Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator for NORAD Framework Programme

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Title: MEAL Coordinator – NORAD Programme -Somali National
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Role Purpose:
To provide technical leadership on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning to Norad framework programme (2019-2023). This is a multi-year and multi-sector programme that aims to improve the educational attainment of deprived children, especially girls, boys and children with disability, ensuring that girls and boys are safe and protected from all forms of risk and abuses in their schools, homes and communities, and ensure children’s rights are uphold. The work will be donethrough partnership with national/ sub-national and local actors. The Programme will be implemented across four regions in south central Somalia (Galgadud and Banadir) and Puntland (Karkar and Nugal) regions, and with Hiran Being potential expansion area in 2020. The programme will work across 62 schools by and directly reach of 21,540 children. Child protection and child right  governance interventions will be implemented in all programme areas ( Galgadud,Banadir/Hiran , karkar and Nugaal regions of Somalia.
The MEAL Coordinator will work under the leadership of the Norad framework Program Manager and technical support from Head of REALM to focus on increasing program’s ability to document the progress and impact of the work, and to provide relevant information for a results based programme management. This will include to advise implementing and coordinate with the Norad team and on key information needs, data management (based on the logical framework), and data dissemination to ensure an effective information flow, improved documentation and solid results based programme reporting and decision making for program improvement.
Location: Moqdishu/Garowe

TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator for NORAD Framework Programme

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Research Evaluation Analysis Learning and Monitoring (REALM)|
LOCATION: Moqdishu or Garowe

GRADE: 3
POST TYPE: National

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work within country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
 

ROLE PURPOSE:
To provide technical leadership on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning to Norad framework programme (2019-2023). This is a multi-year and multi-sector programme that aims to improve the educational attainment of deprived children, especially girls, boys and children with disability, ensuring that girls and boys are safe and protected from all forms of risk and abuses in their schools, homes and communities, and ensure children’s rights are uphold. The work will be done through partnership with national/ sub-national and local actors. The Programme will be implemented across four regions in south central Somalia (Galgadud and Banadir) and Puntland (Karkar and Nugal) regions, and with Hiran Being potential expansion area in 2020. The programme will work across 62 schools by and directly reach of 21,540 children. Child protection and child right  governance  interventions will be implemented in all programme areas ( Galgadud,Banadir/Hiran , karkar and Nugaal regions of Somalia .
 
The MEAL Coordinator will work under the leadership of the Norad framework Program Manager and technical support from Head of REALM to focus on increasing program’s ability to document the progress and impact of the work, and to provide relevant information for a results based programme management. This will include to advise implementingand coordinate with the Norad team and on key information needs, data management (based on the logical framework), and data dissamiantion to ensure an effective information flow, improved documentation and solid results based programme reporting and decision making for program improvement.
 

SCOPE OF ROLE:
 
Reports to: TBD
Dimensions:  Save the Children Somalia is working with local partners, line ministries and CSOs and the position holder is expected to work with staff from other partner organisations in delivering MEAL requirements.
Staff directly reporting to this position: No direct staff reporting, but the position holder is expected to work closely with MEAL officers in project field offices.
 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
 
Monitoring and Evaluation

Ensure that the program delivers on all internal and external MEAL requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information;
Lead on all programme MEAL processes (including programme baseline/ endline evaluations, KAP surveys, complaints and feedback mechanism system, development of relevant MEAL frameworks and managing MEAL frameworks for programme) working closely with programme manager
Strengthen the MEAL systems and processes, through an institutionalised MEAL framework to assure tracking of achievements towards project outcomes and outputs indicators;
Work with Programme manager, partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the MEAL framework is utilized;
Support programme teams and partners with project regular monitoring as well as assessments/evaluation planning, ensuring that minimum criteria for quality are integrated into design and implementation
Ensures that there is continuous quality of service monitoring through quality benchmarks throughout the lifespan of the project
Research team Ensure that data collection and management methodologies used at field level are standardised, enabling the specific vulnerabilities of different target groups to be captured and analysed
Responsible for linking up with the field level M&E staff on updating of Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT). area sector PMs for  sectors Ensure that all assessment/evaluation reports meet Save the Children quality criteria, and promote the integration of recommendations and lessons learnt in project planning and future programming

 
Accountability & Participation

Ensure that all program staff fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children in particular, through training and coaching and enhancing adherence to the Core Humanitarian  standards
Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms and ensuring transparency throughout all stages of implementation
Ensure that proper complaints mechanisms are in place, manage and follow up on project complaints from CRM database and work with Team to ensure all complaints are completedEnsures that there is no any form of exploitation and discrimination (based on any grounds) of project beneficiaries at all times during the lifespan of the project
Ensure that participation and accountability activities are well documented and learning is shared within Save the Children, and among key stakeholders including partners and beneficiaries;

 

Together with program operation team, organise information sharing and feedback sessesions with the beneficiaries especially children in schools supported by the program.

 
Learning

Support the Learning & Research team to communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc)
Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with education and CP  Research Manager/area REALM mnaager and sectors and programme staffin designing and implementation of programme related studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with thematic coordinators and programme staff
Actively seek opportunities for information sharing and learning exchanges with local actors/INGOs to promote coordination at local and national level
Work closely with the Project Team Lead, Communications and Media Coordinator to ensure that all the data, pictures and stories are available and used for publications and media products are of quality
Oversees the documentation and dissemination of program achievements, success stories and lessons learned; prepares and contributes to periodic annual programs reports.

 
Others
Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding policy, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
·         Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
·         Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of degree in an area of education, social development, economic, statistics or equivalent.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential

Minimum Four years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in international non-governmental organisation
Experience in working on education and child protection program
Familiar with education measurements tools like EGRA, EGMA etc
Familiarity with MEAL systems of international organisation and experience in leading team on implementation of such system
Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences
Practical knowledge or experience of working in humanitarian response and recovery at a technical senior level position
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
A high level of written and spoken English
Experience in data analysis Excel, Statistical Packages and STATA and data visualization packages like PowerBi.
Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams.

 
Desirable

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from any form of abuse.

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and
 assign the best qualified talent.
Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-
https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900051M&lang=en
Closing Date will be 28th Dec 2019 at 11:59pm

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:

Minimum Four years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in international non-governmental organisation
Experience in working on education and child protection program
Familiar with education measurements tools like EGRA, EGMA etc
Familiarity with MEAL systems of international organisation and experience in leading team on implementation of such system
Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences
Practical knowledge or experience of working in humanitarian response and recovery at a technical senior level position
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
A high level of written and spoken English
Experience in data analysis Excel, Statistical Packages and STATA and data visualization packages like PowerBi.
Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams.

Desirable

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incomingsurge teams, in the event of emergencies
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Disclaimer:
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents




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