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MEAL Lead – FCDO Foundational Learning for Girls Programme (FLAG)

Published on 24.11.2022


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Position : MEAL Lead – FCDO Foundational Learning for Girls Programme (FLAG)

Scope of Work
The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Lead is senior position which requires outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and organizational, team-building and representational skills. As a member of the Project’s Senior Management Team, the MEL Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s MEL strategy, in accordance with IRC, DFID, and international best practice. The MEL Lead will work closely with the Project Director and technical staff to ensure that relevant data is collected, analyzed, and used to inform management and design decisions, and to provide project updates, as required. 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a monitoring and evaluation system across all project components that leverages qualitative and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and adaptation; 
  • Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to program staff, and external stakeholders, including FCDO, to enable informed decision making; 
  • Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality, timely data;  
  •  Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed; 
  •  Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities; 
  • Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports, as needed and on-time.
  • Also contribute to IRC staff and partners’ capacity building on MEL best practices.
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  • Advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) from an accredited university in social science, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related discipline required; equivalent experience may be substituted for graduate degree;
  •  Minimum of 10 years of experience in MEL for similar Education programming. Experience with projects designed to improve education in Uganda preferred;
  • Significant previous experience carrying out M&E activities in hard-to-reach provinces and districts, preferably for FCDO;
  • Experience working in Uganda on Education programming
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Fluency in English required
Job criteria for job ad : MEAL Lead – FCDO Foundational Learning for Girls Programme (FLAG)
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R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda
Experience level :
More than 10 years
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Number of Position(s) : 1
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