Senior Officer MEAL NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:      Senior Officer MEAL
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Senior
Officer MEAL is responsible for providing oversight for the Save the Children DRR
Kasese project MEAL function including putting in place and ensuring that the
project uses basic MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a
timely manner on activity implementation. The job holder will work closely with
the regional MEAL Manager, Head of MEAL and the project team, the job holder
ensures that the project has information briefs, regular sharing of project
updates with stakeholders, a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding
to feedback and complaints from project stakeholders. In addition, the incumbent
ensures that quality bench marks are used during implementation of project
activities and puts in place a tailor made documentation strategy for impact
stories, reports, and best practices and makes sure that lessons learnt feed
into a DRR/CCC tool kit.  The Senior
Officer MEAL will also be responsible for ensuring that project data on outputs
and outcome progress is collected accurately and in a timely manner; supports
training of project team and partners in quality data collection and management
including use of data to inform decisions on the project priorities. The job holder
may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases
of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior
Officer MEAL job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either
Statistics or Development Studies with post graduate training in M&E.
At least three years’ experience in monitoring and
evaluation working experience (preferably in DRR/CCA related programming with
an International NGO).
Working knowledge and use of various survey methods
for monitoring of different programs.
Additional training and mentorship of Community
based volunteers, Sub-county as well as District level partners in data collection
management and reporting.
Additional training and experience in biostatistics
or monitoring and evaluation, MIS and DHIS2, and Open MRS of an added
Prior experience working with local partners and
conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community newborn care and family
planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health Teams needed.
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
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 their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors submitted to: addressed to:
The Director of
Human Resources & Administration,
Save the
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 20th November 2015
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