Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator NGO Jobs – Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Country Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 6,648,685 – 8,250,922 gross per month
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to
prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this
by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a
strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s
security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate
violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons
flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security
engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator will be tasked with the improvement
of Saferworld’s understanding of the impact their projects have, and how we can
make them more effective. The Coordinator will be responsible for refining and
maintaining the M&E systems of the designated country programmes, ensuring
they are implemented effectively by key stakeholders. This needs to be
supported by actively engaging in data collection and building M&E capacity
of Saferworld and partner staff, including on more participatory approaches to
M&E.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Contribute significantly to refining the MEL system for the designated
country programmes
·        
Make
a significant contribution the refinement of the programmes’ log frame,
systems and tools to ensure programmes are being monitored and evaluated
effectively, efficiently and in line with national strategies and donor
requirements
·        
Make
sure that beneficiaries’ and partners’ views and needs are met by making MEL
system more participatory
·        
Guide
the process of identifying best ways to record, report and analyse MEL
information, comparing it to project targets, in close collaboration and
consultation with the programme teams
·        
Actively
contribute to strengthening and developing procedures to improve the
programmes’ internal learning, and sharing with partners,other stakeholders,
and across the organisation
·        
Work
in close collaboration with Saferworld staff and other stakeholders, put in
place the framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of
projects
Lead on the implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning
activities:
·        
Ensure
monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, data collection, entry, cleaning
and storage are appropriately implemented by Saferworld staff and partners
·        
Take
lead in the development and implementation of baseline studies and internal
evaluations
·        
Contribute
to developing TORs for MEL surveys, mid-term and final project evaluations
·        
Coordinate
external evaluations
·        
Lead
on the identification of case studies and lessons learnt and contribute to the
dissemination of those lessons and best practices within the programmes, with
partners and other stakeholders, and across the organisation
Train Saferworld staff and partners on MEL-related issues: Organise and undertake training with
stakeholders, including Saferworld staff and partners, in MEL skills, including
participatory approaches to MEL
Ensure effective record keeping, data gathering, information sharing
and communication:
·        
Ensure
high quality and timely preparation of M&E data for reports to donors,
partners, and Saferworld
·        
Guide
staff and implementing partners in preparing and analysing progress reports
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Saferworld Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
(MEL) Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, peace
studies, or relevant experience
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in the design/development of MEL methods and
approaches within the INGO/NGO world or similar
·        
Proven
experience with the logical framework approach and Theories of Change
·        
Proven
experience with planning and implementation of MEL systems, including planning
and implementation of baseline studies
·        
Significant
exposure and experience of working with staff and partners to implement
MEL systems
·        
Proven
experience in information analysis and report writing
·        
MEL
experience in areas such as peacebuilding, conflict prevention, gender
equality, youth work, security and justice or related fields is desirable
·        
Previous
experience in strategic planning and/or organisational learning or
organisational development would be an advantage
·        
Experience
and/or understanding of the challenges of working in difficult, complex
conflict-affect and post-conflict environments is desirable
·        
High
standard for computer literacy, including Excel;
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English (Arabic is an advantage)
·        
Willingness
to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders,
especially primary stakeholders
·        
Willingness
to work in a team and to reach out to team members in partner organisations
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a complete application form, download here and send to
recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: MEL)
Deadline: 27th November 2016 by
5pm (Uganda time)
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