Senior M&E Officer in Yumbe, Uganda

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The IRC began programming in 1998 in northern Uganda in response to mass displacement wrought by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Since then, the IRC has expanded to provide critical services for refugees and vulnerable Ugandans throughout the country. The IRC started supporting refugees and vulnerable individuals in Kampala in 2012 and was one of the first organizations to respond in 2016 at the onset of the South Sudanese refugee crisis. In 2019, the IRC entered Tooro region to support refugees while also providing epidemic preparedness and response services throughout the region. In addition to emergency support, the IRC also invests in long-term stability for refugees and Ugandans through programs like immunization, family planning, legal services, women’s empowerment, education, and livelihoods.

Job overview:

Reporting to and technically supported by the M&E Manager, the Senior M&E/MEAL Officer works in close collaboration with program teams to optimize monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning capacities and opportunities of the IRC mission in Uganda to ensure high-quality programming for the clients we serve and support the global ambitions of IRC Strategy 100, and the Country Strategic Action Plan. The M&E/MEAL Officer oversees , leads and implements MEAL activities of BPRM within the Country M&E/MEAL team


Leadership and Partnership

 Support all technical aspects and actions of MEAL regarding the Yumbe-BidiBidi; respond to program needs; foster high standards and practices for quality data collection, analysis, and reports. Enable accountability to clients, partners, and donors ;
 Implement and support MEAL system and approaches in your areas of expertise and foster learning ;
 Represent IRC at technical meetings, forums, and other events & build partnerships within IRC and area of expertise ;
 Champion access and use of data for shared learning, sound decision-making, and data-informed programmatic adaptations.
Technical Oversight

Monitoring and Evaluation

 Run the MEAL system and processes for Yumbe-BidiBidi in harmony with the MEAL Country and Global Strategies throughout the project cycle which include:
 Support deployment of surveys such as baseline and end line, and the commission of evaluations in coordination with colleagues and partners;
 Support the use of standard mobile data technology and online dashboard to enhance timeliness and quality of data collection, analysis and visualization;
 Join and contribute to IRC’s effort in meeting its internal and external accountability commitments through the implementation of sound accountability, client feedback, and response mechanisms.
 Establish and maintain a project information management system.
 Submit data set to update the country office wide program database on monthly basis.
 Organize orientation for field programme staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making.
Accountability and Learning.


 In close collaboration with the MEAL manager, AAP officers and the project team, support the documentation of client feedback and follow up on issues raised by clients to close the feedback loop.
 Maintain an updated Client feedback database through routine entry of feedback data into the online client Feedback Registry (CFR).
 Conduct analysis of client feedback data and share monthly reports with program team in coordination with the MEAL manager to inform strategic and programmatic decisions and course correction.
 Lead onsite discussions on development and implementation of action plans resulting from the review and analysis of client feedback data. 
 Conduct capacity building of project team, including training, mentorship, and onsite support on client responsiveness and accountability. Support development of Client Responsiveness and Accountability information sharing materials/briefs, posters and brochures, and dissemination to relevant stakeholders, partners, and Clients.

 Document and share learning – ensure requirements, lessons learned, data trends and best practices for products, events, and other knowledge management activities are clearly documented and shared on a regular basis (at least quarterly), this is through data collection and sharing.
 Coordinate synergy and cross-learning among different projects and programs.
 Crosses fertilize learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing to staff.
Human Resources

 Coordinate, lead, mentor M&E/MEAL Assistant(s); foster timely and high-quality achievement, and an inclusive and respectful team climate.
 Promote the growth and development of others in IRC teams and partners: present high-quality technical training and learning material for partners, colleagues, and junior staff;
 Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of M&E/MEAL Assistant, field incentive workers and enumerators.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports directly to or in Management in Partnership to: M&E Manager.

Position directly supervises: Assistants and/or enumerators.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Program Manager and Officers, Database Officer, ICT Officer, Partnerships Manager, HR, Field Coordinator.

External: Beneficiaries, program partner organizations, local and national government.


 A technical degree or equivalent – additional relevant work experience may substitute for education;
 A minimum 1 year of working experience in a 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, CommCare, ODK Collect is required, knowledge of Tableau, PowerBi, 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 ;
 A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems
 Willingness to travel to various field-level offices,

Standards For Professional Conduct

IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, 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

At IRC – we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other human demographic.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of 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.

Deadline for receiving applications is January 28th,2024

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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