PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Specialist will directly support World Vision DRC's ongoing Ebola Response. Based in Beni/Butembo, this position will be responsible for designing needs assessments, building the capacity of the existing MEAL team, creating M&E plans for pipeline grants, conducting internal project evaluations, and ensuring accountability to affected populations. The right person for this job will have a background in emergency M&E, proficiency in statistical analysis software, and be able to mobilize cross-functional teams to support MEAL objectives and ensure project success.
Provide leadership in data collection, analysis, reporting and timely dissemination of findings to the response.
In collaboration with project leadership, participate in the reporting writing for grant-funded projects in accordance with the grant agreements.
Prepare all datasets and codebooks for submission to the donor (i.e. OFDA) as required by the grant agreements.
Ensure that the Response has a MEAL team adequately trained and supported with relevant tools and guidance for effective monitoring of all response projects (ensure quality and timeliness of on-site monitoring, PDMs, FGDs, KIIs, etc.) as agreed with the donors.
Lead/Participate in the joint assessments to identify and verify the critical needs of the affected population, compile the report and disseminate to the Response for proposal development.
Ensure the MEAL team is supported with the required technical guidance, mentoring and coaching on an ongoing basis on their day-to-day tasks (including establishing mechanisms for information provision, setting up community level incident reporting, regular monitoring & reflections sessions).
Ensure and support regular field visits to the Response implementation areas to verify implementation quality and adherence to standards.
Participate in projects development/design to ensure quality of projects logical frameworks and adequate budgeting for MEAL activities.
Ensure that a proper Humanitarian Accountability Mechanism is in place for the Response and running adequately.
In collaboration with WV DRC’s Gender & Protection Technical Specialist, coordinate development of sector/project specific key messages including PSEA and Safeguarding messages for sharing with the affected population.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Minimum Qualification required: University degree in agriculture, sociology, anthropology, public health, International development, Statistics or other related fields.
Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience working for an international agency at a managerial level in monitoring and evaluation: designing, preparing and conducting surveys, collecting and analysing baseline data, and reporting.
Master in International Development & certificate in statistic.
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaire design, survey techniques, and participatory approaches.
Familiarity with the Logical Framework model for program planning.
Ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings.
Computer proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations, including (SPSS, Excel, Lotus, Access).
A good working knowledge of emergency and development food aid programming.
Understanding of grant programs requirements.
Experience with Management Information Systems.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Experience working in projects with multiple implementation partners a plus.
Ability in collaborative/team work.