Fresher Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organization: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Base
Manager
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant will provide
technical support to the ECHO consortium project in Nakivale and oversee all
MEAL related activities, including assisting project teams in defining
indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies,
and playing a major role in assessments and project audits in Nakivale II field
office. The Assistant will collaborate closely with the MEAL Officer in Kyaka,
Country MEAL Coordinator, Consortium MEAL Coordinator and program team to
ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Ensure
full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning Standards in all projects implemented by Nakivale field office.
·       
Support
the development of MEAL components of ECHO Consortium projects, including the
development and refinement of indicators and MEAL plan.
·       
In close
collaboration with the MEAL Officer and the program team, develop sector-specific
data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The
position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure
all captured data is managed according to sector information management
standards and best practices.
·       
In
collaboration with the MEAL Officer, lead field-level assessments, including
baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys. Produce
monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned
projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing
recommendations for corrective actions to share with the Area Manager,
implementing teams and Consortium MEAL Officer, and documenting lessons
learned.
·       
In
collaboration with the MEAL Officer, facilitate field-level learning events to
capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external
purposes.
·       
Under
the guidance of the MEAL Officer, conduct internal project audits with an eye
to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by
the implementing teams.
·       
Identify
and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s
program staff in Nakivale field office and assume responsibility for
facilitating trainings on beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
·       
Assume
responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Uganda
Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs,
in the Nakivale field office.
·       
Provide
support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between
collected data, means of verification and donor reports.
·       
Ensure
proper collection of data and indicators follow-up on a daily, weekly or
monthly basis
·       
Set up
an archiving system for sources of verification and work with program teams to
ensure these are available and filed
·       
Support
the expansion of mobile data collection approaches and platforms among the
field Office staff.
·       
Monitor
and analyze consortium information and database and evaluate performance to
discover ways of enhancing it
·       
Ensure
proper documentation of all MEAL processes and outcomes (including ensuring
outcome monitoring is conducted to ensure change in practices and behaviors are
measured overtime)



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Monitoring Evaluation
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant job must hold a university degree
in statistics, economics, IT or related discipline. A Post Graduate Diploma in
M&E will be an added advantage.
·       
At least
two years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
·       
Demonstrated
experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans,
developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management
process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
·       
Proven
technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both
qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
·       
Excellent
analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
·       
Experience
using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such
as SPSS, STATA.
·       
Previous
experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
·       
Languages:
Fluency in English and local
language especially Kiswahili a plus
Desirable
·       
Experience
of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
·       
Experience
in training and capacity-building of staff.
·       
Commitment
to humanitarian principles and values.
·       
Understanding
of gender, protection and human rights.
·       
Knowledge
of refugee crisis.
How to Apply:
All Interested
candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit
updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited
for the post.
Deadline: 21st April 2020
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