MEAL Coordinator for the U-LEARN Consortium NGO Job Careers – Save the Children

Job Title:            MEAL Coordinator for the
U-LEARN Consortium
Organisation:  Save the Children
Duty Station:   Uganda
About us:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over
90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the
right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to
inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for
children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale.
The Response Innovation Lab
is coordinating the implementation of a 3-year DFID-funded programme called
U-LEARN: Uganda Learning, Evidence, Accountability, and Research Network. The
objectives of U-LEARN are to provide verification of partner deliverables, an
enhanced capacity to provide and regularly champion accountability to affected people
and develop, manage and promote a protracted crisis learning hub.
The RIL will run the Learning
Hub component of the U-LEARN programme by designing and implementing  a digital knowledge management and
dissemination strategy capitalizing.
Job Summary:  The MEAL
Coordinator for the U-LEARN Consortium will be responsible for supporting the
MEAL function for the U-LEARN Consortium and for the learning hub. The MEAL
Coordinator will be responsible for data collection, quality control,
compilation and dissemination for innovation and learning projects across the
refugee response, connecting the research, evidence and learning to the greater
humanitarian and innovation context in country and with Consortium’s global
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
coordination among Consortium partners and comprehensive reporting for the
U-LEARN Consortium
·       Put in place an operational MEAL system including
setting up of project-based mechanisms to monitor and document the progress of
the implementation of programme activities.
·       Provide technical guidance and lead capacity building
of the U-LEARN staff, partners and stakeholders on implementation of MEAL
activities within the programme; to include capacities for data collection,
storage, indicator definition and reporting.
·       Carry out data collection, analysis, and communication
activities (qualitative and quantitative) and bring gaps in data management to
the attention of the Consortium Manager and the project managers of the
·       Support teams to collate, analyze, and make sense of
data collected to build theory of change, learning, and data capture strategies
relevant to locally-owned project management and program development.
·       With partners, and when appropriate, co-develop and
test new approaches to data collection and M&E using mobile and remote
sensing ICTs, social media analytical techniques, and predictive modeling for
real-time program monitoring and decision-making.
·       Co-develop internal and externally-facing reports,
case studies, op-eds, blog posts, and other forms of story-telling that explore
the impact of Country Lab services and programs on humanitarian response.
 Deliver the
MEAL function of the learning hub, with the guidance of the Learning Manager
·       Deliver similar activities to those underlined under
point 1. at the level of the learning hub specifically.
·       Rapidly develop and contextualize tools and processes
around data collection, analysis, and reporting (communication) to support the
core functions.
·       Collaborate with the Digital Communications
Coordinator for the production and dissemination of relevant, evidence-based
·       Lead and analyze surveys of users of the learning hub
to understand uptake of learning and satisfaction with the learning hub
·       Participate in mid-year review of the learning
·       Extract and translate knowledge driven from local
innovation initiatives into meaningful insight at the global policy level
through quarterly publications, workshop content and e-learning materials,
evidence-based reviews.
·       Contribute to research efforts of the learning hub
around good practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold  a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics,
Social Sciences, Development Studies and other related humanities.
·       A Post Graduate training in M&E or Project
planning and Management will be added advantage.
·       5 years work experience in the field of social science
research, with particular emphasis on humanitarian emergencies, development,
and conflict settings.
·       Must have proven qualitative and quantitative data
analysis skills.
·       Experience undertaking evaluations for international
NGOs. Prior experience with Save the Children is an advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Please apply using a cover
letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of
your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe
so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects
our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent,
persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline:  30th
December 2019
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