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Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer NGO Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEAL Coordinator

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer is responsible for providing support for the Adjumani Field Office programmes MEAL function including, implementing program quality control initiatives and ensuring that the Programme use appropriate MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on activity implementation and results. In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, the job holder ensures that the Programme has performance updates and there is regular sharing of Programme updates with stakeholders. In addition, the job holder ensures that program implementation is consistent with the work plans and timely and accurate process and outcome data is captured, cleaned analyzed and stored.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Monitoring and Evaluation and Inception & Closure (50%)
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator, and Sector Team Leads to ensure quality programming and adherence to DRC MELMOPs, values and principles, SPHERE and other sector standards and protocols as well as the mainstreaming of cross-cutting themes (Conflict mitigation, Gender & Environment)
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme quality, using a variety of monitoring tools appropriate to programme sectors, and aligned to results frameworks
  • Support implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system, linked to the Country Office system, consistent with the DRC DME framework
  • Implement and periodically review programme and Project M&E plan that ensures grant-funded programmes comply with donor requirements
  • Participate with Country Office Grants and MEL teams in Inception and Closure of programmes and Projects
  • Support Sector Team Leads in the utilization of M&E products to enhance program impact.
  • Oversee implementation of M&E systems through regular field monitoring visits and tracking of Key Performance Indicators
  • support mid-term reviews and internal evaluations and participate in preparing reports
  • Assist project staff with the implementation of exit strategies, and monitor progress of project transition
Programme Support (10%)
  • Participate in the development of Annual Plans and budgets
  • Participate in planning for and implementation of MEAL activities.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of surveys to provide primary data (baseline, coverage, KAP surveys, PDMs, Endlines ,etc.) when required and as part of ongoing assessment of the impact of sector programmes and ongoing sector needs identification
  • Facilitate Quarterly and Semi-annual program reflection with staff and stakeholders
  • Facilitate assessments and operational research for contextual understanding, identifying opportunities, vulnerabilities, capacities and resources, deciding feasibility and setting MEAL priorities at the Field level
  • Ensure proper documentation of all MEAL processes and outcomes (including ensuring outcome monitoring is conducted to ensure change in practices and behaviors are measured overtime)
Information Management, Innovation and Learning (20%)
  • Develop and maintain basic Information Management System (MIS) that is linked to Country Office System and supports projects and sectors
  • Support the Programme team to collect quality data, analyse and use it to improve programme interventions
  • Assist the programme team to carry out assessments, design, monitoring & evaluation methodologies and models
  • Promote accountability through routine, accurate collection and reporting of information that confirms status of programme activities based on Results Framework/Results Chain, quality control systems and mechanisms needed to guarantee proper management of data and information
  • Work closely with the data MEAL Assistants and with the MEAL Coordinators to create needed templates and improve existing ones.
  • Ensure proper collection of data and indicators follow-up on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  • Support the expansion of mobile data collection approaches and platforms within the field Office staff.
Capacity Building and Program Quality Assurance (10%)
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator to strengthen MEAL standards, develop/refine tools for MEAL in line with programme designs
  • Analyse reports, identify lessons learned, and impact in order to improve programme design
  • Support Project Managers and Sector Team Leaders to evaluate the quality of implementation in order to improve technical and managerial leadership
  • Support training and capacity development of Field staff on MEAL: programme assessment, design, monitoring & evaluation methodologies
  • Support training and capacity development of project staff on data analysis using simple applications (eg excel)
Reporting (10%)
  • Support program teams to meet reporting requirements for donor quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Provide quality assurance by participating in data quality assessments, and field monitoring and prepare share findings.
  • Support program team in generating Change stories in reports and share with MEAL Coordinator and Area Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanitarian and/or development studies, or relevant field
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in M&E is an added advantage
  • At least three years of experience performing MEAL functions with 1 year in humanitarian field
  • Knowledge and Experience in use of statistical analysis packages (SPSS, STATA, SAS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection, including mobile data collection (ODK, Magpi, Survey CTO, KoBO Collect)
  • Good level of proficiency in Word, PPT and Windows Excel
  • Knowledge and experience in Geo-spatial data analysis and presentation (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Capacity to produce coherent and good quality reports
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work with people from various cultural groups and background
  • Strong empathy, understanding of and sensitivity to specific needs of most vulnerable populations
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to details and rigor in field and reporting work
  • Demonstrated commitment to meet deadlines and high degree of autonomy in his / her work
  • Languages: Proficiency in Written and Spoken English. Ability to Speak Dinka, Nuer, Arabic, Madi is an added advantage

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online applications at the link below.


Deadline: 20th August 2019

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