Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager
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About the Role

GOAL Uganda is
currently seeking to hire a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Manager
to join our Uganda team. The position will be based
in Kalongo, Agago. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills in monitoring, evaluation, and
learning. You will be familiar with working within the international
development sector, are passionate about high quality monitoring, evaluation,
and learning, and have an interest in sharing learnings with wide audiences.
You will have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection
and analysis including knowledge of analysis software like PowerBi, STATA,
SPSS, or ATLAS.ti, conducting barriers analysis and will have a strong
background in Health/Nutrition and Livelihoods.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in
this role, you will need:

·                 
Degree
in Statistics, Development Economics, social sciences, or a related field

·                 
4 years
+ work experience and at least 2 years of demonstrated experience in managing
the MEAL component of a donor – funded project and Experimental Research
projects

·                 
Strong
communication, presentation, and training skills (in both spoken and written
English)

·                 
Strong
analytical skills and ability to summarize large sets of data and technical
information into concise and tailored reports for various target groups

·                 
Experience
in conducting barrier analyses or other qualitative contextual analysis and
research approaches

·                 
Excellent
ability in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and aptitude to learn to
use new software

·                 
High
proficiency in MIS tools and databases such as CommCare, and PowerBi

·                 
High
proficiency of analytical tools such as STATA, SPSS, and EXCEL

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The key responsibilities of the role will be:

Support the
implementation of the GOAL MEAL strategy

·       
Participate
in the design and implementation of GOAL Uganda’s MEAL Strategy and related
tools that integrates various MEAL requirements for projects, Programmes,
country-level indicators and global GOAL indicators.

·       
Lead the
development of project MEAL plans and update results frameworks, indicators and
data collection plans for projects and Programmes.

·       
Manage
assigned MEAL Officers to meet the overall objectives within projects,
Programmes and the Annual Country Plan.

·       
Develop
and update monthly and annual work plans for the MEAL team.

·       
Prepare
monthly reports for the DPD-MEAL on implementation and progress of the MEAL
teamwork plan.

·       
Conduct
regular Training needs assessments for staff and determine MEAL training needs
and tools to support staff.

·       
Work
with DPD-MEAL to develop training materials and conduct trainings for staff on
identified areas, including results-based management, and creating effective
monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance
monitoring.

Data collection,
analysis, and reporting

·       
Lead the
design of data collection tools, and regularly monitor and facilitate feedback
and review with Programme teams.

·       
Conduct
data quality assessments and other data quality assurance measures to ensure
data collected is accurate and reliable.

·       
Generate
regular reports drawing from the database and monitoring tools, ensuring
reports/information are available to Programme staff as required.

·       
Closely
monitor and report on the results and progress made with regard to projects and
Programme implementation and provide feedback to DPD-MEAL and Programme/Project
Managers.

·       
Conduct
regular field visits to ensure all elements of the MEAL system are being
utilized effectively, assessing, and identifying breakdowns and areas that
require clarifications and improvements.

·       
Contribute
to monthly reports and other ad hoc reports to meet donor and internal
requirements.

Management
Information System

·       
Build
the capacity of MEAL Officers to proficiently use CommCare and other MIS tools.

·       
Work
with MIS focal persons to ensure there is proper filling of MEAL documents and
indicator results and monitoring project information is developed and
maintained.

·       
Work
with MIS focal persons to ensure database and monitoring information is
regularly reviewed, cleaned, updated, and shared, and that data is stored in
accordance with GOAL’s global policies, data protection and compliance
measures.

Internal and
external communications and learning

·       
Champion
and support the implementation of GOAL’s Communications Plan for both internal
and external stakeholders.

·       
Work
with L&C focal person and Programme staff to ensure the regular development
and dissemination of high- quality communication and learning materials such as
learning briefs, case studies, success/challenge stories, photo journals and
videos for the projects supervised.

·       
Work
with L&C focal person and Programme teams to ensure data analysis and
reports are integrated into programmatic decision-making to improve the impact
of the Programme and enable adaptive management.

·       
Ensure
compliance with GOAL Global communications and branding protocols and standards
at field level.

General terms and conditions

Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal
opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines
our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to
adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

·       
Comply
with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of
Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm
principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

·       
Report
any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any
wrongdoings within our programming area.

·       
Report
any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Safeguarding

Children and
vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate
or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual
exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this
on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and
reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

GOAL

Established in 1977,
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.

General description of the country programme:

First operational in
Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health
(including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market
based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and
resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused
approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with
national and international civil society organizations, local government, the
private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.


GOAL Uganda has a
skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating
budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in
the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in
Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country
programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity:
water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.



Our package includes
a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents,
comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to
one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for
a half day on Fridays. GOAL promotes a learning and development environment
with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development
policy.

How to Apply:

Interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the
last three employers and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager,
GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie indicating the title “MEAL Manager-Agago” in the
subject line. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICA TES.

Deadline: 9th September 2020

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