Ended Roving MEAL Coordinator

The Job

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The FFP Roving Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of all FFP MEAL outputs and deliverables in Hodeida and Hajjah. The Food for Peace (FFP) funded project, is a Lifesaving Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) intervention for conflict-affected population funded by USAID/FFP. The Goal of the project is to support conflict-affected families in Yemen meet urgent food needs and reduce use of negative coping mechanism.

The FFP Roving MEAL Coordinator will lead MEAL related actions that contributes to strategy development and project design including assessment, logical framework design and development of MEAL performance plan. The post will develop MEAL implementation plans, coordinate and support FFP MEAL Officers in Hajjah and Hodeida to complete all planned task within agreed timeframe. The post holder will work in close coordination with field office (FO) MEAL team and directly with FFP MEAL Officers in each (FO) to lead FFP MEAL system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support evaluations, compile lessons learnt, FFP MEAL resources mobilisation and management and recruitment when its necessary. The position will mentor, coach and build capacity of FFP MEAL Officer and other MEAL staff in the FOs and ensure a strong, inclusive, child-friendly, accessible accountability system.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: (Matrix Management) - Directly reports to FFP Project Director with dotted line reporting to Field Manager

Staff reporting to this post: N/A

Budget Responsibilities: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Implementation of MEAL

  • To provide a coordinated leadership ensuring that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter in FFP project delivery.
  • Coordinate, directly with FFP MEAL Officers to support and strengthen FFP MEAL data collection, entry and review.
  • Ensure accurate and up to date MEAL plans are in place for each FFP FO MEAL activities (inclusive of donor, project & output tracker data) including supporting teams to include an element of quality monitoring.
  • Responsible for roll-out of MEAL system based off FFP SOP, coordinating the FFP MEAL Officers and team to increase data quality through supervision, verification and feedback, providing training and mentoring where necessary.
  • Support implementation of programme assessment, surveys and evaluations, including facilitating itineraries, training field staff for data collection; facilitate focus groups and other qualitative data collection exercises.
  • Technically participate and provide support to implement Evaluation, baseline and end lines
  • Monthly evaluation of program progress against indicators and quarterly qualitative and quantitate evaluation with close cooperation with senior management staff.
  • Develop monitoring tools during programme design, in line with Save the Children global initiatives, donor requirements, and other internal monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Ensure the MEAL system capture both quality and quantitative components; Initiate and Manage the implementation of Quality benchmarks review on a regular system across the project target areas.
  • Lead the implementation of a FFP MEAL system/ MEAL Framework and ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal and external MEAL requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information.

Using Learning and Feeding in Program Design

  • Contribute to FFP project design and proposal development: theory of change, log frame and indicators and budget.
  • Present Information that support Technical team develop an evidence based programmes
  • Support and ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Ensure the development and functionality of a learning system that regularly feed into high programme design

Capacity Building

  • With support from FFP Project Director and PDQ Deputy Director identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • Lead Capacity Building Events for the MEAL and other programme staff ensuring a high capable team is in place all the time.

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice at SC MEAL System
  • Regularly   represent SC in all networks, relevant clusters and working groups
  • Support the teams to Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders

BEHAVIOURS (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 their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor degree/social since is preferable

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • 4-5 years of experience of working in humanitarian programmes
  • Experience doing MEAL in Food Security & Livelihoods and Cash Transfer Programming related projects.
  • Knowledge/Experience working with food security indicator – FCS, rCSI/CSI, HHS, HDDS etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working with of logical framework, theory of change and performance framework.
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Experience of training and capacity building
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Good written & oral English proficiency

Desirable

  • Skills and experience using on line data collection and analytical soft wares
  • Bright, analytical, independent and reliable person
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to identify and solve issues relating to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in emergency context;
  • Experience in Food security, Livelihoods and cash transfer programming like voucher programming;

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Location : Hodieda
Employee Status : Fixed Term
Closing Date : Oct 13, 2019
How to Apply
  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 1 October 2019
  • Deadline: 13 October 2019

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