PURPOSE OF POSITION:
3.2 million People are currently food insecure in the provinces of Kasai, and at least 400,000 children under five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. The DRC has an estimated 12% of worldwide child malnutrition cases. There has been a 750% increase in food insecurity from pre-crisis levels in the three Kasai provinces. World Vision has been working in the Kasais since July 2017 to attend to urgent needs of children and families affected by the Kasais conflict
The purpose of the position of the position is to establish and maintain robust & functional MEAL system for the Kasai Emergency Response (KER) in the Kasais to ensure the response achieves its goal and objectives.
Technical Leadership and Systems Development:
Ensure that Kasai Emergency Response (KER) Strategy have M&E plans & measurement processes established, with clearly outlines KPIs and methodologies aligned to the overall KER strategy.
Establish and maintain (up to date) country level macro assessments / context assessments.
Ensure that the overall MEAL system is developed based on local capacity, cost-effective approaches and sustainable processes.
Monitoring, Implementation & Reporting:
Ensure all approved projects have M&E, Humanitarian accountability & Information management processes that are aligned to the country level MEAL System and meets the required standards.
Ensure clear partnering agreements, policies and processes are in place to assess and supporting partners to comply to M&E, reporting, and core humanitarian standards.
Ensure WVs frontline and technical staff are equipped with knowledge, tools and resources to support MEAL functions.
Ensure partner & direct implementation is monitored on a regular basis for quality standards, and humanitarian principles through schedule visits, data quality audits, spot check/verification visits against reports, and reports reviews (as per agreed schedule with donors and partners).
Ensure the effective functioning of the MEAL system and that the outputs of this system reach WV management and other stakeholder accurately and in a timely manner, and prompts critical thinking and influences program & strategic direction.
Ensure MEAL findings are presented at the program review meetings on a monthly basis, and prompt critical thinking at project management & senior management level.
Help identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in M&E, Humanitarian accountability, Information management and general project management.
Project Closeout, Evaluations, & Learning:
Ensure a learning cultures is established within the Response and among implementing partners in order to document learnings and best practice for ongoing and future programing.
Lead and coordinate program level Evaluations on a periodic basis
Ensure appropriate dissemination of project and program level Evaluation findings.
Ensure the humanitarian accountability system across the KER programs uphold and mainstream i. information sharing, ii. Consultation, iii. Participation & iv. Complaints and response of affected people.
All ways ensure World Vision, and Core Humanitarian principles are upheld in all aspects of the MEAL functions and general project management.
Ensure beneficiaries and partners have constant access to information about WVs programs and to channels that can process complaints & feedback with confidentiality & respond appropriately within predefined standards.
Management, Capacity Building & Coordination:
Ensure all M&E staff supervised by this position are guided, mentored and their capacities built in order to deliver high quality outputs.
Ensure management of day-to-day M&E tasks are completed with appropriate resources, proper planning and to the highest standard required.
Ensure WV is well represented in MEAL related working groups and forums at local & national levels.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters degree preferably in the field of M&E, social sciences, nutrition, statistics or development studies.
Fluency in written and spoken French and English is required.
Thorough knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and analysis is essential, especially the use of SPSS/R softwares for quantitative analysis.
Thorough knowledge in writing technical MEAL reports is essential.
Thorough knowledge on Sphere, Core humanitarian standards, child rights, human rights, DNH, HAP & DAC evaluation criteria are essential.
Thorough knowledge on the humanitarian operations coordination, cluster operations, and major donor M&E requirements is essentials.
Good understanding on database management and data structures.
Thorough knowledge of World Vision processes such as Child-Wellbeing.
Minimum of 2 years national & 3 years international (total of 5 years) experience in the field of MEAL, especially in emergency context and grant funding is critical.
Proven experience in establishing a fully functional MEAL system for an organization that’s supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors serving more than 50,000 beneficiaries within a period of 12 months.
Proven experience in leading Surveys (mix methodologies) from designing to report writing.
Proven experience in local staff capacity building.
Proven experience in establishing MEAL systems for sub grantees and local partners.
Proven experience in managing accountability systems.
Experience in coordinating MEAL functions at a national level for an INGO covering some of the following sectors/thematic areas is critical: Cash, Food, WASH, Education, Child protection and livelihoods.
Previous working experience of remote management and monitoring.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.