Catholic Relief Services Project Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Catholic Relief Services Project Assistant Jobs in Uganda


Job Summary:

  • You will implement MEAL activities and provide MEAL technical support to project design and implementation issues for CRS Uganda’s Vines project, aligned with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.

  • Your MEAL knowledge and support will contribute the effective, adaptive and innovative implementation of the Vines project.

    Job Roles and Responsibilities

    • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of Vines project MEAL practices that effectively engage partners, donors, and other relevant stakeholders and are compliant with agency and donor MEAL requirements;

    • Provide input to and support project MEAL system design and data collection tools to measure program/project impact and progress;

    • Train partners and MEAL Agents on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities and supervise and support quality data collection and data management activities according to the MEAL DIP;

    • Lead simple analyses and reflective review discussions and workshops on ongoing monitoring data to contribute field-based insights to project discussions, facilitate programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making, and contribute to learning;

    • Foster respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders to promote honesty and integrity while working with MEAL Agents;

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, population studies, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.

    • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in MEAL, ideally with an international NGO.

    • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in MEAL and of methods for managing data. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

    • Good understanding of beneficiary tracking methods.

    • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, data management systems, knowledge-sharing networks

    Personal Skills

    • Strong analytical skills with focus on detail

    • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions

    • Good technical writing skills

    • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and
    coaching skills

    • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • Fluency in oral and written English with ability to write technical reports required.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Supervision: None

    • Internal: Vines MEAL Manager, Chief of Party, all project staff and other CRS MEAL staff.

    • External: Partner staff, MEAL staff from other peer agencies

  • MEAL Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position (include those that are applicable):

    These are based on the MEAL competencies, job levels and competency profiles

  • Basic competency in MEAL in Design

    • Solid competency in Monitoring

    • Basic competency in Evaluation

    • Solid competency in Accountability

    • Basic competency in Learning

    • Basic competency in Analysis & Critical Thinking

    • Solid competency in ICT for MEAL

    • Basic competency in MEAL in Management.

    Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results


    • Serves with Integrity

    • Models Stewardship

    • Cultivates Constructive Relationships

    • Promotes Learning

    How to Apply

    NOT be considered

    • Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org by September 25th, 2020 at 5:00pm.

    • Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste –PROJECTASSISTANTMEAL only

    • All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED. EOE/M/F/D/V

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