2 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer US Non-profit Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will work with the Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the program. The MEL Officer will be responsible for supporting the MEL Advisor to oversee the monitoring and data collection of the project, lead regular and annual field based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide insight to project team, and contribute to report writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized between the Activity sites. The MEL Officer may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data analysis, and reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The MEL officer will be an integral member of the Activity team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.
  • Work on designing and maintaining beneficiary tracking systems, with a primary focus on providing high quality data to program teams.
  • Proactively work to contribute in the development and improvement of the system’s functionality, enhancing data quality, and identifying areas of improvement well in time
  • Work closely with program teams in devising new ways, and processes to improve efficiency of data collection processes, and quality of collected data.
  • Responsible for the activity dashboard, data visualization and dissemination of data to all activity teams on a consistent basis
  • Work in liaison with the program teams in identifying and developing robust data collection processes using online data collection platforms.
  • Generate quality data analysis for reporting and learning purposes
Finance & Compliance Management: Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security programming.
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social science or related field.
  • Three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security, agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and case management
  • Strong knowledge of XLSform development and the use of Commcare, Ona, ODK and other mobile data collection platforms. Case management platforms are preferred
  • Previous experience in data visualization and dashboard creation
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications expert knowledge of Excel is required, SQL is preferred
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline:  17th January 2018

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