2 MEAL Officer Job Placements – Humanity & Inclusion

2 MEAL Officer Job Placements – Humanity & Inclusion

Job Title:    MEAL Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: Humanity & Inclusion

Duty Station: Kyaka II and Kyangwali, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Length of contract: 08 months

Basic Salary:  UGX 2,208,949

About US:

Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

While the South Sudanese influx has slowed over the course of 2017, from a peak of over 2000 arrivals per day to an average of less than 100 per day, the Congolese influx has increased since late December 2017. There are currently 389,276 Congolese refugees in Uganda with 54,993 of those arriving since January 1st 2019. Most refugees are fleeing inter-communal violence in DRC’s Ituri region and North Kivu. They are mainly being resettled in Kyangwali and Kyaka II settlements in Western Uganda.

In order to respond to the education needs of the Congolese refugees and the hosting population in these camps located in the districts of Kikuube and Kyegegwa (hosting respectively 116,915 and 118,876 refugees so a total of 235,791 refugees), HI will start participating in a consortium project targeting increased access to education for children with disabilities. The project name is INCLUDE and it is funded by ECHO. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with SCI, NRC, WCH and FCA. Implementation will start in mid-March 2020 and continue till the end of 2020. The project will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

 Under the supervision of Country MEAL Manager and in direct coordination Project Manager, the MEAL officer will:

Spearhead the development and implementation of INCLUDE MEAL Framework

  • Contribute to the development of MEAL systems and processes, by implementing the MEAL framework and procedures working closely with the INCLUDE Project Manager.
  • Support project team develop project management tools (PM Box, mapping of actors and required databases) in close collaboration with the Project Manager.
  • Actively contribute to the design and execution of situational analyses, baseline surveys, follow up assessments and special research related to the project.
  • Ensure M&E tools, especially data collection tools, and processes are understood and used accordingly by project staff.
  • Ensure team adherence to the project specified monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Analyse data for accuracy; flag validation and quality issues, and contribute to system fixes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HI’s accountability processes
  • Contribute to planning and execution of knowledge management processes as required.

Ensure strict project monitoring in relation to expected targets and objectives.

  • Contribute to monitoring the relevancy of the interventions in relation to HI’s mandate in the INCLUDE consortium, and approaches used and the context of intervention.
  • Keep track of the project monitoring and evaluation schedules and strict adherence to specified procedures.
  • Maintain use of existing indicator tracking tools: develop databases and tracking templates as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
  • Undertake regular visits to field locations together with Inclusion Officers to support execution of required monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Establish a good communication and collaboration with project staff towards a sound project monitoring of intervention outputs.

Actively contribute to MEAL Data Management

  • Collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and organize data collected for reporting to Project Manager.
  • Compile and provide analytical outputs to compile program technical reports. Create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way.
  • Participate actively in the improvement of the Information Management System according to project and management needs.
  • Support integration of Washington group questions into partners’ information management tools.
  • Conduct regular field process monitoring, quality assessments and data validation. Provide feedbacks and recommendations for timely improvements.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of data management according to HI standards.
  • Actively participate in planning and facilitating knowledge sharing and learning activities including project reviews and learning events.

Demonstrate of ethics, safe, secure and professional practices

  • To show professional ethics, respect and promote Humanity & Inclusion mandate and values at all times
  • To respect the Humanity & Inclusion protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Ensure the strict application of the rules including the code of conduct;
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional practice;
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;
  • To report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others

Other Responsibilities:

  • Representation and Coordination;
  • Participate in weekly team meetings;
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, Information Management, Social Sciences, Demography, Population Studies, Development Studies and other related fields.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years’ working in the monitoring and evaluation role involving designing, implementation, analysis and research.
  • Experience of analysing both quantitative and qualitative data and drawing appropriate conclusions.
  • Experience developing databases and making data entries.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with disability inclusion related projects.
  • Experience managing project information systems.
  • Experience of supporting and promoting learning and action in an organisational context.
  • Experience working in multi organisational context, with partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices.
  • Excellent research skills including quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Ability to perform data analysis using: Excel, SPSS EPI Info or similar data analysis software.
  • Perfect fluency in English: written and spoken and strong writing skills;
  • Very familiar with advanced computer skills: Word processing, Excel, Power Point and databases.
  • Familiarity identifying and compiling project: lessons learned success stories and case studies.
  • Use of participatory research approaches
  • Capacity building, training and coaching skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to regularly travel to field sites.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
  • Strong result oriented with ability to challenge existing mind sets.

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to the  HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position applied for and preferred duty station. (Please do follow the application process as detailed above to avoid disqualification)

Deadline:  Thursday 30th April 2020 by 5:00 pm

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