Jobs: Research Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Needed at Marie Stopes

Vacancy title: Research Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Jobs at: Marie Stopes

Deadline of this Job:9th August 2019

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Reporting to RME Lead
The Role
Reporting to the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, the purpose of this role is to coordinate the implementation of measurement and evaluation activities for all service delivery channels and operations in Mariestopes. S/he will participate in the development of holistic approaches to adaptive programming including data analysis to assess progress, assist in identifying areas for improvement and measure program outcomes and impact. S/he will ensure a robust and adequate M&E data system (e.g. using ORION, Marietxt, and CLIC) to enhance the collection and management. S/he will conduct the analysis of program data, as well as tracking and reporting progress towards achieving results. S/he will ensure the implementation of MSI global evaluation tools (client exit interviews, IMPACT, M4QA). S/he will support staff of Mariestopes in any M&E related activities in the program..

Key Responsibilities
• Participate in the development and implementation of program evaluations, assessments, special studies and operations research required by the program.
• Ensure data quality by conducting data quality assessments (DQAs) on all project indicators.
• Prepare technical reports, protocols, qualitative and quantitative analyses based on results to assist in informing program implementation.
• Effective collaboration and coordination with all programmatic and operations teams to ensure regular collection of accurate data
• Continuously monitor program progress in close collaboration with donors and other implementing partners.
• Ensure effective application of existing MIS (including ORION, Marietext and CLIC) and MSI global evaluation tools (client exit interviews, IMPACT, M4QA)
• Perform related work as may be required

Knowledge and Experience
• At least three years of experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs, including at least two years of supervising a team with responsibility for M&E activities.
• Knowledge of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
• Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
• Research experience that includes leading and managing research teams, and developing protocols
• Considerable knowledge of skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data management.
• Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.
• Ability to communicate effectively to non-technical teams about MIS and database systems

Qualifications and Training (essential/ desirable)
• Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as social science, public health, epidemiology, statistics, business, or development studies.
• Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and other MS Office software; data analysis software (such as SPSS or Stata);
• Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills; able to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams.
• Knowledge of GIS and data management applications/platforms essential.
• More than one Ugandan language desirable

Personal Attributes
Successful performance at MSI is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. We encourage and expect all team members will demonstrate the following behaviours:
• Initiative
Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
• Innovative
Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
• Effective Communication
Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
• Responsive
Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
• Working Efficiently
Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
• Sharing Information
Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
• Focus on Learning
Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
• Commitment
Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
• Driven
Drive and determination to deliver results
• Accountable
Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate
• Embracing Change
Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
• Motivated
Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential
• Team Player
Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

Job Experience Requirements: At least three years of experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities


Job application procedure
You are encouraged to apply for the positions provided you meet the specified minimum job requirements.
For more details, please refer to the job descriptions attached and apply for the positions. Please send your applications to MSU

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