Mercy Corps Vacancy Announcement: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MC-VA-150116)-Mrauk U, Rakhine State-DL-Until Candidate Identified

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

(Vacancy Announcement No. MC-VA-150116)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Until Candidate Identified

(Remark: Qualified applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis so please send applications as soon as possible.)

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 Duty Station                     : Mrauk U, Rakhine State

Report to                          : Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Number of Opening(s)    : 1

 

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

 

Mercy Corps was awarded a grant from the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) for a 3-year programme, entitled Making Vegetable Markets Work for small-holders in Shan and Rakhine states (MVMW), that aims to tackle six key constraints for increased farmer productivity within the market system: inputs, financial services, information, off season production technology, post-harvest production options, and government extension.

 

The program will also create and/or strengthen market linkages between farmers and buyers. Together these changes will lead to increased quality, quantity and value of production, ultimately contributing to improved livelihoods for vegetable farmers. Efforts in policy advocacy and learning will leverage the results further by positively influencing the development debate in Myanmar. To ensure needed market drivers are present, the programme will facilitate the entry of new actors into rural markets by helping them overcome perceived barriers to entry and reducing their risks, while also advising them on inclusive and conflict-sensitive business models in target communities. Agreements will be brokered with different private sector actors, as well as between private and public stakeholders, to help achieve mutual goals that can result in improved services and products available to the poor. Based on market development theory and experience, interventions will vary with each opportunity identified and be as dynamic as the market itself.

 

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

 The M&E Officer will assist in the management of MVMW’s results measurement database, with technical oversight from the M&E Advisor and M&E Coordinator. This will include training and mentoring to other field team members to ensure quality data collection, checks on accuracy and quality of data collected as it is added to the database, and communicating daily with Yangon-based managers and M&E team members. As new data collection tools and new staff are added to the program, the M&E Officer will lead field M&E training efforts. Ensuring that data collection, analysis and reporting is on schedule as planned is also an important role of the M&E Officer. The M&E Officer will participate in weekly Mrauk U team meetings and report on all M&E related updates. Additionally, the M&E Officer will play a role in reporting to management, the program team, private-sector and civil society partners, and to the communities where we work.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities include:

  1. Lead field-based M&E initiatives, with support from and regular communication with the Senior M&E Officer and M&E Coordinator.
  2. Support all MVMW M&E efforts as needed to ensure high quality data collection and management.
  3. Regularly conduct project site visits to provide hands‐on training to field staff and program partners on how to capture and organize information for accurate documentation, and to participate in data collection and community reporting.
  4. Assist the program team with timely and accurate reporting to donors.
  5. Assist the Senior M&E Officer as needed with all M&E activities, sometimes with very short deadlines.
  6. Actively engage in learning and seek training with dedication to personal professional development.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  None

ACCOUNTABILITY

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:          Senior M&E Officer

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:        Private Sector Engagement Manager, M&E Manager, Agriculture Technical Advisor, Business Management Officers, Field Team Leader, MVMW partners, Program Director, and other Mercy Corps program and operations staff

 

Qualifications include:

  • Academic degree in a relevant topic.
  • Prior M&E or relevant research experience for NGOs or other international development agencies.
  • An understanding of the purpose and function of M&E for quality program implementation, particularly for agricultural development programs.
  • Experience designing and using both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
  • Ability to build staff capacity in quality and timely data collection and reporting.
  • Sufficient English language skills (written and speaking) to communicate with international staff, have a strong understanding of English program materials, and assist in preparing reports on program progress.
  • Willingness and ability to live in Mrauk U and travel frequently to project villages, sometimes in remote locations.
  • Strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the complex cultural, political, security, and social environment of Myanmar.
  • Excellent communicator, multi‐tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations. S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures. S/he will be a team‐player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application letter and current CV with complete contact details and three referees and copy of any testimonies, in a sealed envelope indicating apply position with vacancy announcement number to:

 

Human Resources Officer

Mercy Corps

#3-X, Highland Avenue

6 Ward, 7-Mile

Mayangone Township, Yangon

 

OR email to: HR@mm.mercycorps.org

 

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