Sustained Humanitarian Response (SHR), MEAL Manager

20185-16N24040
Kananga
29-Oct-21
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Sustained Humanitarian Response (SHR) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability Learning (MEAL) Manager will ensure that the SHR programme has evidence-based knowledge to inform the direction of the response from assessment and regular programme monitoring and impact documents. Special attention should be paid to the positive and negative impact that interventions have in communities, marginalized and disabled persons. This analysis will need to be made available to all WV DRC’s staff and external stakeholders where appropriate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In condonation with the SHR team, ensure all approved projects have M&E plans; Humanitarian accountability & Information management processes that are aligned to the country level MEAL System and meet 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 is 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.

  • Ensure that MEAL reporting and data sets are consistent with response-wide reporting requirements, of high quality and on time. Ensure that MEAL activities are applied across all projects, and comply with the MEAL Plans.

  • Ensure a learning cultures is established and documented 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 SHR 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.

  • 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.

  • Collaborate and liaise with the entire SHR team and partners to ensure seamless and impactful child wellbeing programs are integrated that will support transition to long term interventions.

  • Contributes towards review, revision and development of data collection tools, methodologies, and standardized reporting templates based on WV’s Fragile Context Program Approach, DMS, EMS, GECARR frameworks.

  • Develops analytical reports from zonal M&E data.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree preferably in the field of M&E, social sciences, nutrition, statistics or development studies.

  • 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 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.

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computer (Ms. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 60% of the time.