Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NGO Job Placements – Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow)

Job Title:    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow)

Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda


About US:

Ripple Effect Uganda is a growing and dynamic international development charity creating a wave of change in rural Africa. We are a partnership of experienced and committed staff, working with farming families in Africa. We are all inspired by the need to create an even greater impact on hunger and poverty in rural communities that are increasingly threatened by economic challenges and the climate crisis. Together, we support families to learn more, grow more and sell more. They then share what they know and have with their communities, creating a ripple effect of environmentally sustainable change across rural Africa. We are at an exciting stage in our history, as we re-brand from Send a Cow with an ambitious new 2030 strategy to multiply our impact


About YIDaMS Project:

In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Ripple Effect Uganda plans to implement a five-year (2022 – 2027) Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Systems Project (YIDaMS) whose aim is to enable 50,000 young women and men to access dignified and fulfilling work in the dairy sector. These will comprise of youth aged 18-35 with 70% young women, 5% young people with disability and 10% refugee youth.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will develop, manage and support collection of project data at field level. The role works hand in hand with other staff who provide the necessary information required for the effective and sustainable delivery of Ripple Effect’s programme. The post-holder will be responsible for designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems that facilitates accurate analysis of programme performance and impact.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Design a project Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and implement it accordingly.
  • Oversee all the operations of data entry.
  • The M&E Officer with support from head office M&E team will supervise data clerks to accurately collect data periodically
  • Act as the point of contact for all data needs and ensure that users’ data needs are met.
  • Act as the point person for all data & IT related issues.
  • Liaise with M&E Assistants to ensure timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Prepare reports and monthly summaries as required
  • Provide line technical supervision support for Data Management staff
  • Orient, train and mentor Data Management staff
  • Perform routine backups and ensure security of data captured into the project MIS & other databases.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation of data as & when required for project requirements.
  • Participate in periodic reviews
  • Support profiling of beneficiary Profiling
  • Take lead in Farmer Organization survey
  • Take lead in group surveys
  • Tracking group monthly sales of FOs
  • Oversee and support operations of project quality assurance aspects
  • Support the documentation of learnings and best practices
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and review of annual and quarterly work plan
  • Provide technical advice and follow up with programme implementers to ensure compliance with
  • the M&E needs of the project
  • Organize and undertake periodic monitoring visits across programmes to ensure compliance
  • with programming quality standards.
  • Coordinate the routine data analysis and timely collection of good quality M & E data

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors in statistics, computer science, business economics, quantitative economics, Community Development, Social Work and Social Administration Sociology, or other relevant field.
  • A post-graduate qualification in M&E information technology, with a post graduate diploma in M&E from a reputable institution
  • A minimum of 4-6 years’ experience with least two years’ experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation; programme management and strategy development with an NGO.
  • At least four years in implementing M&E systems
  • Experience in using web-based data systems
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment with rapid turnaround of work products
  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.
  • Team player and management skills, as well as good communication skills
  • Competence in electronic data base packages
  • Good understanding WFP requirements, expectations and tools
  • Knowledge in M&E, Research, Data Management & Quality Assurance.
  • S/he must have demonstrable advanced computer skills in STATA, SPSS, MS Excel and MS Access
  • Full and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the SACU programme
  • Strong people management ability
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Able to participate on a practical level with government and other development partners
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data to identify impact
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
  • An initiator and self-driven
  • A team builder and developer
  • A good eye for detail
  • A team player. Flexible.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.



  • Experience in NGO work.
  • Experience of project proposal writing especially development of project theory of change
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience in research and development


How to Apply:

All applicants should send a filled application form, Download Here and attach a comprehensive CV and certified copies of academic documents


Please submit application online to clearly indicating the position and location you are applying for in the subject line.


Deadline: 3rd October 2022 at 5:00pm EAT


NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


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