MEAL Officer
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
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Job Description

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

 

Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

·         Work closely with program field staff and Senior Project Coordinator to plan, coordinate and priorities for preparing quality data reports for both internal and external purpose.

·         Collect data from source (usually field or communities) on a regular frequency (usually monthly and quarterly) for supporting data quality assurance.

·         Lead program staffs in data entry, data check and compilation of township and regional malaria project teams.

·         Support programme team in development and management of databases for occasional surveys, need assessment and program expansion.

·         Ensure data collection forms/necessary materials are present at township.

·         Responsible to ensure the health related data (hard and soft) are kept in confidential.

·         Maintain database for total reach, both direct and indirect, at the work area level (usually township) and by  disaggregating data by gender, age, ethnicity and disability.

·         Conduct constant dialogue with program field staff for enhancing the effectiveness of M&E tools and provide feedback to MEAL Coordinator.

·         Follow up on M&E Plan with respective responsible program staff to collect all data and information that is planned and maintain database which is communicated to the MEAL Coordinator.

·         Monitor the status of child participation in the project using the Child Participation Indicator tool on a quarterly basis and provide data to MEAL Coordinator for analysis.

·         Support collection of data and information for internal studies like operation research, internal baselines and end lines, which are assigned by the country level MEAL team and Health Program Team.

·         Support training for Mobile Case-based Reporting of malaria volunteers and analysing reported data.

·         Participate in mobile migrant mapping of project townships together with supervisor and other field staff.

·         Contribute to Total Reach annual planning and reporting processes, consistent with SCI operational requirement

  • Use process level quality benchmarks as reference to undertake field monitoring visits, focusing on programme quality aspects, discuss with relevant staff and share reports with relevant colleagues

·         Assist to senior project coordinator in donor report preparation in coordination with central MEAL team under the guidance of program manager.

 

Quality Monitoring (10%)

·         Develop plans for quality monitoring in coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator, Project Coordinators and Project Officers to prioritize project activities for quality monitoring.

·         Conduct quality monitoring using checklists developed by the MEAL team on a regular frequency by conducting field visits.

·         Share findings from quality monitoring with relevant project staffs and facilitate the preparation of action plan to fill gaps from quality monitoring.

·         Share action plan from quality monitoring with direct supervisor, Program Manager and MEAL team through the MEAL Coordinator.

·         Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to support implementation of action plans.

·         Make and manage database from quality monitoring for wider organisation wise sharing and access.

·         Support MEAL Coordinator and programme staff for developing effective working coordination of MEAL field team with program field team by enhancing their understanding on quality monitoring usually through trainings and orientations.


Information Systems Managements (10%)

·         Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by programme staff and to verify the accuracy of reported data

·         Work closely with program field staff and MEAL Coordinator to plan, coordinate and priorities for preparing quality data reports for both internal and external purpose.

·         Support programme team to collect data from source (usually field or communities) on a regular frequencies outline in the MEAL Plan

·         Conduct quality audits for reports and data submitted by partners on a bu monthly basis.

·         Maintain database for total reach, both direct and indirect, at for the Child poverty project (usually township) and by  disaggregating data by gender, age, ethnicity and disability.

·         Update and manage MEAL tracking tools (Accountability Tracker; Quality Action Tracker; Indicator Performance Tracking Tool dashboard (only review); Project Evaluation and Research Tracker, Evaluation and research decomposing tool) for the project

·         Assist MEAL coordinator in donor report preparation in coordination with program manager- in particular preparation of Dashboards to accompany Quarterly and semin annual and annual reports.

 

Evaluations Baselines/Assessments, dissemination and learning (10%)

  • Work closely with the program team and Senior Project Coordinator to support internal and external program/project evaluations, baseline and end-line assessments and final evaluations.

·  Support programme team in development and management of databases for occasional surveys, need assessment and program expansion.

  • Support dissemination of baselines/assessments/evaluations and effectively track recommendations and lessons learned from monitoring processes including program review meetings, assessments, surveys and evaluations and ensure they are incorporated in project planning and future programming by leading on the dissemination of findings to the project teams in close coordination with all relevant colleagues.

 

Accountability (20%)

·         Ensure that communities are well oriented and know about and how to use Feedback and Response Mechanism.

·         Ensure that all program standard are exhibited in selected sites in the project area.

·         Establish an effective functional system for feedback handling and response mechanisms at community level with the support from MEAL Coordinator.

·         Guide MEAL assistants in conducting monthly/quarterly  discussions  with  communities targeting different sub-groups  to collect feedbacks for improving project service delivery.

·         Assist in carrying out preliminary first inquiry report in case of serious nature of feedback filed by beneficiaries/communities and support for investigation and verification.

·         Collect data for bi-annual response satisfaction survey under the supervision of MEAL Coordinator.

 

Learning (5%)

·         Lead and facilitate ongoing data collection analysis that supports data driven learning process that effectiveness and efficiency in project  delivery

·         Set up a practical learning mechanism within and across all programs in the Region to ensure and promote the integration and use of learnings from all MEAL processes into project planning and future programming.

·         Participate in project design and proposal discussions to ensure lessons learnt from other programs are taken into considerations and project indicators are developed in a way, which are adapted and suitable for the context.

 

Capacity building (10%)

·         Support training for partners and project staff on MEAL and data collection tools  reported data.

·         Ensure common understanding of SCI MEAL framework within the project team.

 

 Child Safeguarding Responsibilities (5%)

·         Support the process of ensuring that child safeguarding and child protection mainstreaming are integrated into all M&E frameworks through measurable output and outcome indicators; and support the process of piloting and scaling up local level beneficiary complaints’ mechanisms in relation to staff conduct, with an emphasis on the Child Safeguarding Policy and measure to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children.

 

Others

·         Responsible to undertake the project related tasks assigned by line manager.

·         Work as a positive team member and contribute to objectives of SCI.

·         Other activities as required by the project time to time.

·         The candidate must have the flexibility of responsibility according to the projects need.


QUALIFICATIONS 

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree in computer science/ Health OR equivalent experience in Social / Development Sciences/Economics/ Information Technology or other related subjects

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·         At least 4 years experience in related field with relevant knowledge, skills and experience in data management related to Malaria Mobile Case Based Report (MCBR) Android Application, DHIS2 System and HMIS system especially for Malaria.

·         Excellent skills and experience in using Microsoft Access, Excel and other databases.

·         Previous working experience of health data management and data analysis in INGO/NGO.

·         Experience and knowledge in MEAL concepts; leading/conducting baselines and evaluations; Considerable knowledge of developing/reviewing programme frameworks and log-frames, data collection and storage methodologies, methods of analysis and interpretation.

·         Experience working with ODK or KoBo Collect and PowerBI.

·         Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel requirements.

·         English communication skills, both written and verbal.

·         Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

·         Able to self-manage time effectively and execute plans independently.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships.

·         Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

 

·         Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.

About Save the Children

WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FUTURE.

Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

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Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

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We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.