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Uganda , Kyangwali, East Africa



October 27, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

Job Title

Project Officer - MEAL job at Catholic Relief Services

Job Description

As a member of the Kyangwali Area project team, you will implement MEAL activities and provide MEAL technical support to project design and implementation for CRS programs in Kyangwali, in line with (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge and support will contribute to ensuring effective, adaptive and innovative shelter, livelihoods, social cohesion and agroforestry activities in and around Kyangwali.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of project MEAL practices that effectively engage partners, donors, and other relevant stakeholders and are compliant with agency and donor MEAL requirements.

  • Provide input to and support project MEAL system design and data collection tools to measure program/project impact and progress.

  • Train CRS and partners team personnel on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities and supervise and support quality data collection and data management activities according to the MEAL DIP.

  • Lead simple analyses and reflective review discussions and workshops on ongoing monitoring data to contribute field-based insights to project discussions, facilitate programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decisionmaking, and contribute to learning.

  • Foster respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders to promote honesty and integrity while working with MEAL Agents.

  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices

Qualifications and Competencies

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, population studies, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.

  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in MEAL, ideally with an international NGO.

  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in MEAL and of methods for managing data. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

  • Good understanding of beneficiary tracking methods.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, data management systems, knowledge-sharing networks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members.

  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

  • Required Languages –

  • Excellent verbal and written English, knowledge of Kiswahili and French a plus.

  • Travel Required:

  • Based in Kyangwali. Occasional travel to Kampala and Hoima required.

  • Key Working Relationships: Supervisory: None Internal:


  • Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Accountability & Stewardship


  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

How to Apply

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding related topics.
CRS Uganda is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
Email a cover letter and CV only to by October 27, 2023, at 5:00pm.
Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy, paste – PROJECTOFFICERMEALKYANGWALI only.
All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.


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