Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

 

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

Organization: DanChurchAid
(DCA)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Head of Humanitarian Operations (HoHO)

 

About US:

DanChurchAid is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. Our key competencies are food
security and food crisis response, humanitarian cash transfer programming,
civil society development and humanitarian mine action. DCA is a member of the
ACT Alliance, which is a faith-based, non-missionary humanitarian alliance, and
one of the five largest NGO Alliances in the world with a combined turnover of
over 1.5 billion USD annually.

 

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Coordinator is a technical role and heads the MEAL function in
the DCA Uganda Humanitarian sector. The MEAL Coordinator will lead on the
development and strategic direction of DCA’s Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems, policies, and procedures.

 

The position will
lead in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate
Monitoring and Evaluation systems for DCA’s various humanitarian Projects. The
post will involve coordination with project management teams in line with donor
reporting requirements, and with DCA guidelines and best practices.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
and play a leading role in the development and rolling-out of a MEAL strategy
for DCA Humanitarian Operations.

·       
Based on
the approved Log frame, develop M&E plan for each project to serve as
roadmap defining the implementation, progress tracking, and improve a
monitoring and evaluation

·       
Improves
the quality of the management of projects within his/her scope of responsibility,
as defined in DCA’s MEAL strategy.

·       
Contributes
towards the implementation of a learning agenda and methodologies by the
programmes and by DCA in general.

·       
Based on
approved workplans and donor reporting requirements, develop a data base
capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities,
beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, in a practical, and “user
friendly”, manner

·       
Participate
and play a leading role in needs assessment through development of appropriate
methodology and tools for data collection, analysis and write up.

·       
Supervise,
disseminate, and enable field teams to understand the analysis of data
collected on outputs and how and whether they contribute toward achievement of
outcomes.

·       
Participate
in generating draft quarterly project reports and share with the project
managers for further review and final submission to line departments.

·       
In
cooperation with Project managers, producer human interest stories, case
stories, periodic SITREPs, quarterly newsletters, and other visibility
materials communicating DCA and Partner’s humanitarian response operations.

·       
Ensure
the roll-out of M&E plans and reporting systems are understood to all staff
and partners through training, site visits, production of guiding manuals, and technical
support.

·       
Ensure
data capture and reporting systems are well understood and properly used by
staff and partners to inform their decision making.

·       
Actively
participate in development of CNs, project proposals, ToC and Logical
Frameworks, and development of programme strategies,

·       
Ensure
that all tools are practical, user friendly and accommodate different levels of
expertise, from community groups, partners, to project staff.

·       
Work
with all partners and project teams to popularize the reporting processes to
ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in
an accurate and timely manner.

·       
Strengthen
collaboration with strategic partners in measuring impact, quality, and change.

·       
Assist
DCA team to maintain and follow an updated Accountability Framework and
Complaints Handling Mechanism, consistent with DCA Great Lakes Regional Office
Compliant handling, and assist in receiving and processing complaint referred
to DCA Offices.

·       
Take
responsibility for integrating protection age, diversity, and gender
perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and
men.

·       
Provide
ongoing support to project teams, partners, and rights holders to mainstream
M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent
refresher trainings.

·       
Ensure
regular reviews of the M&E system, making improvements as needed and
recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners.

·       
Contribute
to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation,
notably through making monitoring, review, and evaluations findings accessible,
developing innovative, user-friendly, and informative products.

·       
Actively
participate both qualitative and quantitative routine collection, analysis, and
use of data quality for reporting and planning purposes. Keep record of
information obtained during research and documentation (database of
information, hard files, etc.) as well have confidentiality and protection of
collected information.

·       
Ensure
quality content development by writing of timely and accurate assessment
reports and factsheets and providing of technical oversight.

·       
Support
the development of TOR for consultancies, administering consultancy services as
well supervising the MEAL Assistants and data enumerators attached to the
department.

·       
Supervise,
mentor, coach, and coordinate MEAL staff; provide close technical support and
oversight to the overall MEAL work in the office.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator job must hold a bachelor’s
degree.

·       
A
bachelors degree in Project Management, Development Studies, Social Studies,
Economics or equivalent will be an added advantage. Advanced training in
quantitative methodologies, including database management will be strong added
advantage.

·       
Additional
training and experience in biostatistics or /and MIS of an added advantage.

·       
At least
seven years of professional practice in results-based management, monitoring,
evaluation, analysis, and research

·       
Strong
analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring,
evaluation, and assessment.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to design, commission, and managing assessments.

·       
Computer
proficiency in word processing, Power Point, database, spreadsheet, Excel and
graphics presentations, including one or more of the following programs: MS
Access, GIS, Kobo Collect, Magpi, 
Statistical programming skills and other internet applications.

·       
Understands
international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g.,
CHS, SPHERE, Red Cross/Crescent Code of Conduct, etc).

·       
Excellent
analytical and writing skills.

·       
You have
demonstrable experience using a range of qualitative, quantitative, and
participatory methodologies, including the set-up and use of electronic data
collection systems.

·       
Excellent
strategic planning skills as well as analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to think critically and creatively; and to set priorities, manageable
work plans and evaluate progress.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently.

·       
Must be
flexible and willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to listen and respect for
colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

·       
You can
work in a multidisciplinary team and ensure cultural sensitivity.

·       
Experience
of working in Humanitarian and development sector will be added advantage.

·       
A self-starter
with a strong existing ability to work independently and ethically upright.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 7th March 2021

 

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