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Field Officer Job Vacancy

Position: Field Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation

Start Date:
 2nd February 2015

Reporting To:Associate MLIS – DSW _Uganda

 Mbale Uganda, with domestic travel

About Evidence Action: We are a new organization that scales development interventions whose value has been demonstrated through the use of randomized evaluation. The Organization targets cost-effective interventions that can improve the lives of millions.

It crafts resilient business models for long-run success, identifying innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and building best practice operational models. 

Two successful interventions (Deworm the World Initiative – DtWI and Dispensers for Safe Water – DSW). The Organization is also operating a new program in cooperation with the Government of Kenya, called the G-United programme.
About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team: The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization. The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:
  • All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection)
  • Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making
  • Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis)
  • Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)
  • Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation
  • Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)
 The MLIS team works towards these outcomes through four sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:
  • Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.
  • Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.
About the Position: Monitoring Field Officer - DSW: Monitoring Field Officer DSW is a member of the DQM sub-team and the larger MLIS team, and is responsible for collection of monitoring data for the DSW program.

Goals and Responsibilities

Support Data Collection for DSW Monitoring:
  • Accurately and timely collect DSW evaluation data, through the administration of questionnaire, collection of samples, and making observations, in the areas of operation, using electronic and/or paper instruments.
  • Participate in bench-testing of electronic instruments as part of training and instrument improvement process
  • Timely and meaningfully support flow of information from the field to the Program Leadership by utilizing “soft feedback” tools.
  • Participate in the data collection training of operation/program field staff.
  • Support data flow process from the field to the office, by adhering to the data flow protocol that indicates when and how submit data
  • Enthusiastically provide mentorship to new staff involved in DtW data collection activities, including shadowing their work in the initial days in the field.
  • Maintain cordial public relation with local stakeholders, including government officials and community members, through observing meaningful and respectful engagement in the course of field work.
  • Contribute toward the cost-efficiency of the organization and programs through accurate management of financial payments and expenditures in the field and at the office
  • Support data collection needs from other programs, and other duties as may be assigned by the MLIS leadership.

Required Competencies and Attributes
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting,
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field based assignments in other regions.
  • Self driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to  communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
  • Basic leadership skills in managing people ,working with communities, government officers, schools and  teams
  • Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
  • Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment
Academic Qualifications
  • Minimum Diploma in a social science discipline with a bias on statistics or research applications, community work, project management or equivalent. Candidates with an M&E background have a definite advantage
  • Good language skills in English and Lunyole/Lusoga both spoken and written
  • 1-2 yrs experience  working in a research environment administering surveys, working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
  • Motor cycle riding skills or willingness to learn and ride a motorcycle.

How to Apply

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Open to local hires only

Deadline to Apply:
 On a rolling basis

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