MEAL Coordinator Career Job – Save the Children International

Job Title:      MEAL Coordinator
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Regional MEAL
Manager Western
Duty Station: 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 and has been implementing
programs for over 90 years. 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 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary: The Save the
Children MEAL Coordinator provides oversight for the RMNAP (BabyCap) project in
MEAL functions including; putting in place and ensuring that the project uses
basic MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on
activity implementation; outputs and outcomes. The job holder will work closely
with the MEAL team and project team, ensure that the project has information
briefs, regularly shares project updates with stakeholders and has in place a
mechanism for collecting, tracking, responding to feedback and complaints from
project partners and stakeholders. In addition, the job holder ensures that the
project has and uses quality benchmarks in implementation of project
activities. Together with the management team, the MEAL Coordinator identifies
a learning agenda for the project, plans for learning activities and
documentation of experiences accordingly. The person also provides technical
support and supervision for data management to ensure that project data for
informing outputs and outcome progress is collected accurately and in timely
manner, support training of project team and partners on quality data
collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on MNCH
priorities. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support
the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children MEAL
Coordinator job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in statistics or
development work. Additional training and experience in biostatistics or
monitoring and evaluation, MIS and DHIS2, and Open MRS  is an added advantage
At least four years of prior monitoring and
evaluation working experience in a health related programming (preferably with
an International NGO).
Previous exposure and experience of working with
District Local Government on health programs with a focus improving reporting
for HMIS using DHIS2 and Open MRS.
Working knowledge and use of various survey methods
for monitoring of district health programs.
Skills in training and mentoring District level
partners and or health workers in clinical data collection management and
Effective interpersonal skills – networking, oral
and written communication skills, ability to communicate via email as well as
the use to Skype and other communication technologies.
Computer literacy skills: Microsoft office
especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, and management of large data
bases including use of MYSQL.
Past exposure and 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
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Excellent documentation skills
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures.
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.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors submitted to: addressed to:
The Director of
Human Resources & Administration,
Save the
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 20th November 2015
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