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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning (MEAL) Officer
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Full-time
Close on 24 Nov 2166
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Posted 8 months ago
Job Description

Job title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning (MEAL) Officer

Reporting to: MEAL Manager

Location: Imvepi

Overall purpose of the role:

To support the development and management of the MEAL strategy and workplan; and contribute to DRC strategy, DRC accountability commitments and learning needs and priorities in the areas of responsibility. Support effective implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning strategies and global standards; support mainstreaming MEAL throughout the PCM and reinforce quality programme management in the areas of responsibility.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MEAL capacities and commitments

  • Implement DRC guidance for MEAL and division of labour as per MEAL workstream RASCI, particularly vis-à-vis programme staff, and foster collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders within the area of responsibility.
  • Apply and adapt DRC MEAL model and the relevant Building Blocks and guidance to the local circumstances and corresponding projects and programmes, in the areas of responsibility.
  • Apply DRC guidance with regards to GDPR and data protection in the areas of responsibility, specifically for MEAL related data. Liaise with relevant internal counterparts responsible for data protection.
  • Support capacity building, training and support for programme and sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other MEAL needs.
  • Apply accountability and ethical frameworks and principles, including CHS, in line with DRC guidance in the areas of responsibility.

Results Monitoring and programme quality support

  • Support quality throughout Project Cycle Management, in line with DRC guidance and division of labour, accommodating external requirements and internal evidence needs. Specifically, support development and implementation of MEAL plans, indicator tracking tools and other relevant tools for the area of responsibility.
  • Participate in and contribute to (as appropriate) project Kick-off meetings, Quarterly Review meetings and Close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programmes.
  • Support the implementation and data collection for results frameworks and monitoring processes and tools at the right level.
  • Support and carry our field level data collection and field monitoring.
  • Apply ethical principles in the field work, including with regards to DRC Code of Conduct and in line with Protection referral protocols and SOPs.
  • Implement protocols for data protection, storage, sharing, and security in the areas of responsibility.
  • Support the analysis and ensure reporting of MEAL qualitative and quantitative data collected in line with internal information needs and external reporting obligations.
  • Support the Project Manager, programme teams and grants management in line with the MEAL plans.
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Accountability

  • Support implementation of the different mechanisms for community engagement and feedback in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning in the areas of responsibility.
  • Support the implementation of DRC’s Community Feedback Mechanism.
  • Register and follow up to complaints as assigned by the managers and process complaints in a timely, safe and accountable manner.

Evaluation, analysis and learning

  • Support data gathering as relevant.
  • Support sharing MEAL findings, feedback and learning.
  • Regularly present the key MEAL findings and feedback to the supervisors, and when relevant to the Senior Management Team for further development.
  • Participate in and assist in the internal or external evaluation processes as required.
  • Support analysis, interpretation and communication of the MEAL findings externally, in the areas of responsibility.

Perform other duties as directed by the Head of Programmes or the managers.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience – preferably in social work, community development, non-governmental organizations, or civil society.
  • Experience working with NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector and use of data collection tools.
  • Experience with DRC Core Sectors.
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods, the use of findings and evidence, including participatory methodologies.
  • Good understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and ability to apply accountability and ethical standards in everyday work.
  • Understanding of and ability to work with data collection software, preferably Kobo Toolkbox, Commcare, ODK, and other as relevant.
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis practices and tools and perform data quality control.
  • Ability to engage with partners and/or a partnership model of working, when relevant.
  • Good skills in supporting organisational learning in programmes.
  • Facilitation and training skills with diverse audiences of NGO practitioners.
  • Competencies to work and deliver under pressure, within time constraints and to manage job priorities.
  • Good skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Office365.
  • Ability to think critically and apply critical thinking at work.
  • Demonstrated interests and ability to learn.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international development, social sciences, statistics, public health, etc.)
  • Certification in MEAL fundamentals is added advantage
  • Riding licence is an added advantage

Languages

  • Excellent Communication skills in English required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 5th November 2023.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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