Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer WFP Program Careers – Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)

Organization: Kabarole
Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEL
Advisor/ Head of programmes
About US:
Kabarole Research
and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori
Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a
long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and
its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with
refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali,
Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support
(AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder
farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production.This
program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest handling and access
to microfinace.
About WFP Program:
It’s from this
background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years
AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and
Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening
capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence
agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to
Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and
finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private
sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer works with the
    project teams to develop appropriate MEL methodology and data
    collection  instruments.
  • Support the research pre-testing and piloting of M&E tools
  • Support the project teams in data collection using the agreed
    methodology and instruments
  • Quantitative data coding and entry using the available software
  • Support the project teams in quantitative data analysis and report
    writing
  • Generate and disseminate analysis MEL reports to project partners on
    weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Contribute MEL articles to the KRC Monthly E-newsletter whenever
    involved

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in statistics or quantitative
    Economics in a recognized University. A master degree or postgraduate
    diploma in data analysis or research/ M&E methods will be an added
    advantage.
  • Two years of progressive experience of data collection and
    processing, quantitative data analysis and report writing in a reputable
    organization. Should be knowledgeable in the field of Monitoring and
    Evaluation. Should have demonstrated knowledge of Uganda’s refugee and
    host community context
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to use ICT tools and mobile applications in collecting data
  • Ability to use search engines for literature review
  • Editorial skills of documents
  • Able to use the statistical software (such SPSS or STATA) for data
    analysis
  • Highly developed analysis and report writing skills
  • Clear concise writing skills including logical and clear
    presentation        skills and
    ability to comply to timelines
  • Ability to think strategically.
How to Apply:
Application should
be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28,
Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
Documentation:
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional
    references.
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