Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer NGO Jobs – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Organisation: The
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Project Name:
HarvestPlus
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending
hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium,
a global research partnership for a food secure future. The mandate of IFPRI is
to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and
policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural
resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the
countries.
About HarvestPlus:
HarvestPlus improves
nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops
that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on
biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR
Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a
global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science
is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of
partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and
partner organizations.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Officerwill help develop, review, and implement the HarvestPlus Uganda
Monitoring and Evaluation framework. Activities will include supporting the MEL
Specialist in project monitoring and reporting outputs, selecting and reviewing
indicators for new projects, and designing MEL strategies, guidelines, standard
reporting forms, databases, and monitoring and evaluation tools. Following a
philosophy of “monitoring, evaluation, and learning,” the officer will help
train partner staff on monitoring, collect data, and share knowledge to improve
implementation practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support partners to ensure timely collection of quality M&E data
    needed for timely and accurate reporting to HarvestPlus management and
    donors.
  • Assist the MEL Specialist to design and implement partner MEL
    capacity development plan to enable partners to collect and report good
    quality monitoring data for timely progress reporting.
  • Work in close consultation with the to develop and maintain a
    partner data submission and review schedule that aligns with HarvestPlus
    global and donor reporting timelines.
  • Assist with quarterly monitoring data entry into the country program
    M&E databases and serve as the overall database manager for the country
    M&E databases.
  • Support the and participate in regular review meetings to enable
    participatory monitoring, evaluation, and learning of partners to improve
    performance.
  • Ensure quality of data with random verifications and validations
    through data quality assessments with partners, and help build capacity of
    partners to do the same.
  • As needed, provide input to ongoing and new studies/surveys carried
    out under the HarvestPlus MENU program, e.g. baseline surveys and KAP
    surveys.
  • Assist with preparation of annual country program reports and
    participate actively in country program review and planning process to 1)
    ensure MEL results are incorporated, and 2) inform strategy and business
    plans, and partner work plans.
  • Keenly review monitoring tools with the MEL Specialist and partners.
  • Participate as a member of the HarvestPlus MEL functional team.
  • Keep up to date with HarvestPlus and global MEL best practices and
    developments to effectively contribute to and deliver on MEL tasks.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics,
    Statistics, Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Development Studies,
    or a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in M&E methods and approaches (quantitative,
    qualitative, participatory field research methods, and/or survey design
    and management) in the agriculture, health, nutrition, or rural
    development sectors.
  • Familiar with the design and implementation of M&E frameworks
    (including log frames and results frameworks).
  • Sound and demonstrable knowledge on theories of MEL, including
    identification, definition, and tracking of M&E indicators.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint,
    Word, Outlook).
  • Skilled in data management and analysis using statistical software
    (e.g. STATA, SPSS, Excel, etc.) and management of databases.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; fluency in
    some local languages.
  • Collaborative, self-motivated, and able to work well within
    multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with contacts in the NGO community.
  • Knowledge of pro-poor strategies; gender-sensitive approaches.
  • Solid understanding of rural development, with a focus on
    participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues, preferably
    in the Uganda context.
How to Apply:
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