Requisition ID: req42114
Job Title: MEAL Officer
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kyegegwa, Uganda
The M&E Officer will ensure that quality data is obtained from the program, as program staff when performing activities aimed at strengthening community based. S/he is to supervise the data collection, data cleaning and input, ensuring a robust database with analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions. She/he compiles a monthly data report, assists in the narrative components, and prepares quality presentations for the review meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions. She/he works with M&E and PRoL/WPE Manager in writing donor reports and other reports required by the organization. She/he works closely with the M & E department and builds their capacity in data management while ensuring timely data collection from the ISCs and WGSS to feed into the Comcare, GBVMIS, Primero and program reports. She/he will facilitate monthly data review sessions with the team and conduct site visits to monitor data quality, while providing training, mentorships, and coaching where needs are identified. She/he will be primarily responsible to build capacity of program staff in data cleaning and interpretation of trends and performance on indicators.
Under the supervision of the MEAL Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer will:
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 facility staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to inform program
and GBVMIS 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 at the facilities for assessing program quality.
Provide accurate information that informs the program review meetings.
Maintain an accurate and up to date database for program including GBVMIS, Primero and Comcare.
Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation
of program activities.
Inform the PRoL and WPE Manager on the availability and short fall of data collection tools at the
information and Support Centres and community programming.
Support the operation of feedback channels (logbook, intake books client satisfaction and
Support the recording of feedback, analysis, and accessibility of feedback data for programmatic
Liaise with the M&E team including the MEAL advisor at the Consortium Level while ensuring that
accurate and timely data on the program is fed into program reports.
Attend relevant meetings to present IRCs program activities in the district, consortium, and
Provide regular feedback to the MEL Manager/WPE Roving and PRoL Managers on project
Provide the program staffs and District, UNHCR and OPM with monthly reports on performance
against indicators and trends.
Assist in preparation of donor program reports.
Facilitate ISCs and WGSS reporting requirements for program reporting and to feed into the GBVMIS, Primero, Comcare and program reports.
Assist with any duties as requested by the direct supervisor.
Requirements / qualifications:
University degree in Biostatistics/statistics, information technology, demography, economics,
population studies or related discipline from a recognized institution
Postgraduate studies in M & E shall be an added advantage.
Two to Three years working experience in humanitarian context (preferably INGOs) with proven
success in designing, implementing and operating project systems from initiation to close out stages.
Experience in data quality assessment and oversight
Experience in working with the district and building the district capacity in data collection, reporting
Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
Experience in continuous quality improvement.
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.
Experience in using data collection tools.
Experience in working with different programs and community-based groups such as CBVs, RWCs
Previous experience with an INGO in similar program.
Good experience of monitoring and evaluation of programs.
Strong facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to collect feedback safely and accurately
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
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers 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.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity
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.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.
This position is only for Ugandan nationals to apply; IRC strives to attract, motivate, and retain qualified national staff in our programs.
NB: This advert will close on 7th June 2023.