International NGO Jobs – National Programme Quality and Accountability (PQA) at Action Against Hunger USA

Organisation: Action Against Hunger USA
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About ACF:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an
international, non-governmental, non-religious organization that was created in
Paris in 1979 with headquarters in France (Paris), the USA (New York), the UK
(London), Spain (Madrid) and Canada (Toronto). Recognized as a leader in the
fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger / ACF International saves the
lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe
water and sustainable to hunger. With more than 30 years of expertise in
emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity,
ACF runs life-saving programs in some 40 benefiting five million people each
year. Since 1980, ACF has provided assistance to vulnerable populations in
Uganda. These have included the displaced and returnee populations of
LRA-affected Northern Uganda, Sudanese and Congolese refugees fleeing fighting
in their own countries, and the people of the north eastern Karamoja region.
Job Summary:  The National Programme Quality and Accountability
(PQA) Coordinator will oversee the development of accountability processes across
all programmes and operations in the mission, through the establishment of
clear benchmarks for risk management, accountability and quality.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
Organisation’s Quality & Accountability
:  Steer
the strengthening of ACF capacity to ensure general organisation quality and
accountability in order to maximise the impact of its humanitarian and
development programs and reduce risks.
Systems:
·        
With
the Expat PQA-CO, advise the CD, the TECH-CO and PMs on designing and
implementing appropriate systems and processes in order to mitigate
controllable risks in the implementation of programs and operations.
·        
In
particular, support projects to develop and implement technical quality audits,
registration criteria, verification, and beneficiary lists.
·        
The incumbent
will support projects to develop and manage feedback mechanisms; under the
mandate of the CD, conduct independent investigations to ascertain the
occurrence of fraud, prepare factual reports, and be responsible for the
follow-up on recommendations.
Human
Resources:
·        
In
collaboration with finance, HR and logistics departments, facilitate formal
refresher / training sessions and provide on-going coaching of staff on risk
mitigation and management, code of conduct, program accountability and quality,
the respect of ACF accountability to beneficiaries (cultural sensitiveness,
working effectively with communities, participatory inclusive approaches).
·        
Support
the HR department and Head of Bases in disseminating among all staff a culture
of high standard of accountability, discipline and professionalism; the code of
conduct, the mandate and the charter of ACF;
·        
ACF’s
risk management policies on whistle blowing, workplace harassment, conflict of
interest, child protection.
2.
Projects’ Monitoring Evaluation and Learning:
·        
Ensure
appropriate and rigorous M&E systems are developed to guide projects’
start-up, implementation, adjustment, accountability and learning in compliance
with ACF’s M&E Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for M&E.
·        
Support
the PMs, M&E officers and the program management department/s in developing
high-quality M&E plans (logframes, indicators, measurement plans and approaches),
data collection tools, and database systems that capture required information
based on donor and ACF requirements.
·        
Render
support in establishing mobile data collection systems through ODK.
·        
Provide
support in the review and standardization/harmonization of existing data collection
tools.
·        
Support
programs in defining sampling and assessment methodologies.
·        
Provide
trainings to staff of projects and partners on monitoring and reporting through
on job training, coaching and organized sessions.
·        
Actively
promote in all projects the use of participatory data collection techniques
involving beneficiaries, institutions and partners in the process.
·        
Support
the analysis of M&E data of different projects as needed through Excel or
other statistical software. In particular, assist PMs, M&E officers and the
program department in measuring the progress and achievements of projects
against set targets.
·        
Support
development and revision of internal and external reports, ensuring compliance
with donor requirements and accuracy of reported activities/results.
·        
Work
closely with TECH-CO in the designing of the TORs for external evaluations of
projects and provide support during evaluation exercises.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal
candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in
humanitarian affairs, international development, public health, epidemiology,
economics, or other social / developmental sciences.
·        
A minimum
of three years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Accountability of humanitarian or development programs including setting up and
managing community based beneficiary grievance mechanisms.
·        
Broad
working knowledge and understanding of M&E concepts and international humanitarian
quality standards.
·        
Prior
exposure and experience with mobile data collection (preferred).
·        
Fluency
in English (both written and spoken skills).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, updated CV
with at least three referees, copies of academic certificates and a daytime
telephone contract. Only email applications will be received; please note that
attached documents should all be in a zipped folder & not be larger than 3
MB. Any larger email will not be considered. Please address your email
application to: recruitment.ug@acf-international.org with the subject line as National
Programme Quality and Accountability (PQA). Please address your application to
the Human Resources Coordinator, ACF, Kampala, Uganda.
NB:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female
qualified candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 8th January, 2016 by
5:00pm
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