Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer
Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location: Kyaka II Settlement
Reports to: Area Manger
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been working in more than 30 countries around the world. Our work with refugees and internally displaced persons ranges from emergency aid over reconstruction to assisting refugees in returning home.
Danish Refugee Council has been working in Uganda since 1997 responding to the refugee influx in West Nile and Northern Uganda. DRC provides multi-sectoral assistance to refugees and host communities. DRC has a staff strength of over 400 and operates out of 5 field offices (Moroto, Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kyaka). DRC’s core and active program sectors are emergency assistance, protection (including management of reception centre), infrastructure and shelter, WASH, livelihoods, conflict management and armed violence reduction. In Kyaka, DRC has been present since 2013, and has been leading the preparedness and emergency response in Kyaka since the beginning of the influx in December 2017 as the main UNHCR Implementing Partner (IP).
With funding from ECHO, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a consortium of three INGOs comprising of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Action Against Hunger. In implementing an action to address the immediate basic needs and increase, the resilience and protection environment of persons of concern through a people-centered approach and comprehensive basic needs approach for refugees in Kyaka and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements
Overall Purpose of the Role: The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to ECHO consortium projects and oversee all MEAL related activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data assessments and project audits in Kyaka II field office. The Officer will collaborate closely with the Country MEAL Coordinator, Consortium MEAL Coordinator and program team to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and best practices.
- Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by Kyaka II field office.
- Support the development of MEAL components of ECHO Consortium projects, including the development and refinement of indicators and MEAL plan. MEAL plans and DIP will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate Consortium Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the consortium steering unit and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
- In close collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator and the program team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to sector information management standards and best practices.
- In collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
- Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing recommendations for corrective actions to share with the Area Manager, implementing teams and Consortium MEAL Coordinator, and documenting lessons learned.
- In collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
- Under the guidance of the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, conduct internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
- Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in Kyaka II field office and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
- Assume responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Uganda Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the Kyaka II field office.
- Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification and donor reports.
- Ensure proper collection of data and indicators follow-up on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
- Set up an archiving system for sources of verification and work with program teams to ensure these are available and filed
- Support the expansion of mobile data collection approaches and platforms among the field Office staff.
- Monitor and analyze consortium information and database and evaluate performance to discover ways of enhancing it
- Ensure proper documentation of all MEAL processes and outcomes (including ensuring outcome monitoring is conducted to ensure change in practices and behaviours are measured overtime)
In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
Taking the Lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating Integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Experience and Technical Competencies:
- A minimum of 3 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
- Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
- Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
- Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
- Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
- Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
- University degree in statistics, economics, social sciences, IT or related discipline
- Post Graduate Diploma in M&E
- English (fluent)
- Swahili (fluent)
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 23rd February 2019.