USAID Project Jobs – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)

Organization: USAID’s
Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Coordinator DDS NK
About US:
USAID’s Integrated
Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship
resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the
resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro,
Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong
and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region). ICAN Activity is majorly aimed at strengthening
community resilience in the event of shock and stress with four core purpose
areas: Increasing the resilience of Vulnerable households in 8 districts increasing
economic and diversified livelihood activities; improving food and nutrition
security; enhancing inclusive and effective governance processes; Gender and
social inclusion being a cross-cutting component.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Officer will ensure the existence of a functional and efficient MEL system that
is able to provide timely and accurate data for reporting and decision making
by the USAID ICAN field implementing team and management. The MEL Coordinator
shall work in consultation with the Activity MEL department based in Kampala. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Provide
capacity building, technical support and training to the program team on all
areas of the ICAN M&E strategy and ensuring that personnel are able to use
M&E systems to assess progress, identify challenges/opportunities and take
appropriate action.
·       
Administer
performance monitoring tools to track project indicators in line with the
project implementation plan.
·       
Prepare
monitoring and evaluation reports and documenting the findings of the
evaluation process including the impact of ICAN work to the communities.
·       
Monitor
project implementation and progress by use of qualitative, quantitative and
participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders.
·       
Oversee
all monitoring and reporting systems in the ICAN Project
·       
Participate
in the dissemination of evidence –based learnings to stakeholders.
·       
Oversee
support and maintenance of ICAN project database.
·       
Support
project team in coordination of data collection and analysis processes as
required.
·       
Develop
and Update M&E plans as necessary and ensure that routine monitoring of the
program takes place by all relevant stakeholders.
·       
Ensure
the use of the data collection software for ICAN to facilitate analysis,
promote learning and initiate timely evidence for use by relevant stakeholders.
·       
Work closely
with ICAN staff to process, analyze and use information collected to improve
management, make necessary adjustments and assess trends.
·       
Analyze
reports and data to provide learning insights and make follow-up with regional
lead and ICAN leadership to ensure informed decisions on a timely basis.
·       
Support
the ICAN team in conducting regular field visits to collect data and assess the
application of MEAL tools.
·       
Conduct
community data validation on a monthly or quarterly basis.
·       
Compile
MEL weekly updates, monthly and quarterly reports for onward submission to
USAID ICAN management.
·       
Build
the capacity of staff to increase beneficiary accountability in programs by
providing guidance to program staff.
·       
Any
other duties assigned to him/her from time by his Supervisor.
Key Deliverables
·       
Weekly
update of M&E data
·       
Quarterly
MEL report for the region (including verification exercises)
·       
Monthly
M&E data extracts for the field monthly review meetings
·       
Monthly
M&E data files



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate should have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in statistics,
Statistics and Quantitative Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation.
·       
At least
two years of relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities,
ideally with an NGO and relevant field- based experience in monitoring and
evaluation, research and data management.
·       
Previous
experience working on a USAID funded project in a similar position is an added
advantage.
·       
Knowledge
of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research and data management.
·       
General
knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectorial
approach.
·       
Demonstrated
ability to build staff capacity.
·       
Ability
to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner.
·       
Self-motivated
and able to work under minimum supervision.
·       
Possession
of a valid riding permit is a must.
·       
Ability
to ride a motorcycle is considered
·       
Strong
IT skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) as well as
SPSS, STATA, Access and Visual Basics. Experience with information systems,
knowledge-sharing networks.
·       
Good
interpersonal Skills.
·       
Good
technical writing and communication skills.
·       
Proactive,
resourceful and results-oriented.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit an updated CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability
for the role, Academic documents and recommendation letter from your pastor,
priest or religious leader. Please email your applications to
diocesan.developmentservicesnk@gmail.com with a reference “ICAN –Karamoja /Indicate
position applied for”
Or Submit hand
delivered applications to:
The Executive
Director,
Diocesan Development
Services – North Karamoja,
P.O. Box 26, Kotido.
Uganda
Deadline: 14th August 2020
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