Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
About US:
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 (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: 
closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective
monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.
reporting with local partners, specifically tracking deadlines, ensuring
adherence to formats and requirements, ensuring reporting quality and accuracy,
and periodic report writing, editing, and submission.
progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the
monitoring plan.
accountability and transparency mechanisms for the program and orient Apolou
staff as well as local partners on the same.
spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.
for the monitoring and collection of all environmental impact indicators
with environmental consultants on the collection and analysis of environmental
back to MEL and activity team members on environmental impacts and provide
methodologies to improve implementation
participate in household identification and verification of households that
participate in the Activity.
the MEL Advisor in coordinating the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final
evaluation, along with other key research activities.
the capacity of all relevant team members to implement program monitoring
tools, accurately enter program data into relevant databases, and enable them
to develop excellent reports and other documents.
the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and
support on: monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the
development of reports and other documents.
and implement a community workshop to define baseline measures and indicators
of progress that the community can use to evaluate the effectiveness of the
lessons learned and success stories on the project.
adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her
duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.
research learning and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other
relevant audiences.
duties as assigned.
Finance &
Compliance Management
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security
compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in management,
statistics, economics, social science or related field.
years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security,
agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.
understanding and skills at data management.
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.
knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices. Experience with
case management systems preferred.
attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
independently and cooperatively with team members.
team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.
Able to
drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
successful MEL Officer will combine exceptional management skills and
experience in building and maintaining partner relationships.
will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving
the M&E system of the program.
will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building,
individual staff development and strong mentoring skills.
prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as
strategic vision are essential.
The most
successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and
accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective
written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. A good sense of
humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also goes a long way!
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: 24th April 2019
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