MEAL Officer NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion

Job Title:    MEAL Officer

Organisation: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Project Name: Innovative and Inclusive accelerated Education Programme for refugee and host community children (INCLUDE) project

Duty Station:  Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Project Supervisor

Gross Salary: UGX 2,208,949 /=

 

About US:

Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

 

About INCLUDE Project:

In West Nile, HI in partnership with Save the Children (Consortium Lead), Norwegian Refugee Council, War Child Holland and Finn Church Aid   is implementing the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded INnovative and inCLUsive accelerated eDucationprogrammE for refugee and host community children (INCLUDE) project in Rhino (Omugo) and Imvepi settlements. In this project, HI supports partners to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream primary schools. The project will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.

 

About APEAL II Project:

HI in partnership with CARE, IRC, Save the Children, War Child Holland, Womena-Uganda, KRC, TPO-Uganda, ULS, has been implementing APEAL II (Access Protection Empowerment Accountability and Leadership) Project funded by ECHO in Western Uganda in the settlements of Kyaka II and Kyangwali since June 2020. The project has been a response to the refugee influx that started in 2018.  In the project, HI targets adults of 18 years and above who have disabilities, and psychological distress. In addition to that, HI builds the capacity of non-protection actors and partners in Disability inclusion. The target beneficiaries are provided with Mental Health and Psychosocial support as well as Comprehensive Rehabilitation. The consortium has received additional funding to have the project extended to West Nile i.e. Imvepi.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Project Supervisor and in direct coordination Project Manager and MEAL Manager the MEAL officer will:

Spearhead the development and implementation of INCLUDE MEAL Framework

  • Contribute to the development of MEAL systems and processes, by implementing the MEAL framework and procedures working closely with the INCLUDE Project Manager.
  • Support project team develop project management tools (PM Box, mapping of actors and required databases) in close collaboration with the Project Manager.
  • Actively contribute to the design and execution of situational analyses, baseline surveys, follow up assessments and special research related to the project.
  • Ensure M&E tools, especially data collection tools, and processes are understood and used accordingly by project staff.
  • Ensure team adherence to the project specified monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Analyse data for accuracy; flag validation and quality issues, and contribute to system fixes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HI’s accountability processes
  • Contribute to planning and execution of knowledge management processes as required.

Ensure strict project monitoring in relation to expected targets and objectives.

  • Contribute to monitoring the relevancy of the interventions in relation to HI’s mandate in the INCLUDE consortium, and approaches used and the context of intervention.
  • Keep track of the project monitoring and evaluation schedules and strict adherence to specified procedures.
  • Maintain use of existing indicator tracking tools: develop databases and tracking templates as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
  • Undertake regular visits to field locations together with Inclusion Officers to support execution of required monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Establish a good communication and collaboration with project staff towards a sound project monitoring of intervention outputs.

Actively contribute to MEAL Data Management

  • Collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and organize data collected for reporting to Project Manager.
  • Compile and provide analytical outputs to compile program technical reports. Create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way.
  • Participate actively in the improvement of the Information Management System according to project and management needs.
  • Support integration of Washington group questions into partners’ information management tools.
  • Conduct regular field process monitoring, quality assessments and data validation. Provide feedbacks and recommendations for timely improvements.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of data management according to HI standards.
  • Actively participate in planning and facilitating knowledge sharing and learning activities including project reviews and learning events.

Respect HI identity , rules, and policies

  • Promote HI’s protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to the line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Observe at all times strict commitment to HI’s Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Humanity & Inclusion MEAL Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, Information Management, Social Sciences, Demography, Population Studies, Development Studies and other related fields.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage
  • At least two years of working in the monitoring and evaluation role involving designing, implementation, analysis and research.
  • Experience of analysing both quantitative and qualitative data and drawing appropriate conclusions.
  • Experience developing databases and making data entries.
  • At least two years’ experience working with disability inclusion related projects.
  • Experience managing project information systems.
  • Experience of supporting and promoting learning and action in an organisational context.
  • Experience working in multi organisational context, with partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrated understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices.
  • Excellent research skills including quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Ability to perform data analysis using: Excel, SPSS EPI Info or similar data analysis software.
  • Perfect fluency in English: written and spoken and strong writing skills;
  • Very familiar with advanced computer skills: Word processing, Excel, Power Point and databases.
  • Familiarity identifying and compiling project: lessons learned success stories and case studies.
  • Use of participatory research approaches
  • Capacity building, training and coaching skills

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work under high pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to regularly travel to field sites.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
  • Strong result oriented with ability to challenge existing mind sets.

 

Condition:

Starting Date: 1st June 2021

Length of contract: till April 2022

Basic Salary: UGX. 2,208,949

 

 

NB:

  • Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct.
  • HI operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
  • HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

 

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document(DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES) to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position and Project applied for.

 

Deadline: Monday 10th May 2021.

 

Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Disclaimer: Due to the urgency of this recruitment, HI reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date

 

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