Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Officer Irish NGO Jobs – GOAL International

Organization: GOAL
International  
Duty Station: 
Agago, Uganda
Reports to: 
MEAL Manager
About US:
GOAL International
is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works
to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the
vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in
16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
About GOAL Uganda Programme:
First operational in
Uganda in the late 70’s, the current country programme focuses on two of GOAL’s
three strategic sectors, namely: Health (including WASH and Health
Accountability programming); and a market based approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child
protection and the resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on
a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and
partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local
government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.
GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with
six established offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Lira and Agago
Districts. We are funded by a number of donors who include DfID, Charity:
water, Irish Aid, Master Card Foundation, GOAL and a number of small
foundations.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)
Officer will be responsible for the routine implementation of M&E
activities for ONCE Nutrition project. Reporting to MEAL Manager, a key
function of this position is to support the further development and
implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system that will provide information
for measuring the outcomes and impact of the project. He/she will carry out
routine monitoring of the project activities and ensure that the implementation
protocols for the two arms of the research are strictly followed. In addition,
the post-holder will be expected to provide accountability, identify and share
lessons learned through GOAL and partners in order to learn from and improve
practice, and contribute to a continuous increase improvement of the quality of
our work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Monitoring
                    
Undertake
regular field visits to monitor the implementation of NIPPs circles and ensure
that the implementation protocols are followed.
                    
Undertake
regular field visits to conduct quality assurance (QA) on data collected by
NIPP volunteers and staff to ensure completeness and consistency.
                    
Compile
the all data and update the monitoring data base on regular basis and based on
the data collected, produce monitoring report on monthly basis to be shared
widely with project staffs
                    
Review
projects training materials to ensure the messaging is clear and informed by
evidence.
                    
Review
NIPP training pre and post tests to ensure that they are linked to the training
objective and are clearly and simply articulated.
                    
Keep
abreast, via a database, of monthly training plans, NIPP circles meetings and
other project activities to monitor their implementation against plans.
                    
On a
monthly basis attend and review actual and planned activities against quality
standards
                    
Monitor
trainings and produce reports on training quality with clear actionable
recommendations when required
                    
Develop
a recommendations tracker and make follow up on implementation of all
recommendations that were agreed upon.
                    
Promote
standard good practice in filing of all project documents for assigned
components
                    
Contribute
to the development and review of GOAL/partner strategies, guidelines and
policies in adherence to national and International good practice, policies and
guidelines in all project activities 
Evaluation and
Research
                    
Participate
in development of Research/Survey tools, budget and activity plan for baseline
study, barrier analysis, follow ups, end of project study and sustainability
study.
                    
Carryout
recruitment, training and supervision of NIPP enumerators. 
                    
Supervise
the data collection from the start to the end and ensure complete and quality
data are submitted for cleaning and analysis
                    
Assist
in data analysis and ensure that the reports are disseminated to all the
stakeholders including, District staff, Sub-county staff, partners and
beneficiaries.
                    
Work
with the project team to identify areas that require deeper investigation into
behaviours change
                    
Work
with the M&E MEAL team, project manager, NIPP coordinators and other
project staffs to implement barrier analysis and design activities that are
innovative and informed by the barrier analysis to more efficiently address
behavioral change challenges within the projects.
                    
Participate
in the development and review of guidelines and strategies to promote best
practice in all project activities relating to behaviours change.
Accountability
                    
Promote
accountability in the project by constantly disseminating information to the
participants about the availability of community feedback and response
mechanism (CFRM) during meetings, training or any other events
                    
Assist
in the design and distribution of community feedback and response mechanism
brochures to the project participants. 
                    
Organise
a refresher training and mainstreaming session on CFRM/CHS for all the staff
and induct new staff on CHS.
                    
Make
follow up to ensure that all feedbacks are responded to and ensure that the
staffs are using the feedbacks mechanism.
                    
Actively
collect feedbacks from the community using the CommCare 
Learning
                    
Assist
in the development of learning questions and ensure that data related to the
learning questions are captured, analysed and reports produced accordingly.
                    
Ensure
organisational learning is actively sought with the programmes and within MEAL
and learning papers are developed
                    
Work
strategically with MEAL manager and other programme staffs to share these
learning points in a meaningful way (i.e. one that impacts on practice) across
the ONCE Nutrition project.
                    
Assist
Nutrition Officers and NIPP volunteers in writing learning stories



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
                    
The GOAL
International Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Officer job placement
should hold a Degree in social sciences, development studies, public health or
related, relevant subject
                    
Four
years of related work experience
                    
Two
years’ experience in Research, M&E with an NGO
                    
Excellent
computer skills (MS Word and Excel)
                    
Excellent,
demonstrable writing skills in English
                    
Strong
analytical skills
                    
Experience
with the computer package SPSS or similar 
                    
Good
communication skills (written, spoken)
                    
Experience
in digital data gathering using CommCare, SurveyCTO, ODK or any other packages
                    
Possession
of a riding permit (Class A) and ability to ride a motor cycle.
Desirable
                    
Post
graduate certificate in M&E or other research methods from a reputable
organisation
                    
Good
knowledge and experience in qualitative data collection and analysis
                    
Experience
with result chain M&E system and understanding of market facilitation
approach 
                    
Experience
in implementing systemic Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) approach.
                    
Experience
conducting a research project in nutrition
                    
Fluent
in Luo language
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must
include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references,
including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime
contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email:
recruitment@ug.goal.ie. Please do not attach certificates, indicate the job
title in the subject line.
Deadline: 8th May 2019
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