2 Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant NGO Job Placements – StrongMinds Uganda (SMU)

Organisation: StrongMinds
Uganda (SMU)
Duty Station: 
Mukono and Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: District
Project Officer
About US:
StrongMinds Uganda
(SMU) is a national not-for-profit NGO affiliated to StrongMinds US. StrongMinds
is a young dynamic rapidly growing organization whose focus is to “Treat
Depression at Scale in Africa “one of the silent killers. Since inception about
two and half years ago, SMU has treated well over 7,000 patients. In pursuit of
its goal and 2017 annual objectives and impact, SMU is doubling the size of its
Uganda based work-force.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant is
responsible for stewarding staff in real time data entry into electronic
systems including gathering, reviewing, and follow up on M&E processes with
timely M&E feedback to teams and the M&E department. This a field based
position and reports to the District Project Officer with technical supervision
from both the Data Officer and the M&E Officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Undertake impromptu field monitoring visits during group sessions to
    validate reported or verify client numbers in session, client audits and
    any other information required by the M&E department to improve data
    capture and reporting.
  • Provide timely and continuous support to field staff on computer
    tablet usage and soft-ware challenges during the cycle and ensuring that
    staffs and interns have functioning tablets or phones.
  • Serve as on-site trainers, mentors and trouble shooters to staff for
    effective roll out of real time data entry into the existing electronic
    system or any new app that may emerge, and actively solve emerging M&E
    issues from staff and peer facilitators in consultation with M&E team.
  • Support field staff and peer facilitators’ compliance to prompt and
    proper client data filing by leading the process to print tools, organize
    and secure client paper files at field locations, including review of
    client files for completeness and filing
  • Attend weekly staff debrief meetings to ensure M&E feedback on
    data entry and any other updates are accurately communicated to the teams
    as well as the M&E department in a timely manner to inform alignment
    of M&E processes and policies with actual realities of program
  • Provide the ‘FIRST ALERT’ regarding any anomalies in data by staff
    or external data collection firm that may reflect strange occurrences
    happening at field level.
  • Despite this not being a data entry role, you may under specific
    circumstances be called upon to enter data in the electronic system
  • Perform any other responsibilities as assigned from time to time by
    the supervisor and M&E department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree qualification in Social
    Sciences, Development studies, Quantitative economics, Statistics,
    population studies with a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and
    Evaluation from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of two years’ progressive work experience in Monitoring
    & Evaluation including data management in a fast paced and demanding
    NGO setting for health, education and other development projects.
  • Highly analytical – with the ability to identify opportunities for
    process improvement, and redundancies or problems in advance and to
    creatively solve them as a way of life
  • A big picture thinker that can simultaneously understand large
    organization goals in conjunction with the goals of each individual
  • Someone with a Passion for data, with Knowledge in how and when to
    use data appropriately, and experience in electronic data applications and
  • A natural trainer that has the skills to explain complex M&E
    processes and requirements to field staff in a way that is engaging and
    easily digestible.
  • Excellent team work skills to establish and maintain collegial
    relations with others
  • Willingness to reside upcountry and travel within communities using
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with
    people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Fast and willing learner with excellent communication and time
    management skills
  • Flexibility in carrying out tasks
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Self-respect
  • Timeliness
  • Self driven, hard working, results oriented, eager to learn
  • Good team player
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a sample of their technological portfolios, short cover letter and
detailed CV to info@strongminds.org
Deadline: 15th March 2019
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