Senior Officer, MEAL NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Senior Officer, MEAL
Organisation: Save the
Children International
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 300
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 is mainly responsible for providing oversight for the
Humanitarian programmes MEAL function including, putting in place and ensuring
that projects use basic MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a
timely manner on activity implementation and results. In collaboration with the
Regional MEAL Manager, the job holder ensures that the project has information
briefs, regular sharing of project updates with stakeholders, a mechanism for
collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from project
stakeholders. The job holder is responsible for maintaining an updated Output
Tracker for the humanitarian response programmes, ensure that quality bench
marks are used during implementation of project activities and puts in place a
tailor made documentation strategy for impact stories, reports, and best
practices and makes sure that lessons learnt feed into Humanitarian programmes
planning processes. In addition, the person is responsible for ensuring that
project data on outputs and outcome progress is collected accurately and in a
timely manner; supports training of project team and partners in quality data
collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on the
project priorities.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Senior Officer, MEAL job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in either Statistics or Development Studies with post graduate
    training in M&E
  • At least three years of related experience
    in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in
    education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
  • Knowledge and 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.
  • Previous 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.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must. Microsoft office especially word,
    spreadsheet (Excel), Access, SPSS and GIS applications).
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 29th
September 2017
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