Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator NGO Jobs – Village Enterprise

Organization: Village
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Village Enterprise
is an International non-governmental organization whose mission is to equip
people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable
businesses. Village Enterprise has made a strategic decision to direct its
poverty alleviation efforts on people living in extreme poverty in rural,
sub-Saharan Africa. Village Enterprise targets the poor, provides business
training, seed capital/startup funds and on-going mentoring to over 10,000 new
entrepreneurs to start 3,000 enterprises each years. Since its inception in
1987, Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 micro enterprises.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Specific MEL Responsibilities: 60%
  • Manage data collection budget and
  • Measure and enforce adherence to data
    quality protocols, including: Supervise MEL Senior Enumerator(s), ensuring
    monitoring of data collection and ensuring audits are both carried out
    accurately and productively, Conduct timely data quality assessment of all
    incoming data and submit data quality reports to supervisor- Supervised
    DQA may be assigned to advanced MEL Senior Enumerator(s).
  • Timely cleaning of all participant
    tracking and monitoring data
  • Analysis of participant tracking and
    monitoring data when needed
  • Maintenance of participant tracking and
    monitoring dashboards and custom reports; creation of additional internal
    reports and memos as necessary
  • Creation of MEL Reports for
    funders/stakeholders in line with regional/project specific obligations
  • Train field teams of region/project(s)
    in data capture responsibilities as they relate to: targeting, participant
    enrollment, participant tracking, grant applications, and business spot
  • Supervise MEL Senior Enumerator(s) to
    ensure high quality trainings are delivered to enumerators in relation to
    all data capture responsibilities
  • Build and maintain relationships with
    field staff. Coordinate with staff from other teams as necessary towards
    the following goals; Procurement of enumerator protective gear and data
    collection equipment as needed, Open and clear communication channels are
    maintained for sharing of MEL findings, Clear timelines are in place for
    when staff might expect formal reporting (ex., targeting verification reports
    within 2 weeks of close of targeting; business owner registration stats
    available in real time but data fully cleaned within one week of final
    sync)- Additional findings are shared with relevant parties on an ongoing
    basis, Problems are brought forward, ‘lessons learned’ are openly
    discussed, and innovations/solutions are tested, Staff understand why
    information is needed from them and by when (for example, each cycle BM
    assignments are needed at least a week before the refresher training so
    that the database can be prepped and the new targeting forms can be
    assigned to the Business Mentors in advance of the training)
  • Supervise MEL Senior Enumerator(s). In
    addition to responsibilities outlined above; Recruit and train new Senior
    Enumerators as appropriate and under the direction of MEL Manager, Support
    Senior Enumerators in recruitment and training of Enumerators as needed
    under the direction of MEL Manager, Review MEL Senior Enumerator(s)
    enumerator planned expenses, Review MEL Senior Enumerator(s) field
    activity plans, Review MEL Senior Enumerator(s) field activity reports; on
    a monthly basis, aggregate relevant details from reports for sharing with
    staff (e.g., ACDs, CDs, F&A, etc), Host weekly meetings with MEL
    Senior Enumerator(s)
  • Other monitoring and evaluation tasks as
    assigned; Provide M&E support for Innovations and Learning initiatives
    as assigned by supervisor
MEL Responsibilities: 30%
in close collaboration with other MEL Coordinators and under the guidance of
the MEL Manager:
  • Create or maintain high quality training
    materials (Manuals, PowerPoint presentations, practice TaroWorks forms,
  • Design (when necessary), create, and
    publish, data capture forms
  • For outcome data, assist with data
    cleaning, analysis and reporting
  • Database management
  • Participate in special project
    evaluations, and review of M&E tools
  • Develop and maintain templates to be
    used by MEL Senior Enumerators for planning and reporting
  • Develop, document in MEL Manual, and
    maintain policies and procedures to be followed by MEL Senior Enumerators
  • Maintenance of MEL Manual
  • Other monitoring and evaluation tasks as
Operations Role:
  • Assist in the adaptation,
    implementation, monitoring, and expansion of the Village Enterprise core
  • Provide support to field management team
    when needed
  • Other operations tasks as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a degree
    in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics or a related field;
    preference will be given to candidates with a relevant Master’s degree
    (completed or enrolled).
  • Two years of experience conducting
    monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming; or a master’s
    degree with 1 year of experience.
  • Possess the technical knowledge and
    skills necessary to succeed in the role, including
  • Strong quantitative skills and
    experience with data analysis; good command of STATA
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, MS Word,
    and MS PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Google Documents,
    Gmail, and Android applications
  • Understand the elements of data quality:
    consistent, complete, accurate, timely, verifiable, valid
  • Proven ability to design monitoring and
    evaluation plans, including developing theories of change and logical
  • Ability to develop SMART indicators
  • Literacy with the basic methods for data
    collection: surveys, interviews, performance tests, site
    visits/observation, focus group discussions, participatory methods,
    pre-existing data
  • Experience designing and implementing
  • Experience conducting data quality
    assessments and with cleaning data
  • Experience supervising data collection
    and teams of field workers
  • Possess Training and Communication
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate key
    concepts to people with less than Level 5 education
  • Ability to orally communicate issues,
    problems, and key information
  • Ability to write clear, concise memos
    highlighting issues, problems, and key information
  • Experience working as part of a diverse
    team with the ability to work via email, phone, Skype, and other virtual communications
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to
    manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player
  • Must be a very strong critical thinker
    able to identify potential solutions to challenges in new environments
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or
    TaroWorks is a plus
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to send their Cover Letter and
CV (Maximum 3 pages) including 3 referees, one current or most recent
supervisor, salary history and expectation to:
addressed to: The Human Resource Coordinator Subject Line: ‘MEL Coordinator,
Deadline: 12th July 2019
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