MEAL Officer

at IsraAID
Published May 2, 2022
Location Juba, South Sudan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The primary function of the MEAL Officer is to contribute to the effectiveness and impact of the Country

Program through the development and incorporation of MEAL plans, tools and methodologies. The

position entails initiating and carrying out data collection, analysis, learning and reporting activities,

ensuring accountability to local communities, and promoting continuous learning and improvement.

The MEAL Officer also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementing, and administrating

IsraAID South Sudan’s programs and Country strategy, under the leadership of the Country Director.

 

Support program design & develop MEAL plans, tools and methodologies

 Carry out specific background research providing useful information for the design of

new programs.

 Assist in the elaboration and refinement of Logical Frameworks and theories of change in

prioritized projects.

 Facilitate the creation of MEAL plans to measure and evaluate progress and effects of

programs as well as Country strategy, detailing indicators and measures, selection of

appropriate data collection tools, types of analysis, learning and reporting procedures.

 Work closely with the country director and country project teams, to design appropriate data

collection tools and methodologies including questionnaires, interview and focus groups’

protocols and more.

 Contribute to the advancement of IsraAID’s global MEAL approach, procedures, methods and

templates, engaging in IsraAID’s global peer learning, capacity development and information

exchange activities.

 

Data collection, analysis, learning and reporting

 Lead transparent, accurate and timely collection of data by administering surveys, conducing desk

reviews, and facilitating diverse and participatory data collection activities. This includes the

collection of digital data, as well as data aggregation (and reporting through LogAlto

dashboards).

 Facilitate and carry out quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including participatory analysis

exercises.

 Train data collectors and Liaison officer on data collection tools and reporting.

 Regularly communicate to programmatic staff intermediate findings, to discuss lessons learned

and help adapt programs accordingly.

 Support the development of bi-monthly Program Updates for internal and external stakeholders.

 Contribute to the compilation of Project Completion Reports and Interim Reports to donors, as

per the guidance and management of the Country Director.

 Prepare weekly/monthly schedules of monitoring and evaluation related activities.

 Support commissioning of short-term, contractual M&E evaluators and experts as required.

 Facilitate learning processes to identify gaps and needs and contribute to ongoing improvement of

programming, working closely and communicating results to program teams and country

management.

Accountability Framework & Communication with Communities

 Under the overall responsibility of the Country Director, ensure that IsraAID Country office

maintains and follows an updated Accountability Framework for collecting feedback and inputs

from the community. This includes responsibility for a Complaints Handling Mechanism,

consistent with IsraAID complaints handling policy.

 Facilitate the incorporation of and further development of platforms and methods that promote 2-

way communication with local communities – that is, regularly collecting information from and

responding and providing feedback to local communities.

 

Required experience and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Business Administration or other

relevant field is a MUST. A Master’s degree is an advantage.

  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience in program design, monitoring and/or evaluation with

an INGO, multi-lateral body and/or another highly relevant NGO is a MUST

  • Excellent knowledge and skills working with local communities and monitoring local community

projects.

  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Skills in advanced data analysis software (e.g. SPSS) - an advantage
  • Understanding of protection-related programming – an advantage

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV (Max 2 Pages) by email

Please note that CVs longer than 2 pages will not be considered

Please use the following title as subject: CV_Name_MEAL Officer

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