Research Monitoring Evaluation Accountability And Learning Officer, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2227769758
Research Monitoring Evaluation Accountability And Learning Officer, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified July 5, 2024


Requisition ID: req52742 Job Title: Research Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation Employment Category: Regular Employment Type: Full-Time Open to Expatriates: No Location: Kampala, Uganda Work Arrangement: Job Description BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters.

Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

The IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and development, Health, Economic recovery and Development and women protection and empowerment as well as contributing to the response to the Southern Sudanese Refugee situation.

IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Lamwo, Moroto, Kyaka and West Nile.

At Play Matters, we seek a better, more hopeful future for 800,000 refugee and host community children ages 3-12+ living in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.

We believe that if we provide these children with more opportunities to build their holistic skills and psychosocial well-being, then girls and boys can become agents of positive change and build a better, more hopeful future for themselves and the planet.

We build teachers’ skills and motivations to integrate active, play-based, learner-centered methods into their classrooms, across subjects, in alignment with existing curricula, at pre-primary and primary levels, with children aged 3-12+.

More information on Play Matters can be found here: SCOPE OF WORK: Reporting to the Senior RMEAL Manager – Play Matters, the RMEAL Officer works closely with program teams to optimize monitoring capabilities and opportunities, evaluation, accountability, and learning for Play Matters project to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve.

This position will have the primary responsibility of data collection, entry and analysis that will require high proficiency and skills in data management processes as data collection tools design, quality data collection, data quality assurance and data visualization.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Data management and quality assurance: Develop data collection tools in line with the project data and information needs and ensure that all tools are accessible in the project digital data collection system (in Comm Care HQ).

Collaborate with the Senior RMEAL manager to orient project team on the relevant data collection tools and system including data enumerators.

Follow up and ensure timely and appropriate use of tools and templates that facilitate collection, aggregation and collation of data and information for planning and reporting project activities at school and community level.

Guide data collection in the project implementation area in line with the project key performance indicators and ensure that all data is stored in the central database (Comm Care HQ).

Support the analysis of project data and updating of the project dashboards for visualization.

Participate in the periodic review of the quality of existing data at project site, the methods of collecting it and entry in the project database.

Support in the implementation of complaints and feedback mechanism for the project using the Play Matters Accountability Information Management System (PAIMS).

Monitor project performance and share information with the project staff to support decision making.

Ensure accurate data entry into Commcare for all project activities implemented in Kampala.

Monitoring and evaluation: Implement the RMEAL SOPs in line with the project and IRC procedures and protocols.

Take lead in tracking Play Matters project progress in line with the project workplan, indicators and targets.

Participate in the implementation of critical RMEAL activities including but not limited to needs assessments, baseline survey, evaluation, data quality audits, client satisfaction surveys, and field supervision.

Provide technical assistance to project staff, partners, and incentive workers on information management systems, data collection and record keeping.

Ensure the appropriate orientation, use and compliance to RMEAL project and operational reporting templates.

Provide technical support in planning and monitoring of all the projects activities to project clients at school and community level.

Program support and learning: In collaboration with the Senior RMEAL Manager, design, develop and continuously update project results and measurement tools and systems in a timely manner such as the project KPI tracker.

Identify, document, and share client feedback to improve services and results for our clients.

Participate in the deployment of surveys such as baseline and end line, assessments, and the commission of evaluations in coordination with Senior RMEAL Manager, project staff, and partners.

Support the research work under Play Matters aimed at generating learning and credible evidence to support the improvement, expansion, and sustainability of Play Matters.

With the support of Senior RMEAL Manager, ensure that learning from the project implementation and research is incorporated into project implementation and improvement plans.

Liaise with project and peer staff to share lessons learned, data and information in accordance with project requirements, activities, and timeframes.

Partnerships and GEDIOffer any other support to IRC partners as and when required to do so.

Promote a safe and respectful environment by participating in safeguarding training and activities, and by supporting other colleagues to understand and comply with safeguarding policies.

Other duties Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable implementation of the IRC programs, Raise purchase requests as and when required, Work constructively within the team and take the initiative on new tasks.

Qualifications Requirements: A university degree in a relevant field such as Statistics, Business Statistics, Demography, Economics, Social sciences, or other field relevant to monitoring and evaluation or project management.

A Minimum 3 years of working experience in data management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning-related functions or related field Possess basic technical knowledge of M&E approaches and techniques in some or all of the following areas: Outputs, Outcome monitoring; Theories of Change, Logical frameworks, Data collection, Basic data analysis, Accountability, Client feedback mechanisms.

Experience in conducting primary quantitative data collection and data entry.

Basic proficiency and experience with mobile data collection such as Kobo, Comm Care, ODK Collect is required, knowledge of Tableau, Power Bi, or GIS software tools are additional assets.

Good computer skills in MS Office, especially Excel and Word – with experience in writing reports.

Self-motivated and pro-active attitude with good organization, planning, and analytic skills, including prioritizing work, multi-tasking, and attention to detail.

Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and in constantly evolving work environments.

Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills are definite assets.

Willingness to travel to various field-level sites.

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, Equality, 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.

I have read and understood the details of the above Job description, the terms and conditions of my contract and the HR policies for National Staff and agree to always abide by them.

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 in our organization.

We do not discriminate based on 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.

NB: This advert will close on 18th July 2024.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Research monitoring evaluation accountability and learning officer

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