Fresher Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs – Light for the World

Job Title:    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Light for the World

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We enable crucial eye health services and help empower people with disabilities in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Job Summary:  We are in the process of expanding our team in Uganda and looking for a committed Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manager, the M&E Officer will be responsible for ensuring that programmes run by Light for the World Uganda maintain their  strategic vision and that program managers are able to monitor progress and the level to which targets are achieved in a timely manner.

The M&E officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities; assisting the Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manager and Programmes Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on programmes progress and will monitor programmes activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the MIS of the programmes and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to programmes activities.

The M&E Officer works in close collaboration with the Learning and Innovation Team, Programmes Team and Disability Inclusion Advisory Unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

MEL Tool Development and Data Management – 40%

  • Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation system that will ensure tracking of programmes results at different levels (outputs, outcomes and impact).
  • Develop/ adopt an integrated database of all Light for the World Uganda programmes and ensure accountability through regular data updates, data integrity and working in collaboration with the field data collectors.
  • Work with programme officers and managers to ensure the collection of relevant and appropriate data needed for an effective MEL system which will be utilized in monitoring strengths, weaknesses and gaps in existing programmes and for reporting on donor commitments.
  • Review existing data collection tools for the programmes and lead the ongoing digitilisation effort for reporting and data management.
  • Incorporate field and technical team feedback to ensure the continuous improvement of data management systems within Light for the World Uganda.

Monitoring and Reporting – 40%

  • Monitor programmes activities and progress towards achieving the programmes outputs.
  • Identify strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes implementation by identifying bottlenecks in completing and reaching targets in programmes activities, and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Provide statistical input for monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual programmes reports.
  • Carry out data quality assessments/ audits regularly for MEL data, based on agreed indicators to guide decision making.

Assessments, Surveys and Evaluation – 15%

  • Liaise with other country office teams and partners to ensure that all new and ongoing programmes adhere to accountability requirements by initiating baseline surveys/barrier analysis for new programmes and conducting relevant reviews for ongoing programmes to meet Light for the World Uganda standards.
  • Timely plan and initiate all pre-and -post intervention assessments, KAP surveys and other types of assessments as needed per programme.
  • Coordinate the review of all survey reports prepared to ensure quality and accurate reporting.
  • Perform additional team responsibilities – 5%

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in Information Management, Statistics, Economics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Demography, Population Studies and/or any other related field.
  • At least two years of direct experience in a position of monitoring and evaluation. Experience in the non-profit sector is an added bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in data processing and management of surveys, databases.
  • Demonstrated experience of statistical packages and/ or data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, SMART, STAT 01) and advanced computer skills (word-processing, spread sheets, and databases) are a must.
  • Experience with mobile data collection, cloud-based, digital data management and information systems is an added bonus.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self‐starter, self‐disciplined and ability to work independently.
  • Passionate about disability inclusion and Light for the World’s mission.

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 28th September 2021

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