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Position : Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director project (Yemen MOMENTUM)
Location :- Country Office / Aden
CONTRACT LENGTH: 01 YEAR
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff
Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the Yemen Round under the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services, Voluntary Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care (MNCH/FP/RH) to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement. The Yemen Round will improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes in at least 20 Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) districts by focusing USG assistance on improved access, utilization and quality of high impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) services in selected governorates of the country.
The MEL Director will develop, implement, and continuously improve MEL systems for all project activities. They will incorporate best practices to ensure information collected is accurate, timely, and disseminated appropriately in high quality reports. The MEL Director will use these findings to improve the program and achieve activity objectives. They will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documentation of lessons learned and developing approaches for community analysis and using data for decision making. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader with both technical and relational skills, able to foster team collaboration and communication to achieve project goals. They will have experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for RMNCH and health systems strengthening projects at a national scale.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
- Provide leadership, training and mentoring to develop and implement MEL activities, including designing tools, implementing data collection and analysis, and sharing and using data, to assess and improve program impact.
- Develop plan and systems for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact.
- Design methodology and coordinate research activities for project operations and assessments.
- Effectively rollout MEL collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
- Capture appropriate cost information to track financial indicators, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost-effective inputs.
- Ensure programming alignment to targets and indicators contained in project proposal and use the information from the MEL systems and tools to improve program effectiveness.
- Support all project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews.
- Provide on-going support to maintain MEL systems; identify skill gaps and build capacity among project team members, partners and stakeholders.
- Integrate digital health technology applications into the program as appropriate.
- Prepare high quality, accurate and timely reports for Save the Children, project partners, and donors as required.
- Contribute to the design and implementation of capacity strengthening on a variety of MEL topics within the project team.
- Support and contribute to the development of flexible, adaptable, and user-friendly measurements, learning, and knowledge management mechanisms.
- Lead the development and support implementation of a learning agenda, including prioritizing learning questions and identifying evidence gaps.
- Support project teams to design and undertake appropriate and insightful outcome evaluations and assessments.
- Ensure that the project is represented at relevant MEL and evaluation forums, events, conferences and other platforms for learning and sharing lessons and knowledge.
- Responsible for managing project staff; ensuring technical capacity of team members; providing technical assistance and backstopping; and other project-related responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or related field is required.
- Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in MEL related to global health, especially MNCH/FP/RH.
- Strong analytical skills and an understanding of monitoring, evaluation and assessment tools to promote evidence-based learning.
- Ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences.
- Ability to gain support from staff across teams and to build the capacity of others.
- Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively, innovate, and set manageable work plans and priorities and evaluate progress.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
- Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Yemen and/or other countries in the MENA region is preferred.
- Strong familiarity with USG environment, including USAID as well as MEL measurement approaches used by international agencies.
- Experience leading CLA initiatives within a team or organization.
Qualified Yemeni nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
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
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.
“Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply”
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