Non-profit Careers – Advisor Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale. In 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement
programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential.
Job Summary:  The Advisor
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) shares in the overall
responsibility for the leadership in ensuring quality, accountability and
learning standards are integrated into the regular MEAL system of Save the
Children International’s work in Uganda. The Advisor MEAL will set the bar for
strengthening program quality, learning and use of knowledge through the
development and implementation of a national Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning strategy for Save the Children in Uganda. In order
to achieve this, the incumbent will lead a central team and provide internal
support and capacity building to the operations teams to roll out the MEAL
system across the country programme.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree or
    higher in Statistics, Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience working in
    MEAL roles including in a senior management position in a both emergency
    and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than
    one of the Save the Children International’s priority sectors: education,
    protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, child
    poverty and emergencies
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of development of
    MIS and data and information management
  • Sound knowledge of Accountability approaches
  • Familiarity with knowledge management systems and
    approaches that foster a learning culture.
  • Significant experience of working on all elements of
    MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems
  • Previous experience of securing resources from donors
    for MEAL activities/staffing and budget management
  • Sound knowledge of international quality standards
    (Red Cross Code of Conduct, Sphere Standard, HAP Standard) and proven
    experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality
    and accountable programming
  • Significant experience in leading a team and building
    MEAL team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and
    mentoring)
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Possess
    the ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as
    necessary.
  • Exceptional
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching.
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
 How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children International should
send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and send them to: The
Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70,
Kira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
Only online applications shall be considered. Testimonials/certificates should
not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  13th
February 2015

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