MEAL Officer at Mbale Advert February, 2024

About the Role: GOAL Uganda is currently seeking to hire  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer (MEAL) to join our 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. If you are familiar with working within the international development sector, are passionate about high quality monitoring, evaluation and learning, have an interest in sharing learnings with wide audiences, experience with qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, and analysis including knowledge of analysis software like STATA, SPSS, ATLAS.TI, conducting Barrier’s analysis and have a strong background in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, this may be the position for you.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

Essential

  • Degree in social sciences, development studies, public health, or related, relevant subject
  • 2 years work experience
  • At least 1 years’ experience in WASH Research, M&E with an NGO
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel)
  • Excellent, demonstrable writing skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills using PBI, infographics.
  • Experience with the computer package SPSS or similar.
  • Experience in digital data gathering using CommCare, ODK or any other packages.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge and experience in qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience with result chain M&E system and understanding of WASH approaches.
  • Experience in implementing systemic Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) approach.
  • Experience conducting a research project in WASH.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Implementation of GU MEAL Strategy and System

  • Participate in design and implementation of a GU Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy and related systems/tools that integrate various MEAL requirements for WASH whilst streamlining monitoring and reporting tools, data capture, databases, and monitoring processes.
  • Use qualitative approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning in WASH.
  • Develop/Draft WASH results frameworks, indicators, and data collection plans in line with donor requirements.
  • Support in the development of proposals specifically theory of change and measurement plans.

Database Management, Data Collection, analysis, and reporting

  • Design data collection tools, supervise data collection, conduct data analysis, and write high quality reports for baselines, annual follow ups surveys, end line surveys, assessments, and regular monitoring.
  • Ensure that the databases developed capture data according to GOAL indicators and in line with the GOAL WASH program objectives.
  • Ensure database and monitoring information is regularly reviewed cleaned updated and shared, and the data is stored in accordance with GOAL Global policies and data protection and compliance measures.

Design databases for capturing and managing monitoring data.

  • Generate monthly reports drawing from the databases and monitoring tools, ensuring reports/information is available to program staff as required.
  • Closely monitor and report on the results and progress made in the implementation of WASH activities in line with Implementation plan and budget.
  • Conduct data quality assurance to ensure data collected is accurate, reliable and within high integrity.
  • 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.

Learning and Innovation

  • Promote internal organizational learning based on baselines, annual follow up surveys, endline surveys, assessments and regular monitoring conducted in the organization under WASH.
  • Support GOALs knowledge development and management by capturing, storing and disseminating lessons learned from project implementation as well as ensure data utilization for improved program quality.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices for knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Suggest and share innovations based on lessons learned.
  • Work with wider MEAL team to produce and implement a communications plan for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with MEAL and program staff to ensure the regular development and dissemination of high-quality communication and learning materials such as learning briefs, case studies, success/challenge stories, newsletters, blogs, photo journals and videos for GU programs as per the communications plan.
  • Ensure compliance with GU and GOAL Global communications and branding protocols and standards.

Capacity Building

  • Develop training materials and conduct trainings to GU and partner staff on identified areas including Results Based Management and creating effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance monitoring.
  • Disseminate and train staff and partners on the use of any new tools developed for monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

 

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 120 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, 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 Officer Mbale” in the subject line by 8th March 2024.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

 

Deadline: 8th March 2024

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