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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator NGO Jobs - Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Country Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 6,648,685 – 8,250,922 gross per month

About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator will be tasked with the improvement of Saferworld’s understanding of the impact their projects have, and how we can make them more effective. The Coordinator will be responsible for refining and maintaining the M&E systems of the designated country programmes, ensuring they are implemented effectively by key stakeholders. This needs to be supported by actively engaging in data collection and building M&E capacity of Saferworld and partner staff, including on more participatory approaches to M&E.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Contribute significantly to refining the MEL system for the designated country programmes
·         Make a significant contribution the refinement of the programmes’ log frame, systems and tools to ensure programmes are being monitored and evaluated effectively, efficiently and in line with national strategies and donor requirements
·         Make sure that beneficiaries’ and partners’ views and needs are met by making MEL system more participatory
·         Guide the process of identifying best ways to record, report and analyse MEL information, comparing it to project targets, in close collaboration and consultation with the programme teams
·         Actively contribute to strengthening and developing procedures to improve the programmes’ internal learning, and sharing with partners,other stakeholders, and across the organisation
·         Work in close collaboration with Saferworld staff and other stakeholders, put in place the framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of projects
Lead on the implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities:
·         Ensure monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, data collection, entry, cleaning and storage are appropriately implemented by Saferworld staff and partners
·         Take lead in the development and implementation of baseline studies and internal evaluations
·         Contribute to developing TORs for MEL surveys, mid-term and final project evaluations
·         Coordinate external evaluations
·         Lead on the identification of case studies and lessons learnt and contribute to the dissemination of those lessons and best practices within the programmes, with partners and other stakeholders, and across the organisation
Train Saferworld staff and partners on MEL-related issues: Organise and undertake training with stakeholders, including Saferworld staff and partners, in MEL skills, including participatory approaches to MEL
Ensure effective record keeping, data gathering, information sharing and communication:
·         Ensure high quality and timely preparation of M&E data for reports to donors, partners, and Saferworld
·         Guide staff and implementing partners in preparing and analysing progress reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Saferworld Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, peace studies, or relevant experience
·         A minimum of three years’ experience in the design/development of MEL methods and approaches within the INGO/NGO world or similar
·         Proven experience with the logical framework approach and Theories of Change
·         Proven experience with planning and implementation of MEL systems, including planning and implementation of baseline studies
·         Significant exposure and experience of working with staff and partners to implement MEL systems
·         Proven experience in information analysis and report writing
·         MEL experience in areas such as peacebuilding, conflict prevention, gender equality, youth work, security and justice or related fields is desirable
·         Previous experience in strategic planning and/or organisational learning or organisational development would be an advantage
·         Experience and/or understanding of the challenges of working in difficult, complex conflict-affect and post-conflict environments is desirable
·         High standard for computer literacy, including Excel;
·         Fluency in written and spoken English (Arabic is an advantage)
·         Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
·         Willingness to work in a team and to reach out to team members in partner organisations

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete application form, download here and send to recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: MEL)

Deadline: 27th November 2016 by 5pm (Uganda time)

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