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Senior Officer MEAL - EPASC Project Jobs - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Reports to: Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager
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 - Early Childhood Care & Development for Young Children in Pastoral Communities (EPASC) will be responsible for providing oversight for the EPASC project MEAL function. This includes 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 and results.  In collaboration with the MEAL and the project team, the job holder ensures that the project has information briefs, regular sharing of project updates and has a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints. 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, best practices and ensures that lessons learnt feed into EPASC project planning processes.  The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring that project data on outputs and outcome progress is collected accurately and in a timely manner 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 Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer MEAL job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Development Studies with post graduate training in M&E.
·         At least three years working experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
·         Broad knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of different programs.
·         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 and MIS of an added advantage
·         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.
·         Experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja and ability to speak the local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong requirement.
·         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

·         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: 2nd September 2016

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