Meal Officer 1 PositionDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Job title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Reporting to: Area Manager
Overall purpose of the role:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to ECHO consortium projects and oversee all MEAL related activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data assessments and project audits in Kyaka II field office. The Officer will collaborate closely with the Country MEAL Coordinator, Consortium MEAL Coordinator and program team to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and best practices.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by Kyaka II field office.
- Conduct regular protection monitoring among project beneficiaries to better understand the existing and potential risks they are vulnerable to and make feasible recommendations
- Support the development of MEAL components of ECHO Consortium projects, including the development and refinement of indicators and MEAL plan. MEAL plans and DIP will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate Consortium Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the consortium steering unit and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
- In close collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator and the program team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
- In collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
- Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing recommendations for corrective actions to share with the Area Manager, implementing teams and Consortium MEAL Coordinator, and documenting lessons learned.
- In collaboration with the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
- Under the guidance of the Consortium MEAL Coordinator, conduct internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
- Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in Kyaka II field office and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
- Assume responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Uganda Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the Kyaka II field office.
- Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification and donor reports.
- Ensure proper collection of data and indicators follow-up on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
- Set up an archiving system for sources of verification and work with program teams to ensure these are available and filed
- Support the expansion of mobile data collection approaches and platforms among the field Office staff.
- Monitor and analyze consortium information and database and evaluate performance to discover ways of enhancing it
- Ensure proper documentation of all MEAL processes and outcomes (including ensuring outcome monitoring is conducted to ensure change in practices and behaviours are measured overtime).
Experience and technical competencies:
- A minimum of 4 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
- Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
- Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
- Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
- Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
- Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
- Hands on experience with Protection Information Management system.
- Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
- Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
- Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
- Knowledge of refugee crisis.
- University degree in statistics, economics, Public Health, social sciences, IT or related discipline
- Post Graduate Diploma in M&E
- English (fluent)
- Swahili (fluent)
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 26th May 2020.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Application deadline: 05/26/2020