JOB DESCRIPTION FOR PROJECT OFFICER-MEAL
About the organization.
Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU) is part of this global impact and started work in Uganda in 1982 and has since then built, rehabilitated, and repaired more than 40,000 homes, providing affordable and straightforward shelter for over 240,000 people. Since 2017, Habitat for Humanity Uganda has been known for its long services in provision of physical living conditions for vulnerable families through housing support, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and livelihood supports to youth and women. All contributing to achieving Uganda National Development Plan as well as contributing to Sustainable Development Goals 6.
Despite current COVID-19 response efforts by the government, KCCA, and other partners, many challenges still exist that impede effective curtail of further spread of COVID-19 within Kampala and reduce severe disease or fatal outcomes. Although small numbers of cases occurred from March 2020 to August 2020, the first major wave of COVID-19 in Uganda occurred from August 2020 to December 2020, resulting in approximately 32,000 confirmed cases and 200 deaths. This was followed by a larger second wave from April 2021 to July 2021, comprising approximately 53,000 recorded cases and 2,400 registered deaths. Kampala City; Uganda’s capital and largest city with a resident population of 1,680,600 people, 4% of the population of Uganda (Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2020) is located at the periphery of Lake Victoria in South-Eastern Uganda. The resident population doubles during the day to over 3 million due to the transient and commuting population.
In response to the above, Habitat for Humanity Uganda have secured funding from Habitat for Humanity Deutschland, Germany to support families and communities living in marginalized and low capacity urban informal settlements of Kamwokya in Kampala City; specifically, the project will support two health Centres, Kamwokya market, KCCA Kamwokya primary school and Summit View Army primary school for a period of 4 months (August 2022 to December 2022). The overall objective of the project is to enhance community resilience and adoption of COVID-19 prevention efforts in Kamwokya, Central division Kampala city. Specifically it aim at increasing access to Covid-19 supplies among health workers, primary school pupils and market dwellers within Kamwokya, Central division Kampala city.
About the job
4 months with possibility of extension
1st September 2022
Under the direction of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist, the Project Officer MEAL will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Systems for the project and partly other ongoing projects with HFHU operation areas.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
Lead in the planning and implementation of COVID-19 project activities in Kamwokya, Central division Kampala city. Project set-up, implementation, monitoring, coordination and control.
Develop system for monitoring and evaluation of the project
Track the project performances against the set indicators
Create and manage databases to ensure the traceability of the project beneficiaries and assistance provided
Regularly conduct on site monitoring and post distribution monitoring surveys
Review, clean and analyse all project data, including but not limited to: beneficiary registration, baseline study, onsite monitoring, post activity monitoring, price data, final evaluation.
Elaborate, review, and test all MEAL tools.
Establish and manage a system to track beneficiary and non-beneficiary’s feedbacks and complaints management.
Ensure a timely submission of the project narrative report, post distribution monitoring reports and feedbacks and complaints management reports.
Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using mWater, Commcare and Kobo collect, (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.
Train enumerators and daily workers on data collection tools and on the utilization of tablets and/or android devices.
Plan and conduct project review, reflection and learning.
Work closely with Program Officers to collect best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
Strengthen the capacity of program staff, volunteers and beneficiaries in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
Compile yearly beneficiary data and other data aggregation required for HFHU Country annual report.
Required qualification, skills and experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Project planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Resettlement Science, Public Health, Environmental Science, Statistics or any other relevant equivalent degree from recognized institutions.
At least 4 years full time double experience of Project management and MEAL preferably with an international NGO.
Demonstrated appropriateness of quantitative statistical management programs including Microsoft Access, SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, and Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of GIS, GPS and Microsoft Power BI will be an added advantage.
Familiarity with qualitative method and other evaluation methods and techniques
Strong group process design and facilitation skills, including developing and leading workshops.
Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives and within a multi-cultural team
Demonstrable experience working with Information and Communication Technologies (software and hardware).
Fluency in English language is required; and Luganda, Lusoga, Ateso and Lutoro will be an advantage.
Habitat for Humanity requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding the intended beneficiaries, their communities, Volunteers and all those with whom we work with guided by the safeguarding policy. Staff at all levels have responsibilities to create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation and adherence to Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.”
Equal Opportunity employer:
Habitat for Humanity Uganda is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender, tribal or ethnic group, political affiliate, creed or others.
Applications should be addressed to the Human Resource and Administration Department and submitted before close of business on Friday, 12th August 2022 to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.