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Job Title:      MEAL Advisor
Organization: Trócaire
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director

About US:
Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International Development. Trócaire works through local partners and being the development arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin planning for beyond this period.

Job Summary:  The role of the MEAL Advisor will be to support the country office and our partners to develop and use MEL systems and to ensure these systems are used for decision-making, reporting and documentation of results. This Advisor will need to be able to communicate MEL concepts to non-specialists in an easy to understand manner and support others to learn.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Technical Support (40%):
  • Support programme team to ensure monitoring and evaluation information is used for learning and informing programme strategies/adaption.
  • Support the development, reporting and revision of the country programme results framework in line with organisational and donor priorities.
  • Lead in the development and contracting or delivery of programme baselines and evaluations including clear Terms of Reference, appropriate resource allocations and provide quality assurance in line with best practice.
  • Lead and support Trócaire staff in the development of programme monitoring and evaluation systems during the programme design phase, including adherence to donor requirements.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of programme results frameworks including planning, development of data collection tools, and guidance on sampling and assurances on data quality.
  • Support programme staff in developing specific tools to track quantitative and qualitative data on programme impact.
  • Conduct analysis of primary and secondary programme data, both quantitative and qualitative, for organisational and donor requirements.
  • Train and support programme team in data management, analysis and using results to inform programme strategy/implementation
  • Train and support team in improving our gendered monitoring systems
  • Lead on a Uganda focused beneficiary targeting and counting system that complies with global and donor requirements
  • Train and support staff on M&E concepts and methodologies and generate training materials and resources for this.
  • Train and support the programme team and the BDGM in the development of donor proposals and reports
Partner Technical Support (40%)
  • Provide technical support to partners on monitoring and evaluation systems and how to use these systems for learning and informing programme strategies/adaption.
  • In conjunction with the programme staff support partners in the development of project monitoring and evaluation systems including adherence to Trócaire and donor requirements.
  • In conjunction with the programme staff oversee the implementation of project results frameworks including planning, development of data collection tools, and guidance on sampling and assurances on data quality.
  • Train and support partner staff in developing specific tools to track quantitative and qualitative data on project impact.
  • Train and support partner staff to understand the thematic programme M&E systems with a special focus on the Trócaire mandatory indicators.
  • Critical assess the MEAL needs of the partners as part of an overall capacity building strategy with the partners.
  • Train and support partner staff on M&E concepts and methodologies and generate training materials and resources for this.
  • In conjunction with the programme officers review and critically assess partner proposals and processes to ensure high quality M&E systems.
Learning and Communications (10%)
  • To document learning from staff and partners in a manner that is accessible that can be easily communicated to internal and external audiences.
  • Actively support the programme team to use monitoring/evaluation data to prompt and promote learning in our work.
  • Proactively seek out interesting stories on highlighting the work done by staff and partners especially on accountability
  • Produce leaflets, briefings, brochures and case studies on accountability and other issues.
  • Copy-edit key work from from partners and programme staff within the office.
Learning and Engagement with MEAL Network (5%)
  • To keep up to date with trends in monitoring, evaluation and accountability
  • Sharing MEAL learning in the Trócaire MEAL network
  • Support the work of the global Strategy and Impact Unit (SIU) by providing feedback on material, sharing country experiences etc.
  • Engage in global MEAL pilot initiatives that are appropriate for country context.
Other (5%)
  • Represent Trócaire at external meetings, events and networks to share learning and promote our programming.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities assigned by the country management team.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Trocaire MEAL Advisor job must hold a Degree in development studies or other relevant field
  • Recognised courses in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • At least five years of working in an international or local organisation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Minimum three years of working in Monitoring and Evaluation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Experience in developing MEAL systems and processes
  • Experience in using M& information for decision-making and reporting.
  • Significant experience in capacity building on monitoring and evaluation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Excellent understanding of monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Proven results-based management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-work skills.
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer literacy skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrate a commitment to gender equality and an ability to influence and engage others to support gender issues.
  • Capable of working efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Show commitment to Trócaire’s Vision, Mission and Values and an understanding of a partnership approach to development.
  • Sympathetic understanding of the Catholic Church’s role in relief and development.
  • Ability to work with women and men from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated and active commitment to gender equality and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn on-the-job, and an interest in learning about the context, issues and strategies of Trócaire’s programming in Uganda
  • Willingness to travel frequently in country and occasionally internationally.
  • Able to work irregular hours on an occasional basis.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take initiative.
  • Strong team player who is able to establish solid working relationships with colleagues in country as well as in Head Office.
  • Clear understanding of monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability concepts and processes
  • General understanding of development issues and contexts, preferably in the areas of Sustainable Livelihoods, Resource Rights, Human Rights, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Understanding of the rights-based approach and its application in development programming.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Trócaire should send their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 21st February 2019

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