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14 Jan 2019

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Somalia nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Monitoring , Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator
Direct reports: None
Job Location: Hargeisa
Contract Details: 1 year, renewable
Job Purpose: This role will be responsible for supporting programme staff in the implementation of
effective M&E as well as Accountability Systems & Protocols. The role will have a specific
focus on supporting programme staff to implement and monitor programme progress and
achievement of outcomes, outputs and indicators efficiently and effectively.
The MEAL Officer supports projects quality assurance and accountability by ensuring the
timely collection, analysis and dissemination of data. In particular, the MEAL Officer
regularly interacts with the projects beneficiaries ensuring that they are fully aware of the
Concern’s programme implementation cycle and the project objectives.
Main duties & Main duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities: Work with programme staff to implement monitoring and evaluation systems,
Support in review of appropriate forms, formats and databases for data collection,
storage and analysis.
In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, organize regular project monitoring and
review the relevant data collection tools designed by the management staff ensuring
that they capture data on information needed for monitoring and evaluation of
performance of the projects;
Train and supervise enumerators and conduct routine check of their work ensuing
quality data collection in the field and ensure data accuracy and completeness
Plan and conduct regular field visits and use various participatory and quantitative
methods to collect data including focus group discussions (FGDs) and household
surveys, document and share observations made and data collected.
Support teams to documents lessons learnt including compilation of field stories and
case studies
Provide support in preparing internal and donor reports
With guidance from the MEAL Coordinator, support programme teams to plan and
conduct surveys, analyse and present the data
File surveys, data gathered and analysis so that it is easily available to independent
evaluators, management team, etc.
Support programme staff to implement and respond to accountability mechanisms
Regularly interact with the projects beneficiaries ensuring that are fully aware of their
entitlements and Concern’s feedback and complaint mechanisms
Provide necessary support to the CRM Assistant on the input of all the collected data
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(including beneficiary complaints) onto the database, reporting and seeing through to completion by forwarding them to the relevant persons for resolution.

       Ensure adherence to Concern’s data protection policy and standards

       Assist MEAL Coordinator in identifying training needs for all project staff on M&E

processes, including reporting process, project documentation requirements for
accountability, etc.
Ensure and monitor the application of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection
Policy, Code of Conduct and HAP benchmarks
Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the CD or ACD that is consistent with
the nature of the job
Emergency Response Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to
help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their
dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Somalia/Somaliland Programme is to
respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location
and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the
organization.
Person Specification: REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Bachelor Degree in Statistics or related subject.
Good understanding of the principles of project cycle management and project
implementation
Previous experience with data collection technologies i.e. ONA/ODK, iFormBuilder
and KOBO platforms
Experience in data collection methods i.e. HH interviews, Key Informant Interviews
(KII) and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
Good understanding of M&E frameworks or monitoring plans
Experience and knowledge of statistical data analysis and presentation of complex
data in simple terms.
A minimum of 5 years’ of work experience in a relevant position with INGOs
Excellent written and spoken English and Somali language
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to work both as part of team and independently with minimal supervision
Strong computer skills at least on; word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc.
DESIRABLE:
Knowledge of the Common Humanitarian Standards (CHS) benchmarks
Skills with data analysis software such as SPSS or STATA or R
Disclaimer Clause This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line
manager from time to time.
How to Apply Interested  candidates,  who  meet  the  above  requirements  should  submit  their
applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees as one
document) by email to som.vacancies@concern.net with the subject line “Application
for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer” by
Saturday 26th January 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.


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