Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Coordinator NGO Jobs – ALIGHT

Organization: ALIGHT
(Formerly known as American Refugee Committee)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programs
Coordinator (PC)
About US:
Alight, formerly the
American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian
organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions
of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5
million people get essential services to regain their health and take back
control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to
provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced
persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo,
and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency
relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and
sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to
help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with
dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.
Job Summary:
The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Coordinator is
responsible for coordinating and managing all monitoring, evaluation and
learning activities across ALIGHT/ARC programs in Uganda and will play a
pivotal role in advancing ALIGHT/ARC’s Reporting Revolution (RR) initiative
designed to minimize the reporting burden of frontline staff. The MEL Technical
Coordinator will provide leadership on ensuring site teams and Kampala-based
staff are collecting and reviewing relevant data and following appropriate
processes to ensure information is available for quality project
implementation, proposal design and report writing. She/He will update data
collection tools and templates to guide field-level monitoring and evaluation
and provide design support to field-level assessments and research.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead in
the design, establishment and implementation of the country program MEL/FRRM
and information management approach – including tools development, training and
roll out, and information management for programming and decision making.
the ALIGHT/ARC Uganda Reporting Revolution initiative, ensuring user adoption
of new tools, training, and processes, coordinating tool updates and requests
and writing and compiling of reports. The MEL Technical Coordinator will serve
as the in-country lead on the Reporting Revolution project, working closely
with borderless teams to ensure successful and sustained rollout of this donor
reporting process.
Act as
ARC Focal Point for Kampala-level Reporting Revolution uptake, analysis,
guiding program field teams and others on the initiative and ensure the
Act as
the indicator expert, providing information management support to Alight field
level staff, ensuring that the right tools are in place to adequately capture
timely information required to calculate all project indicators and customer
high-quality program reports in conjunction with field teams that highlight
indicator performance and program activity progress. Facilitate and participate
in the overall process by ensuring adequate data is captured by field teams
that enable report writing by staff at other locations (e.g. Kampala or
Minneapolis). Take the lead in writing and reviewing reports with site teams
(in conjunction with borderless team) for corrections before compiling and
forwarding to senior management for final review.
and update MEL systems constantly to ensure best practices are considered and
worked into M&E templates to aid project MEL/FRRM lessons learned.
regular field visits to project sites to build staff capacity in project
MEL/FRRM and ensure that staff are empowered to track their projects, collect
both qualitative and quantitative data on their projects, and channel this
learning into increasing of project quality and impact.
activities conducted at field level are supported by necessary documentation
(e.g. distribution lists, pre/post exams) to support information management,
verification processes and establishment of lessons learned and promising
protocol and dissemination plans for periodic trends analysis of information /
data received and entered into MEL/FRRM tools, guiding field teams and
management on key areas of interest, opportunities for improvement.
to country program project proposals, especially MEL/FRRM related sections,
indicators and performance measures.
support in the development and compilation of country annual reports, strategic
planning, and other periodic reports/reviews.
leadership and planning support to field-level assessments and research,
working with field teams to build assessment tools and conduct assessments for
the purposes of a) new project development, b) establishing baselines, and c)
troubleshooting and exploring quality improvement measures for current
guidance and shoulder-to-shoulder capacity building to staff for data entry in
SGBV IMS, 3Ws, Reporting Revolution tools and other institution / whole of
country program materials required from ALIGHT/ARC on a periodic basis.
that MEL/FRRM protocols and practices in the field are in line with any and all
donor requirements.
data collection activities such as rapid assessments, market studies, baseline
data collection surveys, special studies, and other research activities.
data collected from field-level MEL/FRRM reporting to inform strategic
decision-making and project planning, ensuring appropriate dissemination of
lessons learned during implementation of M&E plans and trends analysis of
information received from the field.
in coordination events at Kampala and field level related to project M&E,
data collection / compilation, and other related topics.
Act as
ARC Focal Point for Kampala-level Kuja Kuja Feedback analysis, guiding program
field teams and others on channeling feedback into response actions;
other duties as required by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Project Management, Development,
International Relations, Social Sciences or any related field from an
accredited university required;
At least
five years of experience with development or relief organizations working in
complex emergency situations and/or development settings, including refugees,
returnees, displaced, vulnerable and/or conflict affected populations required,
with specific experience in M&E and Reporting required;
have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with multi-donor, multi-site
three years MEL and reporting, project design, proposal development (program
narratives and budgets) experience required;
of institutional donor MEL and Reporting requirements, and ability to keep
abreast of changes in these requirements;
international work and life experience preferred.
with private, UN, US government and multilateral donor requirements and working
proficiency in English, both written and spoken;
in the use of computers and standard application
analytical, written and verbal skills;
level of integrity, accountability and responsibility;
interpersonal skills and ability and inclination to work in / with teams;
level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve;
to work with minimal supervision, hit deadlines, and produce high-quality
to travel and stay for extended periods in remote refugee sites to support work
Note: This position is advertised for Ugandan nationals;
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 19th May 2020
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