MEAL Manager USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Job Title:          MEAL Manager
Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of
About US:
Caritas International is a
confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service
organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a
better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas
organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak
– which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households.
Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities
of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary:  The MEAL Manager will provide technical
advice and support during NUYOK implementation. S/he will be responsible for
oversight of all M&E activities related to the project and will support the
M&E Officer and ICT4D Officer as needed. S/He will oversee issues related
to monitoring and evaluation and research in line with Caritas Kotido Diocese’s
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) principles and standards,
donor guidelines and industry best practices to the NUYOK team to advance the delivery
of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. S/he will work to
improve NUYOK program quality in utilizing MEAL tools and standards.
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 NUYOK
  • Provides
    technical oversight for analysis of MEAL data, qualitative and
  • Ensures
    quality of data and data management practices.
  • Integrates
    data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with on-going project
  • Ensures
    compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements
  • Share
    Meal learning and experiences in broader program Discussions.
  • Builds
    capacity of programme staff in MEAL.
  • Ensures
    quality management practices of MEAL activities.
  • Oversees
    and completes appropriate MEAL tasks and systems as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics and/or
    Quantitative Economics. Postgraduate diploma in M&E is required.
    Masters degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Three
    to five years of relevant work experience with progressive
    responsibilities, ideally with an NGO/ FBO and relevant field- based
    experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and data management.
  • Previous
    experience working on a USAID funded project in a similar position is
  • Knowledge
    of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research and data management.
    General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper
    crosssectorial approach.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to build staff capacity and capacity strengthening best practices.
  • Knowledge
    of technical principles and concepts of learning and accountability.
  • 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
  • Strong
    skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) as well
    as SPSS,
  • STATA,
    Access and Visual Basics. Experience with information systems, knowledge sharing
  • Good
    interpersonal Skills.
  • 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.
  • Presentation,
    facilitation, training, mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Proactive,
    resourceful and results-oriented.
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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