Regional MEAL Specialist NGO Careers – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Regional MEAL Specialist

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Regional Programme Manager

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary:  The Regional MEAL Specialist will plan,
develop and manage programme performance, monitoring, evaluation,
accountability & learning systems and research for World Vision Uganda
Regional Programmes in line with the National Office Strategy and establish a
knowledge base through using M&E data/information as evidence for accountability
and informing decision-making for management purposes, course adjustments,
& future designs.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Capacity Building
of staff

·       
Develop
capacity of staff to utilize existing MEAL tools for proper tracking and
reporting in line with World Vision Uganda MEAL Framework (LEAP), including
coaching and mentoring for staff, partners and other stakeholders on Design,
monitoring, evaluation & research.

·       
Provide
technical guidance and direction related to MEAL plans and systems, performance
management at Regional Level.

·       
Develop
a capacity building and mentorship program for the MEAL team aimed at enhancing
their capacity and skills to assume increased MEAL and programming
responsibilities in line with WVU MEAL frame work

·       
Guide
staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved LEAP reporting
formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes monthly reports,
quarterly progress reports, annual reports etc.

Monitoring,
accountability and Reporting

·       
Develop
and lead the implementation of the overall regional MEAL framework including
annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring,
operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops

·       
Analyze
program data and periodic reports from different APs at Regional Level into
periodic management reports usable for demonstrating evidence towards progress
on National Office Strategy

·       
Support
all APs at Regional Level including Regional Grants/PNSFs to undertake activity
tracking and results based monitoring of outputs and outcomes using
standardized reporting templates/ formats, protocols, guides, dashboards and
databases ensuring contribution to the National Office Strategy

·       
Provide
leadership and guidance in roll out of accountability mechanisms for all APs
and projects in the region. This includes routine monitoring & reporting on
accountability mechanisms within the region

Evidence based
Learning and Reflection

·       
Promote
evidence based learning through undertaking assessments, baselines and
evaluations including operations research and documentation at National and
program level

·       
Analyze
and provide monitoring data generated from MEAL systems and used for management
purposes in line with appropriate decision making, course adjustments and
future designs through reflection and learning forums organized on a regular
basis.

·       
Support
all APs in the region including grants/PNSFs in documenting and disseminating
innovations and new research findings related to MEAL

·       
Synthesize
and summarize trends in AP monitoring data and data generated from evaluations
APs at the region that can be used to inform national level programming

·       
Take
lead on disseminating Evaluation and Outcome Level findings and track
Programme/Project utilization of Evaluation findings

·       
Work
with Programme/Project teams in organizing for annual Evidence Day Celebrations
at Regional Level by providing technical leadership and guidance in the process

Design, Planning
and Resource acquisition

·       
Coordinate
the AP Annual Review and Planning process for region

·       
Participate
in designing of grants/proposals and ensure alignment of grants to the national
office strategy and LEAP frame works

·       
Support
resource acquisition through development of concepts, proposals and response to
RFA Assessments, Evaluations and Research

·       
Provide
technical guidance in conducting assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line
with established LEAP or donor related guidelines.

·       
Support
and strengthen adoption and use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS)
methodology using Open Data Kit (ODK) or any emerging recommended software for
annual monitoring of grants projects outcomes, assessments, evaluations or
baseline surveys

·       
Contribute
to all program development, research and needs assessments by monitoring the
changing needs of target communities, identifying opportunities in line with WV
Uganda mission & strategy and monitoring international best practices and
development trends

·       
Monitor
and follow up on utilization of recommendations from evaluation surveys across
all APs in the region

·       
Conduct
meta evaluation of all completed program evaluations to establish key learning
and recommendations to inform future evaluations

Data Quality
Assurance

·       
Perform
periodic data quality assessments to ensure validity, integrity, precision,
reliability and timeliness of all performance data; identify any deficiencies
and suggest corrective actions; and assist the technical team members to
maintain electronic and hard copy files.

·       
Provide
technical support to field staff for all APs in the Region on integration of
the strategy standard indicators into ongoing or new programs/projects.

·       
Plan for
and implement program planning and review meetings in line with the national
strategy detailed implementation plan/National Annual Operating Plan

·       
Track
timely implementation and reporting of programs plans

·       
Support
grants in reviewing management reports as well as other MEAL reports to ensure
validated MEAL data and MEAL compliance with recommended guidelines, formats
and standards.

·       
Provide
technical review and input to MEAL deliverables in the region across all APs
and or grant projects.

Information
Management Systems

·       
Provide
technical guidance to MEAL teams in the region in line with utilization of
national MIS systems (Horizon, GIS, OVC databases, WASH MIS, Automated Database
etc.

·       
Roll out
partnership initiatives from the EARO and Global Centre such as Horizon, GIS
etc. in the region

·       
Provide
meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate impact of WV
interventions in the region

·       
Support
application of statistical software for results based monitoring and evaluation
such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS, ODK etc

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Child Regional MEAL Specialist job
must hold a  Master’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics,
Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field. Required.

·       
Minimum
of five years of work experience in managing data intensive programs in
designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.

·       
Previous
experience in proposal writing and development, grants management, Report
writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills

·       
Experience
with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods,
including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.

·       
Knowledge
of designing and managing M&E systems at a national level for effective
generation of monitoring data used in tracking Programme and improved service
delivery and support related to development programming

·       
Experience
in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and
train others in their use is desirable.

·       
Excellent
command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data
management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS,
Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc

·       
Demonstrated
experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that
lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.

·       
Ability
to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project
activities

·       
Proactive
personality, self-driven and strongly motivated

·       
Capacity/potential
in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

·       
Spiritual
maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·       
Good
interpersonal skills, team player, facilitation skills and strong communication
skills, both verbal and written

·       
Proven
conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach
to programming

·       
Strong
report writing and communication skills

·       
The
position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of
the time, plus occasional international travel

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 7th March 2021

 

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