Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa (SHA)

Job Title:   Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate

Organisation: Self Help Africa (SHA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Agribusiness Project Manager


About US:

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the UK, the US and seven African countries, SHA focuses on agriculture and agribusiness as the engine of growth in Africa. Our approach is collaborative and market-based: although we see our primary clients as smallholder farmers in Africa, we work with all participants in agricultural value chains. With over 250 staff worldwide, and a global turnover of over €20m, SHA currently runs programmes on behalf of a range of organisations including the European Union, Irish Aid, the World Food Programme, Danida and the UK Department for International Development.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate will support the effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning of the WFP-Agriculture and Market support project in Kiryandongo and Adjumani Districts. Under the supervision of the MEL Advisor and Agribusiness Project Manager, s/he will be responsible for process monitoring, data collection, analysis, management, learning activities and use of monitoring outputs to improve project programming. S/he will be working closely with project teams to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives for improved programming.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Management Support/System Development.

  • Lead on implementation of all M&E initiatives for AMS project including process monitoring, data quality and tracking activity progress.
  • Support the MEL Advisor and Agribusiness Project Manager in development and implementation of the MEAL plan.
  • Assist MEL Advisor and Project staff in developing strategies to increase data use and demand.
  • Ensuring timely drafting of result oriented result project plans and scopes of work and their approval for efficient project implementation
  • With guidance from the MEL Advisor draft and revise tools and as well as data collection procedures.
  • Draft standard operation procedures in relations to project activities.
  • Organise (and provide) refresher training in M&E skills
  • Support documentation and review of case studies and best practices.
  • Support project planning, review and reporting procedures

Data Collection, Management and Analysis.

  • Facilitate data collection, entry, basis analysis and the flow of data with the project teams.
  • Perform regulated field visits to ensure that quality of data are collected by the project team and verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Support the Agribusiness Project Manager and MEL Advisor to ensure that donor and senior management data queries are addressed.
  • Support and participate in market diagnostic, baseline, mid-term and end line survey.
  • Design models of data input, using appropriate software especially Excel among others as and will be specified.
  • Ensure filing and electronic archiving of project reports and other documents produced within the framework of project implementation

Communication and reporting

  • Support MEL Advisor and Agribusiness Project Manager in reviewing internal and donor reports.
  • Support the PC in development activities progress trackers.
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, and primary stakeholders
  • Perform other related duties as required

Learning and Innovation

  • Facilitate learning, promote peer-learning between staff and partners, participate in relevant national networks and actively engage in organization level focal groups.
  • Explore opportunities for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up,
  • Represent in the organization in coordination meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in statistics, data management, project planning and management, social works and social administration, or equivalent.
  • At least three to five years of experience related to Project M&E, planning and implementation of M&E systems, M&E methods and approaches data analysis, and knowledge of statistical data
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets, and excellent attention to details.
  • Ability to effectively use standard MS Office software, especially experience with Excel, MS Access and database.
  • Good knowledge of the main data management and analysis software, especially perfect command of Excel and email;
  • Experience in working with mobile phone enabled data collection platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in filing and archiving of data;
  • Must be good in English with good writing skills. A working knowledge of one or more of the native languages in Kiryandongo and Adjumani Districts would be an advantage;
  • Should be very organized, and have ability to produce finest of work; be able to work under pressure and beyond working hours;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships;
  • Understanding of key aspects of SHA development work; including food, nutrition and livelihood security and cross-cutting themes (e.g. youth, social inclusion, environment, HIV and AIDS);
  • Skills in training and facilitation of community processes, including organization and mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners such as youth groups, community-based organisations, government officers and SHA staff;
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills management and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practises;
  • High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and take initiative
  • Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.



  • Experience working in project geographical region
  • Experience working with farmer groups and private sector actors.


How to Apply:

All candidates should download and fill this application form, Download Here


Qualified candidates should upload a completed application form, motivational letter and CV to the SHA Online Recruitment Portal:


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Deadline: Thursday 21st April 2022 at 5pm


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