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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator NGO Jobs - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Regional MEAL Manager

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator provides oversight for the project MEAL function including; putting in place and ensuring that the project uses MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor, evaluate and report in a timely manner on activity implementation; outputs and outcomes. In collaboration with the MEAL team and project team, the incumbent will ensure that the project has information sharing systems, and has in place a mechanism for collecting, tracking, responding to feedback and complaints from project partners and stakeholders. In addition, the job holder ensures that the project has and uses quality benchmarks in implementation of project activities. The jobholder will work closely with the management team and the staff to identify a learning agenda for the project MEAL system implementation, plans for learning activities and documentation of experiences accordingly. The person also provides technical support and supervision for data management to ensure that project data for tracking progress is collected accurately and in timely manner, support training of project team and partners on quality data collection and management including use of data to inform decision making. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in MEAL or related roles when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics or development work. Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and Open MRS is an added advantage
·         At least five years’ working experience in monitoring and evaluation in a relevant programming (preferably with an International NGO).
·         Previous experience of working with District Local Government with a focus improving reporting for projects.
·         Working knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring programs.
·         Training and mentorship of District level partners in data collection management and reporting.
·         Highly effective interpersonal skills – networking, oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate via email as well as the use to Skype and other communication technologies.
·         Computer literacy skills: Microsoft office especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, SPSS/Stata and management of large data bases including use of MYSQL.
·         Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
·         Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
·         Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·         Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
·         Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·         Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·         Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·         Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
·         Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

NB:
·         Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications
·         Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 9th December 2016

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