Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning System (MELS) Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Heifer International

 Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning System (MELS) Officer

Organization:
Heifer International

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

Heifer International
(Heifer) is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world
hunger, poverty and saving the earth. HI works with resource limited families
around the globe to become self-reliant. Since it begun in 1944, Heifer
International has worked directly with 7 million families in more than 125
countries.

 

About EAYIP Program:

The East Arica Youth
Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Officer,
reporting to the Country project manager and under the technical guidance of
the EAYIP Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Manager, will provide MLE
technical support to function across the Country program and, as such, work in
close collaboration with respective EAYIP consortium partners and their M&E
leads with the view to support the country program on MLE function. To this
end, he/she will provide technical assistance; advice and training on key
aspects of MLE to shape the overall EAYIP’s country framework and ensure that
key outcomes, deliverables, youth enterprises are properly monitored/tracked,
documented.   She/he will also work with
the team to build capacity on the use of data and indicators; analyze monthly
data, and support in rolling-out quality assurance methods. The Officer will
lead the process working with partners in strengthening the partners’
Information System, prepare periodic reports and promote programmatic
accountability and learning.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program
Effectiveness (50%)

·       
Drive
the Implementation of MLE framework and plan in EAYIP at Country level.

·       
Provide
technical support for implementing MLE plan to ensure meaningful information
systems are in place to capture data to feed into management decisions.

·       
Responsible
for data analysis

·       
Recommend
steps for strategic adjustments and steps and provide follow-up to
implementation based on data captured through MLE framework and plan.

·       
Responsible
to ensure quality data is captured through the MLE system and incorporating
adjustments as needed.

·       
Responsible
for building MLE capacity

·       
Data
Quality Assurance

Accountable for
knowledge and Information Management and Reporting at country Office level.
(30%)

·       
Document
key outcomes, based on data collect

·       
Coordinate
knowledge sharing and reflection activities to identify lessons through
implementation practices and data

Management and
Compliance (10%)

·       
Provide
overall leadership in developing and maintaining project database at country
level.

·       
Prepare
and consolidate monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports.

·       
Coordinate
annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Country Program
Manager in preparing and disseminating relevant reports.

Partnership and
Engagement (10%)

·       
Accountable
for knowledge management, learning and sharing

·       
Provide
MLE technical support to partners and stakeholders

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Heifer International Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning System (MELS) Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
monitoring and Evaluation, Economics and/or Statistics, Social Research, or an
equivalent with an academic focus on Monitoring and Evaluation plus five (5)
years of directly relevant experience in MLE management of large-scale
projects.

·       
Solid
MLE experience, gained in working in the development context

·       
Demonstrated
social research experience

·       
Experience
in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the country

·       
Proven
experience in staff and partner training

·       
Experience
in developing field data collection tools

·       
Experience
in quantitative and qualitative data collection

·       
Experience
in developing and implementing MLE plans

·       
Demonstrated
experience in data analysis

·       
Report
writing

·       
Respect,
accountability, courage, excellence, analytical ability, interpersonal skills
and proactive problem-solving.

 

Most Critical Proficiencies

·       
Innovative,
analytical, and solutions-oriented

·       
Demonstrated
effective organizing and planning skills; 

·       
Ability
to write clear and concise reports and to make effective oral presentations;

·       
A good
understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and
the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations
operate

·       
Knowledge
of youth workforce development issues, especially in rural communities of the
East Africa region

·       
Good
understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector

·       
Knowledge
of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation

·       
Excellent
organizational skills, including strong attention to detail

·       
Proven
experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and
disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan
and advocate within the industry

·       
Proficient
knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail
(Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet

·       
Demonstrated
proficiency in English, both oral and written

·       
Ability
to work in a team

·       
Ability
to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with
superior attention to detail

·       
Ability
to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic
Community Development model

·       
Demonstrated
creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
incorporate innovative solutions

·       
Quantitative
and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MLE
concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels

·       
Willingness
and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use
participatory management skills with junior and senior staff

·       
Proven
team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work
cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations

·       
Constant
face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the
general public

·       
Willingness
and ability to travel extensively throughout EAYIP project sites in Uganda and
Tanzania

·       
May
require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended
periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road
and/or in remote conditions

·       
Working
with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality

·       
Ability
to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting
sometimes inflexible deadlines

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates please apply online at the link below

 

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Here

 

Heifer International
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected
veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with
disability.

 

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