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Job Title:     MEL Assistant
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior MEL officer

About US:
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.   Working in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps has applied market-driven solutions to communities across the country, equipping individuals and households with the knowledge, skills and confidence to generate improvements in their access to markets, livelihoods, health, nutrition, and security, in order to improve their overall resilience.

About the Project:
The project will be implemented in Rhinocamp Settlement located in the West-Nile Region of Uganda, bordering South Sudan. Rhinocamp is home to 120,108 mostly South Sudanese refugees (30,337 households). The vast majority (82%) are women and children. The objective of the project is improved food security among smallholder farmers, in particular women, in refugee and host communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhinocamp Settlement. Working together with agro-agents and strengthening the local agro-agent network will improve the supply of certified seeds and other agricultural inputs to and from the settlement. Agro-dealers/seed suppliers outside the settlements will use the agro-agents to ease distribution of seeds to the farmers. 1,300 (70% female) smallholder farmers will receive a cash transfer via mobile money or a one-time voucher to procure seed varieties via an established agro-agent network using agro-input dealers. In addition, Mercy Corps will work with our local partner CTEN, a refugee-led organization with experience in awareness campaigns and peacebuilding and with the capacity to effectively reach the most vulnerable populations in the settlements. COVID-19 awareness campaigns will reduce the spread of misinformation about the virus and combat the stigmatization of those affected/suspected to be affected. They will lead to a better understanding of measures to be taken to prevent contagion of the virus and greater social cohesion. The engagement of women’s groups will increase their experience in leadership and facilitation.

Job Summary:  The MEL assistant will support all MEL related activities in Rhinocamp. The position will be based in Rhinocamp close the field of operation. The MEL assistant makes sure that the program assures program quality, accountability, documentation and learning. The MEL assistant will be responsible for supporting the supervisor to oversee the monitoring and data collection of a project, lead regular and annual field-based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide insights to the program 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Essential functions
·       Under guidance of Senior MEL officer participate in all MEL monitoring and evaluation activities included market assessment, price monitoring and baseline/endline data gathering needs.
·       Support the development of all MEL tools
·       Support in setting up a Community Accountability and Response Mechanism (CARM) within the community.
·       Support the supervisor in coordinating and leading components of the baseline and final evaluation.
·       Support development of the logframe, theory of change and indicator plan
·       Perform spot checks on the program activities, identify learnings to improve on program implementation.
·       Support data collection activities including post-training monitoring and post distribution monitoring. Continuous improvement of activities will be expected based on this information.
·       Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
·       Ensure adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.
·       If necessary support the MEL team in other projects in West-Nile if required.
·       Support in maintaining a proper filing system with activity reports, attendance lists and pictures.
Collaboration/Networking
·       Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
·       Accountability to Beneficiaries: Al Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to direct program participants, engaging them as equal partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our field activities.
·       Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps Uganda’s commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit the program as well as themselves.
·       Any other related duties assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in relevant field: statistics, social sciences, economics, business administration or in any other related field.
·       At least 2 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of agricultural livelihoods programs
·       Good understanding and skills at data management
·       Strong community mobilization skills a must.
·       Good writing, communication, organization, prioritization skills.
·       Good (English) verbal and written communication skills preferred.
·       Computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
·       Strong knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices.
·       Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
·       Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
·       Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.
·       Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
·       Able and willing to drive a motorbike safely on a daily basis (Having a valid license is required).
·       Speaking a local language is preferable: e.g. Lugbara, Kakwa, Arabic etc.
·       Success Factors
·       The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of West Nile. S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments. S/he will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps and the objectives of this program. They will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem solving.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join Mercy Corps in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 3rd July 2020

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