Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Quality Assurance 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, Accountability
and Learning Coordinator supports the monitoring and evaluation of DRC Uganda
Country program. The objective of this position is to conduct/implement
comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment work for
DRC/DDG’s program in Uganda, to ensure that reporting is done timely and
effectively and that impact narratives are communicated to field team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Monitoring and
Evaluation
  • Develop and implement M&E system for DRC Uganda projects and
    ensure that tools and framework, reporting plan are in place and used by
    the field teams appropriately.
  • Support Quality Assurance Manager and other program teams in
    developing strong indicators and logical frameworks for the current and
    new projects
  • Lead M&E Activities for all DRC projects, including DDG
    programming in Karamoja; requires familiarity with conflict sensitive
    programming and Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Support the AVR Managers, Coordinators and other Programme staff
    with the active implementation of their M&E plans, ensure M&E
    plans are updated timely and M&E findings are in place for all donor
    reports.
  • Coordinate with field staff to develop tools and methods to improve
    data collection for example, surveys, assessment and beneficiary data
  • Coordinate periodic baseline, midline, and final evaluations, as
    well as continual evaluation and research for specific DRC projects and
    Consortia.
  • Lead the implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and
    securely transfer large program field data. Support with accuracy of data
    entered in to the platform and day-to-day management.
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve
    the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs.
  • Lead in the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluations
    Plans (MEPs) and questionnaires for the assessments. The Coordinator will
    also review and approve any MEL tools developed by the field team.
  • Develop and strengthen DRC’s M&E unit including coordinating
    recruitments, capacity building and performance management for trainees
    and volunteers 
  • Take the lead in supporting of all external evaluation consultancies
    of large projects (within DRC evaluation threshold) implemented in with
    support from all relevant program staff.
  • Oversee the development of MEAL tools and database ensuring that
    such tools and data is in line with program goals and objectives
  • Act as line manager to one M&E Assistant, setting objectives,
    managing work plans, and overseeing day-to-day activities.
  • Expand the use of ICT for monitoring and Evaluation, including
    expanding the utilization of mobile data collection and Geographical
    Information System (GIS) to enhance project quality
Accountability
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of accountability systems
    for projects working closely with Programme Managers
  • Build the capacity of staff to plan and implement effective
    accountability systems for the country Programme
  • Strengthen the country program’s beneficiary and feedback complaint
    mechanism and set-up new systems as emerge
Learning and
project quality
  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, Quarterly Review meetings
    and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components
    aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between
    projects or Programmes.
  • Regularly present key M&E findings to the Senior Management Team
    for further development, and ensuring that lessons learnt informs project
    development efforts.
  • Support the program’s aim for further strengthened integrated
    programming and actively propose ways of achieving this using M&E
    findings.
  • Support Knowledge management specialist in rolling out knowledge
    management infrastructure and systems in Uganda country program.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Monitoring,
    Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator job should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Computer sciences,
  • PGD Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Experience with design and implementation of M&E systems for
    emergency, recovery and development programs
  • Experience with development of heavy data flow systems,
    implementation and management of database systems (SQL, Microsoft Access
    and basic Oracle DBMS skills)
  • Excellent command of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA,
    EPIDATA, EPINFO)
  • Excellent knowledge of Mobile data applications (Kobo, ODK, etc)
  • Experience with participatory assessment and community-based
    monitoring techniques and approaches
  • Extensive knowledge of Quantitative and Qualitative approaches for
    M&E
  • Excellent command of GIS software (ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, ArcMIS)
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Languages: English-
    fluent in both speaking and writing. Any other local e.g. Swahili, etc
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 15th June 2019
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