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Project Assistant - MEAL Job at Catholic Relief Services - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Overview
Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 25 September 2020
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 15-09-2020
Requirements
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-09-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 16-09-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Project Assistant - MEAL

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

Catholic Relief Services

Deadline of this Job:
25 September 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Job Summary:
You will implement MEAL activities and provide MEAL technical support to project design and implementation issues for CRS Uganda’s Vines project, aligned with CRS program quality principles and
standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge and support will contribute the effective, adaptive and innovative implementation of the Vines project.
Job Roles and Responsibilities:
• Support the development and contribute to the implementation of Vines project MEAL practices that
effectively engage partners, donors, and other relevant stakeholders and are compliant with agency
and donor MEAL requirements;
• Provide input to and support project MEAL system design and data collection tools to measure program/project impact and progress;
• Train partners and MEAL Agents on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities and supervise and support quality data collection and data management activities according to the MEAL DIP;
• Lead simple analyses and reflective review discussions and workshops on ongoing monitoring data to contribute field-based insights to project discussions, facilitate programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making, and contribute to learning;
• Foster respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders to promote honesty and integrity while working with MEAL Agents; .

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in development studies, population studies, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.
• Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in MEAL, ideally with an international NGO.
• Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in MEAL and of methods for managing data. General knowledge of other related disciplines.
• Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
• Good understanding of beneficiary tracking methods.
• Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, data management systems, knowledge-sharing networks
Personal Skills:
• Strong analytical skills with focus on detail
• Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
• Good technical writing skills
• Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
• Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language:
• Fluency in oral and written English with ability to write technical reports required.
Travel:
• 50% within Uganda
Key Working Relationships:
• Supervision: None
• Internal: Vines MEAL Manager, Chief of Party, all project staff and other CRS MEAL staff.
• External: Partner staff, MEAL staff from other peer agencies
MEAL Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position (include those that are applicable):
These are based on the MEAL competencies, job levels and competency profiles
• Basic competency in MEAL in Design
• Solid competency in Monitoring
• Basic competency in Evaluation
• Solid competency in Accountability
• Basic competency in Learning
• Basic competency in Analysis & Critical Thinking
• Solid competency in ICT for MEAL
• Basic competency in MEAL in Management.
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Job Skills: Not Specified


Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in development studies, population studies, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.
• Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in MEAL, ideally with an international NGO.
• Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in MEAL and of methods for managing data. General knowledge of other related disciplines.
• Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
• Good understanding of beneficiary tracking methods.
• Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, data management systems, knowledge-sharing networks
Personal Skills:
• Strong analytical skills with focus on detail
• Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
• Good technical writing skills
• Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
• Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language:
• Fluency in oral and written English with ability to write technical reports required.
Travel:
• 50% within Uganda
Key Working Relationships:
• Supervision: None
• Internal: Vines MEAL Manager, Chief of Party, all project staff and other CRS MEAL staff.
• External: Partner staff, MEAL staff from other peer agencies
MEAL Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position (include those that are applicable):
These are based on the MEAL competencies, job levels and competency profiles
• Basic competency in MEAL in Design
• Solid competency in Monitoring
• Basic competency in Evaluation
• Solid competency in Accountability
• Basic competency in Learning
• Basic competency in Analysis & Critical Thinking
• Solid competency in ICT for MEAL
• Basic competency in MEAL in Management.
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Job Education: Not Specified


Job Experience: Not Specified


Work Hours: 8

 

Job application procedure
DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
NOTE: To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered: • Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org  by September 25th, 2020 at 5:00pm.
• Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste –PROJECTASSISTANTMEAL only
• All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED. EOE/M/F/D/VV


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