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Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Volunteer

Requisition ID: req43352

Job Title: Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Volunteer

Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description


Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.

 PlayMatters reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to 800,000 children across Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. It will redefine education and cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters is inspired by LEGO Foundation’s call to challenge the status quo, to offer children the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the skills they need, teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed. The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly offers something different. It is being delivered by a coalition with a track record of thinking and delivering differently. We bring three distinct characteristics:


 OUTCOMES. Everything we do is fueled by the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and resilience outcomes we seek. We know learning happens when children are at the center and teachers, parents and the system surrounding them embrace children’s agency and have not only skills and resources, but the motivation to drive change.

RESEARCH AND LEARNING. Effective delivery requires both rigor and a big heart. With the LEGO Foundation, PlayMatters will generate scientific evidence that can transform our understanding of play and learning for refugees in East Africa and around the world.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. The LEGO Foundation Humanitarian Initiative offers an opportunity to deliver and comes with the responsibility to lead. Our consortium’s members have a record of mobilizing others.


Job Overview:

The MEL Volunteer will be a member of the PlayMatters Regional Project Team based in Kampala, Uganda, and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and learning unit. This position is an opportunity meant to build on the digital skills training work by Re:Build and partners  and is open only to refugees who have successfully completed digital skills training under Re:Build program. This is a wonderful opportunity for persons looking to widen and build skills in monitoring and evaluation, data visualization (infographics), and lessons learned documentation. The position will support the regional MEL team with data visualization for project teams, clients and the donor. The MEL Volunteer will work closely with the Regional Data and Information Manager and the Regional Senior MEL Manager to support data evidence use for the project.



  • Assist in data visualization and basic analysis
  • Support the data and information manager to develop and socialize the use of dashboard.
  • Design draft dashboards with the country teams and refine
  • Design community level data visualization
  • Support the accountability team in making office level guidance on referral mechanisms
  • Support in documenting lessons learned






A refugee living in Kampala who has successfully completed digital skills training under the Re:Build/IRC skills program in website construction, graphics design, photography and video production.

  •  Basic proficiency in using computers and excel
  •  Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate.
  •  Effectively in a multicultural environment.
  •  Fluency in English.
  •  Some experience in data collection, data entry or monitoring and evaluation preferred.
  •  Good team player.
  •  Valid refugee registration card/attestation card.

 N.B: Please note that a satisfactory reference from the Refugee Welfare Council will be necessary to be issued an offer.


Working Environment:

Standard office work environment.

Travel Required: Modest travel throughout Uganda may apply.

Position is based at the IRC Regional PlayMatters Office in Kampala, Uganda.


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


 IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (norms de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.


 Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.


 NB: This advert will close on 2nd August 2023 and Only URBAN Refugees based in Kampala, Uganda will be considered for the position. Please refer to the Qualifications page of the advert for more information.


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