MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (M&E) – No: REL/EXT/002/023
Duty station: Kampala, Uganda with possibility of travel in and outside the country
Contract type: National employment contract
RELON Uganda is a national non-political and non-partisan movement of people working together to advocate for refugees’ self-representation and inclusion where matters concerning them are discussed. Its aim is to strengthen the capacity of refugees to engage and respond to the challenges facing refugees and refugee led organizations.
Overview of the position
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will provide support by monitoring and evaluating ongoing projects on advocacy, capacity building and RLO coordination in Uganda. The officer will be responsible for overall M&E and learning needs of the project and will come up with findings based on real data to show performance of the projects. The Officer will also help RELON Uganda Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) in strengthening its M&E functions. M&E of the projects will be conducted through assessments as well as support function hence the implementing partners and RELON Uganda program teams will get support through M&E findings in enhancing flow of information and its management. The Officer will play a key role in promoting the key learning and accountability for the improvement of the project and for wider leaning of the organization.
Benefits of working at RELON Uganda
We offer a number of benefits including:
Employer 10% contribution to a national social security fund to cover employee’s pension scheme
Staff thirteenth cheque
Contribution to staff medical insurance
25 days of annual leave per year (excluding bank holidays), plus 1 day for every year of service
To supervise data collected by the project implementing team and ensure quality of the data.
To professionally record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation
To analyze and distribute findings based on regular monitoring data
Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Project Manager and Partners.
To develop a strong monitoring and evaluation system that will ensure field activities adheres to established protocols.
Support the implementing team in conducting baseline surveys and KAP surveys
Participate actively in program planning process and budgeting of the program quality and fundraising unit
Lead the development of the annual and biannual organizational reports.
Complete other tasks as required.
Develop project monitoring plan (PMP) in line with project PME and consulting with program team and partners
Coordinate with Implementing team (IT) for collecting data as responds to agreed indicators
Engage with IT to collect and manage essential data of their respective projects
Ensure quality of data collected by the implementing team
Provide feedback to partners and program teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings
Build capacity of Implementing Team (IT) on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)
Design, coordinate and conduct project evaluations (mid-term and end-line)
Design and conduct Post Implementation Monitoring Survey (PIMS)
Conduct Program Data Review
Support project implementing team in designing and disseminating research studies by providing relevant input
3. Reporting and Documentation
Assist program coordinator in developing quarterly, biannual and annual reports
Develop and share field visit reports with relevant RELON PROGRAM staff
Upload key reports to RELON social media and website
Assist Program coordinator during multi-year planning and budget process to develop a good quality Management program Budget for the country program
Assist Program coordinator in reviewing project plans during project plan and design
Ensure quality of data/ statistics in project plans
5. Learning and Sharing
Share learning from M&E process with the wider team
Support partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects
Promote culture of learning in the organization
6. Contribution to Effectiveness of the RELON PROGRAM
Work collaboratively with different programs for strengthening integration and cross-learning in programs
Proactively volunteer for various team activities
Show an eagerness to take on any other tasks assigned by the line manager/coordinator
What we are looking for:
7. Be a manager
The M&E Officer will manage the M&E process, develop an appropriate M&E tools and make it available for the process to work. This will include many tasks and people.
8. Be a trainer
The M&E Officer must advice, coach and train the people involved, or ensure that the necessary training is provided by other specialists.
9. Quality control
Data Quality Assessment is important: are data valid, reliable and precise enough? Do data reflect the reality on the ground? This involves carrying out spot checks.
10. Facilitate utilization
Information must be well presented, so that it can be used for accountability and reporting. Relevant information must be available to managers when they need it. Different media should be used to disseminate information, for sharing and learning.
Contract Type: Local
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension based on performance and Budget availability
Working at RELON Uganda: RELON Uganda offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
Bachelors’ degree in social science, journalism, government, sociology, or international relations discipline
Masters’ degree in any of the above disciplines would be an advantage
Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation
Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organizations
Minimum 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation with at least 2 years within an international organization
Experience in monitoring and evaluating in capacity strengthening and advocacy related projects
Experience of field data collection
Experience of report writing
Monitoring and evaluation techniques and processes
Data collection and management
Analytical and research skills
Good command over report writing in English
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office
Time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision
Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
Travelling to far flung areas independently for M&E
Able to effectively promote RELON’s mission values, and objectives
Female candidates with the required experience and people with forced displacements are highly encourage to apply
How to apply
As part of your offline application, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile using this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline : 10 February 2023.
RELON Uganda was founded in May 2016 with the aim of strengthening the capacity of refugees to engage and respond to the challenges facing refugees and refugee led organizations. It was formed to build capacity of RLOs by sharing experiences, knowledge, data and opportunities with RLOs, advocate and lobby on behalf of RLOs, contribute to policy making affecting refugees, fundraise and mobilize resources for supporting refugee work in Uganda. Its membership has grown to over 50 RLOs.
An independent and credible voice that influences actions towards refugee inclusion and participation in decision makings in Uganda and beyond
To influence and advocate for inclusion and participation of refugees and RLOs all levels through, policy advocacy, RLO engagement and coordination and capacity building
You can also visit our website to learn more about us and our work: www.relonuganda.org or you can follow us on: twitter and Facebook using the following handles: @relonuganda, and @reflonet