MEAL Officer-National Contract
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.
In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will work hand in hand with MEAL and programme teams. The MEAL Officer will be responsible for designing routine monitoring forms, overseeing data collection, compiling and aggregating data, maintaining databases, generating descriptive statistics, and providing support to surveys and evaluation as well as learning and accountability system for Save the Children's technical interventions and impact.
In addition, the job holder ensures that quality benchmarks are used during implementation of project activities, reports, and best practices and makes sure that lessons learned feed into planning processes. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency teams outside the project location.
Contract Duration: 3 Years
Contractual Status: National
Qualification and Experience;
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Bio Statistics, Public Health, Sociology with a bias in health system or Development Studies with Post Graduate training in M&E or Project planning and Management.
- Minimum of three years working experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
- Experience collecting data through quantitative household surveys (ideally in Karamoja)
- Experience interviewing community members and leaders and/or facilitating focus group discussions (especially with youth)
- Understanding of the basic standards to ensure data quality
- Experience with monitoring and evaluation techniques to assess the quality and effectiveness of program strategies for program learning