World Vision National Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Specialist Jobs in Uganda

World Vision National Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Purpose of the position:

  • To provide technical guidance and leadership in line with effective Programme/Project design processes, facilitate research and documentation, manage and conduct assessments, baselines and evaluations and foster evidence based learning and reflection in line with the WVU strategic plan.

    Key Outputs/Responsibilities

    Programme Design Processes

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in design processes at AP and Project level

  • Support the roll out of DPA processes and the effective use of LEAP at project and Programme Level by ensuing quality LEAP annual and multi-year plans (Log frames, M&E Plans, ITTs and DIPs)

  • Support Technical Programme/CESP in having quality TP designs and plans (M&E Frameworks)

  • Support the grant acquisition process by participating in proposal development

    Research and Documentation

  • Promote evidence based learning through undertaking research and documentation at National and Programme level

  • Support the roll out of research initiatives or products being piloted by the National Office, Support Offices, Global Center or National structures

  • Support programs in documenting and disseminating innovations and new research findings related to MEAL

  • Synthesize and summarize trends using AP monitoring data and data generated from evaluations in form of meta data that can be used to inform national level programming

  • Collaborate with academic research institutions and take lead on the IRB/Research clearance procedures

    Assessments and evaluations

  • Assure that baselines and evaluations are conducted in accordance to partnership/donor guidelines and standards, participate in development and review of Terms of References, provide technical backstopping to baselines, assessments and evaluations, collaborate with consultants, support offices or partners.

  • Provide technical guidance in conducting AP/Project assessments in line with established LEAP or donor related guidelines at Programme and National level.

  • Supervise consultants to implement special surveys and studies such as baselines and evaluations required for evaluating programs effects and impacts.

  • Build and foster relationships with academic and research institution, government stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and work with them to advance M&E methodology, in close coordination with the MEAL Manager

  • Contribute to all program development, research and needs assessments by monitoring the changing needs of target communities, identifying opportunities in line with WV Uganda mission & strategy and monitoring international best practices and development trends.

  • Monitor and follow up on utilization of recommendations from evaluation surveys across Programme.

  • Conduct meta-evaluations of all completed program evaluations to establish key learnings and recommendations to inform programming

  • Take lead on disseminating evaluation findings and documenting major key lessons and findings from evaluations for organizational learning and decision making.

    Evidence based Learning and Reflection

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of the organizational learning agenda

  • Promote evidence based learning through data driven or evidence based reflection and learning in line with reflection and learning guidelines

  • Support all
    programs and or projects in documenting, disseminating innovations, best practices and new research findings related to MEAL

  • Support programs to generate Most Significant Change evidence in form text i.e. magazines, or digital videos.

  • Promote and facilitate processes for identifying, documenting and disseminating good MEAL practices at a Programme and National Level

  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field is required.

  • Being a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association or any other Evaluation Association is an added advantage

  • Minimum of five years of work experience in managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.

  • Experience in proposal writing and development, grants management, Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.

  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E systems at a national level for effective generation of monitoring data used in tracking Programme and improved service delivery and support related to development programming

  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

  • Excellent command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.

  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities

  • Strong report writing and communication skills

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Good interpersonal skills, team player, facilitation skills and strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programming

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Grant Accountant – UNDP Grant Jobs in Uganda

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