31 Oct 2018

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Job Description

MEAL Officer–Galkaio– Somali Nationals 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.

ROLE PURPOSE:

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.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Galkaio

Qualifications and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • 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 analyse 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

Desirable:

  • University degree in social sciences, statics, social work, social administration, development studies or other relevant academic discipline;
  • Background of implementing effective M&E systems

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 candidates

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

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality LOCATION: Galkaio
GRADE: 4 POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:

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

Dimensions:

Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year

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.

  • Undertake routine data quality verification and quality program monitoring using program quality checklists, compiling findings and sharing them with respective program teams
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting; managing a project level data compilation for donor and country office reporting specifically indicator performance tracking for individual projects; systemically checking this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary;
  • Coordinate the sharing of learning related to M&E practices encouraging consideration of results both between and within sectoral teams,

·         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.

  • Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate

·         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)

Accountability:

·         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

Ambition:

·         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

Collaboration:

·         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

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

¨       Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

¨       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

Desirable:

¨       University degree in social sciences, statics, social work, social administration, development studies or other relevant academic discipline;

¨       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.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates can see the Job Description and apply for this position using the below URL;

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000069&lang=en

Applications will close on 17th November 2018 at 23:00 hrs of the local time, applications submitted beyond that time will not be considered.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified candidates. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date of issue: 28th October, 2018                        Author: SCI  

 


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