Ended MEAL Officer

The Job

MEAL Officer

Location:  Al Mukha- Aden
Number of Vacancy:  1

Background:

Generations  Without  Qat  was  founded  in  2007  by  a  group  of  development professionals  as  voluntarily  work and  officially  become  a  licensed  NGO  in  2010.  The organization works on two main interventions:  awareness and development.  But  since  2014,  the  organization  is  providing  rapid  response  activities  and  relief  support  to the  conflict-affected  communities.  Since  our  inception  in  2010,  GWQ  has  been  dedicated  its  efforts  to  support communities  in the country,  especially  the most vulnerable  ones, in  providing livelihoods, boosting  health and education.  The  organization’s  target  beneficiaries  are:  youth,  women  and  children,  conflict-affected communities, and vulnerable  populations.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the MEAL Manager, the MEAL Officer will make sure to maintain an effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system of GWQ projects in Al Makha and Dhubab districts. The tasks will include routine monitoring of activities, providing monitoring reports, conducting field visits to ensure compliance with established standard and requirements. The MEAL Officer reports directly to the MEAL Manager. This position is full-time, based on a 40-hour work week, but varies from week to week as humanitarian need constantly oscillates according to the unstable conflict environment and funding availability.

Main Tasks 

Technical Support and Management:

  • Work with and support GWQ’s Senior Staff, the Program and the Program Manager in preparing program MEAL plans, indicators and mechanisms for M&E in line with strategic program plans and budgets.
  • Support the development of the logical framework for projects, including MEAL support during proposal development to ensure adequate MEAL budget forecasts for field and office activities.
  • Support planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations by: writing terms of references, preparing project summaries, participating in the selection of external consultants for evaluating GWQ projects, and technically and financially coordinating with consultant in relation to field assessments.
  • Track outputs and expected results of ongoing projects and the extent of completion of various activities and present findings to GWQ leadership.
  • Ensure the achievement of results and outputs necessary for development and humanitarian response according to the needs of local communities.
  • Develop and design information management systems resulting from monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities, such as progress reports, databases and complaint mechanisms.
  • Report to GWQ’s Senior Management in a timely manner on the progress and completion of project/program implementation, including obstacles faced and technical, administrative and financial solutions proposed.
  • Supervise MEAL staff as well as advocacy, communication and media officials for relief and development programs.
  • Monitor and assist Program Managers in preparing long-term plans for the projects they manage, specifying a timeline for issuing reports to donors
  • Follow-up and supervise staff preparing news reports and stories published on GWQ’s website
  • Introduce low cost techniques to improve project performance in the organization and facilitate mechanisms for updates of reports.
  • Provide MEAL support during audits

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, anthropology, sociology, public health, or another relevant field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in MEAL related role in an NGO environment, preferably in a humanitarian context
  • Solid conceptual understanding about different components of MEAL
  • Demonstrated skills in supporting MEAL systems
  • Strong experience in information management systems
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability to affected populations
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Knowledge on the development of e-data collection
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues
  • Very good knowledge of the MS office software (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); other software is an asset (Kobo toolbox, SPSS, ArcGIS…)
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of NFDHR.
  • English and Arabic language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
How to Apply

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, both in English, to (Jobs4.gwq@gmail.com) with the title of the position you are applying for in the title of email

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The closing date for the application 25 April, 2019.

  • Employer: GWQ
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Aden, Al Mukha
  • Posted on: 14 April 2019
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

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