Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer WFP Program Careers – Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)

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Organization: Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Reports to: MEL Advisor/ Head of programmes
Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali, Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support (AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production.This program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest handling and access to microfinace.
It’s from this background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer works with the project teams to develop appropriate MEL methodology and data collection  instruments.
  • Support the research pre-testing and piloting of M&E tools
  • Support the project teams in data collection using the agreed methodology and instruments
  • Quantitative data coding and entry using the available software
  • Support the project teams in quantitative data analysis and report writing
  • Generate and disseminate analysis MEL reports to project partners on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Contribute MEL articles to the KRC Monthly E-newsletter whenever involved

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in statistics or quantitative Economics in a recognized University. A master degree or postgraduate diploma in data analysis or research/ M&E methods will be an added advantage.
  • Two years of progressive experience of data collection and processing, quantitative data analysis and report writing in a reputable organization. Should be knowledgeable in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation. Should have demonstrated knowledge of Uganda’s refugee and host community context
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to use ICT tools and mobile applications in collecting data
  • Ability to use search engines for literature review
  • Editorial skills of documents
  • Able to use the statistical software (such SPSS or STATA) for data analysis
  • Highly developed analysis and report writing skills
  • Clear concise writing skills including logical and clear presentation        skills and ability to comply to timelines
  • Ability to think strategically.
Application should be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28, Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional references.

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