MEAL Coordinator - Lunugala
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.
At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.
We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator
Location – Lunugala (Badulla District)
The Monitoring & Evaluation , Accountability and Learning Coordinator(MEAL ), will provide technical support to the Area Program(AP) & the Area Development Program(ADP) in developing a strong MEAL System in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning for the design & implementation of quality programs/projects. Reporting to the AP/ADP Manager with technical oversight from the Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Specialist, the job holder will work in collaboration with the field staff/other stakeholders in developing an efficient & effective MEAL framework & plan that responds to strategic program planning, monitoring & learning agenda of WVL & it’s goals & objectives
Based in the AP/ADP Office the MEAL Coordinator is responsible for collecting & mapping project and program data from the field according to the set M&E plans and process the data collected into usable formats for analysis to generate high quality evidence base for learning, decision making & accountability. The MEAL Coordinator will also facilitate implementation of the Accountability Framework, & ensure that lessons learned are communicated to stakeholders, and assist with cross-sectoral coordination.
Establish & ensure smooth function of M&E systems & processes at AP level, including grants & Private Non Sponsorship (PNS) within the AP
Ensure AP level technical project baseline survey is established & effective monitoring system in place for quality assurance
Ensure Baseline report completed within the first year of completion with quality frameworks, context specific tools for monitoring AP
Develop field based monitoring plan in consultation with the technical lead & DME specialist and ensure alignment of program interventions in line with project/program objectives
Ensure timely & accurate completion of Program Management Reports at AP Level (Semi-Annual Reports/Annual Reports)
Establish systems for knowledge management/storing of programmatic information and lessons learned for decision making and accountability
Ensure AP designs are aligned to WVL strategy and the Technical Programme design & disseminate program designs and plans with relevant partners/stakeholders
Develop capacity of staff & partners in MEAL processes, system & standards to ensure programme quality
Facilitate reflection & learning process in undertaking monitoring, evaluation & learning – including both reporting & learning needs
Required qualifications, experience & competencies
A Degree in Social Science/Economics/Agriculture/International Development or related discipline with Statistics/Research knowledge preferred
Minimum 03 years’ experience in participatory assessments and monitoring, logical approach, data processing/ analysis and result based management
Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities
Good training & facilitation skills and good collaboration skills
Good analytical skills and proven report writing skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English & Sinhala and/or Tamil preferred.
Excellent Computer skills in MS office, SPSS, and other statistical packages
Good Interpersonal skills and able to work in a team and be prepared to train the others
Experience and skills using database programmes for data entry, analysis, and reporting
World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.
Closing Date: 19th February, 2018
Only short listed candidates will be notified.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children