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Regional MEL Officer


This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 8, 2022.

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# Job Description

Childfund Work Location Kampala, Uganda
Childfund Division Global Operations
ChildFund Department Country Management
Job Details Title: Regional MEL Officer
Location: Uganda
Reporting Relationship: Project Manager

Working together with key government and civil society partners, the Regional
Monitoring Evaluation Learning MEL Officer MELO will support the
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities of a multi-country Early
Childhood Development ECD project in Eastern Africa and Latin America. The
project aims to adapt and replicate a playful parenting initiative originally
implemented by ChildFund in Guatemala that used community-based radios to
engage with caregivers of infants and young children in the midst of the
COVID-19 pandemic. ChildFund is now seeking to build upon the Guatemalan
experience, adapt content, and replicate initiative in Brazil, Ethiopia,
Honduras, and Uganda with communities still affected by COVID-19.
The Regional MELO will work hand in hand with the Global MEL Officer based in
Latin America and the Project Manager under the supervision of the latter,
liaise with counterparts in Guatemala and Mexico and be based at ChildFund
Uganda Country Office. The MELO will oversee and lead the country project M&E
and directly support M&E activities in Ethiopia and Uganda in collaboration
with the in-country project staff Core Global Team. S/he will closely liaise
with other colleagues’ part of the Country Office Support Team, with technical
support of ChildFund regional and global technical advisors.
The position may include domestic Uganda and international travel depending
on the project’s needs and state of the pandemic. This is a 12-month position
contingent upon funding, with start date tentatively set for December 2021
-January 2022.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
• Contribute to the development of multi-country MEL plan and methodologies,
including the use of appropriate tools, the processing and analysis of M&E
data adaptation and/or development of monitoring and evaluation tools
• Lead implementation of MEL plan in Ethiopia and Uganda and liaise with
Learning and Communication Officer to capture and share learning and ensure
alignment and multi-country M&E tracking.
• Contribute to the preparation of global project reports by collecting
information from Ethiopia and Uganda, ensuring reviews, contributions, and
sign off from IO;

Community of Practice
• Contribute to the development of a learning plan, and support the PD and
Global MEL Officer in establishing and participate to ChildFund’s regional
playful parenting hubs, to support the documentation and sharing of best
practices and lessons learned
• Participate in national Learning networks of practitioners that can serve as
a capacity building resource and facilitate the documentation, organization
and sharing of information.
• Foster and maintain communities of practice and other types of networks
engaged in producing and sharing learning
• Contribute to the documentation and knowledge and lessons learned exchange
through ChildFund’s regional playful parenting hubs, and the Community of
Practice Advisory group
• Participate in monthly multicounty check-in calls with team from 4 countries
to address challenges, share lessons learned and strategy, ensure program’s
progress and documentation
• Collaborate with and provide requested information to research third party
hired by donor.

Communication and Donor Reporting
• In close collaboration with Country Leads for Ethiopia and Uganda and Grants
Specialist, lead the formulation of M&E related information and co-develop
national content for grant project reports
• Contribute to the production of produce articles, blog post, and reports and
other communication collateral to increase learning as well as technical
visibility and awareness of the project
• Monitor project activities in Ethiopia and Uganda for results and
maintaining frequent contact with other colleagues part of the Country Office
Support Team and at IO, informing about project progress, actual or potential
• Ensure that M&E and communication activities comply with ChildFund and donor
policies and procedures and that the project is implemented according to
ChildFund business principles, policies and procedures; bring any issues of
risk or liability to the immediate attention of the appropriate staff.

• At least 5 years of related experience with NGOs, M&E, and/or Program
Management. Experience in Uganda and/or Ethiopia.
• Understanding of Program and M&E methodologies and standards.
• Demonstrated success in designing, monitoring and evaluating programs.
• Knowledge on and experience with statistical data design and analysis and
supporting software.
• Skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data management and in
the presentation of results through the development of high-quality
dashboards. Knowledge on and experience with data science & analytics
software; is expected.
• Readiness and ability to analyze, understand and take into account different
cultural contexts while effectively communicate and clearly articulate
• Fluency in English

• Experience with radio-based, IT-based education/ECD/parenting/education
• Experience working with parenting behavior change interventions
• In-country professional experience in one/more of the relevant countries
• Experience with M&E and research plans for virtual/remote interventions.
• Experience supporting multi-country initiatives.
• Experience with CommCare and SIMA.

Child Safeguarding
Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant
knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding
practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and
conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights,
and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its
programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill,
effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. The
position is contingent upon funding.
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the country
where the position will be based at the time of application.

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**Closing Date** :18th March. 2022

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