MEAL Advisor Irish NGO Jobs – Trócaire

Job Title:      MEAL
Organization: Trócaire
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Programme Director
About US:
Trócaire is one of
Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International
Development. Trócaire works through local partners and being the development
arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as
Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation
as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin
planning for beyond this period.
Job Summary:  The role of the MEAL Advisor will be to
support the country office and our partners to develop and use MEL systems and
to ensure these systems are used for decision-making, reporting and
documentation of results. This Advisor will need to be able to communicate MEL
concepts to non-specialists in an easy to understand manner and support others
to learn.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Technical
Support (40%):
  • Support programme team to ensure monitoring and evaluation
    information is used for learning and informing programme
  • Support the development, reporting and revision of the country programme
    results framework in line with organisational and donor priorities.
  • Lead in the development and contracting or delivery of programme
    baselines and evaluations including clear Terms of Reference, appropriate
    resource allocations and provide quality assurance in line with best
  • Lead and support Trócaire staff in the development of programme
    monitoring and evaluation systems during the programme design phase,
    including adherence to donor requirements.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of programme results
    frameworks including planning, development of data collection tools, and
    guidance on sampling and assurances on data quality.
  • Support programme staff in developing specific tools to track
    quantitative and qualitative data on programme impact.
  • Conduct analysis of primary and secondary programme data, both
    quantitative and qualitative, for organisational and donor requirements.
  • Train and support programme team in data management, analysis and
    using results to inform programme strategy/implementation
  • Train and support team in improving our gendered monitoring systems
  • Lead on a Uganda focused beneficiary targeting and counting system
    that complies with global and donor requirements
  • Train and support staff on M&E concepts and methodologies and
    generate training materials and resources for this.
  • Train and support the programme team and the BDGM in the development
    of donor proposals and reports
Partner Technical
Support (40%)
  • Provide technical support to partners on monitoring and evaluation
    systems and how to use these systems for learning and informing programme
  • In conjunction with the programme staff support partners in the
    development of project monitoring and evaluation systems including
    adherence to Trócaire and donor requirements.
  • In conjunction with the programme staff oversee the implementation
    of project results frameworks including planning, development of data
    collection tools, and guidance on sampling and assurances on data quality.
  • Train and support partner staff in developing specific tools to
    track quantitative and qualitative data on project impact.
  • Train and support partner staff to understand the thematic programme
    M&E systems with a special focus on the Trócaire mandatory indicators.
  • Critical assess the MEAL needs of the partners as part of an overall
    capacity building strategy with the partners.
  • Train and support partner staff on M&E concepts and
    methodologies and generate training materials and resources for this.
  • In conjunction with the programme officers review and critically
    assess partner proposals and processes to ensure high quality M&E
Learning and
Communications (10%)
  • To document learning from staff and partners in a manner that is
    accessible that can be easily communicated to internal and external
  • Actively support the programme team to use monitoring/evaluation
    data to prompt and promote learning in our work.
  • Proactively seek out interesting stories on highlighting the work
    done by staff and partners especially on accountability
  • Produce leaflets, briefings, brochures and case studies on
    accountability and other issues.
  • Copy-edit key work from from partners and programme staff within the
Learning and
Engagement with MEAL Network (5%)
  • To keep up to date with trends in monitoring, evaluation and
  • Sharing MEAL learning in the Trócaire MEAL network
  • Support the work of the global Strategy and Impact Unit (SIU) by
    providing feedback on material, sharing country experiences etc.
  • Engage in global MEAL pilot initiatives that are appropriate for
    country context.
Other (5%)
  • Represent Trócaire at external meetings, events and networks to
    share learning and promote our programming.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities assigned by the country
    management team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Trocaire MEAL Advisor job must hold a Degree
    in development studies or other relevant field
  • Recognised courses in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • At least five years of working in an international or local
    organisation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Minimum three years of working in Monitoring and Evaluation in
    Uganda or abroad.
  • Experience in developing MEAL systems and processes
  • Experience in using M& information for decision-making and
  • Significant experience in capacity building on monitoring and
    evaluation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Excellent understanding of monitoring and evaluation tools and
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Proven results-based management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-work skills.
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and
    problem-solving skills.
  • Computer literacy skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrate a commitment to gender equality and an ability to
    influence and engage others to support gender issues.
  • Capable of working efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Show commitment to Trócaire’s Vision, Mission and Values and an
    understanding of a partnership approach to development.
  • Sympathetic understanding of the Catholic Church’s role in relief
    and development.
  • Ability to work with women and men from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated and active commitment to gender equality and Women’s
  • Ability to work to deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn on-the-job, and an interest in learning about the
    context, issues and strategies of Trócaire’s programming in Uganda
  • Willingness to travel frequently in country and occasionally
  • Able to work irregular hours on an occasional basis.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take initiative.
  • Strong team player who is able to establish solid working
    relationships with colleagues in country as well as in Head Office.
  • Clear understanding of monitoring, evaluation, learning and
    accountability concepts and processes
  • General understanding of development issues and contexts, preferably
    in the areas of Sustainable Livelihoods, Resource Rights, Human Rights,
    Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Understanding of the rights-based approach and its application in
    development programming.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Trócaire should send their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 21st February 2019
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