Ended MEAL Coordinator

The Job

ZOA is a Netherlands based International NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities, we work on their RECOVERY until they can take care of their livelihoods. ZOA has been operational in Yemen since 2012, mainly focusing on WASH and Food security & Livelihoods interventions in Sana’a, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Mahwit and Aden Governorates. ZOA Yemen is currently seeking for national qualified candidates for:

MEAL coordinator Country office Sana’a – 1 position

The MEAL Coordinator will provide technical leadership and support the direction of the respective activities, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance results. The MEAL Coordinator ensures that all project specific MEAL data in the programme ZOA International Yemen programme  is collected and analysed according to the MEAL plan and design as agreed with the program advisor, program managers and the Area Managers. The MEAL Coordinator will be based in Sana’a and will work closely with the Programme and Partners to design, implement and supervise MEAL and related training activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. Reporting to the Programme Advisor, the MEAL Coordinator  will ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, assessments and reporting of all project activities to ensure results are used to continually inform and improve program delivery and design.

Key responsibilities

MEAL cycle management:

  • Lead and establish per project the MEAL cycle (baseline; progress; PDMs and end of term data collection
  • Lead the data collection process and link the collected for each project with baseline/KAP needs for other projects.
  • Based on cluster priority lists coordinate and design needs assessments and compile reportsfor potential target areas in (new) districts.
  • Together with sector specialists and Programme Advisor design technical surveys and assessments, such as KAP survey, market survey, etc
  • In collaboration with the Programme and Area Managers, discuss, plan and coordinate data collection and analysis with the project Officers
  • Ensure that (technical) needs assessments are conducted during proposal and induction phases
  • Aggregate all monthly qualitative and quantitative data from all Areas for the purpose of monthly, quarterly reporting, Evaluation and learning
  • Support the MEAL Officers and assistants in Collecting articles, case studies, best practices and to some extent photographs and short clips across projects for evidence gathering and format so they are suitable for external audiences.
  • Conduct support visits on a regular basis and report findings to the programme and partners teams
  • Working with the Programs Advisor and field teams, develop mechanisms to support beneficiary accountability, including established mechanisms for community feedback and communications
  • Ensure that learning is captured and shared effectively to improve project implementation / design.
  • In collaboration with programmeAdvisor, provide monthly analysis and reporting against the needed regular requirements with appropriate set of recommendations to the program management as a part of the Learning process
  • Support the sector team(s)with accurate figures for donor reporting.

Data collection, Analysis  and reporting

  • Based on Programme (Area) and projects, lead, plan and establish the annual baseline and needs assessments
  • Design tailor made assessment forms for easy data collection in the field
  • Ensure that the data collection in the field can easily be processed in digital data collection and processing tools, u
  • Analyse data from needs assessments and draw conclusions/justifications for incorporating new target areas. E
  • Produce MEAL reports to the programme Advisor and Programme Managers, to be used for further reporting and discuss main findings with the programme Managers and the field teams
  • Coordinate all aspects of project monitoring and Evaluation ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time.
  • Provide technical assistance on monitoring and data collection to the Project officers and partners

Programme quality and technical Assurance

  • Ensure staffand partners are fully trained on M&E and the project’s Evaluation requirements before they are placed in the field.
  • Assist programmes on conducting spot checks with beneficiaries and stakeholders to ensure Values, Policies and Codes of Conduct are maintained.
  • Support on documentation and dissemination of programme and M&E Information to beneficiary communities and local stakeholders within appropriate minimum standards of quality.
  • Assist in design, review and innovation of programme quality and learning frameworks of projects Data Management Monitoring and Evaluation

Coordination and representation:

  • Represent ZOA at cluster meetings at hub level
  • Provide sectoral information for the national WASH, Food Security and Agriculture cluster; Early Recovery cluster and livelihood Cluster

Skills and competencies

  • University level degree in Social Sciences or other relevant field, preferably in sociology, Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation; Project Management; and Statistics.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a monitoring and Evaluation role or similar in a donor funded or community programmes setting.
  • experience of programme implementation through participatory approaches
  • Excellent analytical skills with an orientation to detail; experience in - distilling critical qualitative and quantitative information from complex data to inform programme performance, learning and quality improvements.
  • Well-developed report writing skills; demonstrated experience in preparing programme reports for diverse audiences including programme management; community stakeholders; government and donor agencies.
  • Proven experience in partnering with programme teams to ensure the programme Evaluation work flow requirements are met.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to make complex data simple, able to communicate effectively.
  • Sound understanding of the programme management cycle and support activities.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic (written, spoken and read), especially in report writing.
  • Intermediate computer skills including Word, Excel, email/internet, PowerPoint.
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of ZOA
  • Experience in statistical analysis packages e.g. SPSS, STATA, etc.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver training and onsite capacity building.
  • Experience of working with people from vulnerable settings
  • Good communication skills having ability to present programmatic information precisely both orally & in writing

Location: Sana’a

Start date: as soon as possible, contract until 31st of December 2019 with possibility for extension

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and CV, together with 3 recent references in English with reference to the applied position to the following e-mail address: recruitment.yemen@zoa.ngo

Please indicate the position and location  the lin the Subject of the email and in the Cover Letter. Not adhering to this will lead automatically to disqualification.

Please mention your name in the uploading CV

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and only completed applications will be accepted

Deadline for application: 12th of November 2018