Requisition ID: req15887
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Moroto, Uganda
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 offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 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 and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peacebuilding, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, and field offices including Kitgum, Moroto, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Kyaka II and Imvepi
Scope of Work:
Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Program strives to work with local structures to facilitate community-based and community-driven approaches to contribute to GBV prevention and response, including youth to facilitate a violence-free community for women and girls. With funding from UNFPA, IRC will work to address socio-cultural and economic barriers that hinder HIV preventive behaviors and constrain timely access to sexual reproductive health, HIV and GBV prevention treatment and care services among adolescents and youth 10-24 years.
Under the supervision of the M&E and WPE Managers, the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&EO) will ensure quality data is obtained, stored, and accessible through the development, performance, integrity, and security of the Protection program database. S/he is to supervise and participate in all data collection, data cleaning, and input, ensuring a robust database with analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Take lead to implement the project M&E plan, program documentation guide and maintain a robust M&E system for the project.
- Support compilation of quantitative and qualitative data to showcase the WPE program, covering all program outcome areas.
- Ensure forms, databases, and record-keeping comply with international and IRC standards of working with GBV survivors/PSNs and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
- In close collaboration with the Managers, lead the development of strong data collection tools and monitoring and evaluation plans for the program.
- Develop and control user access permissions for each database according to program management specifications.
- Ensure efficient systems in place for program staff to collect and compile relevant and concise information for routine project reports and occasional special reports as required. Additionally, should maintain an up to date databases.
- Assist in creating standards for capturing data and its storage in the database in accordance with the IRC Measurement universal expectations.
- Support the provision of technical training and capacity building in monitoring and evaluation to program staff.
- Perform regular field visits, conduct DQA and data spot checks to ensure the quality of data collected by Program staff and to verify the accuracy of the data reported.
- Support program teams in analyzing and interpreting monitoring and evaluating data.
- 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 the program staff and districts with monthly reports on indicator trends.
- Periodically document success stories and lessons learned for the programs in implementation.
- Maintain a good record-keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of project activities.
- Support the operation of project feedback channels.
- Support the recording of feedback, analyses, and accessibility of feedback data for programmatic decision-making.
- Support program staff to engage in continuous data quality improvement and support project staff to frequently use data for program improvement by ensuring good visualization and dissemination of program data.
- Provide regular feedback to the program teams on project implementation through monthly reports on indicator trends and learning.
- Assist in the preparation of donor reports.
Key Working Relationships:
Directly reports to M&E Manager
Directly supervises: None
Indirect Reporting: Field Coordinator, Senior WPE Manager.
Other internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Close coordination with other IRC Departments.
External: Close collaboration with local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part of the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) referral system.
- 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 training in M&E will be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years experience in humanitarian or development settings with proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to close-out stages.
- Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel, including creating tables and forms, trend analysis, using pivot tables and charting/visualizing data.
- Strong belief in and commitment to human rights and gender equality.
- Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
- Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
- Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
- Experience in continuous quality improvement processes.
- Good report writing skills.
- High standard of spoken and written English.
- Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations.
- Knowledge of Mobile data applications such as Comcare, Kobo collect, Survey CTO and ODK would be added advantage.
Please note: Applications will be received on a rolling basis
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff is expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-introduction-and-faq
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.