MEAL Manager - SAFCER, Mozambique

13531-16N24041
Beira
06-Jun-19
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages were submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. An estimated 1.85 million people have been affected by the cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces.

The purpose of this position is to ensure that quality standards are met in programs/projects on the basis of objectively verifiable evidences resulting in meeting objectives of the Southern Africa Flood and Cyclone Emergency Mozambique (SAFCER) Response. This position will ensure setup of functional M&E systems and quality assurance mechanisms with required protocols and guidelines. The position will also lead the quality reviews of MEAL processes and products and provide timely feedback to key stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Leadership and Systems Development:

  • Ensure that Southern Africa Flood and Cyclone Emergency Mozambique response have M&E plans & measurement processes established, with clearly outlines KPI’s and methodologies.

  • Establish and maintain (up to date) response level assessments / context assessments.

  • Take leadership on the overall MEAL system and ensure synergy between the different M&E, humanitarian accountability & learning processes.

  • 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 and Humanitarian accountability processes that are aligned to the response level MEAL System and meets the required standards.

  • Ensure WV’s frontline and technical staff are equipped with knowledge, tools and resources to support MEAL functions.

  • Ensure monitoring processes are systemized, in ways that meet donor requirements, and are cost-effective, avoids duplicative processes, and less beneficiary fatigue.

  • Ensure partner & direct implementation is monitored on a regular basis for quality standards, and humanitarian principles through schedule visits, 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 response 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 regular basis, and prompt critical thinking at project management & senior management level.

  • Ensure the establishment of a Response Monitoring Dashboard that will integrate critical indicators for Response Strategy.

  • Help identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in M&E and Humanitarian accountability.

  • Ensure all MEAL related data, reports, and records are clearly organized archived in a central location for future reference.

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.

  • Ensure all response level & thematic researches are reviewed for the methodological thoroughness, and output quality.

  • Lead and coordinate program level Evaluations on a periodic basis, (should be100% funded by grants).

  • Ensure appropriate dissemination of project and program level Evaluation findings.

Humanitarian Accountability:

  • Ensure the humanitarian accountability system across Southern Africa Flood and Cyclone Emergency Mozambique response programs uphold and mainstream i. information sharing, ii. Consultation, iii. Participation & iv. Complaints and response of affected people.

  • Always 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 WV’s 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.

  • Support the MEAL team members and the WV management team in prompting critical thinking.

  • Ensure that plans are in place and intentional efforts are made to establish capable and committed national staff based teams.

  • Ensure partner capacity is built to comply and produce high quality M&E products in-line with WV & donor standards & requirements.

  • Ensure management of day-to-day M&E tasks are completed with appropriate resources, proper planning and to the highest standard required.

  • Ensure the MEAL unit (staff & functions) are sufficiently funded to operate effectively.

  • Sign off on all Surveys (Impact assessment, Post implementation monitoring studies, baselines, evaluations) for sharing with within and outside the organization.

  • Ensure WV is well represented in MEAL related working groups and forums.

  • Support other tasks as required by Response Management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/Development Management/International Development/Statistics or relevant field.

  • Proficiency with statistical analysis using SPSS, SAS, Minitab or equivalent and database management.

  • Minimum of 4 years in Monitoring and Evaluation especially in emergency context and grant funded projects is critical.

  • Proven experience in establishing a fully functional MEAL system for an organization that’s supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors.

  • 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.

  • Experience in coordinating MEAL functions at a national level for an INGO covering some of the following sectors / thematic areas is critical: Health, Cash, Food, WASH, shelter, Education, Child protection and livelihoods.

  • Thorough knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and analysis is essential, especially the use of SPSS /excel 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, M&E framework would be an advantage.

  • Fluency in the Portuguese will be an advantage.

  • Previous working experience with World Vision can be an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred)

  • Strong presentation skills and donor engagement experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and work in a work intense context.

  • This role involves the technical review and capacity building of field MEAL staff.