Entry Level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee

 

 

Job Title:    Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Officer

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

 

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 M&E Officer will work in close
cooperation with the IRC M&E Manager, IRC MEAL Coordinator and RE:BUILD
Senior Research Officer and will be responsible for all RE:BUILD M&E
related activities, including increasing the program’s staff capacity on data
collection methods, data analysis, data verification and result-based
management (performance on indicators). 
S/he directly reports to the M&E Manager with a dotted line to the  RE:BUILD Project Manager.

 

The M&E Officer
will be responsible for all Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) related actions
(initiation, project start
up,
implementation and close
out),
providing technical M&E leadership with specific attention to data quality
and use. S/he will assess the current M&E systems used by IRC Uganda and
the current capacity of RE:BUILD 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 RE:BUILD 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, guidance of the IRC Uganda M&E Manager
and MEAL Coordinator, and RE:BUILD Project Manager in writing donor reports and
other reports required. S/he will conduct frequent visits to the field and
assess the quality of the project activities, M&E work, ensure
understanding and compliance with M&E procedures and provide guidance and
coaching to RE:BUILD staff.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the IRC M&E
Manager, in collaboration with the RE:BUILD Project Manager, the Monitoring and
Evaluation officer will:

Technical

·       
Work
with the RE:BUILD team to develop a detailed M&E plan for RE:BUILD 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 program staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to
inform required reports.

·       
Support
the Livelihood Center and program staff to frequently use data for program
improvement.

·       
Support
RE:BUILD to engage in continuous data quality improvement.

·       
Participate
in quality of intervention monitoring together with the KCCA and RE:BUILD
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 RE:BUILD database

·       
Maintain
a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular
evaluation of RE:BUILD activities.

·       
Support
the operation of feedback channels (logbook, client satisfaction and engagement
surveys).

·       
Support
the recording of feedback, analyses 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 RE:BUILD Project Manager to ensure that donor, partners, and Senior
Management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.

·       
Take
Lead in implementing the IRC’s monitoring for Action standards for the RE:
BUILD Program with support from the MEAL manager/Coordinator and RE:BUILD
Program Manager

·       
Provide
to the RE:BUILD project and KCCA with monthly reports on indicator trends.

·       
Periodically
document success stories and lessons learnt for the programs in
implementation.           

Liaison

·       
Liaise
with KCCA’ and other partners’ M&E teams while ensuring that accurate and
timely data on RE:BUILD is fed into KCCA’s information management systems and
program reports.

Communication/reporting

·       
Provide
regular feedback to the RE:BUILD Project Manager 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 
RE:BUILD Project Manager.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) Officer job placement 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

·       
Knowledge
of Mobile data applications such as Comcare, Kobo collect, Survey CTO and ODK
would be added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

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Here

 

The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Anti-Retaliation.

 

Deadline: 13th December 2020

 

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