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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead – Gulu

Mercy Corps

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 4, 2022.

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# Job Description

Job Category: Monitoring & Evaluation
Requisition Number: MONIT002243

Programme Summary
Present in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps Uganda’s aim is to catalyse change
through the Ugandan private sector, civil society, and government to create
resilient, economically inclusive, healthy, and secure communities.
We have 15 programmes across Uganda with a total portfolio value of $80m,
including support from FCDO, USAID, US State Department, French Development
Agency, Conrad Hilton Foundation and other private sector foundations. With a
strong presence across the country, we have offices in Kampala, Rhino Camp,
Yumbe, Moroto, Kotido, Amudat, Kaabong, Karita, and Karenga.
The Climate Smart Jobs Programme CSJP is a £39 million four year FCDO funded
programme that seeks to grow climate smart agribusinesses to create jobs,
support climate smart land management and services, as well as innovation on
climate adaptation and mitigation, and remove barriers that stop businesses
from getting deals done. Under Component 4 of the CSJP: Climate Smart Land
Management Services, worth approx. £8.5m Mercy Corps will lead a consortium
of partners to implement three overall outputs under the ‘REVIVE’ programme,
focusing on stimulation of supply, demand, and a supportive enabling
environment for improved ecosystem services across Northern Uganda.

General Position Summary
The Technical Lead for Monitoring, Results and Learning will design the M&E
Plan and Learning Plan. S/he will set the technical direction for the
programme’s key learning questions, coordination of information sources ,
analysis of trends, and contribute to the programme’s political access and
influence PAI strategy. The Lead will be responsible for ensuring that the
consortium shares learning from the pilots to support scalability by partners,
and other key stakeholders. S/he will contribute to the compilation of
programmatic reports to the donor quarterly and annual.

Key responsibilities
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Design and maintain the M&E Plan of the REVIVE programme;
• Set up the MEL system of the programme, including the set up of technology
for MEL and TolaData maintenance, ensuring they are compliant with donor and
Mercy Corps’ requirements;
Lead systematic reviews of relevant theory and evidence to help identify core
learning questions and working hypotheses
• Guide the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative data
collection tools and analyses;
• Lead the monitoring and evaluation milestones related to the REVIVE
programme, including baseline, midline and endline, final evaluation, MEL-
related formative studies and recurring monitoring activities
• Managing the production of external-facing learning products targeted to a
wide variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Learning
• Facilitate learning sessions with programme team and external stakeholders
to reflect on evidence and drive planning and implementation of programme
inputs and activities
• Develop and oversee the implementation of a REVIVE learning plan based on
the evidence knowledge gap of the REVIVE Theory of Change
• Support the development, management and coordination of knowledge management
databases and tools.
• Support Mercy Corps intentional learning and continuous improvement culture
by contributing to strategies to monitor, evaluate and report on the
effectiveness of programme efforts through activities such as after-action
reviews, quarterly reviews, internal performance review.
Participate in the facilitation of strategic planning sessions.
• Provide leadership, training and mentoring in the development of learning
plan, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other skills
required for assessing the impact of the program.
• Conduct training sessions with partners about the various learning and
knowledge management tools.
• Assist with conceptualizing enhancements to the knowledge management tools
and processes.
• In coordination with partners, help develop Knowledge, Learning and
Communication activities that reflect industry standards in climate
resilience, knowledge transfer and application
• Provide technical advisory services on the design and implementation of
digital knowledge/data management systems.
Team Management:
• Develop and implement plans to mentor and coach staff to build their
capacity
• Foster a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to
achieve excellence
• Lead a MEL team
• Ensure coordination with MEL staff across partners.
Accountability:
• Collaborate with Community Accountability and Response Mechanism CARM
staff members to strengthen systems to promote accountability to participants
and communities
• Support programme teams to ensure communities understand their rights and
are comfortable to provide feedback to Mercy Corps on MEL processes and
program activities.
Ensure all MEL activities are gender sensitive and in adherence with Mercy
Corps’ and FCDO Gender Policies
• Apply Do No Harm standards to ensure that MEL activities do not have adverse
effects on communities.
• Support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to participants and
to international standards guiding international relief and development work,
while actively engaging communities as equal partners in design, monitoring
and evaluation of projects.
Organizational Learning
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our
understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and
relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit
5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as
themselves.
Accountability to Programme Participants
• Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically
• to our participants and to international standards guiding international
relief and development work, while actively engaging participant communities
as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field
projects.
• Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and
respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all
times and in all in-country

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: MEL Officers 2
Reports Directly To: Team Leader
Works Directly With: All team members of the REVIVE programme, including
partners, Deputy team leader and program officers/assistants, Technical leads
and advisor, Research team, Operations, HR and Finance teams, Mercy Corps Desk
team

Knowledge and Experience:
• 8+ years experience in Designing and Implementing approaches to MEL
• 5+ years experience in senior management roles and demonstrable team
management skills
Experience working for FCDO funded programmes preferred
• Proven ability to produce final documents such as learning agenda
logframes, M&E Plan AMEPs, etc. for donor consumption required
• Experience with theoretical and practical background in MEL and knowledge of
qualitative and quantitative methodologies and techniques used – required
• Successful experience with the adoption of mobile data collection tools like
Open Data Kit ODK and ability to use data visualization software e.g.
PowerBI preferred
• Thematic experience in climate programming and knowledge of Ugandan context
preferred
• Proficiency in English.

Success Factors
• High-level communication skills.
• Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Self-motivated, but able to work within a team.
• Experience working towards achieving set targets and exceeding them.
• Demonstrated self-reliant problem-solver.

Competencies:
• Strategic Thinking
• Results-oriented
• Impact and Influence
• Collaboration/Teamwork
• Adaptability/Change Management
• Communication skills

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead position will be based in Gulu,
Uganda with at least 40% travel to domestic sites. Travel to other locations
for regional representation may be required. At times evening and weekend work
may be required to meet deadlines and at times of shocks and stresses.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work
hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/STA to a field posting.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and
respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all
times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning
In support of our belief that learning organisations are more effective,
efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team
members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their
personal and/or professional growth and development.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners,
other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international
relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities
as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field
projects.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different
origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to
leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex
challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone
contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential
as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed
to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and
inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate
discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds,
perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have
sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological
safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not
engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender
identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or
ethnic origin, disability including HIV/AIDS status, marital status,
military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we
work.

Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact
with through our work, whether team members, community members, program
participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed
to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child
abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As
part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members
are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local
laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and
values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of
Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
Closing date for applications: March 9th 2022

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