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MERL Manager

Hope for Justice

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 16, 2021.

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# Job Description

Management of MEL activities
• Manage a team of MERL officers and Data entrants, delineating their
responsibilities by grant/project specific in order to support programmatic
activities and ensure these are monitored and evaluated in a timely, efficient
and effective matter.
• Identify training needs of the MERL team and non MERL staff programme staff
and partners and work with SMT to develop and implement training that meets
these needs with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging
knowledge and providing professional development guidance.
• Working closely with Head Office MERL Team and SMT, take lead in the
development and update of HfJ Uganda MERL framework and strategic plan.
• Develop SMART indicators for projects and their data collection plans
• Assess organizational and performance gaps within the different programmes
and report on corrective actions needed.
• Lead the planning and implementation of program and project evaluations in
liaison with head office MERL Team.
• Identify the key learning agenda for HFJ programmes including developing and
implementing mechanisms and methodologies for identifying, documenting, and
disseminating learning.
• Support, develop and implement internal mechanisms for institutional
learning, quality control mechanisms, and programmatic integration.
• Work closely with the Senior Management Team SMT to encourage regular
times of reflection and learning for all project staff.
• Develop evaluation frameworks, tools, and processes to meet reporting,
learning, and monitoring requirements for project activities and outcomes.
• Facilitate quarterly, annual, mid-term and end of project review meetings
and workshops to enable progress and outcome level reflections with project
teams and relevant stakeholders.
• Program Management Support
• Lead all MERL initiatives for assigned grants/projects including
monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and informing
staff capacity building initiatives.
• Provide training and support to the programme and partner staff in
collecting and using monitoring data, as well as tools and processes for data
• Propose strategies to increase data use and demand amongst Programme staff.
• Assist Programme staff in clarifying project information needs.
• Review the performance of existing management information systems to help
identify potential modifications or resources.
• Implement and participate in programme/project evaluations and research
• Support in Programme development/Grants Management in establishing log
frames, MERL work plans, and targets during drafting donor project proposals
as well as throughout project implementation.
• Data Management and Analysis
• Design and roll out MERL digital solution that incorporates digital data
collection, analysis and reporting.
• Keep abreast of developments in grant/programme changes and progress in
order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program
performances and results.
• Ensure regular, accurate and timely entry of MERL data into programme
• Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management
systems and propose solutions.
• Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by
Programme staff and to verify the accuracy of reported data, provide guidance
and mentorship support to the staff and ensure that established MERL systems
and plans are effectively implemented.
• Analyse changes and patterns in KPI indicator data and performance reports
in order to make recommendations to Programme staff.
• Analyse indicators and performance, evaluate information and make
• Ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data queries are addressed
in an accurate and timely manner.
• Reporting
• Support the Director of Programmes in reviewing donor reports to ensure high
quality and timely submission of reports.
• Review and analyse monthly reports to identify the causes of potential
bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of reporting.
• Clarify the core information needs of management and provide relevant and
timely information to SMT and ensure implementation of SMT recommendations
within programmes/projects.
• Advocacy and Networking
• Provide quality information to be used for HfJ advocacy and policy work
• Ensure best practices, research and evaluation reports are disseminated
internally and outside HfJ.
• Working with the Country Director, explore opportunities and develop
partnerships with Academic bodies and/or learning institutions for joint
research projects.
• Represent Hope for Justice in relevant technical/coordination fora.
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