02 June 2017

USAID BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Career Jobs - Mercy Corps

Job Title:         Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization: Mercy Corps
Project Name: USAID Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and disaster (BRACED Program
Duty Station: Uganda

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 USAID BRACED Program:
Mercy Corps was awarded a market-development focused 5-year USAID/Food for Peace-funded program working in the northern half of Karamoja called Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and disaster (BRACED). The project supports the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while also promoting long term development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors in the Districts of Napak, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong. Since January 2015, BRACED has been supporting private Businesses ranging from agro vets, entrepreneurs Ag-input retailers and also the SACCOs in providing financial services to assist rural population to access secure savings and business loans to strengthen businesses in a bid to build their resilience to shocks and stresses.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E) will work closely with the Project Managers and Program Director to track, analyse and document learnings for the BRACED activities. The M&E Officer will help create tracking tools to ensure team members and community members are reaching their goals. S/he will work with teams to identify critical knowledge gaps and carry out targeted research on those areas, engaging external assistance, when necessary.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Develop tools to simplify data gathering and reporting and ensure teams gather and report necessary data
  • Assist program staff in monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of work including setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains;
  • Manage program data; including information that is collected by programs, this will include database support and design.
  • Development and maintain a central database to track all PMP-required project information, and provide to the program manager, on request
  • Prepare data analyses to be used in monthly program strategic reviews, annual reports, and other evaluations.
  • Quickly learn and administer the DPMELC system and TOLA as the monitoring and evaluation systems used by Mercy Corps
Applied Learning and Research:
  • Lead applied learning activities in the M&E field including conducting M&E trainings, evaluations, reviews etc.
  • Keenly analyze and share data and information for effective decision making
  • Coordinate program/project lessons learnt and develop key actions of improvement
  • Actively participate in conducting research activities on specific subjects critical to team success and recommend hiring of external support where necessary;
Capacity Building:
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on DMELC system and TOLA, stakeholders and beneficiaries on assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Carry out a one-to-one for project staff on how to use developed data collection tools
  • Support program staff to develop monitoring and evaluation tools
Communication and Publication:
  • Contribute data, analysis and write-ups to regular organizational publications and reports;
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation officer to develop publishable communication material about BRACED in Karamoja;
Other: 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;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Officer career job should hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably in BSc (Economics), BSc (Statistics), B. Quantitative Economics, B. Population Studies or Development studies with a certificate level qualification in computer applications.
  • A minimum of three years of related professional experience
  • Demonstrable quantitative skills, including familiarity with database management and analysis
  • Superior writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skills in networking, assessing information needs and developing appropriate tools
  • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s economy and business environment, particularly in the context of rural development and Karamoja.
  • Skilled in promoting organization learning and knowledge acquisition and sharing

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: 2nd June 2017

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