MEAL Specialist - Ebola Response, DRC

13869-15N24013
Beni
23-Jul-19
International Role - Yes
2+ Years

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

Preferred:

  • 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.