Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps


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

Organisation: Mercy

Duty Station: 


About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In conflict, 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. Now, and for
the future.


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 Director  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
the 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 will supervise a MEL Assistants and  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.

participate in household identification and verification of households that
participate in the Activity.

the MEL Director 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 learnings and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other
relevant audiences.

Finance & Compliance Management

compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security


himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring
credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission

duties assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics,
economics, social science or related field.

years of 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. S/he will have an
ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving the M&E
system of the program. S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural
team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring

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 candidates should send their application with an updated CV and cover
letter online at the link below.




Deadline: 28th February


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