Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager
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 270
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 Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
is responsible for providing oversight for the 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 job holder 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 the project planning processes.  The incumbent is also 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.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
    Officer 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
    education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
  • 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 and MIS of an added advantage
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Prior exposure and experience 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
  • 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: 26th May 2017 by
Midnight

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