MEAL Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International


Job Title:    MEAL Officer

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 

Reports to: MEAL Specialist


About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”


Job Summary:  The MEAL Officer will provide technical
guidance to the cluster team on Programme/Project planning, development,
monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in line with WV policies
and standards; including maintaining systems to collect and analyze information
on activities, outputs, outcomes and impact of Programme/Projects.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project planning
and management:

·       Establish a robust MEAL system for the
project by having clear MEAL framework and a performance monitoring plan for
all project indicators

·       Develop and administer performance-monitoring
tools to track program indicators in line with the Project/Programme
implementation plans

·       Provide technical guidance and leadership in
regards to the Annual Review and Planning process

·       Effectively roll out and develop strong
accountability mechanisms at AP and cluster level

Project Monitoring

·       Collect and process data on project
activities as specified in the detail program implementation plan.

·       Plan and conduct project output and outcome
level monitoring as per the MEAL plan and share through monitoring reports on
progress of the project in line with the results framework

·       Perform quarterly data quality assessments to
ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all
performance data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and
assist the technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.

·       Provide routine monitoring data on progress
of accountability mechanisms at AP and cluster Level.

Data management,
Analysis and Reporting:

·       Perform analysis of data, providing both
descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as qualitative analysis, that
will allow for an enhanced understanding of the ARP and project indicators.

·       Provide meaningful data summaries and
visualization to demonstrate result to the project management. Support application
of software for results based monitoring and evaluation such as SPSS, EPIDATA,

·       Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports
documenting the findings of evaluation processes, including the impact of World
Vision work to the communities.

Documentation and Learning:

·       Compile progress reports (Monthly, Quarterly,
Semi Annual and Annual) for management decision making in line with the project
implementation plan and donor requirements.

·       Promote utilization of data/information from progress
reports, baselines, evaluations and other assessments at project level through
reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings and management
meetings or conferences for project partners.

·       Documentation of project learnings, project
most significant change stories, best practices etc. in profiling the projects
performance to stakeholders

Evaluations and Research

·       Provide technical guidance and leadership in
conducting project assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line with
established donor related guidelines

·       Monitor and track implementation of project
evaluation recommendations in line with World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy
and donor regulations.

Management Systems

·       Develop appropriate project Information
Management Systems including project databases as a means to track M&E
indicator performance using statistical software such as SPSS, EPIDATA,

·       Utilize WVU database initiatives such as
Horizon, GIS, Automated Database and other relevant National Databases for
organizational visibility such as the OVC databases

·       Provide and utilize data required by the
District Health Information Management System (DHIS2) and OVC MIS

·       Provide information/data required to support
during proposal writing for resource mobilization in line with World Vision
Uganda mission.

·       Provide technical guidance and coordinate
implementation of WV Partnership and WV Uganda strategic initiatives such as
LEAP 3 and Horizon

Capacity Building

·       Provide technical support to the project
staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation
according to World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor requirements.

·       Develop capacity of project staff to utilize
existing M&E tools for proper tracking and reporting in line with the donor
guidelines including coaching and mentoring for project staff, partners and
other stakeholders on Design, monitoring, evaluation & research.

·       Undertake any other duties as assigned by the
Project coordinator


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant for the World
Vision MEAL Officer job must hold a bachelor’s degree in Monitoring &
Evaluation, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Public health,
Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field is required.

·       At least three years of work experience in
managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation
methodologies is highly desirable.

·       Experience with qualitative and quantitative
M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome
indicators, is desirable.

·       Experience in proposal writing and
development, grants management, Report writing, research, monitoring and
evaluation skills

·       Knowledge of designing and managing M&E
systems at a national level for effective generation of monitoring data used in
tracking Programme and improved service delivery and support related to
development programming

·       Experience in designing M&E methodologies
and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

·       Excellent command of MS Excel, and working
knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s
(quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, NVIVO/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc.

·       Demonstrated experience in analyzing,
interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned
and incorporated into programming is desirable.

·       Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams
and a wide range of program/project activities

·       Strong report writing and communication

·       Proactive personality, self-driven and
strongly motivated

·       Capacity/potential in leadership,
relationship management/networking, and coordination.

·       Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and
a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity
and mission in an inclusive way.

·       Good interpersonal skills, team player,
facilitation skills and strong communication skills, both verbal and written

·       Proven conceptual & analytical skills,
ability to take an evidence-based approach to programming


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.




Deadline: 29th January 2021


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