitation and/or training/coaching
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking;
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, MS Access,
    SPSS and other statistical packages;
  • Skills in indicator design and design of
    study instruments;
  • Excellent communication skills, both in
    written English and in face-to-face presentations;
  • Excellent report presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
    communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate
    people to work in teams;
  • Open to feedback and willing to try new
    approaches in data management, monitoring, evaluation and research.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their electronic
copies (of not more than 2MB) of letters of application, together with a CV,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history should be included to: The
Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda via Email to:, indicating the job position in the
subject line.
Deadline: 26th February, 2016
NB: Qualified female candidates are encouraged to
apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by
15th April, 2016.
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