PEPFAR-Grant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Careers – Mercy Corps

Job Title:          Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization: Mercy Corps
Project Name: PEPFAR Safe
Work, Life Skills and Market Connections to Decrease HIV Risk for Young Women
(SKY) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Program
Manager
About Mercy Corps:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty
and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO.
Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food
Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and
Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North
Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader,
Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA,
Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
About PEPFAR DREAMS Project:
Mercy Corps was recently awarded funding for a 2-year PEPFAR DREAMS
program, Cultivating Safe Work, Life Skills and Market Connections to Decrease
HIV Risk for Young Women (SKY) seeking to address the growing rate of HIV/AIDS
among young women (ages 19 -24) who engage in transactional sex in the Gulu,
Lira and Oyam Districts. SKY will reduce 4,500 young women’s reliance on
transactional sex by providing them the skills, confidence and connections
needed to achieve steady employment.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be
responsible for program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and
learning unit. The unit exists to support program design, implementation and
utilization of information collected at different stages. The position holder
will support program in planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation
activities, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing
essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. S/he 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: 
  • Generate and implement monitoring and
    evaluation tools
  • Play key role in the development of
    intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks
  • Coordinate assessments, evaluations and
    monitoring surveys in area of operation. This will entail development of
    Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of
    data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion.
  • Regularly document and share all learnings
    from program implements
  • Maintain an up to date database that
    reflects progress (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor
    indicators
  • Build the capacity of all relevant team
    members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, and facilitate
    periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information that
    feeds into programming and learning.
  • Actively participate in on-going M&E
    training and support for all Mercy Corps programs and partnering private
    sector staff
  • Visit sites and partners to collect
    supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research both
    independently and in teams
  • Build and maintain professional
    relationships with local government officials, private sector partners,
    NGOs, other development organizations, and civil society organizations
  • Maintain an active advisory role with each
    program team to help guide them towards robust and relevant data
    collection
  • Actively participate in all
    implementation, providing advice and feedback for quality results at any point
  • Work closely with Program Director,
    Program Manager, Program Officer and other staffs to ensure that
    activities are implemented on plan and progress towards targets is not
    compromised.
  • Build and maintain strong working
    relationships with partners and government departments
  • Conduct himself/herself both
    professionally and personally in such a manner as to credit Mercy Corps
    and to not jeopardize its mission.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    his/her supervisor or representatives
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring
    and Evaluation Officer career opportunity should a bachelor’s degree in
    Economics, Agriculture, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or
    relevant field
  • A minimum of three years of program
    monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of concepts
    and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle,
    results chain and frameworks, participatory monitoring
  • Ability to design and implement surveys,
    have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling
    techniques
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Broad knowledge of quantitative and
    qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand
    and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread
  • Computer literacy i.e. Microsoft Excel,
    the incumbent should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data
    management software including Ms Access, SPSS, STATA.
  • Proven ability and curiosity to work
    comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor
    infrastructure of Karamoja sub region.
  • S/he will be an excellent communicator,
    have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and
    often stressful environments.
  • Fluent both spoken and written English.
    Local language skills is a plus
How to Apply:
All prospective Ugandans who wish to join Mercy Corps are encouraged to
send their applications via email including a cover letter clearly stating your
salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior
HR and Legal Manager, Kampala Head Office on 4th Floor Embassy Plaza, Plot
1188-1190 Ggaba Road.
Deadline: 29th
September, 2016

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