Save the Children, Central, Uganda
Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a MEAL Officer at our Field Office in Kyangwali. The MEAL Office is responsible for supporting the MEAL function in Kyangwali including, design and implementation of basic MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor, and report in an accurate and timely manner on program performance. In collaboration with the Regional MEAL Manager, Head of MEAL, Sub Area Manager and the Programme team, the job holder ensures that the Programme undertakes routine monitoring & data quality assessment, information sharing, collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from Programme stakeholders. In addition, the job holder ensures that quality bench marks are used during implementation of Programme activities and puts in place a tailor-made documentation strategy for impact stories, reports, and best practices and makes sure that lessons learnt feed into the Programme planning processes. The staff is responsible for ensuring that Programme data on outputs and outcome progress is collected, analysed and synthesized accurately and in a timely manner; supports training of Programme team and partners in quality data collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on the Programme priorities.
To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Humanities
- Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of different programs.
- Training and mentorship of Community based volunteers, Sub-county as well as District level partners in data collection management and reporting.
- Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and MIS of an added advantage.
- Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education and Child Protection is an added advantage.
- Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
- Sound written and oral presentation skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
- Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
- Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Microsoft office especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, SPSS and GIS applications).
- Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
- Excellent time management and planning capacity.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.
Important to note: Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process. Application closes on March 13, 2020 at midnight Uganda time. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.