Entry Level Monitoring and Evaluation Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organisation: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  MEL
Manager
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.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  will be responsible for all M&E related
program actions (Initiation, project start‐up,
implementation and close‐out),
providing technical M&E leadership for all program sectors with specific
attention to data quality and use. S/he will assess the current M&E systems
and the current capacity of staff related to M&E, and based on this address
the identified needs through capacity building and technical support on data
collection methods, data analysis, data quality assurance and result‐based management. S/he will also ensure that
quality data collected is entered into a data platform; data analysis is
completed by project teams and will play a key role in the process of reporting
on the impact of the IRC program to relevant stakeholders. S/he compiles monthly
data reports, assists in the narrative components, and prepares quality
presentations for the review meetings while providing data trends to inform
program decisions. S/he works with M&E and PRoL Managers in writing donor
reports and other reports required by the organization. S/he will conduct
frequent visits to the field and assess the quality of the program, M&E
work, ensure understanding and compliance with M&E procedures and provide
guidance and coaching to staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical
·       
Work
with the program team to develop a detailed M&E plan for the program based
on the project log frame to track progress against agreed indicators.
·       
Track
the M & E plan and frequently provide the program with trend analysis of
tracked indicators while identifying the outliers.
·       
Mentor
and coach PRoL staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to inform
organizational and donor reports.
·       
Supports
program sites and program staff to frequently use data for program improvement.
·       
Support
the program sites to engage in continuous data quality improvement.
·       
Participate
in quality of care/intervention monitoring together with the District and IRC
project staff while ensuring availability of data for assessing program
quality.
·       
Provide
accurate information that informs the program review meetings.
·       
Maintain
an accurate and up to date database for the protection and rule of law.
·       
Maintain
a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular
evaluation of program activities.
·       
Support
the operation of feedback channels (logbook, client satisfaction and engagement
surveys).
·       
Support
the recording of feedback, analysis and accessibility of feedback data for
programmatic decision making.
·       
Overview
preparation of consolidated reports including concise narratives that capture
progress against indicators and provide both management and donors with
accurate and user‐friendly
information.
·       
Manage
electronic tools to prevent disorganization (Keep server data confidential).
·       
Support
the M&E Manager to ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data
queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
·       
Assist
the M&E Manager and program Heads in implementing the IRC’s monitoring for
Action standards.
·       
Provide
to the supervisor, technical coordinators, program staff and districts with
monthly reports on indicator trends.
Liaison
·       
Liaise
with any existing district/partner M&E teams while ensuring that accurate
and timely data on the program is fed into the district information management
systems and program reports.
Communication/reporting
·       
Provide
regular feedback to the MEL Manager/protection and rule of law Managers on
project implementation.
·       
Provide
the program staffs with monthly reports on performance against indicators and
trends.
·       
Assist
in preparation of donor program reports.
Miscellaneous: Assist with any duties as requested by the
direct supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demography, Economics, M&E or
related field. An advanced certificate in M&E, statistics will be of an
added advantage
·       
Postgraduate
studies in M & E shall be an added advantage
·       
At least
2 to 3 years’ experience in a similar role either in humanitarian or
development settings with proven success in implementing M&E systems from
project initiation to close‐out
stages.
·       
Experience
in data quality assessment and oversight
·       
Experience
in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
·       
Experience
in continuous quality improvement.
·       
Knowledge
of the major evaluation methodologies.
·       
Previous
experience with an NGO in similar program.
·       
Good
experience of monitoring and evaluation of programs.
·       
Strong
facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately
collect feedback from all members of a community regardless of their age,
gender, or other diversity factors
·       
Computer
literate in MS Word, Excel, internet, power point, etc
How to Apply:
All Interested
applicants should send your cover letter and CV to UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org
Deadline: 17th
February 2020
NB:  Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling
basis.

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