Ended MEAL Coordinator

The Job

Job Title:   MEAL Coordinator

Department: Quality, Development and Risk Unit

Salary and Benefits: Gross monthly salary: 1,730 $ (can be increased/promoted significantly based on experience in INGOs M&E departments)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (with 3-6-month probationary period).

Duration: Till December 2020 (Renewable)

Announcing Date: 27/06/2020

Announcement Closing Date: 4/07/2020

Location:  Aden, Yemen

Summary:

This position is in a well-structured experienced NNGOs. H/She will be expected to lead on MEAL system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support evaluations, compile lessons learnt. The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country program staff.

Activities:
Strategic focus:

The MEAL Coordinator must know how to:

  • Propose and develop sector-specific action plans.
  • Produce an overall analysis of the effect/impact of the foundation programs through monitoring and evaluations carried out by the MEAL service itself or by external assessors.
  • Ensure data collected is used to take the appropriate operational decisions and to meet any contractual commitments concerning the financial backers.

Training and technical support:

The MEAL coordinator must be able to:

  • Develop the capabilities of program teams in the areas of collection and analysis of data (method, formats, software, etc.), indicator measurement, feedback and complaint mechanisms, negative impact analysis, etc.
  • Provide technical and methodological support to programs for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, data management (development of questionnaires for surveys, sampling, input method, extraction of useful data and interpretation) and integration of cross-functional issues.
  • Support the foundation teams through the creation or adaptation of tools to: monitor indicators on the project and the impact of activities (through both a monitoring and evaluation plan, and the ensuing surveys/tools), Conduct assessments or analyze risk factors.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs:

The coordinator proposes and organizes monitoring and evaluation missions for the foundation programs in liaison with the technical coordinators, field coordinators and program coordinators:

  • Post-intervention follow-up mission
  • Internal evaluation mission (intermediate or final)
  • Support mission for program teams considering cross-functional issues (gender, do-no-harm, etc.)
  • Do-no-harm analysis mission
  • Thematic studies
  • Operational audits
  • Mission to monitor the implementation of accountability frameworks
  • Validates the relevance of the reports, analyses, maps and recommendations produced by the MEAL team or the project managers before dissemination / transmission to the persons concerned.
  • Proposes adjustments or new activities to improve the quality of the operations or approaches used by the teams, in consultation with the other technical coordinators.
  • Contributes to the terms of reference for external evaluations and studies.

Accountability

  •  Designs and implements complaint response mechanisms.
  • Ensures that complaints are recorded in an official database, processed and that people receive an appropriate, timely response.

Knowledge Management / Reporting / Representation

  • Ensures the correct use of the foundation knowledge management tools and their diffusion in the field.
  • Supports the process for following up recommendations (internal and external) of program teams and works on the action plans in order of priority with the technical coordinators.
  • Validates and distributes the final versions of the monitoring and evaluation reports, studies and analyses produced by the MEAL team.
  • Draws on his/her area of expertise to supports the Head of Mission in fundraising, negotiation and review of project proposals (MEAL and cross-functional issues).
  • Maintain effective communication with M&E officers regarding monitoring and evaluation of foundations’ projects.

Requirements (Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities):

  • First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 3 years of extensive experience in INGOs within the same department.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Fully aware of M&E systems and procedures used in INGOs that fulfils donors’ regulations.
  • Computer literate or experience, including word processing, databases/ spreadsheet uses with good numerical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills
  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Great “people-person” skills and professional attitude
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
How to Apply
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Saturday July 4, 2020
  • Note that this recruitment is competency-based and all applicant from around Yemen are encouraged to apply. As long as they have the required experience.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE: https://forms.gle/N8e69Amu18QKeAC96    
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Employer: Confidential
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 28 June 2020
  • Deadline: 4 July 2020

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