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Meal Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:
Provides MEAL oversight for Save the Children interventions within Adjumani and Kiryandongo. The MEAL function include; putting in place and ensuring project uses basic M&E tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on activity implementation; outputs and outcomes; in collaboration with the regional MEAL manager and Head of MEAL, and project team ensure project has information brief; regular sharing of project updates with stakeholders; a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from project partners and stakeholders; in collaboration with project managers and Technical Mangers to ensure the projects have and use quality benchmarks in implementation of project activities; together with programme Team identify a learning agenda for the project; plan for learning activities and documentation of learning experiences.


Programme Support:
In close collaboration with the Program Managers functionalize plan including setting up of mechanisms to monitor  and document the progress of implementation of project activities
  • Provide technical guidance and lead capacity building of project staff and implementing partners on implementation of MEAL within the project
  • Take lead on  project  monitoring and  periodic report generation for projects to ensure information reporting systems fulfill needs of Save the Children, communities, host government, donors and other stakeholders, and are in line with MEAL  standards and integrating Child Rights Monitoring and Evaluation principles to maximize quality programming and ongoing learning
  • Work closely with MEAL country office team  to support the implementation of outcome indicator monitoring, including counting the number of children reached in the project area
  • Develop systems and processes for the implementation of the MEAL framework and practices within the project and support efforts for the same in the regional office
  • Participate/coordinate the Design of quantitative and qualitative participatory project evaluations (baseline, annual and final evaluations), assessments, reviews and other special studies;
  • Work closely with Project Managers to ensure that indicators of performance are regularly tracked and that activities implemented are well aligned with the indicators;
  • Facilitating documentation of  lessons learnt from monitoring and evaluation  and ensuring that the lessons learnt are utilized to inform programming and advocacy
  • Working with data management SO ensure  setting up and regular use and updating of  the project  management information systems
  • The Programme Officer MEAL will be responsible for developing/sharing of tools and providing training for MEAL implementation to project partners.
  • In collaboration with partnership Project Managers and regional MEAL manager provide routine periodic monitoring and support to ensure effective implementation of MEAL according to SCI standards and donor requirements

Planning, Budgeting and Reporting:
  • In collaboration and consultation with Project manager take lead on  drafting annual and quarterly project plans
  • Take lead on preparation of  quarterly programmatic reports and ensure timely , accurate and comprehensive reporting on project progresss
  • Provide day to day direct support to project team and partners in preparation and reviewing of plans and reports  
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.
  • Representing the projects 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. 

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Partnerships; Programme management; Project implementation; Project management information systems
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Save the Children (Uganda)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

Save the Children has been operating in Uganda since 1959. The organisation’s work is guided by the National Development Plan and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Save the Children works with key stakeholders that include children, civil society organisations, communities, donors, the Government and the media in contributing to the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children strives to create impact for children by delivering programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in both development and humanitarian contexts.

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