MEAL Manager Job – GOAL Uganda

MEAL Manager – Agago

About the Role

GOAL Uganda is currently seeking to hire a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager (MEAL Manager) to join our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to use your skills in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. You will be familiar with working within the international development sector, are passionate about high quality monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and have an interest in sharing learnings with wide audiences. You will have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis including knowledge of analysis software like PowerBi, STATA, SPSS, or ATLAS.ti, conducting barriers analysis and will have a strong background in Health, Nutrition and Livelihoods.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

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The key responsibilities of the role will be:

Support the implementation of the GOAL MEAL strategy

  • Participate in the design and implementation of GOAL Uganda’s MEAL Strategy and related tools that integrates various MEAL requirements for projects, programmes, country-level indicators, and global GOAL indicators.
  • Lead the development of project MEAL plans and update results frameworks, indicators and data collection plans for projects and programmes
  • Manage assigned MEAL Officers to meet the overall objectives within projects, programmes and the Annual Country Plan
  • Develop and update monthly and annual work plans for the MEAL team
  • Prepare monthly reports for the DPD-MEAL on implementation and progress of the MEAL teamwork plan
  • Conduct regular Training needs assessments for staff and determine MEAL training needs and tools to support staff
  • Work with DPD-MEAL to develop training materials and conduct trainings for staff on identified areas, including results-based management, and creating effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance monitoring.

Data collection, analysis, and reporting

  • Lead the design of data collection tools, and regularly monitor and facilitate feedback and review with Programme teams.
  • Conduct data quality assessments and other data quality assurance measures to ensure data collected is accurate and reliable.
  • Generate regular reports drawing from the database and monitoring tools, ensuring reports/information are available to programme staff as required.
  • Closely monitor and report on the results and progress made regarding projects and programme implementation and provide feedback to DPD-MEAL and Programme/Project Managers.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure all elements of the MEAL system are being utilized effectively, assessing, and identifying breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and improvements.
  • Contribute to monthly reports and other ad hoc reports to meet donor and internal requirements

Management Information System

  • Build the capacity of MEAL Officers to proficiently use CommCare and other MIS tools
  • Work with MIS focal persons to ensure there is proper filling of MEAL documents and indicator results and monitoring project information is developed and maintained
  • Work with MIS focal persons to ensure database and monitoring information is regularly reviewed, cleaned, updated, and shared, and that data is stored in accordance with GOAL’s global policies, data protection and compliance measures

Internal and external communications and learning (L&C)

  • Champion and support the implementation of GOAL’s Communications Plan for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with L&C focal person and Programme staff to ensure the regular development and dissemination of high-quality communication and learning materials such as learning briefs, case studies, success/challenge stories, photo journals and videos for the projects supervised
  • Work with L&C focal person and programme teams to ensure data analysis and reports are integrated into programmatic decision-making to improve the impact of the programme and enable adaptive management
  • Ensure compliance with GOAL Global communications and branding protocols and standards at field-level.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience 
To be successful in this role, you will need to be:

  • Degree in Statistics, Development Economics, social sciences, or a related field
  • 4 years + work experience and at least 2 years of demonstrated experience in managing the MEAL component of a donor – funded project and Experimental Research projects
  • Strong communication, presentation, and training skills (in both spoken and written English)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to summarize large sets of data and technical information into concise and tailored reports for various target groups
  • Experience in conducting barrier analyses or other qualitative contextual analysis and research approaches
  • Excellent ability in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and aptitude to learn to use new software
  • High proficiency in MIS tools and databases such as CommCare, and PowerBi
  • High proficiency of analytical tools such as STATA, SPSS, and EXCEL

General terms and conditions

Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

GOAL

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Kasese/Fortportal, Moroto, Hoima, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to; recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title “MEAL MANAGER – AGAGO” in the subject line by 29th December 2022.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

Deadline: 29th December 2022

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