Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Regional MEAL
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 Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Coordinator provides oversight for the project MEAL function
including; putting in place and ensuring that the project uses MEAL tools to
adequately plan, monitor, evaluate and report in a timely manner on activity
implementation; outputs and outcomes. In collaboration with the MEAL team and
project team, the incumbent will ensure that the project has information
sharing systems, 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. The jobholder will work
closely with the management team and the staff to identify a learning agenda
for the project MEAL system implementation, 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 tracking
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 decision making. The job holder may be called upon as and
when necessary to support the emergency team in MEAL or related roles when

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator career
opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics or development work.
Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and
evaluation and Open MRS is an added advantage
At least five years’ working experience in
monitoring and evaluation in a relevant programming (preferably with an
International NGO).
Previous experience of working with District Local
Government with a focus improving reporting for projects.
Working knowledge and use of various survey
methods for monitoring programs.
Training and mentorship of District level
partners in data collection management and reporting.
Highly 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, SPSS/Stata 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
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: 9th December
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