2 Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing Officer Non-profit Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing Officer (2 Jobs)

Organisation: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Duty Station: Mbale and Kabale, Uganda


About US:

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to spread sustainable agricultural solutions for improved soil health, food security, and livelihoods around the world.


Job Summary:  The MELS Manager will be assisted in MELS systems management, oversight, and technical leadership by 2 MELS Officers to be based in Mbale and Kabale. The MELS Officers will be young professionals and will provide technical assistance in organizing MELS field-level activities, implementing recommended adjustments, amendments or corrections, and the collection and analysis of information and data to inform the project adaptive management approach.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Help to refine and implement the project’s MEL system, including provide inputs to the technical team by assisting in developing program goals and objectives; MEL systems, tools, and strategies, including database(s); and providing monitoring data to inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.
  • Assist in regular production of high-quality reports on the results of the project against the project goals and objectives to the project management team, and others as needed.
  • Collaborate with the field Team to facilitate in data collection
  • Ensure daily implementation of field-level activities by the team on the ground and the key partners involved in the project implementation.
  • Ensure the coordination of learning agenda activities as well as oversight and technical inputs for the delivery of action research products and reports.
  • Effectively recommend to the MELS Manager Key areas of improvement in order to maximize project effectiveness.
  • Contribute to planning and execution of baseline, mid-term, annual surveys, and impact evaluation studies at household level
  • Ensure accurate data collection.
  • Clean data before entering it into the system.
  • Enter accurate data into the project database.
  • Maintain data storage and data quality.
  • Facilitate during trainings and other activities delivered by local partners and draft reports of observations and recommended actions for sharing with MELS Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a degree in a relevant discipline (statistics, evaluation science, public policy, social sciences, political science, or other related degree);
  • At least two years of demonstrated experience designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities in developing countries
  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system including developing and refining performance monitoring plans is required; experience managing Management Information Systems (MIS) is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification; ability to identify data trends and communicate this information for strategic decision-making in program implementation
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint; proficiency in MS Access preferred
  • English language fluency required.
  • Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple initiatives simultaneously.


How to Apply:

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


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