Several Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
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
Assistant 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. MEL Assistant will be responsible for supporting
the MEL officers, Database Officer and Database Assistant to oversee the
monitoring and data collection during the Households verification processes and
take lead in regular and annual field based household and group interviews.
S/he will ensure that performance monitoring processes across the entire
activity are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized. The MEL
Assistant will supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, and reporting
according to the target set by the Activity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure
    effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and
  • Manage regular synchronisations and backups of field data to
    cloud-based data management system.
  • Work on maintaining participant tracking systems, with a primary
    focus on providing high quality data to program teams.
  • Proactively work to contribute in the development and improvement of
    the system’s functionality, enhancing data quality, and identifying areas
    of improvement well in time
  • Work closely with program teams in devising new ways, and processes
    to improve efficiency of data collection processes, and quality of
    collected data.
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated
    guidelines at all times.
  • Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected or Households
  • Ensuring accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing
    scheduling system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Support in the review and checking of data generated being in line
    with the M&E reporting requirements.
  • Troubleshoot front and back end issues with the database, including
    any synchronisation issues of field-level data.
  • Work as part of a team to facilitate and support MEL operations
    including baseline, annual and end line surveys, regular monitoring, data
    collection, analysis and reporting according to the MEL work plan.
  • Ensure proper coordination and mobilisation of the participants
    during the household verification and annual surveys.
  • Ensure proper custody, safety and maintenance of all the phones and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Finance &
Compliance Management:
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food 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 applicant for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and
    Learning Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management,
    statistics, economics, social science or related field.
  • One to two years of experience working in the NGO sector in M&E,
    community development or economic and market development.
  • Prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and
    quantitative data collection.
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and Prior
    experience with computerized data management systems.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office
    applications expert knowledge of Excel and the use of Commcare, Ona, ODK
    and other mobile data collection platforms is required.
  • 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 or Pokot is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of
    quantitative indicators and data collection strategies.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely and valid license required or
    willingness to obtain in the first 6 months of employment
  • The successful MEL Assistant will combine exceptional management
    skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Fluency in N’Karamojong or Pokot is a mandate.
  • S/he will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing
    and improving the MEL system of the program.
  • S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and
    capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring
  • 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:
Deadline: 8th August 2019
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