Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator NGO Jobs – Village Enterprise

Organisation: Village Enterprise
Duty Station: Uganda
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.
Job Summary: The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
Coordinator will support Village Enterprise in the dynamic field-level
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team and activities. Program areas of
involvement include: oversight for implementation of participant tracking
systems; data cleaning and analysis; database management; information
management; report writing; field visits; staff trainings; innovations in
monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies; design and oversight of
M&E for special projects; participation in organizational research
initiatives. A minimum time commitment of two years is required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Lead implementation of MEL Team initiatives for
region/project(s), including:
·       
Manage data collection budget and timeline
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.
·       
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 checks
·       
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)
·       
Provide M&E support for Innovations and
Learning initiatives as assigned by supervisor
In 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, etc)
·       
Design (when necessary), create, and publish,
data capture forms
·       
For outcome data, assist with data cleaning,
analysis and reporting Village
·       
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
assigned.
Operations Role
·       
Assist in the adaptation, implementation,
monitoring, and expansion of the Village Enterprise core program
·       
Provide support to field management team when
needed
·       
Submit reports immediately to the Human Resource
Coordinator on any identified safeguarding matters.
·       
Other operations tasks as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a university 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).
·       
Three years of experience in conducting
monitoring and evaluation for social impact programming
·       
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
frameworks
·       
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 surveys
·       
Experience conducting data quality assessments
and with cleaning data
·       
Experience supervising data collection and teams
of field workers
·       
Possess Training and Communication Skills
·       
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 candidates should send their cover letters and updated
CVs (Maximum 3 pages) including 3 referees, salary history and expectation in
one file to: ugandajobs@villageenterprise.org addressed to: The Human Resource
Coordinator Subject Line: ‘MEL Coordinator Uganda’
Deadline: 18th
December 2019
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