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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator Job at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator

Jobs at:
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Deadline of this Job:
7th January 2018

Duty Station:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator will implement NRC M&E system to promote programme and project performance monitoring and evidence-based decision-making. The M&E Coordinator will contribute to quality programming through supporting access to and use of relevant and timely information on programme scale, relevance, and effectiveness. The M&E Coordinator will provide technical support to in-country staff pertaining to M&E and build capacity in the country programme by identifying and supporting the implementation of effective, cost efficient and meaningful M&E systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure maintenance of the M&E system including conducting reviews of progress against benchmarks, facilitating consultations and trainings, and coordinating reviews and updates.
  • Ensure the implementation of M&E guidance, tools and procedures (including consultation with programme staff to determine needs and appropriateness, draft documents, facilitating consultation on documents, and rolling out finalized products)
  • Provide technical and surge support to field teams on monitoring and evaluation processes with a particular focus on data collection and analysis initiatives through regular field visits.
  • Support the use of mobile phone data collection by training field staff, creating questionnaire templates and providing administrative support.
  • Carry out training on Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Compile periodic quantitative output reports from programme staff.
  • Provide technical and surge support for quantitative and qualitative analysis for assessments, donor reports, and other processes.
  • Provide support and capacity-building to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
Key Result Areas:
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Support and contribute to the development and implementation of the M&E system, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools, in line with NRC M&E approaches, standards and procedures.
  • Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
  • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Supervise and mentor M&E staff in executing M&E plans.
  • Contribute to the design of M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for M&E needs
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator job opportunity should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Four years of experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development.
  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programmes, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of data and information needs for programme management and decision-making.
  • Previous experience in facilitating capacity building efforts for diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies.
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
  •  High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing).
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
  •  Experience using STATA, SPSS, Epi Info, or R.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in ODK web-based systems for digital data collection and management.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Strong organisational and team working skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  •  Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis (STATA preferred)
  •  Knowledge and practical skills in ArcGIS and Qlik dashboards are significant advantages
  • Excellent communication skills in English (Business English is a plus)
  • Proven presentation, training and facilitation skills
Job application procedure
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.
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