Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Title: MEAL Officer-National Only
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems, build the capacity of staff in their analysis and dissemination of data, and coordinate information management and reporting systems. Also support the MEAL Manager in implementing the country MEAL framework ensuring achievement of SCI MEAL standards and program quality.
Contract Duration: One Year
- University degree in social sciences, statics, social work, social administration, development studies or other relevant academic discipline with 3 years’ experience.
- Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in in humanitarian and developmental responses
- Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams
- Background of implementing effective M&E systems
The Application will close on 26thSeptember,2019
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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
|Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer|
|TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality||LOCATION: Garowe|
|GRADE: 4||POST TYPE: National|
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems, build the capacity of staff in their analysis and dissemination of data, and coordinate information management and reporting systems. Also support the MEAL Manager in implementing the country MEAL framework ensuring achievement of SCI MEAL standards and program quality
Support in the delivery of an effective Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning function, play a key role in the expansion and improvement of the quality of Save the Children programmes in Puntland to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
|SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Area MEAL Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
|KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by:
· Supporting SC staff and partners to develop and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation plans, accountability improvement plans and child participation initiatives based on Save the Children International best practice
· Supporting and build capacity SC staff and partners and in MEAL issues including rolling out required data collection tools/formats.
· Designing situation analysis, needs and baseline/end line assessments, and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises have to be conducted.
· Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.
· Maintain Monthly Action Plan Tracker to follow up on action points agreed in monitoring reports
· Conduct data verification visits
· Collect beneficiary feedback through the different CRM mechanisms including interaction with beneficiaries, channel the feedback to program teams and give feedback to beneficiary on actions taken regarding complaints.
· Share Accountability to Beneficiaries databases with program focal points (both program implementation and technical teams)
· Support MEAL manager to develop quarterly and annual MEAL reports that should clearly spell out recurrent issues, findings and successes from FMRs, evaluations and accountability to beneficiary system.
· Provide monthly summary of key findings and recommendations for discussion to the MEAL manager.
· Document deviations from the project designs and share the learning’s.
· Share case studies;
|SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
· Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
· Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
· Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
· Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
· Future orientated, thinks strategically
· Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
· Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
· Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· Willing to take disciplined risks
· Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in in humanitarian and developmental responses
· Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyze and disseminate information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
· Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
· Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
· Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
· Commitment to Save the Children values
· University degree in social sciences, statics, social work, social administration, development studies or other relevant academic discipline with 3 years’ experience.
· Background of implementing effective M&E systems
|CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding Declaration of Acceptance Form, and comply with SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff.
|JD written by: Area MEAL manager Date: 16th September,2019|