Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
Officer will work with the Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our
local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality
M&E data for the program. The MEL Officer will be responsible for
supporting the MEL Advisor to oversee the monitoring and data collection of the
project, lead regular and annual field based household and group interviews,
analyze data to provide insight to project team, and contribute to report
writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting
tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively
implemented and well synchronized between the Activity sites. The MEL Officer
may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data analysis, and
reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The MEL officer will be an
integral member of the Activity team learning and reflection processes, leading
discussion on beneficiary feedback.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Work
closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective
monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.
                    
Coordinate
reporting with local partners, specifically tracking deadlines, ensuring
adherence to formats and requirements, ensuring reporting quality and accuracy,
and periodic report writing, editing, and submission.
                    
Compile
progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the
monitoring plan.
                    
Develop
accountability and transparency mechanisms for the program and orient Apolou
staff as well as local partners on the same.
                    
Perform
spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.
                    
Responsible
for the monitoring and collection of all environmental impact indicators
                    
Coordinate
with environmental consultants on the collection and analysis of environmental
impacts
                    
Report
back to MEL and activity team members on environmental impacts and provide
methodologies to improve implementation
                    
Actively
participate in household identification and verification of households that
participate in the Activity.
                    
Assist
the MEL Advisor in coordinating the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final
evaluation, along with other key research activities.
                    
Build
the capacity of all relevant team members to implement program monitoring
tools, accurately enter program data into relevant databases, and enable them
to develop excellent reports and other documents.
                    
Build
the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and
support on: monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the
development of reports and other documents.
                    
Design
and implement a community workshop to define baseline measures and indicators
of progress that the community can use to evaluate the effectiveness of the
program.
                    
Document
lessons learned and success stories on the project.
                    
Ensure
adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her
duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.
                    
Disseminate
research learning and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other
relevant audiences.
                    
Other
duties as assigned.
Finance &
Compliance Management
                    
Ensure
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security
programming.
Security
                    
Ensure
compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
leadership.
                    
Proactively
ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of
policies.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in management,
statistics, economics, social science or related field.
                    
Three
years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security,
agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.
                    
Good
understanding and skills at data management.
                    
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.
                    
Strong
knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices. Experience with
case management systems preferred.
                    
Demonstrated
attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
independently and cooperatively with team members.
                    
Strong
team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
                    
Fluent
in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.
                    
Able to
drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
                    
The
successful MEL Officer will combine exceptional management skills and
experience in building and maintaining partner relationships.
                    
S/he
will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving
the M&E system of the program.
                    
S/he
will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building,
individual staff development and strong mentoring skills.
                    
Multi-tasking,
prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as
strategic vision are essential.
                    
The most
successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and
accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective
written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. A good sense of
humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also goes a long way!
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: 24th April 2019
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