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

 

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

Organisation: Caritas
Switzerland

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Consortium
Coordinator

 

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
Goals.

 

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:

·       
Develop
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
partners

·       
Ensure
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

·       
Ensure
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

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

Specific
Responsibilities:

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

·       
Ensure
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

·       
Ensure
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

·       
Ensure
development of impact and results narratives for quarterly and annual reporting
cycles

·       
Manage
external / independent monitoring and evaluation exercises and performance
reviews

·       
Lead
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

·       
Ensure
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:

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

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

·       
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
staff

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

·       
Excellent
coordination and organizational skills

·       
Ability
to plan workload and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct
supervision

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

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

·       
Well-developed
analytical skills

·       
Ability
to oversee the complete MEL needs and data bases

·       
Skill to
facilitate and organize a team into a learning team

·       
Be
gender sensitive

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click Here

 

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

 

Deadline: 27th December 2020 

 

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