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M&E Officer

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-28

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Requisition ID: req8014

Job Title: M&E Officer

Sector: Evaluation & Learning

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Yumbe, Uganda

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. https://www.rescue.org/country/uganda

IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Moroto. Given the recent conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe District and in Arua District; the IRC is one of the first responders to the emergency situation in Imvepi refugee settlement.

Job Overview/Summary:

The M&E Officer will be responsible for all M&E related program actions (Initiation, project start‐up, implementation and close‐out), providing technical M&E leadership for all program sectors with specific attention to data quality and use. S/he will assess the current M&E systems and the current capacity of staff related to M&E, and based on this address the identified needs through capacity building and technical support on data collection methods, data analysis, data quality assurance and result‐based management. S/he will also ensure that quality data collected is entered into a data platform; data analysis is completed by project teams and will play a key role in the process of reporting on the impact of the IRC program to relevant stakeholders. S/he compiles monthly data reports, assists in the narrative components, and prepares quality presentations for the review meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions. S/he works with M&E and PRoL Managers in writing donor reports and other reports required by the organization. S/he will conduct frequent visits to the field and assess the quality of the program, M&E work, ensure understanding and compliance with M&E procedures and provide guidance and coaching to staff.

Specific Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the MEL Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer will:

Technical

  • Work with the program team to develop a detailed M&E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track progress against agreed indicators.
  • Track the M & E plan and frequently provide the program with trend analysis of tracked indicators while identifying the outliers.
  • Mentor and coach PRoL staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to inform organizational and donor reports.
  • Supports program sites and program staff to frequently use data for program improvement.
  • Support the program sites to engage in continuous data quality improvement.
  • Participate in quality of care/intervention monitoring together with the District and IRC project staff while ensuring availability of data for assessing program quality.
  • Provide accurate information that informs the program review meetings.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date database for the protection and rule of law.
  • Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of program activities. 
  • Support the operation of feedback channels (logbook, client satisfaction and engagement surveys).
  • Support the recording of feedback, analysis and accessibility of feedback data for programmatic decision making.
  • Overview preparation of consolidated reports including concise narratives that capture progress against indicators and provide both management and donors with accurate and user‐friendly information.
  • Manage electronic tools to prevent disorganization (Keep server data confidential).
  • Support the M&E Manager to ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist the M&E Manager and program Heads in implementing the IRC’s monitoring for Action standards.
  • Provide to the supervisor, technical coordinators, program staff and districts with monthly reports on indicator trends.

Liaison

Liaise with any existing district/partner M&E teams while ensuring that accurate and timely data on the program is fed into the district information management systems and program reports.

Communication/reporting

  • Provide regular feedback to the MEL Manager/protection and rule of law Managers on project implementation.
  • Provide the program staffs with monthly reports on performance against indicators and trends.
  • Assist in preparation of donor program reports.

Miscellaneous

  • Assist with any duties as requested by the direct supervisor.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demography, Economics, M&E or related field. An advanced certificate in M&E, statistics will be of an added advantage

·Postgraduate studies in M & E shall be an added advantage

Job Qualifications:

  • At least 2 to 3 years’ experience in a similar role either in humanitarian or development settings with proven success in implementing M&E systems from project initiation to close‐out stages.
  • Experience in data quality assessment and oversight
  • Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.
  • Previous experience with an NGO in similar program.
  • Good experience of monitoring and evaluation of programs.
  • Strong facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately collect feedback from all members of a community regardless of their age, gender, or other diversity factors
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, internet, power point, etc

         Deadline for receiving applications is February 10th, 2020


 

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