Partnership and M&E Officer USAID Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
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, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
About USAID SP3 Project:
The USAID’s Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja (SP3)
is a two year Conflict Management and Mitigation Project that will apply a
people-to-people peace building approach to enhance the capacity of
institutional structures to address underlying social, economic, ecological,
and governance issues at risk of fueling conflict in Karamoja Sub-region. The
project will be implemented in Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, and Moroto.
Job Summary: The Mercy Corps
Partnership, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be primarily responsible
for tracking, monitoring all conflict Mitigation and Management focused
activities. The incumbent will play a key role in Mercy Corps’ SP3 Program
quality assurance, accountability, documentation and learning unit. The unit
exists to support program design, implementation and utilization of information
collected at different stages. He / she 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. Working and building the capacity of
the partners, supporting in developing institutional development plans for the
local partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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The M&E Officer will be tasked with
developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools
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The jobholder will also play a focal role in the
development of intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks
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Manage the 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.
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Regularly document and share all learnings from
program implements
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Maintain an up to date database that reflects
progress (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators
·        
Build the capacity of all relevant team members
and partners 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.
·        
The incumbent will leverage lessons learned,
best practices, program data, evaluations and provide evidence based
information, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies and other high
quality, results-based documentation.
·        
Work with MEL and IT staff to maximize the value
and utility of ICT4MEL initiatives for activity monitoring and evaluation data
collection.
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Carry out regular spot check and sites visits
for programs and partners activities to collect supplementary data, stories and
conduct qualitative research both independently and in teams
·        
Actively participate in on-going M&E
training and support for all Mercy Corps programs and partnering private sector
staff capacity building of the local partners, developing institutional
development plans.
·        
Build and strengthen professional relationships
with local government officials, private sector partners, NGOs, other
development organizations, and civil society organizations
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Maintain an active advisory role with each
program team to help guide them towards robust and relevant data collection
·        
Engage and collaborate with a range of partners
and stakeholders to stimulate joint inquiry, analysis and reflection that lead
to shared learning and collective action.
·        
Actively participate in all implementation, providing
advice and feedback for quality results at any point



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps
Partnership and M&E Officer job placement should hold a bachelor’s degree
in Economics, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field
·        
At least three years of program monitoring and
evaluation experience
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Extensive 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
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Excellent writing and analytical skills
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Working 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 skills i.e. proficient in
using Microsoft Excel, data management software including Ms Access, SPSS,
STATA.
·        
Demonstrated ability and curiosity to work
comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of
Karamoja sub region.
·        
Knowledge on Gender, social and power dynamics
is an added advantage
·        
He /she should be an excellent communicator,
have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker
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Ability to work in difficult and often stressful
environments.
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Fluent in both spoken and written English.
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:  17th November 2017
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