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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Jobs - Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:        Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in existence for over thirty years. ACF has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions of Northern Uganda.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will support data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of the programs implemented by Action Against Hunger in Yumbe and Other Parts of region in Northern Uganda. Under the Technical Direction of the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator (MEAL)and in collaboration with the Project Managers, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear and practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring that program indicators, monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized. He/she will also track progress of key indicators and provide timely report.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
  • Assist MEAL Coordinator and PMs to develop data collection tools and procedures basing on project indicators.
  • Provide support in tracking program/Project progress and activities performed in line with agreed work plans.
  • Provide support in the development of monthly costs, budgets, purchase requisition and provision of needed incentives in surveys, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.
  • Provide training to project partners and communities on participatory monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Enter and analyses reports/ data of projects in a timely fashion
  • Support the MEAL Coordinator to undertake project review sessions, while documenting lessons learnt.
  • Facilitate/Participate in Project hand over and Exit surveys
  • Support and lead on collection of base line survey data, situational analysis and contextual analysis of ACF projects
  • Assist in training of Partners on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Assist in documenting life stories, lessons learnt and evidence of success in program implementation.
  • Document and promote good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of Action Against Hunger M&E guideline and minimum standards, activities, and reporting.
Strengthen Quality and accountability Systems:
  • Provide support in the design and implementation of appropriate M& E systems.
  • Support the development of independent feedback mechanism for Action Against Hunger.
  • Prepare and submit regular program reports, visibility and behavioral change communication messages.
  • Ensure accuracy and validity of donor reports
  • Assist in follow up on the use of visibility items for projects. Objective 3:
Internal and External Representation:
  • Actively participate in coordination meetings as delegated by Programme Manager
  • Explain Action Against Hunger Monitoring and evaluation process, reports and position with external stakeholders and participants where necessary.
  • Provide support to PMs and Project Coordinators with updated trends of project and indicative performance on a regular basis.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, international development, statistics, public health, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects. A qualification in bio statistics, medical anthropology a plus.
  • Two to three years of M&E related work experience
  • Extensive knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards
  • Previous experience with mobile data collection, Quantum Global information System (preferred)
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Strong interpersonal and community norms understanding
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms
  • Experience in statistical analysis with participatory fieldwork methodologies
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their handwritten applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBs will not be considered. Please send your email application to: recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” in the subject line.

Deadline: 12th February 2018 by 5:00 PM

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