Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Job Careers – Caritas

Organization: Caritas
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
Switzerland is a non-governmental, non-faith-based, and non-profit aid agency
that works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles.
Caritas Switzerland has been engaged in Uganda since 1994. its Country Program
concentrates on education and income as well as food security and markets, and
targets vulnerable groups with a regional focus on the greater north of Uganda.
Switzerland plans and implements its interventions together with local partner
organizations, and promotes holistic approaches to contributing to achieve
Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the Agenda 2030 tor Sustainable Development Goals.

About ALENU Project;
Switzerland is about to implement the Action for Livelihood Enhancement in
Northern Uganda (ALENU). The project is part of the Development initiative for
Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European
Union (EU) under the 11th EDF. The consortium consists of tour NGDs (Caritas
Switzerland, Advance Afrika, Agency tor Accelerated Regional Development, and
Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization).
focuses on improving livelihoods through increased production of diversified food,
enhanced market opportunities and better maternal and child nutrition in six
districts in West Nile and Acholi sub regions (Nebbi, Pakwach Zombo, Amuru,
Agago, Dmoro).
Job Summary:  The MEL Officer will support the ALENU teams
in planning, monitoring and evaluation of project results as well as
facilitating learning from those results. The set up and organization of the
complete MEL system with data gathering, processing, analysing, reporting. reflecting
and learning as well as the integration of this cycle in the Project Management
structure and process form the key of this job description
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Develop and implement
the MEL framework for the project, to ensure a strong evidence base that meets
the standards of the Contracting Agency, donors, and consortium partners
·       Ensure the quality and
delivery of MEL activities across the project, provide technical guidance,
tools and capacity support along with relevant training for staff and partners.
·       Act as focal point and
source of expertise and energy for monitoring, evaluation and learning across
the project.
·       Ensure that specified
MEL activities (e.g. data collection, reporting, baseline, mid-term, end-line
studies) are accurately planned and costed (in terms of money, human effort and
equipment) and that budgets are managed effectively.
·       Ensure that value for
money monitoring is embedded within core and devolved MEL systems and processes
so that results can be tracked to resources.
·       Set up and management of
Kobo Toolbox MEL system with strong emphasis on the collection of disaggregated
results for target beneficiary groups
·       Ensure continuous data
collection in response to indicator framework that is understood and
streamlined across the project including a range of robust M&E and evidence
gathering systems and tools that are fit for the purpose of the project, the
staffing structure and the regional delivery model
·       Ensure regular analysis
and progress reporting to Consortium Management Board to inform on project
progress and risks related to the delivery of quarterly and annual reports
·       Ensure development of
impact and results narratives for quarterly and annual reporting cycles
·       Manage external /
independent monitoring and evaluation exercises and performance reviews
·       Lead capacity building
initiatives for staff and partners; embed formal and informal processes of
learning and reflection, and ensure the MEL system is hard wired into all areas
of the project
·       Ensure effective
knowledge management and dissemination processes that ensure that consortium
partners, donors, and wider stakeholders are informed about the project,
benefit from lessons learned, and coordinate their interventions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree or similar in social sciences, communication,
development studies, agriculture, Horticulture, or a related field; Studies
must have included at least basic statistics including use of SPSS or R
·       Minimum 3 years’
experience in setting up and implementation of MEL systems for complex programs
including participatory approaches and the ability to facilitate capacity
building and training at different levels for MEL and Non-MEL staff.
·       Excellent written and oral
English communication skills, knowledge of local language (Acholi, Alur, Jonam)
an asset
·       Excellent coordination
and organizational skills
·       Ability to plan workload
and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct supervision
·       Ability to work under
pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines
·       Experience with
statistical packages and familiarity with IT applications to support MEL and
information management
·       Well-developed
analytical skills
·       Ability to oversee the
complete MEL needs and data bases
·       Skill to facilitate and
organize a team into a learning team
How to Apply:
suitably and Qualified please online at the link below and follow the
shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline:  31st   January
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