Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Opportunities – Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

 

Project Description

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:

  • Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
  • Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
  • Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
  • Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan government and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to: support improved basic education for Ugandan children; address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families; and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.

 

Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will carry out monitoring and evaluation activities including data collection and reporting on project outcomes. The M&E Officer will oversee Zonal data collection, consolidate and analyze monitoring data and draft reports, conduct specific research activities, and conduct regular Data Quality Assessment (DQA). This position reports to the Senior Zone Manager in Gulu and will work in close collaboration with the M&E Specialists in Kampala. This is a full-time position based in Gulu, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with establishing monitoring and evaluation system using relevant M&E Toolkit.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
  • Coordinate and assist monitoring and evaluation data collection activities, including logistics of form distribution and collection.
  • Coordinate and assist data processing, including data transfer, entry, verification, and cleaning.
  • File forms according to compliance protocols.
  • Coordinate internal communication on M&E progress and results.
  • Coordinate temporary M&E staff or consultants (e.g. data entry personnel).
  • Assist with M&E database management.
  • Provide other support to M&E team, as needed.
  • Work with government and non-government partners to implement M&E activities
  • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative economics, or related field.
  • Postgraduate M&E qualification is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with M&E systems, data collection, and reporting.
  • Experience with monitoring program implementation in development projects where research and data analysis skills have been applied, preferably in one or all of these sectors: basic education, youth development, and/or OVC esp. PEPFAR/USAID programs.
  • Experience in electronic data collection, data cleaning and verification, as well as data processing.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required. Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred.
  • Ability to use both quantitative (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., QDA Miner, NVivo) software for data analysis a plus.
  • Ability to generate queries for SQL databases a plus.
  • Ability to balance work in a team environment while working with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Luo languages is recommended.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 1st July 2022

 

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