MEAL Manager – Caritas International – Uganda

Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Head of M&E

About US:
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.

About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.

Job Summary: The MEAL Manager will provide technical advice and support during NUYOK implementation. S/he will be responsible for oversight of all M&E activities related to the project and will support the M&E Officer and ICT4D Officer as needed. S/He will oversee issues related to monitoring and evaluation and research in line with Caritas Kotido Diocese’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) principles and standards, donor guidelines and industry best practices to the NUYOK team to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. S/he will work to improve NUYOK program quality in utilizing MEAL tools and standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees and manages MEAL implementation at project-level.
Provides technical lead for quality MEAL system design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical requirements of NUYOK program.
Provides technical oversight for analysis of MEAL data, qualitative and quantitative.
Ensures quality of data and data management practices.
Integrates data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with on-going project activities.
Ensures compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements
Share Meal learning and experiences in broader program Discussions.
Builds capacity of programme staff in MEAL.
Ensures quality management practices of MEAL activities.
Oversees and completes appropriate MEAL tasks and systems as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics and/or Quantitative Economics. Postgraduate diploma in M&E is required. Masters degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
Three to five years of relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an NGO/ FBO and relevant field- based experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and data management.
Previous experience working on a USAID funded project in a similar position is required.
Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research and data management. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper crosssectorial approach.
Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity and capacity strengthening best practices.
Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of learning and accountability.
Experience in designing and overseeing implementation of program studies and evaluation and use of findings to support adaptive management.
Ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner
Strong skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) as well as SPSS,
STATA, Access and Visual Basics. Experience with information systems, knowledge sharing networks.
Good interpersonal Skills.
Good strategic, analytical, problem solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.
Good technical writing skills.
Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring and coaching skills.
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.
Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;

The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.

OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda

NB:
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.

Deadline: 16th February 2018