Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer NGO Careers – Caritas Switzerland


Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning (MEL) Officer

Organisation: Caritas

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Consortium


About US:

Caritas Switzerland
is a non-governmental, non-faith-based, and non-profit aid agency that works
worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles. Caritas
Switzerland has been engaged in Uganda since 1994. Its Country Program
concentrates on education and income as well as food security and markets, and
targets vulnerable groups with a regional focus on the greater north of Uganda.
Caritas Switzerland plans and implements its interventions together with local
partner organizations, and promotes holistic approaches to contributing to
achieve Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development


Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation and learning (MEL) Officer will support the ALENU teams
in planning, monitoring and evaluation of project results as well as
facilitating learning from those results. In addition the role will support the
organisation mange a complete MEL system with data gathering. processing. analyzing.
reporting. reflecting and learning as well as the integration of this cycle in
the Project Management and structure


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

 Essential Responsibilities:

and implement the MEL framework for the project, to ensure a strong evidence
base that meets the standards of the Contracting Agency, donors, and consortium

the quality and delivery of MEL activities across the project, provide
technical guidance, tools and capacity support along with relevant training for
staff and partners

Act as
focal point and source of expertise and energy for monitoring, evaluation and
learning across the project

that specified MEL activities (e.g. data collection, reporting, baseline,
mid-term, end-line studies) are accurately planned and costed (in terms of
money, human effort and equipment) and that budgets are managed effectively

that value for money monitoring is embedded within core and devolved MEL
systems and processes so that results can be tracked to resources


Set up
and management of Kobo Toolbox MEL system with strong emphasis on the
collection of disaggregated results for target beneficiary groups

continuous data collection in response to indicator framework that is
understood and streamlined across the project including a range of robust
M&E and evidence gathering systems and tools that are fit for the purpose
of the project, the staffing structure and the regional delivery model

regular analysis and progress reporting to Consortium Management Board to
inform on project progress and risks related to the delivery of quarterly and
annual reports

development of impact and results narratives for quarterly and annual reporting

external / independent monitoring and evaluation exercises and performance

capacity building initiatives for staff and partners; embed formal and informal
processes of learning and reflection, and ensure the MEL system is hard wired
into all areas of the project

effective knowledge management and dissemination processes that ensure that
consortium partners, donors, and wider stakeholders are informed about the
project, benefit from lessons learned, and coordinate their interventions


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or similar in social sciences,
communication, development studies, agriculture, Horticulture, or a related

must have included at least basic statistics including use of SPSS or R

At least
three years of experience in setting up and implementation of MEL systems for
complex programs including participatory approaches and the ability to
facilitate capacity building and training at different levels for MEL and Non-MEL

written and oral English communication skills, knowledge of local language
(Acholi, Alur, Jonam) an asset

coordination and organizational skills

to plan workload and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct

to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines

with statistical packages and familiarity with IT applications to support MEL
and information management

analytical skills

to oversee the complete MEL needs and data bases

Skill to
facilitate and organize a team into a learning team

gender sensitive


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.


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NB: Applicants are
strongly advised to read the full job description before submitting their


Deadline: 27th December 2020 


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