27 April 2016

DfiD Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer NGO Jobs - GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL International
Project Name: DfiD Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health
Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda
Reports to: ACT Health Mentor Manager

About US:
GOAL 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:
Funded by DfID-Uganda, Goal Uganda had been implementing the Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health in 16 Districts of Uganda since 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 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) Officer will provide support in programme implementation, monitoring needs within the ACT Health programme team to five districts. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensure Follow-Up Activities and Reporting Continue as Planned
  • Support field teams in planning Follow-Up activities.
  • Ensure that 40% of 2nd Follow-Ups, 30% of 3rd Follow-Ups and 25% of 4th Follow-Ups are observed
  • The jobholder will also ensure that timely guidance and feedback is provided to continuously improve programme
2. Monitor Stakeholder Involvement and Other Activities for Risks to Research
  • Ensure that all sub-county and District stakeholder engagement is consistent with guidance
  • Have a keen eye on and report any engagement that could pose a risk to research
  • Note and report to Senior MEL Manager similar or complementary civil society or GoU programmes
  • Offer support to partners in doing annual updates and analyses of District Who is Doing What Where (WDWW)
3. Support Partners to Monitor and Systematically Document District People-Centred Advocacy
  • Keenly review and spot check partner reports and process tracker
  • Assist partner Manager and Officers’ “data fluency” through own analysis of process tracker
  • Support partner Manager and Officers to directly input to the ACCESS database and run queries
  • Ensure data fluency though support to field teams systematic review and understanding of evidence
  • Build and actively cultivate a sense of partner ownership of data through support and analysis
  • Use standard system and support partners to monitor district level advocacy processes
  • Use standard system and support partners to monitor district level advocacy outcomes

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the GOAL International Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer career placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years’ work experience
  • Language skills for the region i.e. Fort Portal
  • Past experience with qualitative monitoring systems
  • Prior experience with quantitative data analysis
  • Previous experience in participatory pedagogy / training or mentoring
  • Excellent diplomacy skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among peers and partner organisations
  • Confidence and belief that communities can self-advocate and make change
  • Ability to manage change and uncertainty with a positive and constructive attitude
  • Initiative and proactivity in problem identification and proposing solutions
  • Highly analytical and systematic in thinking and planning
  • Detail oriented and capable of reviewing data for consistency, clarity and accuracy
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)

How to Apply:
All 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: 2nd May 2016

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