Monitoring and Evaluation Officer US Non-profit Careers – Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

Organization: The
Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director (administrative) and HQ Research (technical)
About US:
The Center for
Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and
its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit
organization dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation
services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who
can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.
We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as
well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Officer is responsible for the entry, analysis, and reporting of program data,
including confidential clinical data. The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
will implement and maintain data collection systems, monitor the integrity of collected
data, and provide oversight for the data collection process generally;
contribute to reports for a variety of internal and external audiences; and consult
with and support program and clinical staff about client progress, program
evaluation, and data-related issues. The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
will report to the Country Director while also working closely with the
Research Department based at Headquarters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Data management:
·       
Enter,
clean, and maintain electronic records of clinical activities and client
assessment data. Process completed assessment forms (submitted by clinical staff);
enter the data into a database/datasets;
·       
Verify
that data are correctly entered; detect and resolve data integrity issues.
·       
Create
documentation of computer file folders and location of database/dataset files.
·       
Store
original master and analysis files in separate computer folders.
·       
Name and
organize data files and folders according to a documented convention.
·       
Back-up
data files regularly.
·       
Safeguard
the confidentiality of client data.
·       
Ensure
the secure storage of electronic client data, as well as paper forms while in
possession.
Data analysis:
·       
Analyze
and interpret results using SPSS, SurveyGizmo, Microsoft Excel, or other
programs for reporting and other analyses. Calculate frequencies, descriptive
statistics, and generate figures/graphs (e.g., bar charts, pie charts). Analyze
client outcomes using crosstabs, t-tests, Cohen’s D, and other statistical
techniques. Score client measures for aggregate reporting and analysis
purposes.
·       
Devise
and conduct additional analyses as needed to respond to requests to address
substantive evaluation or clinical questions.
Support collection
of clinical data:
·       
Support
clinical staff in collecting client data. Maintain original, blank, paper
copies of current clinical assessment forms. Work with clinical and counseling
staff to ensure adequate procedures are in place to securely and reliably
collect, enter, and store confidential client information, especially as forms
are transferred to and from clinical and M&E staff for data entry.
Monitor data
quality:
·       
Monitor
data and data collection processes to ensure adherence to data collection
protocols,
·       
especially
as it relates to clinical assessment measures. Identify problems with data
collection, including patterns of missing data, internal reliability,
problematic content of particular questions, and so on.
·       
Collaborate
with clinical, counseling, research, and administrative staff to identify and
resolve data or data systems-related issues. Report deleterious or ongoing
data-related issues to the Country Director and CVT Research Department.
·       
Ensure
that no changes are made to the clinical assessment forms without the approval
of CVT Research Department.
Reporting:
·       
Contribute
to regular reports concerning clinical and program data for both internal and
external audiences.
·       
External
audiences include quarterly and annual reports to funding agencies.
·       
Internal
audiences include monthly reports to CVT Headquarters International Services
staff, requests from CVT Research Department, or ad hoc requests from clinical
or administrative staff.
Consultation,
collaboration and communication:
·       
Consult
with CVT staff (i.e., admin, clinical, research) concerning data management,
data collection, data analysis, or evaluation topics as requested. Consult
and/or collaborate on other reporting efforts involving data as requested.
Maintain close communication with clinical staff and CVT Research Department.
·       
Participate
in clinical meetings as possible. Gain familiarity with CVT’s work with clients
and maintain clear understanding of current program activities. Gather
meaningful questions
·       
from
clinical and administrative staff concerning our clients and our program.
·       
When
possible, conduct analyses and present results from CVT data germane to
addressing such questions.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, data or
computer science discipline, or other field, with substantial data management
and analysis component
·       
At least
three years of work experience in program evaluation, research, or data
management
·       
Excellent
ability to communicate effectively in English and Acholi, both written and
spoken
·       
Excellent
computer skills, including Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
·       
Excellent
numeracy skills, including comfort with a range of basic statistics
·       
Commitment
to the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all
·       
Strong
administrative skills
·       
High
level of attention to detail
·       
Ability
to communicate in a highly professional manner with a variety of audiences
·       
Ability
to work independently, maintaining high self-motivation and organization, and
consistently meeting deadlines
·       
Ability
to maintain confidentiality
·       
Good
team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, able to take direction, and
work collaboratively with others
·       
Flexible
and able to adapt to change
Desired
Qualifications
·       
Experience
with statistical software, such as SPSS
·       
Experience
with online surveys, such as SurveyGizmo
·       
Advanced
degree or other certifications in social science, computer science, program evaluation,
etc.
·       
Experience
working in mental health or psychosocial programs
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send updated CVs, cover letters and contact information for 2 references
who can attest to your professional skills and experience to: JAkello@cvt.org
Deadline: 30th June 2020
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