MEAL Manager NGO Job Opportunities – Handicap International

Job Title:        MEAL Manager
Organisation: Handicap International
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Field Coordinator
Salary: UGX 5, 696, 889 monthly gross
About US:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and
development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary: The MEAL
Manager is responsible for the technically sound development and implementation
of the MEAL strategy and methodological approach of the response to the refugee
crisis, in Arua, West Nile, Uganda. The MEAL Manager will assist Arua project
teams in enhancing projects’ accountability by implementing the MEAL strategy
for each project/specific technical sector, according to HI MEAL frameworks,
project monitoring plans, and common outcome indicators, and in line with HI
Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Policy.
Key Duties and
MEAL Unit consolidation and development: In close coordination
with the project managers, and under the management of the Field Coordinator,
the MEAL manager is responsible of the consolidation and development of the
MEAL unit, defining adapted-to-context methodologies, processes, methods and
  • Lead
    the consolidation and development of the monitoring, evaluation,
    accountability and learning framework of the intervention in collaboration
    with the project managers;
  • To
    lead the development of MEAL systems and processes, by improving tools and

    procedures in accordance with the project strategy and logical frameworks,
    and in close collaboration with the project management teams.
  • To support the project teams with the
    development of the project management tools (Project Management Box,
    Beneficiary Pack) and activities planning from an integrated and holistic
    perspective, in close collaboration with the sectoral managers and the
    MEAL Officers;
  • Support the deployment of data collection
    and HI´s Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation policy in the
    implementation area;
  • Under the leadership of the Field
    Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the project teams to ensure
    the development of the referral system and feedback mechanisms and the
    associated protocols and standard operating procedures.
Implementation of the MEAL plan per each project:  Under the line management of the
Field Coordinator, the MEAL manager is responsible the implementation of all
MEAL activities of the projects under implementation, from the definition of
the methodologies and tools and up to the reporting. The MEAL manager ensures,
nevertheless, the participation and contribution of the project teams in the
implementation of the MEAL activities.
  • Keep track of the projects and grants
    monitoring and evaluation schedules and implementation of monitoring and
    evaluation procedures;
  • To ensure a good communication and
    collaboration with operational teams in order to achieve a sound
    monitoring of the projects under implementation;
  • To contribute to the monitoring of the
    relevancy of the interventions regarding HI’s mandate, approaches and the
    context of intervention;
  • To lead the definition of methodologies
    and tools of assessments, surveys and monitoring and evaluation activities
    of each project, including data collection and analysis tools and
  • Ensure quality, accuracy and
    confidentiality of data and the serious follow up of available guidelines.
  • Organise and coordinate activities,
    including logistic and administrative needs, of the MEAL team;
  • To lead the reporting of all MEAL surveys,
    ensuring the collaboration and contributions of the project teams;
  • To monitor that the data, information,
    analysis and lessons learnt issued from the activities overseen
    systematically feed into the project cycle management and propositions of
    new operations through the organisation of regular lessons learned
    workshops, presentation of the results of the surveys conducted and
    diffusion of lessons learnt;
  • To conduct monitoring and evaluation
    activities and visits;
  • To ensure the functioning of the feedback
    mechanisms as per protocols and standards operating procedures developed
    in the mission;
  • To oversee and systematically analyse the
    data from feedback mechanisms in place.
Proposal development and Reporting: Under the line management
of the Field Coordinator, the MEAL manager will support the operational and
coordination teams in the development of the programme in terms of strategy
definitions, proposal writing and projects reporting.
  • To provide weekly reporting on the
    activities implemented to the line manager;
  • To contribute to activity reports and
    programme follow-up documents (PM Box, SitRep, etc.) as required;
  • To support the development of proposals
    and reports by collecting and analysing quality and accurate data and by
    keeping an organized archive system of the MEAL activities;
  • To lead in the preparation of results
    frameworks, performance monitoring and evaluation plans for new projects
    including the harmonization/standardization of indicators, data collection
    methodologies, timelines and tools;
  • To produce timely and sound MEAL reports
    including narrative, statistics, data analysis and proper recommendations
    according to the MEAL;
  • Actively contribute to other necessary
    reports upon request from line manager.
Team Management: The MEAL manager is responsible for the
management of the staff under his/her direct supervision.
  • Actively
    contribute to the development an
    d/or revision of the operational
    organigram of the mission and development of job descriptions, as
  • To
    ensure the appropriate inception and integration of the newly arrived
  • To
    define, with each member of the staff, his/her Individual Ac
    Plan (IAP) and deadline for reaching defined goals;
  • To
    support and advise the supervised team within the implementation of their
  • To
    ensure feedback towards the members of team about issues potentially
    raised by them;
  • To
    ensure good communic
    ation, coordination and information towards
    each member of the team;
  • To
    be concerned and aware on the personal and professional evolution and
    development of each member of the team;
  • To
    ensure the capacity building of the operational staff;
  • To
    conflict resolution (personal and professional) within the
    team and inform the line-manager about any conflict existent within the
Representation and Coordination: The MEAL manager contributes
to the representation of HI through his/her daily work in the field and
coordination with local actors in the area of intervention.
  • To
    ensure that HI activities are well known and understood by the local
    communities and actors;
  • To
    ensure a good communication and the respect of
    the local
    communities in their everyday exchanges.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the strict application of the
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s
    involved/witnessed immediately;
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the
    line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap
    International MEAL Manager job opportunity must have an academic
    Background in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning,
    Humanitarian assistance, Development and International Cooperation, Social
    Sciences or related.
  • Three years’ professional experience in an
    NGO managerial Position.
  • At least 2 year experience in project
    cycle Management
  • At least 2 year experience in MEAL related
  • Knowledge of protection risks and proven
    capacity of mainstreaming protection and inclusion into the operations
  • Capacity building and coaching skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • English mandatory (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of Kakwa/Juba Arabic is an  asset
  • Very familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel)
    and internet is Mandatory
  • Other software is an asset (Survey CTO,
    iData, Le Sphinx, STATA, SPSS…).
  • Experience in the fields of Protection or
    MHPSS is an asset tool
  • Basic knowledge in statistics is an asset
  • Proficiency local languages is an asset
Personal Qualities:
  • Proven managerial skills
  • Proven representation experience
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Good coordination skills
Condition: Starting Date:
1st May 2018
Contract Duration: 5 months
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap
International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including
three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at with the subject “Application to MEAL
Deadline: 2nd April 2018
NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment
process will lead to automatic disqualification. Applicants from West Nile
region are strongly encouraged to apply.
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