Ended MEAL Officer (Aden)​​​​​​​

The Job

MEAL Officer (Aden)

ROLE PURPOSE:

The MEAL Officer role will seek to establish, implement and manage a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in Aden field office.   S/he will work closely with SCI staff (and partners), by providing training and coaching on data collection methodologies/tools, facilitate evaluations, guidance on information sharing and feedback mechanisms.   S/he will also be maintaining the beneficiaries’ data bases and IPTT. The MEAL Officer will also work closely with the MEAL coordinator in Aden to provide support as required on the area level systems.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  MEAL Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this Post:  MEAL Assistant & Accountability Assistant

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting against the monthly IPTTs (Indicator Performance Tracking Tables) for all projects in the governorate, supporting the MEAL Manager to run IPTT Review Meetings and compile/ follow up on action points.
  • Implement the quality benchmarks of SCI and do the data collection, analyzing, reviewing and reporting them as per the schedule of MEAL plan. 
  • Ensure accurate data collection of Programs Mapping.
  • Promote accountability to beneficiaries by conducting accountability assessments and supporting program staff to develop information sharing materials.  Promote beneficiary participation (adults and children) in project activities and in all M&E activities. Ensure the setup of complaints, feedback and response mechanism and ensure that the community was provided with the adequate feedback about the project.
  • Develop output and outcome level data collection tools (as per project M&E plans) and ensure tools are used to collect timely data for all projects (in coordination with MEAL Manager and project managers)
  • Undertake regular visits to field sites to support on monitoring. Using quality checklists conduct bi-monthly monitoring visits to monitor the quality of implementation. Enter the results in the database and debrief with program staff.
  • Assist all project staff understands the project logframe, indicators and targets.
  • Contribute to the design of MEAL plans for all new activities and attend progress meetings.
  • Be available and willing to support all programme staff on any aspect of MEAL, specifically on baselines, evaluations, monitoring quality and outcome, and overall assessment of progress against targets.
  • Create calendar to track M&E assessments, surveys, and baselines for all activities.
  • Support with development of TORs for external consultants as needed.
  • Support in writing reports and ensure reported data is accurate.
  • Ensure that lessons learned and good practice case studies from reviews and evaluations are recorded, communicated to the team and taken into account in implementation.
  • Any other tasks as requested by the line management.
  • As needed, translation of any necessary documents for the field team.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • ·At least Bachelor degree holder
  • ·Arabic speaker (with very good knowledge of the local dialect) and excellent knowledge at English
  • Computer literacy of using Word and Excel a plus.
  • 3 years’ experience working in international development and/or humanitarian work, and experience of working on M&E and/or accountability.
  • Experience of both qualitative and quantitative data collection, including conducting focus groups discussions and other methodologies. 
  • Experience of data entry.  Computer knowledge (Word, Excel) is essential.
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and how MEAL relates to PMC
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
  • Good organisational skills, attention to detail and reporting in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to interact well with people (including children) and proven experience of building strong relationships with community members
  • A confident, flexible and initiative-taking attitude with the ability to work independently, to be proactive in working with others, a willingness and commitment to work long hours and/or over weekends and to spend considerable amount of time in remote field sites.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles

Desirable

  • Bachelor Degree in business administration, social science, economics, or other discipline relevant to M&E
  • Awareness of international accountability standards including HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting these standards in ways of working and project implementation.
  • Experience of working with an international NGO in Yemen region.
  • Experience of working on beneficiary participation, information sharing and setting up or running complaints mechanisms
  • Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with children, ideally using child-friendly data collection methodologies

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

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply. You can apply here.

Deadline for submitting applications: 21st January 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 7 January 2021
  • Deadline: 21 January 2021
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