Learning and Information Officer NGO Job Careers – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which
implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult
places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and
continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps
is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food
insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and
contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard
Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State
(DOS) /PEPFAR, and Nike Foundation.
About BRACED Project:
BRACED Mercy Corps is a consortium led by Mercy Corps that includes
TANGO Intl, Makerere University, University of Nairobi and Wajir South
Development Association (WASDA). BRACED Mercy Corps is being implemented in
northern Uganda (Karamoja) as well as northern Kenya (Wajir County). The BRACED
Mercy Corps programme is designed around three integrated thematic focus areas
– Natural Resource Management and Lands, Market Systems Development and Governance
and Gender Mainstreaming. We are in search of an inquisitive individual to
support project staff in conducting research and gathering and analysing
quantitative and qualitative data to help communicate the program’s impact to
various audiences – stakeholders, donors and internal Mercy Corps team members.
Job Summary: The Learning
Information Officer (LIO) will work closely with the Monitoring &
Evaluation Officer to contribute to the tracking, analysis and learning of the
BRACED activities. The LIO will help create tracking tools to ensure team
members and community members are reaching their goals. S/he will work with
teams to identify critical knowledge gaps and carry out targeted research on
those areas, engaging external assistance, when necessary.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Prepare tools to simplify data gathering
    and reporting and ensure teams gather and report necessary data
  • Support program staff in monitoring and
    evaluating the progress and impact of work including setting and measuring
    benchmarks along results chains;
  • In charge of the development and maintain
    a central database to track all PMP-required project information, and
    provide to the program manager, on request
  • Manage program data; including information
    that is collected by programs, this will include database support and
    design.
  • Prepare data analyses to be used in
    monthly program strategic reviews, annual reports, and a other
    evaluations.
  • Quickly learn and administer the DPMELC
    system and TOLA as the monitoring and evaluation systems used by Mercy
    Corps
Applied learning and Research:
  • Lead applied learning activities in the
    M&E field including conducting M&E trainings, evaluations, reviews
    etc.
  • Keenly analyze and share data and
    information for effective decision making
  • Coordinate program/project lessons learnt
    and develop key actions of improvement
  • Actively participate in conducting
    research activities on specific subjects critical to team success and
    recommend hiring of external support where necessary;
Capacity Building:
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on
    DMELC system and TOLA, stakeholders and beneficiaries on assessment,
    monitoring and evaluation
  • Carry out a one-to-one for project staff
    on how to use developed data collection tools
  • Support program staff develop monitoring
    and evaluation tools
Communication and Publication:
  • Contribute data, analysis and write-ups to
    regular organizational publications and reports;
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation officer to develop publishable communication material about
    BRACED in Karamoja;
Other:
  • Conduct himself/herself both
    professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy
    Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps
    BRACED Learning and Information Officer job opportunity should possess a
    Bachelor’s degree preferably in BSc (Economics), BSc (Statistics), B.
    Quantitative Economics, B. Population Studies or Development studies with
    a certificate level qualification in computer applications.
  • A minimum of three years of related
    professional experience
  • Demonstrable quantitative skills,
    including familiarity with database management and analysis
  • Superior writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skills in networking,
    assessing information needs and developing appropriate tools
  • Excellent reporting, communication and
    representation skills
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s economy and business
    environment, particularly in the context of rural development and
    Karamoja.
  • Skilled in promoting organization learning
    and knowledge acquisition and sharing
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary
requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of
academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal
Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  27th January 2017
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