MEAL Coordinator- MNCH

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MEAL Coordinator-Maternal and Newborn Health-Kampala

Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a MEAL Coordinator for the Maternal and New Born Health Project in Kampala. This role will support Save the Children’s focus of improving the quality of care for mothers (particularly those likely to deliver premature/small babies), and small and sick newborns by supporting delivery and institutionalization of evidence-based lifesaving interventions in a network of five health facilities in Kampala.

The role holder will provide oversight for Maternal and Newborn Health project MEAL function including; putting in place and ensuring project uses basic M&E tools to adequately plan, monitor and report in a timely manner on activity implementation; outputs and outcomes; in collaboration with the regional MEAL Manager and Head of MEAL, and project team ensure project has information brief; regular sharing of project updates with stakeholders; a mechanism for collecting, tracking and responding to feedback and complaints from project partners and stakeholders; in collaboration with project manager, Head of Health& Nutrition ensure project has and uses quality benchmarks in implementation of project activities; together with Project Manager, Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist, Head of MEAL and Head of Health & Nutrition develop a learning agenda for the project; plan for learning activities and documentation of learning experiences;. In addition, provide technical support and supervision for data management activities to ensure that project data for informing outputs and outcome progress is collected accurately and in timely manner; support training of project team and partners on quality data collection and management including use of data to inform decisions on MNCH priorities.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • A minimum of three years monitoring and evaluation working experience in a Health-related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO).
  • Experience of working with District Local Government on health programs particularly on Maternal, Newborn Health with a focus improving reporting for HMIS using DHIS2
  • Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of district health and livelihood programs
  • Training and mentorship of District level partners and or health workers in clinical data collection management and reporting
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages like SPSS, STATA and PowerPoint*,* Access , and management of large data bases including use of MYSQL.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on November 29, 2021 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents