Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator NGO Jobs – Village Enterprise

 Job Title:    Monitoring Evaluation and
Learning Coordinator

Organisation: Village
Enterprise

Duty Station:  Gulu,
Uganda

 

About US:

Village Enterprise’s
mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and
innovation. Village Enterprise targets the poor, provides business training,
seed capital/startup funds and on-going mentoring to over 10,000 new
entrepreneurs to start 3,000 enterprises each year. Since its inception in
1987, Village Enterprise has started over 40,000 micro-enterprises.

 

Job Summary:  Village Enterprise is seeking a candidate who
will use his/her expertise to assist with Village Enterprise’s dynamic
field-level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team and activities.
Program areas of involvement include: oversight for implementation of
participant tracking systems; data cleaning and analysis; database management;
information management; report writing; field visits; staff trainings;
innovations in monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies; design and
oversight of M&E for special projects; participation in organizational
research initiatives. A minimum time commitment of two years is required.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Regional/Project
Specific MEL Responsibilities: 60%

·       
Lead
implementation of MEL Team initiatives for region/project(s), including: o
Manage data collection budget and timeline

·       
Measure
and enforce adherence to data quality protocols, including:

·       
Supervise
Senior Enumerators, ensuring monitoring of data collection and ensuring audits
are both carried out accurately and productively

·       
Conduct
timely data quality assessment of all incoming data and submit data quality
reports to supervisor. Supervised DQA may be assigned to advanced Senior
Enumerators.

·       
Timely
cleaning of all participant tracking and monitoring data

·       
Analysis
of participant tracking and monitoring data when needed

·       
Maintenance
of participant tracking and monitoring dashboards and custom reports; creation
of additional internal reports and memos as necessary

·       
Creation
of MEL Reports for funders/stakeholders in line with regional/project specific
obligations

·       
Train
field teams of region/project(s) in data capture responsibilities as they
relate to: targeting, participant enrollment, participant tracking, grant
applications, and business spot checks

·       
Supervise
Senior Enumerators to ensure high quality trainings are delivered to
enumerators in relation to all data capture responsibilities

·       
Build
and maintain relationships with field staff. Coordinate with staff from other
teams as necessary towards the following goals:

·       
Procurement
of enumerator protective gear and data collection equipment as needed

·       
Open and
clear communication channels are maintained for sharing of MEL findings;

·       
Clear
timelines are in place for when staff might expect formal reporting (ex.,
targeting verification reports within 2 weeks of close of targeting; business
owner registration stats available in real time but data fully cleaned within
one week of final sync)

·       
Additional
findings are shared with relevant parties on an ongoing basis

·       
Problems
are brought forward, ‘lessons learned’ are openly discussed, and innovations/solutions
are tested

·       
Staff
understand why information is needed from them and by when (for example, each
cycle BM assignments are needed at least a week before the refresher training
so that the database can be prepped and the new targeting forms can be assigned
to the Business Mentors in advance of the training)

·       
Supervise
Senior Enumerators. In addition to responsibilities outlined above:

·       
Recruit
and train new Field Officers as appropriate and under the direction of MEL
Manager

·       
Support
Field Officers in recruitment and training of Enumerators as needed under the
direction of MEL Manager

·       
Review
Senior Enumerators’ planned expenses

·       
Review
Senior Enumerators field activity plans

·       
Review
Senior Enumerators field activity reports; on a monthly basis, aggregate
relevant details from reports for sharing with staff (e.g., Regional Managers,
Country Directors, Finance &Admin, etc)

·       
Host
weekly meetings with Senior Enumerators

·       
Other
monitoring and evaluation tasks as assigned.

Cross-Region/Project
MEL Responsibilities: 30%
In
collaboration with other MEL Coordinators and under the guidance of the MEL
Manager:

·       
Create
or maintain high quality training materials (Manuals, PowerPoint presentations,
practice TaroWorks forms, etc)

·       
Design
(when necessary), create, and publish, data capture forms

·       
For
outcome data, assist with data cleaning, analysis and reporting

·       
Database
management

·       
Participate
in special project evaluations, and review of M&E tools

·       
Develop
and maintain templates to be used by Senior Enumerators for planning and
reporting

·       
Develop,
document in MEL Manual, and maintain policies and procedures to be followed by
Senior Enumerators

·       
Maintenance
of MEL Manual

·       
Other
monitoring and evaluation tasks as assigned.

Operations Role:
10%

·       
Assist
in the adaptation, implementation, monitoring, and expansion of the Village
Enterprise core program

·       
Provide
support to field management team when needed

·       
Other
operation tasks as assigned

Safeguarding:

·       
Safeguarding
is everyone’s responsibility at Village Enterprise. However, the MEL
Coordinator is expected to escalate any safeguarding issues identified in the
field to the HR Coordinator or the Director of Talent Management.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant should preferably hold a degree in Monitoring and Evaluation,
Economics, Statistics or a related field; preference will be given to
candidates with a relevant Master’s degree (completed or enrolled).

·       
Three
years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for social impact
programming.

·       
Possess
the technical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the role, including

·       
Strong
quantitative skills and experience with data analysis; good command of STATA

·       
Proficiency
in Microsoft Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint

·       
Proficiency
with Google Documents, Gmail, and Android applications

·       
Understand
the elements of data quality: consistent, complete, accurate, timely,
verifiable, valid

·       
Proven
ability to design monitoring and evaluation plans, including developing
theories of change and logical frameworks

·       
Ability
to develop SMART indicators

·       
Literacy
with the basic methods for data collection: surveys, interviews, performance
tests, site visits/observation, focus group discussions, participatory methods,
pre-existing data

·       
Experience
designing and implementing surveys

·       
Experience
conducting data quality assessments and with cleaning data

·       
Experience
supervising data collection and teams of field workers

·       
Possess
Training and Communication Skills:

·       
Demonstrate
ability to communicate key concepts to people with less than Level 5 education

·       
Ability
to orally communicate issues, problems, and key information

·       
Ability
to write clear, concise memos highlighting issues, problems, and key
information

·       
Experience
working as part of a diverse team with the ability to work via email, phone,
Skype, and other virtual communications

·       
Flexible,
self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player

·       
Must be
a very strong critical thinker able to identify potential solutions to
challenges in new environments

·       
Experience
with Salesforce and/or TaroWorks is a plus

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who meet the set criteria are invited to
send their Cover Letter and CV (Maximum 3 pages) including 3 referees, salary
history and expectation.

 

Please log into: Click
Here
then register and create a profile, attach your applications and
detailed CV as single file then follow the prompts. Alternatively, submit your
applications to ugandajobs@villageenterprise.org
addressed to The Human Resource Coordinator.

 

As this position is
based in Gulu, preference will be given to candidates living in Gulu or its
environments.

 

Deadline: 28th March 2021,

 

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