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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountabilityand Learning (MEAL) Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator (GPE)– Mogadishu– 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: 

The GPE project MEAL coordinator will lead MEAL role of the SCI managed portion of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded MCA program. The GPE funded program development objective is: (a) improving equitable access to education; (b) improving the quality of education outcomes for all Somali children; and (c) strengthening the education system capacity for better service delivery. The GPE program aims to address the needs of large numbers of out-of-school children in South Central Somalia, with a focus on children from marginalized groups such as IDPs, pastoralists/nomads, urban poor, and children with disabilities, and with a particular emphasis on girls. Under the guidance of the GPE Program Director, the post holder will oversee the day to day delivery, implementation and reporting of MEAL deliverables. The post holder will be embedded within the GPE Program Management Unit (PMU with the overall leadership of GPE Program Director. The GPE program Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) coordinator takes the overall responsibility for ensuring a robust Monitoring Evaluation and Accountability and Learning system for the southern states GPE Education Program by supporting the development of a MEAL system, building the capacity of Education Staff in MEAL, developing a reporting system and coordinating and managing information management within the education program. In addition to this, She/He will liaison the education program with the area level MEAL System and implementing partners including the federal member states of South West, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, Jubbaland and Banadir to ensure timely data collection, management and use of data as well as all outcomes of MEAL processes for decision making and learning within and outside the GPE education program.

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: technically MEAL Manager and has functional reporting line with GPE program director

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Role Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.Location: Mogadishu- Somalia

JOB TITLE:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountabilityand Learning (MEAL) coordinator
TEAM/PROGRAMME:GPE Program Management unit LOCATION:  Mogadishu with frequent travel to regional states
GRADE3 TYPE OF CONTRACT:  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: 

The GPE projectMEAL coordinator will lead MEAL role of the SCI managed portion of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded MCA program. The GPE funded program development objective is: (a) improving equitable access to education; (b) improving the quality of education outcomes for all Somali children; and (c) strengthening the education system capacity for better service delivery.The GPE program aims to address the needs of large numbers of out-of-school children in South Central Somalia, with a focus on children from marginalized groups such as IDPs, pastoralists/nomads, urban poor, and children with disabilities, and with a particular emphasis on girls. Under the guidance of the GPE Program Director, the post holder will oversee the day to day delivery, implementation and reporting of MEAL deliverables. The post holder will be embedded within the GPE Program Management Unit (PMU with the overall leadership of GPE Program Director. The GPE programMonitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) coordinator takes the overall responsibility for ensuring a robust Monitoring Evaluation and Accountability and Learning system for the southern states GPE Education Program by supporting the development of a MEAL system, building the capacity of Education Staff in MEAL, developing a reporting system and coordinating and managing information management within the education program. In addition to this, She/He will liaison the education program with the area level MEAL System and implementing partners including the federal member states of South West, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, Jubbalandand Banadir to ensure timely data collection, management and use of data as well as all outcomes of MEAL processes for decision making and learning within and outside the GPE education program.

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: technically MEAL Manager and has functional reporting line with GPE program director

Dimensions:Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Design and Quality Programs

•       Steer the development of education program MEAL framework and ensuring that monitoring and evaluation plans are developed and closely followed up with the GPE partners

•       Ensure data are collected, analyzed and presented for decision making and program learning

•       Lead the establishment of an accountability system that includes a feedback/complaints mechanism; a mechanism for sharing program information with beneficiaries and beneficiaries’ participation system

•       Ensure the roll out quality standards for monitoring including the adoption of education quality banks and action tracking in the consortium and thus project across the four FMS and Banadir and with program implementing partners

•       Ensure active participation of GPE education programs and Ministries of Education and implementing partners in the program MEAL system

•       Work with the program director, Area MEAL team, education team, to ensure dissemination of lesson and best practicein GPE Education programing and recognition of the results of the project with SCI and the broad Education sector

Knowledge Management and Learning

•       Develop systems for documentation, learning and knowledge management in the education program

•       Provide evidence-based information to the management team to enable engagement in relevant national and

global networks

•       Identify opportunities for operational program research, support its undertaking and dissemination of results to different stakeholders for use in decision making, program learning and advocacy 

•       Ensuring close working relationships and regular communication on MEAL issues with education program and implementing partners, federal member states, Banadir region and at federal level and other organizations working in the program area, to ensure efficient and effective program implementation; 

•       Contribute to representing the principles and evidence- based work of the program to donors, United Nations, NGOs, and INGOs, government and other stake holders when required. 

•       Establish and maintain a MEAL working group as a platform for learning and experience sharing with regard to program performance management.

Staff  Mentorship, and Development 

•       Build capacity and knowledge of the Education Program staff on MEAL, strengthening organizational knowledge and understanding of effective programming through networking and experience sharing.

•       Identify training needs of program staff and respective ministries of education,  partners with respect to MEAL and conduct trainings to address the capacity gaps.

•       Identify capacity gaps related to program quality and recommend capacity building to technical teams.

Other duties:

•       Act as the focal person for the GPE education program and implementing partners MEAL working group rolling out systems and tools developed by the working group. 

•       Compile and at the request of the senior management present analytical data on the performance and impact of the education program 

•       Comply with and promote all SCI Global Policies such as Child Safeguarding, child participation, whistle blowing, fraud and safety 

•       Perform other duties as may be requested by the incumbent’s supervisor

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:

•       University degree in social sciences, statics, social work, social administration, development studies, data science or other relevant academic discipline

•       Minimum three years practical experience in M&E system management, coordination/implementation in a large international nongovernmental organization or other international relief/development body;

•       Demonstrable track-record in data analysis and data management, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;

•       Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize 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; Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Commitment to Save the Children global policies and values.

Desirable:

•       Background experience and knowledge of Education programs

•       Data science

•       Background experience in ICT for development specifically use mobile technology in MEAL

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Application will be closed on 2ndJuly 2020.

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.

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