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4Children Uganda KCHPF Meal Officer Job at Catholic Relief Service - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Management
Posted: 13-03-2017
Deadline of this Job: March 24TH 2017
Duty Station: March 24TH 2017
Job Status
Start Publishing: 13-03-2017
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 13-03-2038
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
4Children Uganda KCHPF Meal Officer

Jobs at:
Catholic Relief Service

Deadline of this Job:
March 24TH 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Position Title: 4Children Uganda KCHPF Meal Officer
Supervisor: 4Children Uganda Program Manager
Position Grade: 6
Position Type: Full-time
Area of interest: Program Quality
Location: Uganda kampala

About CRS
Catholic Relief Services (CR8) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is' at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staffand as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Project Background
Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five-year USAlD- funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by Catholic Relief Services with partners lntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and Westat. 4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by Hl\/ and AIDS and other adversities

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Otficer will work directly with 4Children staff and partners to ensure implementation of high quality MEAL in Uganda. With technical support from 4Children’s Evidence Building and Technical Director and the CRS MEAL Manager in Uganda, s/he will support the development of an effective MEAL system and data collection tools, collect data using qualitative and quantitative methods, conduct data entry and analysis, and accompany partner staff in doing the same

Specific Responsibilities
Support the development and implementation of MEAL Systems:

  • Promote project compliance with CRS MEAL policies and procedures.
  • Support the development of ProFrames for assigned projects, including identification of appropriate indicators, measurement methods and critical assumptions.
  • Support the development of effective data collection tools for routine monitoring, project databases and reporting formats for existing and new projects.
  • Support the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for project MEAL, as required. '
  • Work with the MEAL Manager in the country program to ensure appropriate, high quality orientation and training of field Staff and partners on project MEAL system and tools, as required.
  • Conduct regular project monitoring visits.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to collect data in the field and accompany CRS and partner staff doing this.
  • Ensure timely trend analysis of monitoring data to support project reporting and decision making.
  • Support the implementation of data quality controls to ensure the integrity of project data.
  • Support project M&E audits, as required.
  • Assist with review and/or development of project reports‘
  • Assist with project baseline studies, mid-term and final evaluations, as required.
  • Ensure regular informal feedback from beneficiaries and project stakeholders is collected, analyzed, used and recorded.
  • Support documentation of project processes and learning, this includes ensuring that key project data, achievements, and lessons are shared widely within the Country Program, region, headquarters and beyond at least twice yearly.

Capacity building
Support field staff in strengthening the MEAL systems and capacity of local partner organizations to improve program quality through the provision of on-the- job support.
Promote the use of current Agency and Regional MEAL guidance and PQ references in own assignments and in the capacity building of field staff.

Participate in field-level proiect review meetings to support and validate the data collected and suggest areas for improvement.

Key Working Relationships:
internal: 4Children Uganda Project Director, 4Children Uganda Program Manager, CRS MEAL Manager, 4Children Evidence Building Technical Director, KCHPF Technical Manager, CRS Head of Programs, other CRS Uganda program staff External: Local and international partner staff

Minimum Requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in statistics/demography/economics or other relevant areas.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in development, with at least 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation; preferably in USAID/PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E
  • including skills in basic data analysis and interpretation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and data analysis software platforms, (e.g., SPSS, EPI-lnfo, Access).
  • Ability to work in a team and support concurrent projects/assignments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel 35% of time.

Desired MEAL Competences:
MEAL in Design: Developing project-level Theories of Change, Results Frameworks, Programes, related MEAL system tools and components, and accompanying MEAL narratives. Monitoring: implementing monitoring activities, including timely collection of quality data, set up and maintenance of databases, facilitation of participatory reflection on monitoring results, and submission of timely progress reports. Evaluation: Supporting project and program evaluations and reviews by ensuring the quality of evaluation methods, tools, and data and facilitating the use of evaluation results to inform decision-making and enhance learning Accountability: improving our accountability to a range of stakeholders through increased participation, transparent communication, responsive feedback mechanisms and adherence to internal and external quality standards and requirements. Learning: Promoting excellent knowledge management and collaborative teaming processes at the project, program and institutional levels, generating robust evidence for project and programmatic learning that leads to action, decision-making and influence. Analysis and Critical Thinking: Engaging with data, challenging biases and assumptions, posing thoughtful questions, pursuing deeper understanding of evidence through reflection and perspective-taking, and making informed programming decisions.

ICT for MEAL: Applying knowledge on information and communication technologies (lCT), both hardware and software, for opportune and accurate data collection, database management.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS‘ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. “l understand that CRS takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate dismissal.

Job application procedure
Please submit cover letter, CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to  by March 24TH 2017.

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