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MEAL Technical Officer

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  • Full Time
  • NGO Jobs
  • Amhara
  • 20,001 - 30,000 ETB USD / Year
  • Salary: 20,001 - 30,000 ETB

Concern Worldwide

    • Organization: Concern Worldwide
    • Job Title:  MEAL Technical Officer
    • Location: Amhara
    • Grade: senior
    • Occupational Groups:
      •  Research and Development
      • Economics
      • Health Care
    • Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024

About the Job

Period Of Employment: Definite Period  Concern Worldwide

Job Purpose:

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible for supporting Concern South Wollo team in the area of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities in accordance with Concern MEAL system. This position is responsible for data management (data collation, entry, analysis, interpretation and reporting), developing different reporting formats and checklists, updating and maintaining databases and proper project documentation for accountability and learning. Responsible for making sure that appropriate Compliance Response Mechanism (CRM) put in place, complaints are welcomed and handled as per the procedure in place.
  • The job holder will be responsible for documentation and sharing of key learning for the improvement of the project. He /she will play a role in the implementation of gender transformative training for Tigray area coordination office and in the implementation of gender sensitive programming, including Concern’s engaging men and boys approach.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support South Wollo team in the management and implementation of field-level M&E data collection activities
  • Support staff in the collection of activity- and output-level monitoring data during activity implementation
  • Carry out data collection where it is an M&E responsibility in M&E plans
  • Ensure that M&E systems are being implemented to plan at the field level and communicate any issues or inefficiencies that arise to the project Manager and MEAL units in a timely and proactive manner
  • Support training for external enumerators or partner staff that conduct baseline, midterm, and end line surveys (including ethics and safety, sampling and respondent selection, device use, as well as survey contents)
  • Field manage external enumerators or partner staff in conducting baseline, midterm, and end line surveys
  • Support program staff in accessing and utilizing data
  • Develop or use standard monitoring tools
  • Support joint monitoring efforts with stakeholders

Gender mainstreaming

  • Carry out gender analysis and gender related assessments
  • Oversee the development and monitoring of gender sensitive indicators.
  • Carry out gender training for staff relating to attitudes, behavior and programmatic implementation
  • Regularly monitor, review and evaluate the implementation of Programme on gender mainstreaming, take appropriate and timely action and extract lessons learned for future program development and implementation.
  • Document best practices on the implementation of gender mainstreaming.
  • Support the Programme teams in the implementation of Concern’s Engaging Men and Boys Strategy

Digital Data Gathering

  • Support the MEAL Coordinator in administrating the country’s DDG system
  • Provide field-level support to Programme staff in device management and utilization of the Concern DDG application

Accountability and Learning

  • Make sure that CHS commitments are adhered and standards are met during project implementations and monitoring
  • Make sure that appropriate CRM mechanisms are put in place and complaints are handled as per CHS standard and guideline
  • Support Progress Review and Results-Based Review of the projects
  • Carryout documentation and sharing of project impact and learnings
  • Actively promote sharing of learnings from baselines, end lines, reviews and evaluations internally and externally.
  • Support project learning reviews and donor reports, as required.

Emergency response

  • Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.
  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Safeguarding

  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practices in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

Accountability

  • In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E)
  • Work with relevant staffs to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities

Gender Equity

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.
  • The duties and responsibilities of the jobholder not limited to the above activities but includes other duties assigned by the line manager.

About You

Person specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in such as social science (research related), Monitoring and Evaluation, statistics, Nutrition/Health Monitoring, Public health etc. and other relevant fields of studies (related to M&E, development, research, data analytics, etc.)
  • 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
  • 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • Experience in humanitarian programming in addition to development programming is an advantage
  • Clear understanding and experience in directly implementing primary quantitative data collection (surveys, etc.)
  • Clear understanding and experience in directly implementing primary qualitative data collection (key informant interviews, focus group discussion, participatory qualitative methods, etc.)
  • Clear understanding and experience of quality assurance in data collection
  • Ability to provide technical advice and support
  • Experience of providing training and capacity building to Programme and M & E staff
  • Excellent communication skills; able to work as part of a team and establish relationships with field offices

Competencies:

  • Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in Health and Nutrition program.
  • Have profound skill on Analytical and research.
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office.
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, facilitation skills and writing skills
  • Time management and ability to priorities multiple tasks, Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision.

Job related experience and knowledge:

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation. Health and Nutrition related experience is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing/designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans and associated quantitative and qualitative tools
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating gender, DRR, HIV/AIDS, environmental protection, accountability other cross cutting issues into public health promotion.
  • The logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
  • Information assessment, analysis and report writing skills
  • Managing partnerships especially Local Government

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18weeks (unpaid) parental leave package

How to apply

  • Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage: Apply through https://forms.gle/38xzyFkyuVpQas8i6 or in person at Kombolcha in CWW Coordination office.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

  • Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
  • Women and disable people are highly encouraged to apply!

Required Skills

  • Data collection and Analysis
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