2 Non-profit Job Vacancies – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer at Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Project Name: MasterCard
Foundation Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC)
Duty Station: Gulu and Kitgum,
About US:
Mercy Corps is
an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality,
analytical development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in
Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development programs in the Acholi
and Karamoja sub-regions of Uganda with funding from USAID, EC, SDC, and USDA
among others.
About MasterCard Foundation DYNAMIC
Working in
consortia with GOAL, VSO and Restless Development, the Driving Youth-led New
Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program which will strengthen
systems and facilitate creation of sustainable economic opportunities for
disadvantaged youth. The goal is to increase the number of youth in secure
employment/self-employment and to promote agricultural market systems for
youth. DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15–24 in eight
districts of northern Uganda over five years.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
Officer will play a focal role in program quality assurance, accountability,
documentation and learning unit, which exists to support program design and
implementation. The job holder will support planning and execution of
monitoring and evaluation, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted
standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and
decision making. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing internal
capacity building for program staff on monitoring and evaluation activities as
well as review and development of necessary tools that feed into needs of Mercy
Corps and donor reporting requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure that Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
systems are in compliance with Mercy Corps standards.
Render support in program design, planning and
implementation to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ Minimum Standards, including
use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.
The incumbent will also support the design and
implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post data collection
and analysis.
Support learning-to-action events, reflection
sessions to analyze data for programmatic use and to incorporate lessons
Support program to develop and maintain information
management system to support data collection, reflection, and reporting.
Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of
entered information.
Play a key role in the development and review of
result chains, sector intervention strategies and M&E frameworks and
document changes to generate learnings and ideas for programs.
Maintain up to date database that reflects progress
on mission (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators.
Remain updated with developments among the Mercy
Corps MEL community and agency-wide trends and resources.
Work closely with MEL and IT staff to maximize the
value and utility of ICT4MEL initiatives.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Perform any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officers must
hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agriculture, Demography,
Statistics, Business administration or relevant field
A minimum of three years of Monitoring, Evaluation,
and Learning experience.
Broad knowledge and understanding of the concepts
and skills in MEL, project cycle, results chain and frameworks, and
participatory monitoring.
Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative
data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand and be able to
apply basic measures of central tendency and spread, with excellent writing and
analytical skills.
Ability to design and implement surveys, have
knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
Significant experience using appreciative inquiry
and conflict sensitivity techniques and dynamism in working with multi-cultural
team environment.
Prior experience with facilitation, capacity
building, formal and informal knowledge transfer, partnership strengthening and
empowering staff through opportunities for growth and development.
Computer literacy i.e. proficient in Microsoft Excel
and at least one data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, and STATA.
Fluent in both spoken and written English. Luo
language skills highly valued.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates to the HR/Admin Manager, Kampala Head Office on 4th
Floor Embassy Plaza, Plot 1188-1190 Ggaba Road. The E-mail applications with
cover letter should be sent to: mcjobs@ug.mercycorps.org
16th October 2015

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