Save the Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Uganda

Role Purpose:

  • The job holder is responsible for supporting the MEAL function in Moyo including, design and implementation of basic MEAL tools to adequately plan, monitor, and report in an accurate and timely manner on program performance.

  • In collaboration with the Regional MEAL Manager, Head of MEAL, Sub Area Manger and the Programme team, the job holder ensures that the Programme undertakes routine monitoring & data quality assessment, information sharing, collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from Programme stakeholders.

  • In addition, the job holder ensures that quality bench marks are used during implementation of Programme activities and puts in place a tailor-made documentation strategy for impact stories, reports, and best practices and makes sure that lessons learnt feed into the Programme planning processes.

  • The staff is responsible for ensuring that Programme data on outputs and outcome progress is collected, analysed and synthesised accurately and in a timely manner; supports training of Programme team and partners in quality data collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on the Programme priorities.

  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Key Areas of Accountability:


    • In close collaboration with the Regional MEAL Manager and Sub Area Manager, put in place an operational MEAL plan including setting up mechanisms to monitor and document the progress of implementation of Programme activities, Specifically;

    • Lead the design/ review of MEAL pack, to include the Indicator Performance Tracking Table, Log frame, Activity Tracking Table and MEAL plan. Maintain an updated Indicator Performance Tracker (IPT) and Output tracker, in additional other report requirements as may be requested.

    • Provide technical guidance and lead capacity building of the Programme staff, partners and stakeholders on implementation of MEAL within the Programme; to include capacities for data collection, storage, indicator definition and reporting.

    • Input to the development of aligned Quality Benchmarks for Programme activities to guide monitoring and ensure actions plans agreed on after QB monitoring are implemented in timely manner.

    • Review Programme data collection tools to ensure that tools provide required information on programme indicators

    • Enhance use of digital data management with in the program, this includes use of Kobo and ODK among other programs.

    • Conduct routine data quality assessment and continuous quality improvement of the program to ensure program implementation and report quality.

    • Work closely with Sub Area Managers and Program Manager to ensure that performance indicators are regularly tracked and that activities implemented are well aligned with the indicators

    • Support implementation of programme MIS and integration of Geographical Information System (GIS) in programme reporting. Support GIS mapping and dissemination of MIS/GIS reports. Provide MIS content/requirements and feedback to MEAL team and document progress on indicators/achievement of targets.

    • Where applicable, roll-out mobile data collection and monitoring systems and document learning and suggestions for improvement.


    • With the Regional MEAL Manager, coordinate the development of Terms of Reference for the midline/end line programme evaluation.

    • Participate/coordinate the design of quantitative and qualitative participatory Programme evaluations (baseline, annual and final evaluations), assessments, reviews and other special studies

    • Coordinate the logistics of project evaluations as necessary and ensure data collection, analysis and write-up is in line with SCI and donor standards as well as set timelines.


    • Support in the development of information sharing materials/briefs, posters and brochures, and dissemination of Programme information materials to relevant stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries.

    • Facilitate programmes to set up relevant contextualized feedback and complaints infrastructures, mechanisms, and approaches to receive feedback and complaints from beneficiaries including children

    • Collect and manage complaints and feedback in close coordination with Programme team. Track timeliness of response to complaints and maintain an updated Programme complaints tracker.


    • Foster and develop
    a culture of learning within SC.

    • Establish information sharing mechanisms for partner staff to document and share examples of good and bad practice and learning.

    • Identify opportunities for research and learning questions in collaboration with the Programme Managers and Technical Specialists.

    • Facilitate documentation of programme results, impact, best practices and significant changes. Document learnings and best practices; disseminate learnings, reports, publications and participate in learning sessions, and ensuring that the lessons learnt are utilized to inform programming and advocacy.

    Communication, Coordination and Networking:

    • Create and sustain positive working relationships internally with other technical staff; externally with the district local government and CSO partners, and other stakeholders, and also maintain an up to date understanding of key development trends in the Programme area.

    • Representing the programme in various thematic areas at the district as may be requested by the line manager.

    • Ensure coordination with the government activities and structures in the implementation of activities.

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)


    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

    • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Development Studies.

    • Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and MIS of an added advantage.

    Experience and Skills


    • Minimum of three years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).

    • Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of different programs.

    • Previous experience working in partnership programmes.

    • Experience working on GIS mapping projects.

    • Prior experience establishing and running coordination mechanisms.

    • Prior experience in training and management of data collectors.

    • Demonstrable experience and understanding of the education sector global and national standards.

    • Prior experience working in the refugee response and understanding of coordination and management mechanisms (e.g. working groups, response plans etc.)

    • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Education and Child Protection is an added advantage.

    • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

    • Sound written and oral presentation skills.


    • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

    • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

    • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Uganda

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