MEAL Coordinator FASTER US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Coordinator FASTER
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: FASTER
Grants Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to
serving those in need.
About Project:
FASTER is designed
as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity
Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network
capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for
expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS,
FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s
contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual
responsibility and country-driven leadership. FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to
the next level by creating an enabling environment in 4 countries where public
health, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative
pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and
adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and
provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary:  The MEAL Coordinator FASTER will provide
technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation
issues within FASTER Uganda project. You will manage the project’s monitoring
and evaluation in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) principles and standards and
support the FASTER team to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to
the poor and vulnerable. You will work to improve FASTER project quality in
utilizing MEAL tools and standards. You will support the capacity strengthening
of FASTER project and partner staff in utilizing MEAL tools and methodologies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitors project compliance with MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP)
    and communicates results to project leadership for action
  • Liaises with project leadership to ensure compliance with agency and
    donor MEAL requirements
  • Designs MEAL systems in line with donor and CRS guidance
  • Supervises quality data collection and management activities
  • Guides analysis and reflective discussions on ongoing monitoring
  • Documents and disseminates findings and field-based insights to
    project discussions
  • Manages activities according to MEAL implementation plan
  • Shares MEAL learning and experiences in broader Country Program
  • Oversees and completes appropriate MEAL tasks and systems for FASTER
    project as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) MEAL
    Coordinator FASTER job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of
    monitoring and evaluation, research, and project management or a related
  • At least five years of relevant work experience with progressive
    responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two
    years of relevant field-based experience in monitoring and evaluation,
    research and data management.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research,
    and data management and general knowledge of other related disciplines to
    ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity and capacity
    strengthening best practices.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of learning and
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely
    and quality manner
  • Strong skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint,
    Publisher) as well as SPSS & STATA, Access, Power BI, and Visual
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and
    get buy-in from people not under direct supervision & to work with
    individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
  • Good analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with
    capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.
  • Fosters respectful relationships with community members and
  • Models honesty and integrity in MEAL work
  • Required Languages – English language
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and
guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her
responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – MEALCOORDINATORFASTER only
Deadline: 24th July 2019
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