MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING (MEAL) MANAGER(CASH TRANSFER)
CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals to fill the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Managerposition to be based in Garowe with substantive travel to project sites across Somalia. This assignment will be for a period of ten (10) months.
Reporting to the Emergency Director, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager will support the M&E related activities for USAID funded projects, mainly on cash transfer activities. The MEAL Manager will help develop the program’s M&E Plan and systems to monitor and track progress against the program’s indicators, perform quality assurance checks, ensure beneficiary accountability and evaluate the program. He/she will work in close coordination with Humanitarian Coordinator, Team leaders, Humanitarian Program Managers and field based M&E staff.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide technical guidance & support to CARE & partner staff in monitoring ongoing projects in line with approved project designs.
Lead in development of appropriate tools for project monitoring or review existing tools to be in line with the needs of each of project.
Gather monitoring information from both community leaders and individual beneficiaries to verify effectiveness of programs and verify local participation.
Lead in evaluation of all ending projects which include identification of consultants (if required) development /review of tools and technical review of reports.
Develop, maintain and update M&E plans for projects, consistent with project M&E frameworks.
Ensure the highest level of accountability and transparency in addition to ensuring compliance with USAID implementation and reporting guidelines.
Provide regular updates to the Emergency Program Senior management on the progress of the project.
Write regular updates along with human interest stories.
Prepare and submit high quality assessment reports to be used for program development and decision-making.
Take the lead in collecting, analyzing and reporting on relevant indicators for donor reports.
Review internal program progress reports such as monthly reports and provide feedback to teams.
Contribute to development and reviews of donor reports.
Analyze reporting gaps within the different projects and identify corrective actions needed.
Set up simple systems to manage information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases. Conduct simple data analysis, present, and disseminate information to inform program management.
Support in the management of Feedback, Complaints and Response Mechanism (FCRM) system in place.
Contribute to overall CARE Somalia M&E system development /management.
Share/exchange M&E knowledge and experiences with other CARE programs.
Minimum university degree in social sciences, information management, Statistics or related field.
At least 5 years of relevant work experience in program monitoring and evaluation preferably in NGO set up.
Experience working on projects funded by major humanitarian donors, such as USAID, is an added advantage.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Capacity to produce high quality program reports.
High-level proficiency in Ms. Excel and quantitative analysis techniques.
Ability to design M&E tools.
Ability to meet strict deadlines in high-pressure environments.
Must have the ability to work independently and have good initiative.
Ability to travel extensively to the field locations in Somalia.
Prior experience working in Somalia.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19, 2018. Candidates are required toquote the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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