Senior Officer MEAL – EPASC Project Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Regional
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager
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 Senior
Officer MEAL – Early Childhood Care & Development for Young Children in
Pastoral Communities (EPASC) will be responsible for providing oversight for
the EPASC project MEAL function. This includes 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 and results.  In collaboration with the MEAL and the
project team, the job holder ensures that the project has information briefs,
regular sharing of project updates and has a mechanism for collecting, tracking
and responding to feedback and complaints. In addition, the incumbent ensures
that quality bench marks are used during implementation of project activities
and puts in place a tailor made documentation strategy for impact stories,
reports, best practices and ensures that lessons learnt feed into EPASC project
planning processes.  The jobholder will
be responsible for ensuring that project data on outputs and outcome progress
is collected accurately and in a timely manner to inform decisions on the
project 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: 
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The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer MEAL job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either
Statistics or Development Studies with post graduate training in M&E.
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At least three years working experience in
monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in
education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
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Broad knowledge and use of various survey
methods for monitoring of different programs.
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Training and mentorship of Community based
volunteers, Sub-county as well as District level partners in data collection
management and reporting.
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Additional training and experience in biostatistics
or monitoring and evaluation and MIS of an added advantage
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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 abilities.
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Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·        
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
·        
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.
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Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja
and ability to speak the local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong
requirement.
·        
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 a copy of their
updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
·        
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
to applications.
·        
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted
and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 2nd
September 2016
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