MEAL Manager, 4Children Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         MEAL Manager, 4Children
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: East Africa
Regional Office (EARO)
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The MEAL Manager,
4Children will provide technical advice and support to a range of programmatic
and implementation issues related to monitoring and evaluation and research in
line with CRS’ Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)
principles and standards, donor guidelines and industry best practices to the
4Children team to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor
and vulnerable. S/he will work to improve 4C project quality in utilizing MEAL
tools and standards. S/he will support the capacity strengthening of 4C Uganda
project and partner staff in utilizing MEAL tools and methodologies.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Oversees and manages MEAL implementation
    at project-level.
  • Provides technical lead for quality MEAL
    system design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context
    and technical requirements of KCHPF and USS projects.
  • Provides technical oversight for analysis
    of MEAL data, qualitative and quantitative.
  • Ensures quality of data and data
    management practices.
  • Integrates data analysis, reflection and
    interpretation and use with ongoing project activities.
  • Ensures compliance with donor and agency
    MEAL requirements.
  • Shares MEAL learning and experiences in
    broader country program discussions.
  • Builds capacity of partners in MEAL.
  • Ensures quality management practices of
    MEAL activities.
  • Oversees and completes appropriate MEAL
    tasks and systems for KCHPF and USS as required.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) MEAL Manager, 4Children job opportunity should hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or in the field of monitoring and
    evaluation, research and project management or a related field; Master’s
    degree preferred.
  • At least seven years of relevant work
    experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an
    international NGO, with minimum of two years of relevant field-based
    experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and data management.
  • Broad knowledge of technical principles
    and concepts of M&E, research and data management. General knowledge
    of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Proven ability to build staff capacity and
    capacity strengthening best practices.
  • Previous experience and skills in
    networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based
    and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and
    concepts of learning and accountability.
  • Prior exposure and experience in designing
    and overseeing implementation of program studies and evaluation, and use
    of findings to support adaptive management.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver
    required results in a timely and quality manner
  • Computer literacy skills in MS Office
    (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) as well as SPSS, STATA,
    Access and Visual Basics. Experience with information systems,
    knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Strong relationship management skills with
    ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct
    supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and
    cultural settings.
  • Good strategic, analytical,
    problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big
    picture and ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Good presentation, facilitation, training,
    mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Catholic Relief Services, Uganda Program
  • Proactive, resourceful and
    results-oriented.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
    Staff): Serves
    with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org
Deadline: 6th October
2017 by 5:00PM

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