Meal Coordinator job at Save the Children International


Save the Children International

Meal Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 July 2022

Hiring Organization: Save the Children International

Job Details:

Based in location to be determined, the Coordinator will support the MEAL function for projects in both the Refugee Settlements and Refugee hosting Communities in Uganda.

Key areas of Accountability:
• Program design:
• Assess the needs of the target communities in Child protection as may be required from time to time as a basis for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.
• Actively involved in participatory community problem analyses for program design through outcome mapping, learning events etc.
• Document critical lessons and challenges to be used for program design which should be in the Save the Children strategic learning Agenda while ensuring that the learning agenda is fully understood and used by the program team.
• Set up a strong MEAL system and operationalize MEAL in the field locations
• Ensure that MEAL planning and discussion are held with program staff, partners and key stakeholders to ensure proper strategic planning and utilization of MEAL findings.
• Support the development and review of program key documents (Theory of Change (ToC), Log frame, M&E plan, Indicator Performance Tracking Table and MEAL Plan in close collaboration with Programmes teams and partners.
• Develop routine monitoring data gathering forms and reporting formats for tracking and maintaining metrics vis a vis targets in the DIP and (IPTT) to flag/address required performance improvements on monthly basis
• Conduct, analyse and disseminate periodic outcome monitoring, evaluations, program studies and research and disseminate the findings for use.
• Implement quarterly data quality assurance activities according to the M&E plan (e.g. data verification and spot checks).
• Control for double counting/create beneficiary unique identifiers and updating the program databases.
• Conduct monthly QB monitoring (at least 80% of activities implemented) and ensure that improvement actions are developed & logged into the action tracker for follow up.
• Design and operationalize Accountability mechanism
• Support the project team in the development of information sharing materials/briefs, posters and brochures, and dissemination of program information materials to relevant stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries.
• Facilitate program staff 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 team, track timeliness of response to complaints and maintain an updated complaints tracker
• Adopt Child Safe Guarding and Safe programming into accountability mechanisms for the consortium
• Ensure that all research with human subjects is submitted, per Save the Children’s Ethics Policy, to the Ethics Review Committee to minimize any harm and ensure informed consent.
• Integrate ICT in the project MEAL system
• Support implementation of SCI Management Information System (MIS) and integration of Geographical Information System (GIS) reporting and coordination 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
• Enhance use of digital data collection, through the use of Kobo, ODK, or other programs.
• Ensure safeguards and integrity of data management on MIS and/or other online platforms in line with the protection policy.
• Build culture of Learning and Knowledge Management
• Participate/coordinate the design of quantitative and qualitative participatory evaluations (baseline, annual and final evaluations), assessments, reviews and other special studies in conjunction with Save the Children technical staff and partners.
• Facilitate documentation of the programmes results, impact, best practices and the most 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, in line with Save the children learning Agenda and country strategic plan and approach.
• Support conceptualization and planning of learning events/activities
• Pull out the country learning agenda and customize them to the specific program learning questions to be used by program staff.
• Ensure and spearhead program reflection meetings on quarterly, Bi-annually and annually while reviewing the leaning Agenda and check if the available data answers the learning questions.
• F: Planning, Budgeting and Reporting:
• Coordinate with Technical and operations teams for appropriate allocation of MEAL resources and budget in annual Pipeline and Resource Estimate Proposal (PREP) work plans and ensure MEAL has an independent budget which is tracked by the MEAL coordinator.
• Provide day to day direct support to project team and partners in preparation and reviewing of plans and reports
• Oversee the MEAL budget utilization, and ensure timely implementation MEAL activities.
• G: Communication 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 project area.
• Represent the project in various thematic coordination fora at the district as may be requested by the line manager.
• Ensure coordination with the government activities and structures in the implementation of the projects
• H: Capacity building of program teams
• Identify the capacity gaps and needs of the project staff in MEAL, program quality and utilization of the MEAL system.
• Develop a learning/capacity building matrix to ensure teams capacity are built through continuous mentorship, coaching, training etc.
• Track performance of the team based the area of Capacity built.
• Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling 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.
• Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
• Future orientated, thinks strategically.
• Collaboration:
• 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.
• Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
• Willing to take disciplined risks.
• Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency.


Qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, computer science and related humanities courses. A Post Graduate training in M&E will be added advantage.
• Minimum of three years working experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably Child Protection, Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Livelihood related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO). Expertise in using mobile data collection apps including Kobo, Survey CTO, etc. will be an added advantage.

Skills & Experience
• Essential
• Experience of working with District Local Government, humanitarian implementing partners and Education consortium in emergency programs.
• Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of district health and livelihood programs
• Experience and skills in providing training and mentorship to project teams, district level partners in Child protection MIS, data collection, management and reporting
• Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages like SPSS, STATA and PowerPoint
• Desirable
• Effective interpersonal skills – networking, oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate via email as well as the use to Microsoft TEAMS and other communication technologies.
• Diplomacy and Confidentiality, Planning and organizing skills
• Computer literacy skills: Microsoft office especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, and management of large data bases

Application procedure

To apply follow this link https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/application.jss?type=1&lang=en&portal=101430233&reqNo=79617 

Date Posted: 2022-07-06

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