PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator is responsible to manage a functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system and structure for the priority sectors in World Vision Lebanon, while providing technical guidance to the MEL coordinators supporting these sectors. The role is expected as well to build staff capacity on MEL-related requirements, principles and standards and to provide guidance to the relevant sectoral programmes and operations teams in designing, monitoring and learning, as well as supports World Vision Lebanon’s strategies. The Senior MEL coordinator also works with the MEAL Manager in providing support to the roll-out of LEAP 3, Technical Programmes, Strategy Process, national baselines, evaluations, and evidence building agenda, in addition to standardizing MEL processes and tools for all sectors
End Results Expected
Handle MEAL Activities and Processes
Provide support in the following processes (Evidence building agenda, , WVL’s strategy, project cycle management according to LEAP 3 standards, overall MEAL system set-up, ad-hoc requests…)
MEAL team is supported, ensuring learning throughout the process.
Lead baseline and evaluations tasks for Technical Programmes at field level (contribution to baseline/evaluation TOR & design, coordination, tools' revision, report review, workshop…)
Oversee project specific evaluations and baselines at field level (revision of ToR, sign off on methodology and tools, sign off on final report…)
Baselines and Evaluations for TP are well led and completed on time, abiding by MEAL guidelines and sector standards
Project specific evaluations and baselines are well led and completed on time, abiding by MEAL guidelines and donor standards..
Provide technical input to Technical Programmes, Area Programmes and CESP development (logframes and MEAL narrative)/re-designs
TPs, APs, and CESP redesigns are completed with quality logframes abiding by MEAL guidelines and sector standards.
Contribute in the consolidation of the broader MEAL system in terms of SOPs, guidelines and tools development.
SOPs, guidelines and tools for WVL’s M&E system are set.
Ensure standardization and roll out of MEAL processes and tools for all sectors at field level
Standard MEAL processes and tools for all sectors are implemented in the South, Beirut and North areas.
Lead the proposal development process in terms of MEAL input (logframe, budgeting for MEAL activities and staffing, MEAL narrative plan, etc.) and use of lessons learned
Proposals are submitted with good quality and measurable indicators.
Attend relevant internal and external meetings, workshop, events, etc.
Information and updates specific to the MEAL unit and/or sector of interest is shared with relevant staff.
Provide coaching and technical guidance, and support to the MEL Coordinators.
Team is working within supportive environment and coached for better performance.
Handle troubleshooting, review and feedback provision for plans and deliverables
Manage relevant Human Resources, finance and procurement related matters (recruitment discussions, Payment orders, recruitment of casual workers, …)
HR, finance and procurement guidelines are implemented and abided by.
Perform other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Public Health, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification. Masters degree is a plus
Experience in managing and implementing MEAL systems in development and humanitarian contexts, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to baselines, monitoring and evaluations.
Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results, with strong people leadership/management abilities and skills for managing and working in teams
Strong conceptual and analytical skills for planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and accountability
Good knowledge about research philosophies, principles, statistical definitions, scientific tools and techniques
Proven networking and representation skills at a senior level
Excellent report writing and information dissemination skills
Excellent written English, with good command of spoken Arabic and English
Excellent knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.), data processing and analysis, and interpretation skills
Experience in training and facilitation
Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
Ability to work effectively under pressure
Organization, planning, and time management skills
Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality
Very good knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, Excel, etc.)
Ability to synthesize data for use for organizational learning
Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.
Ability to write excellent quality reports in English is required.
Minimum two years of supervisory experience in MEAL processes
Knowledge of ODK database/SMAP server
Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues
Demonstrated good skills in team management
Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships for effective project design and implementation
Understands fundraising, relief, development and advocacy issues, including operational consequences
Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g. HAP, SPHERE, Red Cross, Code of Conduct, etc)
The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.
The position requires willingness to travel to field (at least 30% of the time field based).
The position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.
The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.
The position requires ability to attend and participate in capacity building opportunities, trainings and meetings locally and internationally as required by the organization.