MEAL Manager NGO Careers – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Job Title:        MEAL Manager
Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: WISH
Project Manager
Starting Salary: UGX 5,696,889 monthly gross
About Us:
International (Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid
and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
About WISH2ACTION Project:
a comprehensive and integrated approach to delivering family planning and
sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).  It prioritizes the most underserved women and
girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations
(including people with disabilities, displaced populations or those affected by
humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas). HI is an
implementing partner in the WISH2ACTION project consortium and will be
responsible for disability inclusion across six of the project’s 16 countries
of implementation (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Pakistan and
Burundi). WISH2ACTION is a commercial contract from DFID that brings together
six internationally recognized leading organizations: HI, Marie Stopes
International, OPTIONS, IRC and DMI along with 11 IPPF Member Associations.
Job Summary:  The WISH MEAL Manager MC² will lead in
ensuring the quality of HI’s work by implementing monitoring, evaluation,
accountability and learning processes throughout the project cycle across all
HI WISH2ACTION countries. The main goal of the position is to promote a culture
of MEAL that will inform HI’s programmes to better implement SRHR services and
to report in line with the donor requirements
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
System Design and
Lead the development
and roll-out of a MEAL system adapted to each country context. The MEAL system
should be informed by HI’s global Project Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and
define the following fundamental components:
  • Communication channels and tools/templates for exchanging data and
    indicators between all levels of the mission on regular basis;
  • System for compiling, analysing and sharing data at all levels of
    the WISH2ACTION project;
  • Standard quality assurance indicators and sources of verification;
  • standard procedures for internal evaluations to ensure learning is
    captured within the  mission;
  • Accountability to beneficiaries mechanisms;
  • Support the data collection process for needs assessment designed by
    technical teams;
  • Donor Reporting for all levels of the mission including on Key
    Programme Indicators (KPI) included in the Payment By Result system signed
    with the donor;
  • Knowledge management mechanisms.
  • Build strong partnerships with HI operations and technical staff,
    partners, stakeholders and communities to ensure that the MEAL system is
    shared, understood and supported.
  • Collaborate with program teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an
    integral component of program/project management. 
  • Lead the recruitment of MEAL staff, identification of MEAL external
    resources, and propose any relevant adjustments for the set-up of the MEAL
  • Supervise the MEAL unit following the Mission’s HR policy and
    standards (daily management, performance evaluation, leaves management,
    Individual Action Plan, etc.).
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to MEAL team members and be
    proactive regarding internal or external training opportunities.
  • Establish good communication, coordination and information-sharing
    within the MEAL unit through regular team meetings.
  • Provide technical direction and leadership to the MEAL units at
    coordination and field level.
Data Management and
  • Ensure the confidentiality of personal data.
  • Supervise the management of the beneficiary database at the
    coordination and field level.
  • Provide technical support to HI partner teams to create and manage
    their own databases.
  • Respond to new WISH project requirements, internally and externally,
    in relation to routine reporting.
  • Support the use of the Washington group tool.
  • Management of Global Disaggregated Data (DGA – Disability, Gender,
    Age) for all partners.
  • Ensure that needed data are available on time for reporting and that
    reports are submitted on an ad hoc and quality basis.
Implementation of
Monitoring & Evaluation plans & Provision of accurate quantitative and
qualitative data
  • Contribute to the definition of methodologies and tools for surveys,
    monitoring and evaluation exercises for each sector including tools and
    processes for data collection and analysis, information sharing and
    coherent learning with the policies of the mission.
  • Provide technical support during external evaluations.
  • Provide technical support and advice to the operational teams for
    the preparation of activities and the implementation of the MEAL
  • Participate in quarterly project reviews by preparing and presenting
    qualitative and quantitative data analysis of the results of activities.
  • Ensure the flexibility and adaptability of the monitoring process
    and tools to integrate adjustments to projects being implemented.
  • Produce a quarterly fact sheet in close collaboration with the
    Regional Technical Manager and his team.
  • Produce timely MEAL reports including narrative, statistics, data
    analysis and recommendations in accordance with the reporting schedule of
    the MEAL work plan.
  • Contribute to other necessary reports at the request of the
  • Design accountability to beneficiaries system.
Learning and Knowledge Building
  • Organize regular learning activities with operations, technical and
    support teams, partners and stakeholders to discuss lessons and identify
    recommendations for improving programming.
  • Ensure that learning reports are systematically shared with
    headquarters, partners and stakeholders, as appropriate, identifying clear
    recommendations and action plans for follow-up.
  • Ensure good communication and data transmission to the research unit
    within the team for the organization of transversal qualitative and
    quantitative studies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity &
    Inclusion) MEAL Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in information
    management, Humanitarian Assistance, Project Management, or related field.
    Degree or certificate in Public Health is preferred
  • Extensive experience of implementing information management &
    MEAL systems for end users, and the technical knowledge in the development
    of such systems
  • At least two years’ experience in managing and implementing MEAL
    systems in development and humanitarian contexts
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct, understandable
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues.
  • Well organized and ability to plan work accordingly.
  • Fundamental understanding of the project cycle management
  • Computer skills: Very good knowledge of the MS office software
    (including Word, Excel, Outlook); proven experience in designing and
    operating tools using online data collection software’s i.e. ODK, Kobo
    Collect, and Survey CTO;
  • Skills in other data software ( Le Sphinx, STATA, SPSS) is an asset
  • Good management capacities and team leadership spirit, experience in
    remote management and contingency planning is an asset.
  • French language is an Asset.
A minimum of five
years of experience of leadership and management of relevant projects.
Personal Qualities
Cultural awareness
and ability to work in a diverse environment
Starting Date: May
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to
send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references)
with cover letters to HR Department at with the
subject:  Application for Logistics Assistant – Supplies ARUA.
Deadline: 24th April 2019 by 5:00pm

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