19 June 2017

2 Fresher ECHO Project Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Job Opportunities - Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Funding Source: European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Officer and M&E Officer

About Mercy Corps:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

About ECHO Program:
Mercy Corps is implementing an 18-month Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded program around Livelihood Programs for South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi Settlement, Rhino Camp and Palorinya Settlement in Uganda. The program will focus on building Livelihood activities and Agriculture resilience through agricultural inputs and trainings, creation of VSLAs and IGAs activities.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will support the implementation of livelihood activities Rhino Camp and Palorinya Settlement. As needed, M&E Assistant s will be expected to support all interventions of the program. Specific activities will include strengthening relationships with existing community structures, assessing beneficiaries; mobilizing community members for assessments and registration of beneficiaries; post-distribution monitoring and after-action-reviews and any other activity as needed. S/he will be a creative, action-oriented problem solver with strong experience in partnership management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Planning, developing and implementing livelihood activities:
  • Work in liaison with Program Manager and Officers, mobilize community members, taking care to identify those who fit the selection criteria, for registration and other activities.
  • Render support in community sensitization activities. Identify specific topic areas of information needed and develop clear communications plans to effectively disseminate information.
  • Support development of platform to distribute vouchers, seeds and tools and its implementation in the field.
  • Support farmers’ trainings and demonstration gardens.
Documentation and Reporting
  • Provide support in the development of livelihood training and farmers registration.
  • Support data collection activities
  • Maintain proper filing system.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Under guidance of Program Manager, Officer and M&E Officer, participate in any market assessment and baseline/endline data gathering needs.
  • Support the development of selection criteria and beneficiary registration tool.
  • Support data collection activities including post-distribution monitoring and after action reviews for key activities. Continuous improvement of activities will be expected based on this information.
Management of Data and Information System:
  • Support program teams to develop and maintain knowledge and Information management system to support data collection, reflection, analysis and reporting needs.
  • Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Offer timely support in the development of MEL Plans, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation.
Collaboration / Networking: Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant jobs should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in relevant field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Background in humanitarian response activities preferred.
  • Strong community mobilization skills a must.
  • Possess excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Good (English) verbal and written communication skills preferred.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in full knowledge of office applications.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.
  • Highly proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.

How to Apply:
All prospective Ugandans who wish to join Mercy Corps are encouraged to send their applications via email including a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda.

Deadline: 20th June 2017

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