DRC Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Fresher Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer – DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Danish Refugee Council Uganda

Duty Station: Kitgum, Uganda

Reporting to: Project Manager Project Support



Danish Refugee Council Uganda Profile:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.



Job Summary:

The NURI Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will be responsible for planning, management and oversight of all Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning including data collection and quality assurance processes and products under the Danida funded Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI) project in the sub-region. She/he ensures continuous monitoring and full final verification of all infrastructure projects implemented on both the Rural Infrastructure (RI) and the Water Resource Management (WRM) components of the project through the use of appropriate approaches and technologies. S/he will work with the project team to ensure appropriate and functional humanitarian accountability mechanisms are established in all project locations to facilitate information capture, analysis and provision of feedback to beneficiary communities. The NURI MEAL Officer will work closely with the District Team Leaders, and the Project Manager-Project Support to review and validate Weekly monthly, quarterly and annual reports.



Roles and responsibilities of DRC Uganda Jobs 2021:

Assessment, Design and Planning

  • Supports Project Support Manager Project Support and Team leaders in community level planning for NURI project, ensuring work plans for all districts developed and tracked with input of the key project staff and stakeholders.
  • Implements assessments as appropriate and as per need and in agreement with NURI Project Manager and NURI MEAL Coordinator.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Support the design and piloting of monitoring tools to be used during activities and assistance. Carry out quantitative and qualitative data collection activities at field level
  • During monitoring activities ensure beneficiaries are treated with respect, confidentiality and informed consent.
  • Refer on potential vulnerable cases to Monitoring & Evaluation Officer or sensitive issues that might be observed at field level
  • Keep supervisor informed of any safety incident that might take place
  • Solve problems and conflicts that might occur during monitoring and respond to minor complaints coming from beneficiaries
  • Planning, management and oversight of all data collection and quality assurance processes under the NURI project.
  • Ensures continuous monitoring and full final verification of all infrastructure projects implemented on both the Rural Infrastructure (RI) and the Water Resource Management (WRM) components of the project through the use of efficient workflows and appropriate technologies – including Kobo Toolbox and GIS/mapping technology.
  • Ensure key indicators are identified, monitored and reported on in line with the project M&E Plan, DRC and donor standards
  • Ensures quality of the full data management cycle from collection to storing and analysis of data and ensures validation and accuracy of all data.

Reporting and information

  • Provides support to the Project Manager Project Support (PMPS) on reporting and in ensuring accuracy and quality of all project information and documentation presented internally and externally.
  • Ensures appropriate, efficient and solid Information Management practices.
  • Ensures project information management system for project indicators and monitoring of activities, is accurate and up to date.
  • Involvement in assessments, analysis and dissemination of reports as per donor, stakeholder & DRC guidelines.
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer on achievements and challenges related to monitoring
  • Protection cases identified and referred in coordination with the protection team
  • Produce periodic monitoring reports and make recommendations for corrective action to appropriate decision-makers, to ensure programs have accurate and useful data to inform project development.
  • Ensure the data bases are functional in all the field offices and data is captured and utilized for reporting

Knowledge Management, research and learning

  • Participate in learning and documentation processes on the NURI project and ensures learning is captured and reflected back in internal learning cycles as well as to external stakeholders. Learning processes includes learning initiatives as internal reviews, reflection meetings and other means of inducing and documenting learning.
  • With the NURI MEAL Coordinator and NURI MEAL Specialist, to Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
  • Support meta-analysis / evaluation of all completed projects reports including baseline, outcome monitoring, case studies, and evaluations to establish key learning and recommendations to inform future evaluations and programming.
  • Supports the project in documenting and disseminating innovations and any operational research findings related to the project interventions.
  • Supports internal and external communication efforts around NURI and leads on creating evidence basis and impact stories on the project.
  • In consultation with the NURI Project Team, NURI MEAL Specialist, NURI MEAL Coordinator; synthesize and summarize trends in project monitoring and evaluation data using appropriate visualization to demonstrate project results and any lessons learned on a monthly basis.

MEAL Capacity Strengthening 

  • Promote awareness on DRC MEAL standards among relevant DRC staff and key stakeholders through various means including in-house trainings of staff, meetings with beneficiaries, communities and local authorities
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program

Humanitarian & Programme Accountability

  • Support the MEAL Coordinator in coordinating all relevant stakeholders in DRC on the full integration of beneficiary accountability, engagement and participation priorities and initiatives of DRC into the NURI project implementation and links closely to all beneficiary feedback and reporting mechanisms of DRC and ensures that all relevant accountability tools are rolled out and functioning.
  • Ensure that the activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles
  • Support the implementation of DRC’s complaints mechanism.



Qualifications for DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • Experience with design and implementation of MEAL systems for emergency, recovery and development programs
  • Excellent knowledge of Mobile data applications (Kobo Toobox, ODK, etc)
  • Presentation skills and experience in delivering MEAL training programmes for teams
  • Experience with research, including data collection and data management.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
  • Excellent command of GIS softwares (Quantum GIS, ArcMIS, or similar)
  • Experience with development of heavy data flow systems, implementation and management of database systems (SQL, Microsoft Access and basic Oracle DBMS skills)
  • Experience with participatory assessment and community-based monitoring techniques and approaches
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS, STATA, Powerbi and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Excel, and have experience using database and data analysis software.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Fluency in the local language of the area.


  • Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning and Management, Social Science, Development Studies, International Relations, Rural Development.
  • A post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation or equivalent professional qualification


  • Excellent communication skills in English is required
  • Fluency in English and other local languages in the area of implementations an advantage



How To Apply for DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

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Closing Date: 18th August 2021



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