Fresher MEAL Officer – Health System Strengthening Project Jobs – Save the Children

Organization: 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
Job Summary:   The MEAL Officer – Health System
Strengthening Project is responsible for providing support to the HSS project
MEAL function and will work with the MEAL Team, HSS project manager, Technical
Specialist/Head of Health, programme teams to design and lead a strong MEAL
system for the project. The MEAL system’s objective is to ensure harmonised and
aligned data collection and monitoring to inform decision-making,
accountability, reporting and learning in a timely and strategic manner.
The MEAL officer ensures that HSS project undertakes routine
Continuous Quality Improvement & data quality assessments, develops
information briefs, regular sharing of Programme updates with stakeholders and
establishes a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and
complaints from Programme stakeholders.
In addition, the jobholder ensures that Quality Benchmarks
are used during implementation of project activities and puts in place a tailor
made documentation strategy for impact stories, reports, and best practices.
The MEAL officer will cultivate a culture of learning within the project and
ensure that lessons learnt from pilots and programme interventions are
documented, shared between partners and with key stakeholders and contribute to
national and global level learning and research.  The staff is responsible for ensuring that
Programme data on outputs and outcome progress is collected, analysed and
synthesised accurately and in a timely manner; supports training of Programme
team and partners in quality data collection and management including use of
data to inform decisions on the Programme priorities. The job holder may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis

Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
MEAL Officer – Health System Strengthening Project job must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in either Statistics or Humanities
At least two years of working experience in monitoring
and evaluation working experience (preferably in health related projects with
an International NGO).
Knowledge and use of various survey methods for
monitoring of different programs.
Prior experience establishing and running
coordination mechanisms.
Knowledge of Uganda local government health
systems and structures as well as Ministry of Health Management Information
Systems including DHIS2, HRIS and mTrac is an added advantage
Additional training and experience in
biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and MIS is an added advantage.
Experience of working with local partners and
District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition,
Education and Child Protection is an added advantage.
Strong analytical skills and strategic planning
Sound written and oral presentation skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.
NB: 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.
Deadline: 13th March 2020
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