Management Information Systems Manager

GOAL is currently seeking to hire competent persons to join
our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with
working within the international development aid sector and have a strong
background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!
All positions are contingent to funding.
Information Systems Manager 
About the Role: The
Management Information Systems Manager is a senior level management position
reporting directly to the Deputy Programme Director – Monitoring, Evaluation
Research and Learning (DPD-MERL). The MIS Manager will be part of a team of
experts in charge of monitoring and evaluation and measuring the impact of
program activities, conducting research and documenting and disseminating
learnings. MIS Manager is expected to play an important role in providing
advice on and lead in the implementation of a management information system for
the new programme and GOAL’s MEL functions to enable efficient access to
routine programme data to drive business planning and programme
development;  to review and monitor the
implementation of partnerships with intervention partners (e.g., private
sector, government, NGOs); and to understand whether expected results are
delivered. The MIS Manager will support the customization of digital MERL
systems in platforms such as PowerBi, Commcare, MWater and other ODK toolkits.
To achieve these tasks, the MIS Manager will be supported by in country and
GOAL global MEL and MIS team. He or she will also be supported by the
Programme’s Management Unit.
Key Responsibilities:
MIS Development and Customization
Responsible for the further development,
customization and maintenance – in collaboration with the MERL team – of an
online and offline /digital system for centralizing and standardizing indicator
results and monitoring the development of project information systems. Examples
of form digitalization (e.g. CommCare, MWater), dashboarding (e.g. Power BI)
and other (e.g. ArcGIS).
In coordination with other MERL team members,
lead on designing and standardising surveys and data capture processes to
ensure reporting and KPIs are accurate and information is accessible to a range
of audiences
Work with Programme and Systems staff to design
and develop mobile applications and dashboards to increase efficiency and
accuracy of data capture, synthesis and analysis
Provide regular technical support to staff to
troubleshoot problems with MIS tools or platforms and help identify solutions
or alternative ways of working
Lead on identifying training needs, and
designing and delivering training courses, building staff capacity on use of
MIS tools including the use of software services for: form digitalization (e.g.
CommCare, MWater), dashboarding (e.g. Power BI) and other (e.g. ArcGIS).
Data analysis and visualisation
Integration of MIS and data analytics across
Goal Uganda
Provide monthly data reports and visualisations,
in coordination with the GU MERL team, to Programme leads and SMT in support of
adaptive management and the assessment of progress against project, programme
and country targets, using statistical and data modelling
Mentor GOAL MERL and Programme staff on data
analysis, report writing and data visualisation

Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in software engineering, MIS
or relevant field
4 – 5 years’ experience in MIS position or
similar role is required.
Experience working with ODK based software
(Kobo, SurveyCTO, MWater), particularly CommCare
Experience working with dashboarding software
(Tableau, Qlik, Looker), particularly Power BI
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Results-driven and ability to handle multiple
Strong interpersonal and time-management skills
Preferably have:
Knowledge of SQL
Knowledge of a programming language (VBA, Java,
C), particularly R or Python
Experience working in the humanitarian or
development sectors, particularly in monitoring and evaluation
Understanding of mainstreaming principles,
including gender, disability, Safeguarding and child protection
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the
needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the
world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian
and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster
situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater
resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
General description
of the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda
country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and
Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child
protection, social behaviour change and 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 Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100
personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million
(2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda
with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago
Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who
include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.
Remuneration Package
and Benefits:
Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance
cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24 hour personal accident cover,
terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service
and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should
submit their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from
the last three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact
number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line by 21st November 2019. 
Deadline: 21st November 2019
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