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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

DanChurchAid (DCA)
Yumbe , Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The MEAL Officer position is a technical role and heads the MEAL function in the DCA Uganda Humanitarian sector. The MEAL Coordinator will lead on the development and strategic direction of DCA’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems, policies, and procedures.The position will lead in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for DCA’s various humanitarian Projects. The post will involve coordination with project management teams in line with donor reporting requirements, and with DCA guidelines and best practices.

Responsibilities

• Participate and play a leading role in the development and rolling-out of a MEAL strategy for DCA Humanitarian Operations.
• Based on the approved Log frame, develop M&E plan for each project to serve as roadmap defining the implementation, progress tracking, and improve a monitoring and evaluation
• Improves the quality of the management of projects within his/her scope of responsibility, as defined in DCA’s MEAL strategy.
• Contributes towards the implementation of a learning agenda and methodologies by the programmes and by DCA in general.
• Based on approved workplans and donor reporting requirements, develop a data base capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, in a practical, and “user friendly”, manner
• Participate and play a leading role in needs assessment through development of appropriate methodology and tools for data collection, analysis and write up.
• Supervise, disseminate, and enable field teams to understand the analysis of data collected on outputs and how and whether they contribute toward achievement of outcomes.
• Participate in generating draft quarterly project reports and share with the project managers for further review and final submission to line departments.
• In cooperation with Project managers, producer human interest stories, case stories, periodic SITREPs, quarterly newsletters, and other visibility materials communicating DCA and Partner’s humanitarian response operations.
• Ensure the roll-out of M&E plans and reporting systems are understood to all staff and partners through training, site visits, production of guiding manuals, and technical support.
• Ensure data capture and reporting systems are well understood and properly used by staff and partners to inform their decision making.
• Actively participate in development of CNs, project proposals, ToC and Logical Frameworks, and development of programme strategies,
• Ensure that all tools are practical, user friendly and accommodate different levels of expertise, from community groups, partners, to project staff.
• Work with all partners and project teams to popularize the reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
• Strengthen collaboration with strategic partners in measuring impact, quality, and change.
• Assist DCA team to maintain and follow an updated Accountability Framework and Complaints Handling Mechanism, consistent with DCA Great Lakes Regional Office Compliant handling, and assist in receiving and processing complaint referred to DCA Offices.
• Take responsibility for integrating protection age, diversity, and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
• Provide ongoing support to project teams, partners, and rights holders to mainstream M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent refresher trainings.
• Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners.
• Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review, and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly, and informative products.
• Actively participate both qualitative and quantitative routine collection, analysis, and use of data quality for reporting and planning purposes. Keep record of information obtained during research and documentation (database of information, hard files, etc.) as well have confidentiality and protection of collected information.
• Ensure quality content development by writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets and providing of technical oversight.
• Support the development of TOR for consultancies, administering consultancy services as well supervising the MEAL Assistants and data enumerators attached to the department.
• Supervise, mentor, coach, and coordinate MEAL staff; provide close technical support and oversight to the overall MEAL work in the office.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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