Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager NGO Jobs – Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Uganda

Organisation: Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About US:
The Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian non-governmental
organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love
and compassion. The organization works with people in poverty and distress to
create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible
action. Currently the organization implements relief and development projects
in West Nile, Acholi, Karamoja and South-Western Uganda. 
Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager will lead
the process and implementation of a results-based MEAL system throughout the
organization portfolio, leads in the development of the accountability system
and ensures the high standard of the centralized MEAL system for
internal/external learning & reporting purposes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Take
leadership on the overall MEAL system and ensure synergy between the different
M&E, humanitarian accountability & learning processes
                    
Ensure
that the overall MEAL system is developed based on local capacity,
cost-effective approaches and sustainable processes
                    
Ensure
ADRA’s frontline and technical staff are equipped with knowledge, tools and
resources to support MEAL functions
                    
Ensure
monitoring processes are systemized, in ways that meet donor requirements, and
are cost-effective, avoids duplicative processes, and less beneficiary fatigue
                    
Ensure
partner & direct implementation is monitored on a regular basis for quality
standards, and humanitarian principles through scheduled visits, data quality
audits, spot check/verification visits against reports, and reports reviews (as
per agreed schedule with donors and partners)
                    
Ensure
MEAL findings are presented at the program review meetings on a monthly basis,
and prompt critical thinking at project management & senior management
level
                    
Help
identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency
and effectiveness in M&E, humanitarian accountability, Information
management and general project management
                    
Ensure
all MEAL related data, reports, and records are clearly organized archived in a
central location for future reference
                    
Ensure
beneficiaries and partners have constant access to information about ADRA’s
programs and to channel that can process complaints & feedback with
confidentiality & respond appropriately within predefined standards
                    
Ensure
all M&E staff supervised by this position are guided, mentored and their
capacities built in order to deliver high-quality outputs
                    
Ensure
all relevant ADRA frontline & technical staff are assisted in strengthening
their understanding of MEAL concepts & competencies as a part of the MEAL
system establishment
                    
Ensure
management of day-to-day M&E tasks are completed with appropriate
resources, proper planning and to the highest standard required
                    
Ensure
ADRA is well represented in MEAL related working groups and forums at local
& national levels
                    
Other
duties as assigned by the Country Director.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in relevant subject or its
equivalent.
                    
A
minimum of seven years of significant experience and familiarity with MEAL in
DRR context including MEAL Leadership
                    
Experience
in data collection and community participation and accountability, conducting
and coordinating assessments
                    
Demonstrated
strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in
evaluations
                    
Ability
to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
                    
Ability
to facilitate/conduct large technical training for staff
                    
Experience
of representation and ability to represent ADRA effectively in external forums
                    
Proven
ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and respond to
sensitive issues using tact and diplomacy
                    
Analytical
with excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills
                    
Demonstrated
ability to review a variety of reports and to formulate appropriate actions
                    
Proficiency
with the Microsoft Office Suite and must have the ability to travel on a short
notice
                    
Candidate
must be skilled strategic thinker and performance management driven
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 6th May 2019
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