NGO Data Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will provide support to the data
collection and analysis to monitor the progress of the program towards its
desired objectives, and assess the outcomes for refugee and host community
beneficiaries, in line with the program’s MEL Plan. The position will provide
support to programming in Kyaka II Settlement. The position will report to the
Project Manager and will potentially have supervisory responsibility for data
entrants and casual incentive workers in the settlement for data collection
tasks. The position will work closely with the Data Clerk in the settlement.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will ensure a proper MEL plan is
produced at the onset of each project
Ensuring data collection plans adhere to the MEL
plans produced and supporting the program teams to collect and collate this
Actively contribute to the availability of
sound, accurate and qualitative assessment and monitoring data for project
Participate in the design of assessment,
monitoring and evaluation plans/strategies
Ensuring the appropriate archiving of all
sources of verification according to MEL plans
Ensure that reporting is done timely and
effectively and that impact narratives are communicated to field team
Capacity building of the data collection teams
when required
Ensure appropriate tools and methods are in
place and used to monitor and report on Cash based interventions revise it
periodically as required and based on lessons learned.
Provide direct technical support and oversight
to routine and periodic monitoring, reviews and end line evaluations of the
Cash Assistance programs, and assist in developing and drafting learning
documents and frameworks on cash assistance in the context of Kyaka II
Work closely with Senior M&E Officer to
ensure that Post Distribution Monitoring and Market assessments are conducted
regularly and findings from this assessments inform implementation strategy.
Work closely with the data entry officers of
each sector and with the Senior M&E Officer to create needed templates and
improve existing ones.
Ensure proper collection of data and indicators
follow-up on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
Set up an archiving system for sources of verification
and work with program teams to ensure these are available and filed
Implement a monthly report system against the
MEL plan for each grant
Assess whether programs are reaching their
targets and inform appropriate program staff when targets are not being met
Work closely with the Senior M&E Officer to
conduct the projects final evaluation when needed
Provide support to the Project coordinators in
the monitoring of their activities
Assist in the production of reports and
presentations for DRC staff, donors, local stakeholders and other agencies.
Support the expansion and use of Mobile data
approaches in Kyaka II

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
related subject – e.g. Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantitative Economics,
project management
A minimum of two years of experience in
monitoring and evaluation of development or humanitarian programs
Previous experience with donor requirements e.g.
Strong IT skills in MS Word, Excel and kobo
toolbox software. Other statistics software is a significant asset.
Ability to work independently and to setup one’s
own work plan
Fluency in English and Kiswahili
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications including;
A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why
you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and
qualifications criteria
Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The
CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training
courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to clearly
indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 31st
October 2017 by 5:00pm
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