Fresher MEAL Assistant UK NGO Jobs – Teach A Man To Fish


Job Title:    MEAL Assistant

Organisation: Teach A Man To Fish Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager Package: UGX 1,424,100 gross salary per month, medical health insurance for staff + 1 dependant   About US: Teach A Man To Fish is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on developing and emerging countries. This is done through supporting schools to set up educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life hands-on training and experience for students. This empowers student entrepreneurs with critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and mindsets so that they can leave school with the competencies to get a good job or run their own successful business. We are a small organization with big reach - Since 2006, we've created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising teachers through our global programmes. Teach A Man To Fish delivers the world's largest, global awards programme for school-based enterprise: the School Enterprise Challenge. This annual programme supports teams of students, guided by a teacher to plan, set up and manage real school businesses. The business functions as a learning platform, supporting students to develop their soft skills and business knowledge, whilst at the same time generating additional income for the school. In 2020, Teach A Man To Fish adapted the model to an out-of-school youth setting for the first time and is currently rolling out the Youth Enterprise Challenge programme with young farmers and refugees in Uganda.   Teach A Man To Fish Uganda currently manages a portfolio of multi-year, grant-funded projects including an Education Cannot Wait project in 4 settlements, a Waterloo Foundation project developing our M&E systems in Mpigi district, a scale up of the Youth Enterprise Challenge programme with 4,500 youth in Mityana district and a pending scale up of the School Enterprise Challenge programme in 3 districts.   Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant is responsible for supporting and strengthening the project team's MEAL activities focusing on overall MEAL framework for in - school and out of school youth projects. The MEAL Assistant will work with a team of Data Collectors and lead on data entry and cleaning.   Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Programmes: 90%

·        Support in preparing quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic performance reports.

·        Ensuring accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing systems to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.

·        Support in the review and checking of data generated being in line with the MEAL reporting requirements.

·        Support the analysis of data in line with the MEAL framework.

·        Participate in the training of project staff in monitoring of activities based on indicators and targets set out in the different projects

·        Support the coordination and execution of events such as, organizational project learning by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant information on monitoring, evaluation and research.

·        Ensure that lessons learned are fed back into project implementation.

·        Provide support in data base management including trackers and online database to ensure proper monitoring and reporting of the project MEAL system.

Operations (Finance and Compliance) 10%  

·        Ensure effective financial management of assigned budgets in line with finance and procurement policy

·        Liaise with admin team on all procurement and ensure procurement carried out in line with procurement policy

·        Ensure on time, accurate financial reports and requisitions accompanied by receipts

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential:

·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in Statistics, Education, Development studies or its equivalent experience with a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation.

·        At least two years of experience in either an NGO, social enterprise or corporate setting, with significant of responsibility Monitoring and Evaluation or Research.

·        Proven track record of contributing to managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.

·        Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spread sheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)

·        Basic understanding of databases.

·        Experience of using monitoring tools and trackers to document and analyse communications.

·        Evidence of additional hands-on training, coaching and mentorship in Monitoring and Evaluation.

·        Good working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, Google sheets and SPSS. At least have knowledge of 2 programs.

·        Good working knowledge of visualisation systems like tableau and Power BI


·        Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, target setting, reporting and database management.

·        Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.

·        Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing data and data quality assessments and oversight.

·        Fluency in Luganda and willingness to regularly travel to the field in Mityana district and potentially other target districts we work in.

Skills and knowledge

·        Results-driven and able to meet ambitious targets

·        Excellent written and spoken English language skills

·        Strong organisational skills

·        Strong skills in teamwork and networking

·        High level of attention to detail

·        Understanding of the Ugandan education system, stakeholders and appropriate engagement strategies for the different levels

·        Flexibility is highly needed.

  How to Apply: To apply, please submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a single PDF document). Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate. Please also include your salary history. Applications should be sent to with "Application: MEAL Assistant” in the title of the email   Deadline: Wednesday, 16th April 2021.   NB: Do not attach academic documents at this point. Qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.   For more of the latest jobs, please visit or find us on our facebook page  

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