DfID ACT Health Project Jobs – Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager at GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL International
Project Name: DfID-Uganda for Accountability Can Transform
(ACT) Health
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
About US:
is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering
of the poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
About ACT Health:
has funding from DfID-Uganda for Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health and
began implementing the programme in 16 Districts of Uganda in 2014. The
programme is implemented in consortium with four Ugandan partner NGOs and
communities to assess health service / utilisation status and document proposed
improvements in quality and use of health services. The foundations of the ACT
Health programme are: dissemination of Citizen Report Cards through health
worker dialogues, community dialogues and meetings between community members
and health centre staff. In the community level dialogues, participants agree
on agree on priority issues and actions to address challenges at a local level.
The progress is reviewed every six months. The programme also has
evidence-based, people-centred district and national advocacy components.
Throughout implementation, the programme tries to balance focus on
responsibility, responsiveness and relationships to improve health outcomes.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
Manager will render support in the programme implementation, monitoring needs
and within the ACT Health team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Continually Improve
Existing Monitoring Systems:
  • Take initiative to suggest improvements in
    all monitoring systems
  • The incumbent will modify process tracker as
    needed for analysis of an evolving programme
  • Modify the ACT Health ACCESS database fields
    in line with programme evolution
  • Deliver monthly analysis of process
    monitoring data for the consortium on time and with accuracy
2. Mentoring of ACT
Health Partner staff in the implementation of the People-Centred Advocacy
monitoring system
  • Significantly contribute to research best
    practice in monitoring advocacy work
  • Actively contribute to the development of
    roll-out of workshops (content, sessions, logistical, and arrangements)
  • Provide regular technical support visits to
    ensure that challenges faced by partners in the use of this system are
    practically handled.
3. Roll-Out
Workshops/Follow-Up Field Visits to Build “Data Fluency” of Field Teams,
Partners and Other Stakeholders
  • Design (content and sessions) and roll-out
    region-specific workshops to enable GOAL field teams and partner teams run
    queries / analysis of ACCESS database and other process monitoring systems
  • Carry out regular field visits to provide
    support to analysis done at field level after workshops are delivered
  • Conduct parallel analysis (review of
    analysis) to ensure accuracy.
4. Contribute to Research
and Learning:
  • Run correlations and queries on data
    collected by IPA at community and household levels to contribute to
    evidence-based advocacy at national and district levels.
  • Actively participate in field validation of
    the midline and end line findings
  • Coordinate the merging of Who is Doing What
    Where document (WDWW) for districts on an annual basis for 2015 and 2016
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least four (4) years’ professional work
  • Previous exposure and experience working with
    Access and Excel
  • Previous experience with design,
    implementation and quality assurance for monitoring system for advocacy is
  • Past exposure and experience teaching or some
    training in participatory pedagogy / curriculum is desired
  • Ability to build consensus among peers and
    partner organisations
  • Confidence and belief that communities can
    self-advocate and make change
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and
    uncertainty with a positive and constructive attitude
  • Initiative and proactivity in problem
    identification and proposing solutions
  • Proven abilities in designing and delivering
    participant centred technical trainings
  • Excellent analytical and systematic thinker
    able to develop systems for monitoring and analysis
  • Exceptional communication skills (written,
    verbal and active listening)
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications
which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character
references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer),
and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via
E-mail to: AdminKampala@ug.goal.ie
NB: Please do not attach certificates and indicate
the Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 8th February 2016
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