Fresher Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa (SHA)

 

Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate

Organisation: Self Help Africa (SHA)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: MEAL
Coordinator and Agribusiness Project Manager

 

About US:

Self Help Africa
(SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically
thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working
with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses
across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify
incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external
shocks. SHA also builds awareness of issues affecting smallholders and
represents their interests at policy and institutional levels. SHA is currently
implementing a portfolio of 32 projects in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea,
Burkina Faso, Togo, Malawi and Zambia, funded by a variety of institutional and
private donors including USAID, the European Commission, Irish Aid and World
Food Programme.

 

Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate will
support the effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning of
the WFP-Agriculture and Market support project in Kiryandongo and Adjumani
Districts. Under the supervision of the MEAL Coordinator and Agribusiness
Project Manager, s/he will responsible for process monitoring, data collection,
analysis, management, learning activities and use of monitoring outs to improve
project programming. S/he will be working closely with project teams to assess
field conditions, support capacity building initiatives for improved
programming.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program Management
Support/System Development.

·       
Lead on
implementation of all M&E initiatives for AMS project including process
monitoring, data quality and tracking activity progress.

·       
Support
the MEAL Coordinator and Agribusiness Project Manager in development and
implementation of the MEAL plan.

·       
Assist
MEAL Coordinator and Project staff in developing strategies to increase data
use and demand.

·       
Ensuring
timely drafting of result oriented result project plans and scopes of work and
their approval for efficient project implementation

·       
With
guidance from the MEAL Coordinator draft and revise tools and as well as data
collection procedures.

·       
Draft
standard operation procedures in relations to project activities.

·       
Organise
(and provide) refresher training in M&E skills

·       
Support
documentation and review of case studies and best practices.

·       
Support
project planning, review and  reporting
procedures

Data Collection,
Management and Analysis.

·       
Facilitate
data collection, entry, basis analysis and the flow of data with the project
teams.

·       
Perform
regulated field visits to ensure that quality of data are collected by the
project team and verify the accuracy of reported data.

·       
Support
the Agribusiness Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator to ensure that donor and
senior management data queries are addressed.

·       
Support
and participate in market diagnostic, baseline, mid-term and end line survey.

·       
Design
models of data input, using appropriate software especially Excel among others
as and will be specified.

·       
Ensure
filing and electronic archiving of project reports and other documents produced
within the framework of project implementation

Communication and
reporting

·       
Support
MEAL Coordinator and Agribusiness Project Manager in reviewing internal and
donor reports.

·       
Support
the PC in development activities progress trackers.

·       
Guide
the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, and
primary stakeholders

·       
Perform
other related duties as required

Learning and
Innovation

·       
Facilitate
learning, promote peer-learning between staff and partners, participate in
relevant national networks and actively engage in organisation level focal
groups.

·       
Explore
opportunities for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up,

·       
Represent
in the organisation in coordination meetings.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Self Help Africa (SHA) Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate job placement must hold a
bachelor’s degree or diploma in statistics, data management, project planning
and management, social works and social administration, or equivalent.

·       
Good
knowledge of the main data management and analysis software, especially perfect
command of Excel and email;

·       
Three to
five years of experience related to Project M&E, planning and
implementation of M&E systems, M&E methods and approaches data
analysis, and knowledge of statistical data

·       
Ability
to manipulate large data sets, and excellent attention to details.

·       
Ability
to effectively use standard MS Office software, especially experience with
Excel, MS Access and database.

·       
Experience
in working with mobile phone enabled data collection platforms.

·       
Demonstrated
experience in filing and archiving of data;

·       
Must be
good in English with good writing skills. A working knowledge of one or more of
the native languages in Kiryandongo and Adjumani Districts would be an
advantage;

·       
Should
be very organized, and have ability to produce finest of work; be able to work
under pressure and beyond working hours;

·       
Ability
to work in a multicultural environment; ability to establish and maintain good
working relationships;

·       
Understanding
of key aspects of SHA development work; including food, nutrition and
livelihood security and cross-cutting themes (e.g. youth, social inclusion,
environment, HIV and AIDS);

·       
Skills
in training and facilitation of community processes, including organization and
mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners
such as youth groups, community-based organisations, government officers and
SHA staff;

·       
Outstanding
communication, interpersonal and presentation skills management and
organizational skills.

·       
Commitment
to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practises;

·       
High
level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct;

 

Desirable

·       
Experience
working in project geographical region

·       
Experience
working with farmer groups and private sector actors.

 

Competencies:

·       
Excellent
communication skills

·       
Ability
to work as part of team across different cultures.

·       
Ability
to work with minimum supervision and take initiative

·       
Ability
to solve problems and take corrective action.

 

How to Apply:

Please download the
Application Form,
Download
Here
and fill it in. Qualified
candidates should send a completed application form, motivational letter and CV
by E-mail to – uganda@selfhelpafrica.net. Please type “Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Associate” – [your name]” in the subject
line of the e-mail.

 

NB: Please note
incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting. Please note
that Self Help Africa Uganda advocates for equal opportunity and does not
require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and
selection process. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Deadline:  Friday
5th February 2021 at 5pm

 

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