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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

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Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) Officer

Organisation: Mercy
Corps

Duty Station: 
Uganda

 

About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries
around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people
triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for
the future.

 

Job Summary:  The
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will work with the Mercy
Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our local partner organizations to
oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the program.  The MEL Officer will be responsible for
supporting the MEL Director  to oversee
the monitoring and data collection of the project, lead regular and annual
field based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide insight to
the project team, and contribute to report writing. S/he will ensure that
performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the
entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized
between the Activity sites. The MEL Officer will supervise a MEL Assistants and  may supervise teams of enumerators in data
collection, data analysis, and reporting according to the needs of the
Activity. The MEL officer will be an integral member of the Activity team
learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective
monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.

·       
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.

·       
Compile
progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the
monitoring plan.

·       
Develop
accountability and transparency mechanisms for the program and orient Apolou
staff as well as local partners on the same.

·       
Perform
spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.

·       
Actively
participate in household identification and verification of households that
participate in the Activity.

·       
Support
the MEL Director in coordinating the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final
evaluation, along with other key research activities.

·       
Build
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.

·       
Build
the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and
support on: monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the
development of reports and other documents.

·       
Design
and implement a community workshop to define baseline measures and indicators
of progress that the community can use to evaluate the effectiveness of the
program.

·       
Document
lessons learned and success stories on the project.

·       
Ensure
adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her
duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.

·       
Disseminate
research learnings and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other
relevant audiences.

Finance & Compliance Management

·       
Ensure
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security
programming.

Others:

·       
Conduct
himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring
credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission

·       
Other
duties assigned.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics,
economics, social science or related field.

·       
Three
years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security,
agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.

·       
Good
understanding and skills at data management.

·       
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.

·       
Strong
knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices. Experience with
case management systems preferred.

·       
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. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.

·       
Able to
drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.

·       
The
successful MEL Officer will combine exceptional management skills and
experience in building and maintaining partner relationships. S/he will have an
ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving the M&E
system of the program. S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural
team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring
skills.

·       
Multi-tasking,
prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as
strategic vision are essential.

·       
The most
successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and
accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective
written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

·       
A good
sense of humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also goes a long way!

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their application with an updated CV and cover
letter online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 28th February
2021

 

   

 

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