Fresher Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Assistant NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Assistant (Fresher NGO Jobs)

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Kaabong, Uganda

Minimum Salary: UGX 1,740,947/=

Reports to: Senior MEL Officer


About Organisation:

Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability.


About CCLAP Project:

limate Change Leaders Advancing for Peace (CCLAP) is a two-year (October 1, to September 2025) funded activity by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) will support women and girls to overcome structural barriers to gender equality, contribute to sustainable Natural Resource Management and strengthen climate resilience for peace in Kaabong and Kotido Districts of Karamoja and neighbouring communities in Turkana County through cross-border collaboration (Goal). Specifically, the project will build women, girls’ and CSOs’ capacities by increasing awareness of climate resilience and NRM tackling structural barriers to change (Outcome 1); and build peace and security in the region by encouraging women and girls to take the lead in resolving and mitigating climate and NRM-related conflict (Outcome 2). The project will target women, adolescent girls, men, and boys in conflict-affected communities.  The activity will be implemented by Mercy Corps in Kotido and Kaabong in Uganda and Turkana – Kenya in partnership with NARWOA, KAPDA, and SAPCONE.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) assistant will work with the Mercy Corps CCLAP project team to ensure the collection of quality MEL data for the program.  The MEL Assistant will support the Senior MEL Officer in the monitoring and data collection of the project, support assessments, and contribute to report writing. She will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronised between the Activity sites. The MEL assistant will be an integral member of the project team’s learning and reflection processes, contributing to the discussion on beneficiary feedback.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the program team and local partners, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities and results.
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in the development of the MEL tools and prepare tool matrix.
  • Coordinate 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.
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in Compiling progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the monitoring plan.
  • Perform spot checks on the program activities, identify learnings to improve on program implementation and report monthly
  • Ensure adherence to MEL minimum standard in carrying out her duties, advising and supporting team members in understanding all the standards
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in ensuring that the CCLAP TOLA account is updated with all the indicators, result and the means of verification collected and uploaded in the CCLAP google account
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in updating the Activity Info website as per the achievement during the quarter of the project implementation
  • Support the development of community accountability and reporting mechanisms (CARM) for the project and orient project staff as well as local partners on the same.
  • Actively participate in household identification and verification of project participants under the CCLAP project
  • Under guidance of Senior MEL Officers, H/she will participate in all MEL monitoring and evaluation activities such as market assessment, price monitoring and baseline/endline data gathering needs.
  • Ensure adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out her duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in coordinating the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation, along with other key research activities. The assistant will for example support the supervision of enumerators during the different data collection and entry exercises.
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in building 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.
  • Support the Senior MEL Officer in building the capacity of team members through ongoing training and support on monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the development of reports and other documents.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Sensitize communities on the CCLAP’s CARM system and encourage them to share feedback through the promoted channels.


  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardise its humanitarian mission
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest level of integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment, or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social science, or related field.
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and Prior experience with computerized data management systems.
  • Strong computer literacy with full knowledge of MS Office applications, expert knowledge of Excel, and the use of Ona, ODK, and other mobile data collection platforms is required.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus-building skills.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in the NGO sector in M&E, community development or Gender, Conflict, Peace and Governance.
  • Prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of quantitative indicators and data collection strategies.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely with valid licence or willingness to obtain one in the first 6 months of employment.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants must submit their Cover Letter & CV saved in 1 document as a PDF of no more than 5 pages online at the link below.


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Deadline: 26th June 2024


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Date Posted 2024-06-14T13:40
Valid Through 2024-06-27T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Mercy Corps
Job Location Kaabong, Kaabong, Kaabong, 0256, Uganda

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