Fresher US Non-profit Jobs – Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Assistant – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International, an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in
the United States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125
countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of
hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Assistant (MLE) will provide MLE support to
the project and, as such, work in close collaboration with respective ADAP
partners and their M&E leads. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the
creation of a strong effective link between the project activities, MLE
activities and for proposing appropriate intervention-level data approaches and
for supporting the design of data collection, analysis and dissemination
strategies and tools. S/he will also support the project manager to collect
data information that will stimulate sector investments by processors, service
providers and farmers in dairy sector. S/he will work to ensure a culture of
data use among project staff and respond to their data needs. To this end,
he/she will provide technical assistance; advice and training on key aspects of
MLE to shape the overall ADAP MLE framework and ensure that key outcomes are
properly monitored/tracked, documented. She/he will also work with the team to
build capacity on the use of data and indicators; analyze monthly data, and
support training in quality assurance methods. The MLE Assistant will lead the
process working with POs in strengthening the PO Information System, prepare
periodic reports and promote programmatic learning.
accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, interpersonal skills,
proactive problem-solving.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Effectiveness (50%)
  • Support the Implementation of MLE framework and plan in ADAP at
    project level.
  • Provide technical support for implementing MLE plan to ensure
    meaningful information systems are in place to capture data to feed into
    management decisions.
  • Recommend steps for strategic adjustments and steps and provide
    follow up to implementation based on data captured through MLE framework
    and plan.
  • Responsible to ensure quality data is captured through the MLE
    system and incorporating adjustments as needed.
  • Responsible for building MLE capacity.
  • Coordinate MLE activities between researches, evaluators and
    internal MLE staff.
  • Conduct data analysis to meet MLE plan.
  • Play an active role in the development of a comprehensive M&E
    plan for ADAP including development of approaches, process, tools,
    schedules, among others.
  • Prepare and consolidate reports as per donor requirements and MLE
    plan as guided by the MLE manager.
  • Develop annual monitoring and result measurement plans for
    interventions with private sector actors within their dairy sector.
  • III. Maintain data management system for the project.
  • Coordinate implementation of M&E activities as described by the
    M&E plan including assisting the Project Manager in preparing and
    disseminating relevant reports.
  • Collaborate with the MLE Manager in designing tools required as per
    MLE plan such as survey instruments, tracking sheets, FGD guide etc.
  • In collaboration with the MLE Manager, organize periodic evaluation
    and progress monitoring events by involving partners.
  • In collaboration with different units, periodically provide quality
    assurance for data collected and reports produced.
  • Collect and compile the case stories and success stories related to program
    activities as appropriate.
  • Support the program team to incorporate key learnings in the
    upcoming plan and program.
Accountable for
knowledge and Information Management and Reporting at country Office level.
  • Document key outcomes, based on data collected
  • Coordinate knowledge sharing and reflection activities to identify
    lessons through implementation practices and data.
  • Develop knowledge management activities, identify lessons and other
    information that could be shared with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Document the learning and best practices in the ADAP.
  • Provides data deemed important for concept paper or proposal
  • Create and maintain an updated database for the farmers at project
    and PO levels
  • Management and Compliance (10%)
  • Support the overall leadership in developing and maintaining project
    database at project level.
  • Coordinate periodic project reviews and planning workshops and
    assist the Project Manager in preparing and disseminating relevant
  • Maintain a project database as per the MLE framework.
  • Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual
    reports to the various project stakeholders.
  • Closely review data and indicators progress to ensure that
    corrective recommendations are provided on a timely basis.
  • Maintains accurate project data/information in both electronic and
    hard copy files.
Partnership and
Engagement (10%)
  • Accountable for knowledge management, learning and sharing
  • Provide MLE technical support to partners and stakeholders
  • Provide statistical information for use by partners and HPI.
  • Attend relevant government and partners’ meetings to further develop
    collaboration and to obtain new methods and ideas in responsibility.
  • Prepare presentations to foster strong MLE practices
  • Participate in the documentation and dissemination of lessons
    learned and best practice.
  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned. May perform other
    job-related responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Heifer International Monitoring,
    Learning and Evaluation Assistant (MLE) job placement must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Economics and/or Statistics, Social Research,
    Development studies or an equivalent with an academic focus on Monitoring
    and Evaluation plus (2) years of direct relevant experience in MLE for
  • Solid MLE experience, gained in working in the development context
  • Demonstrated social research experience
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the
  • Proven experience in staff and partner training
  • Experience in developing field data collection tools
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Experience in developing MLE plans
  • Demonstrated strong experience in data analysis
  • Report writing
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented
  • Demonstrated effective organizing and planning skills;
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and to make effective
    oral presentations;
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with
    poverty, hunger, and the environment, and knowledge of the context in
    which non-profit organizations operate
  • Knowledge of youth workforce development issues, especially in rural
    communities of the East Africa region
  • Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural
  • Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty
  • Knowledge of the DCED standards in measuring results
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions
    to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge,
    measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation
    tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and
    attractive format with superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s
    Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically,
    willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to
    communicate MLE concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at
    all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct
    reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to
    train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff
    in various locations
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with
    colleagues and the public.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout ADAP
    project sites
  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for
    extended periods of time and performing office environment activities
    while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision
    while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
How to Apply:
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