Officer Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) NGO Job Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International
humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of
international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The Officer
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) or Performance will
be responsible for the management, capacity strengthening and strategic
direction in relation to the IARP project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability
and Learning (MEAL) system. S/he will collaborate closely with URCS project team
members and implementing and technical partners to develop and establish a MEAL
system that adheres to URCS principles and is adapted to project and consortium
member needs. The MEAL Officer will develop URCS MEAL strategy with
gender-specific indicators and will ensure that all project indicators are
monitored according to standard MEAL policies and procedures. S/he will lead
all IARP project MEAL efforts in collaboration with the relevant project staff
for Operational Excellence and ensure MEAL activities are coordinated across
interventions. S/he will also oversee project assessments, evaluations and
operational research. This position will develop a learning agenda rooted in
evidence-based approaches and will ensure the integration of information
technology in monitoring processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Design
    and implement, in collaboration with project staff and the Project
    manager, data collection such as needs assessments, Post Distribution
    Monitoring, coverage surveys for emergency responses, SMART and KPC
    surveys using recognized methods of data collection (e.g. cluster
    sampling, LQAS);
  • Coordinate
    implementation of M&E tools, including training and support for
    relevant project staff and volunteers on M&E tools, data collection
    and analysis, basic surveying and sampling techniques and support data
    analysis and usage;
  • Support
    project in establishing a community-based, gender-sensitive MEAL system
    with quality data controls using ICT4D and strengthen capacity as needed;
  • Ensure
    the collection of good quality data in order to reflect the progress of
    programming by supervising enumerator teams and data clerks.
Reporting and Communications:
  • Provide,
    in collaboration with the GIS officer and EWEA Officer with input from
    field data projections and compiling reports on progress towards
  • Provide
    analysis of data in a timely manner for internal monitoring and donor
    reporting, writing project reports as required.
  • Provide,
    in collaboration with input from the relevant project staff and field
    teams, a comprehensive written report on survey results in a timely
Quality Management:
  • Coordinate
    in collaboration with the GIS Officer the technical aspects of field
    M&E operations such as mapping the survey area and asking for the
    latest population data;
  • Ensure
    that studies and surveys include methods that test adequately the
    additional impact of multi-sectoral program implementation versus vertical
  • Actively
    participate in designing questionnaires for surveys and assessments and
    ensure that data collections tools are appropriately developed, revised
    when needed and used throughout the program implementation period;
  • Coordinate
    the logistics involved in survey related field work: following up with the
    project staff on enumerator management;
  • Coordinate
    the translation and back translation of questionnaires and other data
    collection tools;
  • Maintain
    robust records to provide a clear and transparent account of performance
    and take immediate action in areas of poor performance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Officer
    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)  job opportunity should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, or Economics or a
    related field from a reputable organisation;
  • Post-Graduate
    qualification in monitoring and evaluation, Project Planning and
    Management, Health information.
  • At
    least three years of relevant experience in Planning, M&E or in
    implementation of humanitarian and development projects from a reputable
    NGO organization;
  • Training
    in Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction will be of
    added advantage;
  • Sound
    knowledge and skills in database management and statistical analysis,
    monitoring and evaluation or public health information management.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects
    of infectious disease control, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and
    response with particular attention to application of an all-hazard
    approach in the context of the International Health Regulations (IHR),
    Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the use of event based and
    indicator based surveillance.
  • Analytical
  • Data
    analysis and reporting skills
  • Public
    speaking and presentation
  • Budgeting
    and budgetary control
  • Networking,
    alliance building and stakeholder management
  • Good
    negotiation skills.
  • Team
    building and management.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their
filled application forms, download
 and E-mail to: or mail via post to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O.
Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 5th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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