children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda 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. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
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 six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 270
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
MEAL Manager will take the overall responsibility of operationalizing the MEAL
system and SCI MEAL approach in development and emergency programmes. The post-holder will be expected to lead on
MEAL system implementation including monitoring of program quality, rolling out
accountability initiatives, supporting program evaluations and leading on area
MEAL budgeting. S/he will be expected to supervise the regional MEAL team and
lead MEAL capacity building of programme staff and partners. The job holder may
be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
- The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Regional MEAL Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Development Studies and relevant post graduate training in M&E
- At least five years’ experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation strategies, including design of systems and tools, data analysis and report writing
- Good track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
- Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation and report-writing and skills, with particular competency in participatory research methods;
- Previous experience of working on large scale, complex, multi-sector programmes in both emergency and development contexts and developing project based M&E systems for a range of different donors
- Extensive experience in research and monitoring and evaluation methodology and analysis (qualitative, quantitative, participatory) with in depth knowledge in the design and use of monitoring and evaluation techniques and approaches.
- Significant experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of development of MIS and data and information management
- Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
- Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
- Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
- Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
- Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
- Excellent time management and planning capacity.
- Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: [email protected]
- Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
- Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.