Meal Officer

Position Title:  

MEAL Officer

Supervisor:         Head of Program/DND
Department:      Program
Location:             N/O with frequent travel to program locations

 

Under the overall guidance of the ND and direct supervision of the Head of programs/DND, the MEAL Officer ensures the effective implementation of HFHU’s M&E Strategy that is in line with the measures set, development of M&E plan and activities, sets appropriate monitoring and evaluation requirements for HFHU projects and programme, and assumes overall responsibility for M&E related data collection, collation, analysis and reporting (internal and external).
The MEAL Officer  ensures that objective evaluations are managed to assess the various programmes and project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; evaluations are carried out in a credible and systematic manner; evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme and project design, contribute to implementation of HFHU priorities and results.
The MEAL officer liaises closely with the Program Managers to ensure full compliance with evaluation requirements, including the conduct of mandatory project evaluations. The MEAL Officer works closely with the Programme Teams in the field offices, donors and other partners to ensure that thematic, programme and project oversight and evaluations are carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, including assets monitoring
  • Management and implementation of the evaluation process, including quality assurance and effective management of audits
  • Monitoring and evaluation support towards HFHU’s overall programs
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensures the implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies focusing on achievement of results
  • Implementation of  M&E commitments as required by HFHU’s set plans and as reflected in our strategic plan
  • Ensures timely submission of good quality M&E report, including any other reports requiring M&E inputs
  • Provides support to the Senior Management on the programme of work, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated
  •  In collaboration with program managers, implements quality assurance, evaluation and monitoring systems to enable innovative ways of conducting evaluations that meet the requirements of HFHU.
  • coordination and leadership of evaluation missions for various development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations, including  desk evaluations/studies on housing including other selected sectors/themes
  • Provides support to the team and stakeholders on ways and means to improve M&E related components and activities.
  • Supports the development of project proposals – particularly performance monitoring plans and M&E sections
  • Any other functions/activities as requested by Senior Management.

Required Skills and Experience
Education: A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, Economics or related field. Master’s degree an added advantage. Strong data analysis training; a post graduate diploma in M&E training desirable.
Experience: At least 5 years of operational M&E experience at the national / including in applied research and impact evaluation.
Familiarity with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and evaluating development results, including experience in practical implementation of impact evaluations, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations, particularly in housing/finance.
Demonstrated experience in applying qualitative/participatory research methods; linking planning to M&E, results based approaches.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems, proficiency in using statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, STATA, Excel), qualitative data analysis software will be an asset; Experienced in rendering M&E results using different media.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required, knowledge of the local languages of program locations will be considered an asset.
Start Date:                          AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
To Apply:                             Please send a cover letter, resume and copies of relevant academic credentials to noffice@hfhuganda.org
Deadline:                            6th August 2018

Habitat for Humanity Uganda is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national, origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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