Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator NGO Careers – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in existence for over thirty years. ACF has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions of Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator will be responsible for the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategy of the mission. The incumbent will also participate in programme design, quality assurance and monitoring and reporting of current and future Action Against Hunger programmes in Uganda. The MEAL Coordinator will represent Action Against Hunger in technical external meeting, and interact with Donors, Partners and Ugandan authorities. He/She will ensure the technical relevance of MEAL interventions according to Action Against Hunger and country priorities and guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Define and implement the monitoring and evaluation system of the mission
  • Manage the development of a central information management system platform which will consolidate data and allow for timely reporting of progress towards key program indicators.
  • Design forms on Kobo platform.
  • Undertake regular quality assurance of program activities including beneficiary selection, monthly Activity
  • Progress Reports, survey and assessment reports.
  • Provide support to the review and development of MEAL systems and tools including activity progress reports, baseline, end line, post monitoring distribution in collaboration with senior technical management and technical advisor teams
Programme Quality Assurance:
  • Support the country program teams in the use of appropriate systems and tools necessary for the achievement of program quality throughout the programme cycle management.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt from evaluation, studies, and assessments are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and ultimately fed into current work and future program development.
Participation in Project Design
  • Work in close collaboration with Technical coordinators develop a standardized integrated rapid assessment toolkit (methodology, questionnaires, database and report template) based on existing Action Against Hunger guidelines and tools.
  • Build specific capacity of program teams to carry out integrated rapid needs assessments as part of a larger emergency response capacity
  • Support the inclusion of MEAL activities in new project proposals and their implementation country level, in collaboration with the senior management country team
  • Support the programs on logical framework development using standardized indicators across the projects, in line with Action Against Hunger guidelines.
Support program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Provide technical input in the development of program monitoring and reporting plans.
  • Provide trainings to program teams on program activity monitoring and reporting.
  • Assist program teams in development of project specific databases.
  • Undertake internal project evaluations, support the development of Terms of Reference (TORs) and inception reports for external evaluations and manage evaluation consultants.
  • Support the data cleaning and data analysis of the different studies and assessment conducted.
Implement an effective feedback mechanism
  • Revise and improve the feedback mechanism on programme implementation
  • Supervise and monitor the feedback mechanism submitting monthly report to the Country director
Provide technical support of the M&E Team:
  • Actively contribute to recruitment and appraisals of the M&E team and provide technical support as needed
  • Ensure training (formal & on the job) of qualified M&E staff to carry out regular MEAL functions
  • Identify training needs for the M&E team ensuring that trainings are tailored to the specific needs of the grant and programmes.
Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups:
  • Represent ACF externally in issues related to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting (consortia, alliances and clusters)
  • Undertake any monitoring and reporting tasks related to government guidelines and instructions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Master of Arts or Science degree in Statistics, Demographics, International Relations/Affairs, Humanitarian Programming, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation or related field
  • At least two years of work experience in a similar position and setting.
  • Four years of humanitarian experience preferably with an international organisation.
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent team management, budget management and representation competencies
  • Previous experience in humanitarian Programme Quality and Accountability or MEAL
  • Previous experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluations
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams
  • Demonstrated ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies.
  • Skills on statistical and other software (, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Management Information Systems (KOBO, Comcare) and GIS.
  • Experience in multi-sectoral and participatory appraisals and data collection tools.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their handwritten applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBs will not be considered. Please send your email application to: recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “MEAL COORDINATOR” in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th January 2018 by 5:00 PM