Regional MEAL Specialist NGO Careers – World Vision International


Job Title:    Regional MEAL Specialist

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Regional Programme Manager


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 Regional MEAL Specialist will plan,
develop and manage programme performance, monitoring, evaluation,
accountability & learning systems and research for World Vision Uganda
Regional Programmes in line with the National Office Strategy and establish a
knowledge base through using M&E data/information as evidence for accountability
and informing decision-making for management purposes, course adjustments,
& future designs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Capacity Building
of staff

capacity of staff to utilize existing MEAL tools for proper tracking and
reporting in line with World Vision Uganda MEAL Framework (LEAP), including
coaching and mentoring for staff, partners and other stakeholders on Design,
monitoring, evaluation & research.

technical guidance and direction related to MEAL plans and systems, performance
management at Regional Level.

a capacity building and mentorship program for the MEAL team aimed at enhancing
their capacity and skills to assume increased MEAL and programming
responsibilities in line with WVU MEAL frame work

staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved LEAP reporting
formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes monthly reports,
quarterly progress reports, annual reports etc.

accountability and Reporting

and lead the implementation of the overall regional MEAL framework including
annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring,
operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops

program data and periodic reports from different APs at Regional Level into
periodic management reports usable for demonstrating evidence towards progress
on National Office Strategy

all APs at Regional Level including Regional Grants/PNSFs to undertake activity
tracking and results based monitoring of outputs and outcomes using
standardized reporting templates/ formats, protocols, guides, dashboards and
databases ensuring contribution to the National Office Strategy

leadership and guidance in roll out of accountability mechanisms for all APs
and projects in the region. This includes routine monitoring & reporting on
accountability mechanisms within the region

Evidence based
Learning and Reflection

evidence based learning through undertaking assessments, baselines and
evaluations including operations research and documentation at National and
program level

and provide monitoring data generated from MEAL systems and used for management
purposes in line with appropriate decision making, course adjustments and
future designs through reflection and learning forums organized on a regular

all APs in the region including grants/PNSFs in documenting and disseminating
innovations and new research findings related to MEAL

and summarize trends in AP monitoring data and data generated from evaluations
APs at the region that can be used to inform national level programming

lead on disseminating Evaluation and Outcome Level findings and track
Programme/Project utilization of Evaluation findings

with Programme/Project teams in organizing for annual Evidence Day Celebrations
at Regional Level by providing technical leadership and guidance in the process

Design, Planning
and Resource acquisition

the AP Annual Review and Planning process for region

in designing of grants/proposals and ensure alignment of grants to the national
office strategy and LEAP frame works

resource acquisition through development of concepts, proposals and response to
RFA Assessments, Evaluations and Research

technical guidance in conducting assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line
with established LEAP or donor related guidelines.

and strengthen adoption and use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS)
methodology using Open Data Kit (ODK) or any emerging recommended software for
annual monitoring of grants projects outcomes, assessments, evaluations or
baseline surveys

to all program development, research and needs assessments by monitoring the
changing needs of target communities, identifying opportunities in line with WV
Uganda mission & strategy and monitoring international best practices and
development trends

and follow up on utilization of recommendations from evaluation surveys across
all APs in the region

meta evaluation of all completed program evaluations to establish key learning
and recommendations to inform future evaluations

Data Quality

periodic 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.

technical support to field staff for all APs in the Region on integration of
the strategy standard indicators into ongoing or new programs/projects.

Plan for
and implement program planning and review meetings in line with the national
strategy detailed implementation plan/National Annual Operating Plan

timely implementation and reporting of programs plans

grants in reviewing management reports as well as other MEAL reports to ensure
validated MEAL data and MEAL compliance with recommended guidelines, formats
and standards.

technical review and input to MEAL deliverables in the region across all APs
and or grant projects.

Management Systems

technical guidance to MEAL teams in the region in line with utilization of
national MIS systems (Horizon, GIS, OVC databases, WASH MIS, Automated Database

Roll out
partnership initiatives from the EARO and Global Centre such as Horizon, GIS
etc. in the region

meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate impact of WV
interventions in the region

application of statistical software for results based monitoring and evaluation


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal applicant for the World Vision Child Regional MEAL Specialist job
must hold a  Master’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics,
Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field. Required.

of five years of work experience in managing data intensive programs in
designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

personality, self-driven and strongly motivated

in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

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

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

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

report writing and communication skills

position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of
the time, plus occasional international travel


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: 7th March 2021


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