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4 Feb 2019

Resilience MEAL Coordinator

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Resilience MEAL Coordinator

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 candidates for
The following position:
Job Title: Resilience MEAL Coordinator
Reports to: Resilience Programme Manager (Administratively) and to MEAL Manager (Technically)
Liaises with: Embedded within Somalia Concern MEAL team managed by the MEAL Manager, the Resilience
MEAL Coordinator will also liaise and report to the Resilience Programme Manager (RPM) and/or the
Resilience Coordinator.
This position will be based in Concern’s Mogadishu office with frequent travel to support Concern
Job Location: teams and Partners in all programme locations, including those in Somaliland and South-Central
Contract Details: 2 year & renewable
Job Purpose: The Resilience MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for the leadership, management, coordination
and successful implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning processes in the
scope of Concern’s Somalia Resilience Programme.
This role is central in the formal adaptive management approach Building Resilient Communities in
Somalia (BRCiS) Consortium.
The Resilience MEAL Coordinator will act as Focal Point at the BRCiS Consortium MEAL Working
Main duties & Main Duties & Responsibilities

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability

In collaboration with the BRCiS MEAL Group, lead the design and implementation of an effective and adaptive Resilience M&E framework that captures shocks and stresses, resilience capacities and context-based well-being indicators.

In coordination with the RPM and the Resilience Coordinator, take the lead on resilience programmes monitoring and evaluation processes including annual surveys, shock-triggered surveys, early warning indicators & thresholds monitoring, case studies and Value for Money (VfM) studies.

Prepare quality and concise reports on the evidence generated from monitoring and evaluation processes with relevant recommendations for programme learning and adaptation.

Promote the use of participatory approaches and ensure ownership of monitoring and evaluation tools by the programme team and target communities.

Provide technical guidance, training and continuous support to the programme team in the planning and implementation of MEAL activities, ensuring high quality standards and compliance with Concern’s and donor’s SOPs and regulations.

Support the programme team to implement and respond to accountability mechanisms including, but not limited to, the complaints response mechanism (CRM).

Contribute to collect relevant information and document case studies about project activities, progress, challenges and the impact these activities have on the lives of beneficiaries.

Carry out or participate in rigorous monitoring field visits and provide accurate reports with recommendations and action points.

Provide input into budget management issues related to the MEAL components of the programme.

Economic analysis and capacity building.

Design, prepare and report Return on Investment (RoI) studies for the resilience activity portfolio.

Aggregate and analyse RoI studies across the wider activity portfolio and establish recommendations for activity portfolio or intra-activity adaptations.

Collect, collate and analyse data required to draft Value for Money (VfM) 4E’s reports.

In collaboration with the Resilience Programme Manager and the Resilience Programme Coordinator write innovative VfM case studies for communication with donors and external stakeholders.

Design, manage and report on market assessments and value chain analysis.

Support field coordinators and partners in evaluating business plans from entrepreneurship trainees.

Support field coordinators and partners in quantifying community contributions in a consistent manner across the programme.

Provide training and mentoring sessions to build the capacity of Concern and Partner staff in RoI analysis, market assessment, value chain analysis and business plan evaluation.

Promote Value for Money culture and awareness among the Resilience programme team.


Provide updates on the progress of studies and indicators as requested.

Prepare and submit monthly report to the Resilience Programme Manager. Provide inputs necessary for compilation of donor reports.

Prepare relevant annexes for internal and external reports.

Work with the head office based communications staff to finalize published-quality communication outputs and case studies.

External and internal relationships and coordination

Actively participate in relevant programme coordination meetings.

Provide timely and relevant information to Field Coordinators and Resilience Programme Manager to help ensure good collaboration and working relationship with government and partners.

Represent Concern at the BRCiS consortium MEAL Working Group and other relevant coordination meetings at field level, and in Nairobi when requested by the Resilience Programme Manager or Resilience Coordinator.

General and other duties:

Contribute to emergencies response action when requested by the Programme Manager/Coordinator.

Provide surge-assistance for training, data collection, translation or BRCiS programme implementation as requested.

Assist in the design of visibility outputs and ensure application of donor and Concern visibility in compliance to guideline and standards

Be aware of Concern’s security procedures and guidelines in place, abide by them and ensure other staff are aware of and follow them

Ensure the application of Concern policies & procedures, Program Participants Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and HAP benchmarks and assist in their proper applications.

Ensure that all partner relationships are managed effectively, in line with Concern Somalia’s

Partnership Policy.

Work in an interactive and coordinated manner with the other Concern staff and identify and encourage synergies within and across programmes to achieve an integrated approach that supports the overall country strategy.

Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the Resilience Coordinator and Resilience
Programmes Manager that is consistent with the nature of Concern’s work.
Person Essentials:
Specification Master of Science in Economics, Business and Administration, Statistics or related field.

Advanced professional training in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and/or development programmes.

Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the field of economics and/or programme monitoring and evaluation.

Minimum of 2 years work experience in a coordinator or manager role.

Proven experience in carrying out return on investment analysis, value chain analysis and market analysis.

Demonstrable experience in creating simple excel-based models and tools for simple Return on Investment analysis.

Demonstrated training and experience in the design of data collection tools (including baseline, annual and endline survey design) as well as data cleaning, data analysis and dissemination.

Advanced user of spreadsheets (Excel), databases and Digital Data Collection tools such as ODK or Kobi.

Exhibits highly critical analytical thought processes and creativity in problem solving.

Very high attention to detail and presentation. Must be well organized and have the ability to work independently.

Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English;

Ability and willingness to work in low profile in remote programme areas.


Working knowledge of SPSS or STATA is an added advantage.

Experience in early warning systems and/or resilience programme monitoring is an added advantage.

Good knowledge of the Logical Framework and Value for Money 4E analysis framework.

Proven experience and ability in building the capacity of staff and in facilitating trainings & coordination meetings.

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
and updated CV) by email to with the subject line “Application for
Resilience MEAL Coordinator” by Sunday 10th February 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern Code of Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the
Conduct and its 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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