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.
MEAL Officer – Grants (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning)
Location – Colombo with travel
Working under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager & in collaboration with the Area Program(AP) & Area Development Program(ADP), technical specialists, & the Grant Project Teams, the MEAL Officer, will play a vital role within the Grants Acquisition & Management Department (GAM). The position will ensure high-quality program design & implementation of World Vision (WV) grant-funded programs by implementing best-practices in Project Cycle Management (PCM). The Officer will establish systems and provide guidance to grant teams to ensure adherence to established standards including WV and donor standards, values, principles & requirements in line with WVL strategic goals & objectives, policies & procedures
He/she will develop an effective MEAL systems for grants, and thus enabling quality programme development & management. (MEAL frameworks, Plans, develop Tools, and supporting Reporting & Review) Through continuous engagement, the position will provide crucial support for the management and implementation of WVL grant funded programs by developing a strong evidence base and continual learning, ensuring lessons learnt/ best practices are captured & built into program design, proposal development and programme delivery. The MEAL officer will also facilitate implementation of the Accountability Framework, ensure that lessons learned are communicated to stakeholders, and assist with cross-sectoral coordination.
Support the MEAL Manager develop & lead in implementing a robust MEAL system & process for delivering high quality projects/ programs for the well-being of children(MEAL systems will follow PCM model; including planning, implementation, monitoring, learning, documentation, reporting & shared learnings for continual improvement of program design & delivery)
Manage the implementation of the baseline, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning process, which includes collecting, analyzing, and reporting on all required indicators as per the MEAL framework at the project level
Contribute to developing high quality grant designs & formulation of successful funding proposals/bid submissions & strengthen the efficient & effective implementation of projects and learnings for future programming
Strengthen capacity of project staff/partners & relevant stakeholders on required MEAL process, systems & standards & develop their monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning systems knowledge and approaches to strengthen the impact of WVL
Lead in developing a responsive, functional and appropriate feed-back mechanism to improve current project implementation & provide a strong evidence base & continual learning ensuring lessons learnt are captured & built into improved program design and delivery
Support the project staff in ensuring the MEAL systems and reporting clearly reflect WV’s contributions to the well-being of children especially the most vulnerable
Lead the review periodic donor/Govt reports of the projects to ensure compliance with established M&E guidelines, formats & programming standards
Provide leadership to the project teams ensuring compliance with donor requirements/standards & WVL policies procedures
Provide additional MEAL support to WVL in humanitarian situations to ensure rapid and flexible responses to emergencies
Required qualifications, experience & competencies
Relevant educational qualification bachelor degree Social Sciences/Development Management/International Development/Statistics or relevant field from a recognized university.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E in community development with hands on experience in handling baseline, impact evaluation & related research exposure preferred
High level computer skills including data entry and using various MS applications such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including the use of formulae and data analysis functions & macro, and the preparation of pivot tables, charts, and tables.
Able to handle digital base data collection tool development and data collection Ex-ODK, Tangarine
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, reporting in English and at least one of Sinhala/Tamil.
Understand poverty issues, development theories and holistic development preferred
Excellent Computer skills in MS office, SPSS, Epi info and other statistical packages
Excellent skills in developing digital base data collection tools and development
A team player with demonstrated collaboration skills &the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve desired goal
Good training and Facilitation skills with proven leadership skills
A team player with cross-cultural sensitivity, & commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement
Ability & willingness to travel up to 50% of the time
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: 1st May, 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