Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program
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.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Officer is a key position in program quality assurance,
accountability, documentation and learning unit, which exists to support
program design and implementation. The position 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. S/he will 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
MEL Strategy and Design
  • Ensure
    that MEL systems are in compliance with Mercy Corps global, regional and
    country policies, procedures, standards and strategic initiatives
  • Assist
    in program strategy design, planning and implementation to ensure
    adherence to Mercy Corps’ Min
    imum Standards, including the use of
    standardized indicators and documentation methodologies.
  • Support
    design and implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post
    data collection and analysis.
  • Support
    learning-to-action events, reflection s
    ession to analyze data for
    programmatic use and to document and incorporate lessons learned into
    program design, planning and implementation.
Management of Data and Information system
  • Support
    the 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.
  • Provide
    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.
Technical Support and Capacity Building
  • Play
    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
    an up to date database that reflects progress on mission (including
    disaggregated beneficiary counts)
    and donor indicators.
  • Remain
    updated with developments among the Mercy Corps Uganda MEL community and
    agency-wide MEL trends and resources.
  • Leverage
    lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations and provide
    evidence based information, prop
    osal annexes, success stories, case
    studies and other high quality, results-based documentation.
  • Work
    with MEL and IT staff to maximize the value and utility of ICT4MEL

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Eco
    nomics, Agriculture,
    Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field
  • At
    least three years of program management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Should
    understand concepts and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation,
    ject cycle, results chain and frameworks, and participatory monitoring.
  • 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 ex
    cellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability
    to design and implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used
    probability and purposive sampling techniques.
  • Experience
    using appreciative inquiry and conflict sensitivity techniques and
    in working with multi-cultural team environment.
  • Experience
    with facilitation, capacity building, formal and informal knowledge
    transfer, partnership strengthening and empowering staff through
    opportunities for growth and development.
  • In
    addition to M
    icrosoft Excel, should demonstrate fluency in use of
    at least one data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, and
  • Must
    be fluent both spoken and written English. Luo language skills highly
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:
Deadline:  3rd April 2018
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