Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – PlayMatters US NGO Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives
and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
About Project:
IRC is seeking to implement a five-year project,
“PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO Foundation to promote play-based, early
learning solutions for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged
children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in
Ethiopia and Uganda. This major initiative seeks to build children’s social,
emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes,
learning spaces, and communities.
Job Summary:  The Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
– PlayMatters will work closely with the PlayMatters Project Director and
technical staff to ensure that meaningful data is collected, analyzed, and used
to inform management, design and implementation decisions, and to provide
project updates, as the need arises. A key role of the M&E Coordinator is
to support field staff to collect, use, and analyze data to track project
progress and inform meaningful course correction and program decision
discussions; and to also ensure senior management staff have data that is
tailored to their decision making processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Develop and run a monitoring and evaluation
system across all project components and partners that demonstrates qualitative
and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure
progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and
Communicate information obtained through M&E
activities to program staff, and external partners, including the donor, to
enable informed decision making and course correction as needed;
Ensure the data collection process is
functioning in all activity locations to provide quality, timely data;
Regularly review data collection processes,
perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed;
Conduct regular visits to project sites, as
possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure accurate monitoring of
project activities;
Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual
and annual reports for the Project Director and the donor, as needed and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold an advanced degree (PhD
or MA) from an accredited university in M&E, education, international
development, or related field;
At least five years of experience in M&E for
similar Education programming, experience with projects designed to build
systemic change in educational policy and practice for refugees and displaced
populations preferred;
Significant previous experience carrying out
M&E activities in conflict or crisis situations;
Experience working in East Africa and/or
Ethiopia and Uganda on Education programming;
Strong negotiation skills and the ability to
develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other partners;
Strong communication skills, both oral and
Proficiency in English required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications online at the link below.
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