Senior Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Career 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, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is mainly
responsible for providing oversight for the 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 job holder 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 the project planning processes.  The incumbent is 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
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Development
Studies with post graduate training in M&E
A minimum of three years working experience in
monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in
education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
Broad knowledge and understanding of the use of
various survey methods for monitoring of different programs.
Training and mentorship of Community based
volunteers, Sub-county as well as District level partners in data collection management
and reporting.
Additional training and experience in
biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and MIS of an added advantage
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Previous experience in all technical areas of
logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security
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
Excellent analytical skills and strategic
planning abilities.
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.
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 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:
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
December 2016
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