MEAL Manager Job – International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA)

Job Title:   MEAL Manager   

Organisation: International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA)

Duty Station:  Ssenge, Wakiso, Uganda

Reports to: MEAL Director


About US:

The International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa is a regional advocacy network and membership-based organization. ICW Eastern Africa is run by and for HIV-positive women. Our advocacy is based on evidence of our daily lived experiences to influence policies and programs. We use participatory processes to ensure our work addresses the priorities of women living with HIV, including young women, from the grassroots.


Job Summary: The MEAL Manager is responsible for functionality and quality implementation of MEAL function across all ICWEA’s project. Responsible for developing relevant and feasible MEAL tools and processes, building capacity of staff to use these tools and processes, and providing ongoing technical support and accompaniment required for this to happen. The MEAL Manager will ensure that ICWEA’s Program Quality and Learning (PQL) markers are embedded across program design, implementation and close-out stages and progress is measured and reported regularly. S/he will ensure that research and evaluations are rigorous in generating new knowledge and credible evidence and that learning leads to adaptation and innovations. The MEAL Manager will contribute to program design specifically to ensure that credible evidence is being used, program logic (Results Framework, Logical Framework, Theory of Change) and respective measurement frameworks are robust and that MEAL resources are appropriately and sufficiently budgeted for in the range of 5-10% of total budget. The MEAL Manager will ensure effective knowledge management for all projects, such that knowledge is accessible, shareable, transferable, and usable by all relevant stakeholders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program QUALITY and LEARNING (30%)

  • The MEAL Manager will be responsible for ensuring that Program Quality and Learning (PQL) is prioritized throughout all ICWEA’s programs/projects.
  • Ensure programs embrace and embed quality markers using established PQL reporting system including the quarterly program dashboards, Advocacy, and Influencing Impact Reporting (AIIR) tool and the Projects and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS).
  • Maintain a solid PQL field footprint and consistent presence where projects are being implemented in the region.
  • The MEAL Manager will ensure quality, transparency, timeliness and consistency of reports and the reporting mechanism.
  • Ensure credible evidence is used by the program to engage in PQL platforms including Review Meetings and PQL learning workshops.

Establish and maintain a robust MEAL System (20%)

  • Responsible for establishing, managing, and ensuring effective utilization of the MEAL system by all programme staff and partners.
  • The MEAL system should cover the whole program cycle and include learning, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning, accountability, and reporting.
  • The MEAL system is able to provide real time data for adaptation of existing programs and decision making and should hence be digital to the extent possible.
  • The MEAL system should include critical elements of operations, finance, grants, logistics and human resources performance data for decision making.
  • The MEAL system should enable ICWEA to data-driven and evidence-based, pushing boundaries for data for decision making.

Research, Evaluation and Knowledge Management (20%)

  • Responsible for baseline, mid-line, and end-line evaluations.
  • Ensure programs invest in research and evaluations to generate new knowledge (learning) and credible evidence.
  • Work with programme team to ensure that research and evaluations budgets are sufficient (in the range of 5-10% of total budget)
  • Ensure knowledge management is effective and efficient, whereby knowledge products and credible evidence are accessible, shareable, transferable, and used by relevant people in real time.
  • Team Leadership and Capacity Building for Staff
  • Promote continuous learning and professional development of the MEAL team through on-job learning, relevant exposures, and appropriate stretch assignments.
  • Ensure transparent and visible workflow through appropriate digital platforms.
  • Ensure that annual performance goals and regular evaluations of supervised staff are concluded in time.
  • Ensure that staff are properly oriented on the MEAL system, tools and processes and that staff continue to receive technical support and accompaniment for new or complex MEAL tools and processes.

Contribute to Program Design (10%)

  • Responsible for supporting review of program logic model including Theory of Change, Logical Framework, and Results Framework or Results Chain.
  • Ensuring that the results statements and indicators are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound) and gender transformative.
  • Ensure that the targets and impact groups are well defined.
  • Program design embrace and embed critical indicators from the quality (gender, resilience, and governance) markers in all program designs.

Global Fund/TASO Funded Specific Responsibilities (10%)

  • Responsible for work plan development, and implementation together with the project team
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
  • Responsible for project performance plan monitoring and including reporting on any weak areas
  • Responsible for supervising implementation of action plans developed during review meetings
  • Responsible for supporting partners/CBOs to develop and implement their M&E planning
  • Build capacity and support reporting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Economics, Quantitative Economics, Statistics or relevant field of study from a reputable university. Equivalent post-graduate studies
  • At least seven years of relevant experience with reputable organizations in similar roles.
  • Experience in networking and strategic relationships management and engagements.
  • Experience in research, analytical writing, advocacy, and policy influencing.
  • Use of quantitative data Analysis software like SPSS or STATA or Excel is required.
  • Conceptual abilities, strategic thinking, and analytical writing skills.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication, presentation, discussion, and negotiation skills.
  • Good research, learning, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.
  • Organizing skills and capacity to multi-task in rapidly changing & fast-paced environments.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their resumes, motivation letter, copies of academic documents, and testimonials to and a copy to The subject of the application should include; the Last name of the applicant and the position being applied for.


Applications can also be hand-delivered to ICWEA Offices Plot 1106, Ssenge – Kawanda Road, Off Kayunga, Kampala – Hoima Road, Wakiso District


Deadline: 28th October 2022

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