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MEAL OFFICER – Hargeisa

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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (ADO)

Head Office – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Tel: 523828

Email: adojob123@gmail.com, hussein@adosom.org

VACANT POSITION: MEAL OFFICER

Closing date of submission: 20/2/2020

Location:  Hargeisa with frequent travel to project sites across Somaliland regions

About Agricultural Development Organization

The Agricultural Development Organization (ADO) is a leading local non-governmental organization engaged in the development of the communities in Somaliland with particular focus on food security and livelihood programs.  For the past two decades ADO has carved a niche as a professional development agency and made remarkable strides in advancing resilience, food security and livelihoods of the targeted communities in Somaliland.

Currently, Agricultural Development Organization (ADO) is seeking qualified and competent MEAL officer who will do Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems.

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 ADO’s 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 ADO programmers in Somaliland to increase impact and enable positive change.

SCOPE:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible to implement a functional MEAL system at field level. He/she provides support to the programmes and operations departments in designing, monitoring and evaluating all projects’ interventions.

Moreover, he/she works with the direct supervisor in the coordination and/or the implementation of projects’ baselines and evaluations, as well as the implementation of standardized MEAL processes and tools for all sectors at field level

Summary of the position:

  • Under the direction of the line Executive Director , the MEAL OFFICER will be responsible for implement the Monitoring and Evaluation plans, accountability

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by: Supporting ADO staff and partners to develop and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation plans, accountability
  • Update line management (Executive Director) on program/projects progress level on quarterly basis for timely decision making and correction;
  • Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by: Supporting ADO level staff and partners to develop and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation plans, accountability
  • Supporting and build capacity ADO 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
  • Organizational, program and project level data compilation for donor and country office reporting specifically indicator performance tracking
  • 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 sectorial 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
  • Maintain Monthly Action Plan Tracker to follow up on action points agreed in monitoring reports
  • Conduct data verification visits and 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)
  • Co-lead lessons learned events for projects with MEAL Officers and technical staff (preparation, facilitation and report writing)
  • Implement any potential research studies at field level (data collection, cleaning…) – (based on Regional and Global strategic priorities for Evidence Building)
  • Lead MEAL department 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 ADO discussion to the Program and Executive Senior Management. ·
  • Document deviations from the project designs and share the learning’s. and share case studies;
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling ADO 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 ADO, engages and motivates others;
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically;
  • Provide capacity building training workshop for MEAL when needed for program and project staff;

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling ADO values;
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver inthe best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriateconsequences 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 ADO, 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 discipline risks;

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.;

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation international development, international relations, , statistics, community development, or other relevant discipline is required
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in working in a relief or development NGO with a focus on MEAL processes
  • Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in in humanitarian anddevelopmental responses
  • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&Emethodology and analyze and disseminate information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Spss,Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised ofcomplex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location,values driven teams;
  • Expert data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management;
  • Good knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them;
  • Information dissemination skills is required;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Organization, planning, and time management skills;
  • Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality;
  • Stays open to internal and external feedback;
  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships;
  • Ability to understand, explain and contextualize MEAL tools;
  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application included your CV cover letter and at least three referees clearly indicating “MEAL OFFICER”. Copy of academic degree and recommendation letters from former institutions is highly require. You can submit your application following email addresses: adojob123@gmail.com and cc hussein@adosom.org    hard copy or printed CVs will NOT accepted.  NO later 20February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ADO is equal opportunity

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