Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer NGO Job Opportunities – VSF Germany

Job Title:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

Organisation: VSF Germany

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

VSF Germany is an International Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian assistance and development aid to agro-pastoral and pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. In the Horn of Africa region, VSF Germany implements programmes in South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia since 1998. Effective from January 2019, VSF Germany has expanded its programme scope to Uganda. VSF Germany programmes focus on Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Natural Resources Management, Peacebuilding, Water and Sanitation, Protection and Response to Disasters and Emergencies. Each country program is managed through the country offices and country teams. Country programmes are coordinated and facilitated from the Regional Office Nairobi (RON). The organization is a registered charity in Germany with its headquarters in Berlin.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • For assigned projects, develop comprehensive log frame, M&E plans and indicator tracking table, data collection tools, information flow, reporting and reviews consistent with VSF Germany WebMo reporting system, as appropriate, and in accordance with specific donor requirements.
  • Ensure that monitoring incorporates and consider aspects of output, process, context and outcome levels for assigned projects and that appropriate data collection and reporting tools are developed and used.
  • Develop tools to gather relevant data according to donor and VSF Germany projects log-frames.
  • Train and or support field staff and other stakeholders on data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Synthesize and analyze M&E quantitative and qualitative data received on a monthly basis and produce monthly M&E reports for running projects.
  • Ensure effective monitoring through regular field visits (including remotely) conducting data verification, quality assessments and reporting the findings.
  • Coordinate periodic review with partners to facilitate dialogue and intentional learning and reflection from assessments, program progress monitoring etc, while proposing approaches to improve project implementation and project quality.
  • Ensure a master beneficiary database is developed for the project and is updated regularly.
  • Ensure a master indicator database is developed for the project and is updated regularly.
  • Prepare and lead Mid-term and end of project evaluations as per donor requirements.
  • Prepare monthly MEAL plans and corresponding reports covering work completed for the period under review and ensuring that key performance indicators are captured.
  • Review monthly and periodic reports produced by projects/programs to ensure compliance with recommended M&E guidelines, formats
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of capacity needs assessment activities.
  • Contribute to development of training materials, extension communication materials and content creation for digital information management platforms
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and documentation of different training programs, meetings or workshops.
  • Contribute to development of blog stories, case studies or briefs showcasing impact of the project
  • Maintain liaison and communication with different stakeholders for successful implementation and follow-up of field extension and capacity development plans and activities.
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside project
  • Ensure that projects’ MEAL systems and reporting clearly reflect VSF Germany’s contributions to the overall program and VSF Germany objectives.
  • Register any new project and regularly upload documents and update data in VSF Germany’s WebMo Projects Management System and produce monthly summary project M&E reports.
  • Support Project Technical Manager and other technical staff in the preparation of donor reporting by providing information coming from monitoring findings and data collected from field staff in a timely manner.
  • Organize and facilitate trainings on MEAL functions for capacity development and awareness with implementing partners, counterparts and other VSF Germany field staff.
  • Organize and facilitate team learning events through technical sound power point presentations
  • Perform any other relevant tasks relevant to the skill sets and the achievement of project goals as may be assigned from time to time by the line manager or senior management team.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors of Social Sciences, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics or related subject
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Media Studies or Journalism,
  • Strong familiarity with statistics, bio-statistics and or other relevant quantitative background
  • At least five years of experience in progressively increasing M and E responsibility in international development of projects,
  • Diploma / Certificate in Communication / Publishing an essential added advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills evidenced by recent publications and or articles in journals,
  • Team player, self-motivated, ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, problem-solve and meet agreed deadlines
  • Understanding of capacity development and adult-learning principles,
  • Experience in mobile learning and creation of online learning and sharing platforms,
  • Ability to multi task under tight deadlines,
  • Ability to think quickly and improvise when necessary,
  • Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback,
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Application Packages relevant to the needs of the project-
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical techniques.
  • Creative self-starter with an ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team to deliver results,
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaire design, survey techniques and participatory approaches.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Practical hands on work experience and knowledge of the target districts and regions in Uganda.
  • Ability to write briefs and concise project reports
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with Uganda national livestock sector policies and strategies.

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates should send their application to the e-mail address: recruitment@vsfg.org and copied to admin_hr@vsfg.org The application documents should include ONLY the following, all in one document

 

  • Signed cover letter for application (max 1 page)
  • Updated CV of not more than 3 pages and with at least 3 professional referees.
  • Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or recommendation letter at this stage as you will provide them up on request only.

 

NB: Canvassing for the position through any means shall lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Deadline:  30th July 2021

 

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