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Senior MEAL Coordinator – (2200052J)
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and future we share. Save the Children expects that anyone associated with it abides by its Safeguarding and other Zero Tolerance Policies.
The Senior MEAL Coordinator will be expected to lead roll out of MEAL approach and establish MEAL system at PNGOs as well as project level under MFWFO FO. The position bearer will the responsible for implementation of MEAL related activities for the program ensuring adherence to all compliance requirements of SC and donors, and promoting accountability to beneficiaries, local government, partners and SC members.
The Senior MEAL Coordinator will provide technical support for program planning, develop or improve tools and methodologies for monitoring and research, continually monitor program activities to ensure quality of program delivery, and track results to ensure that the program is impact focused. The post holder will play a key role in generation and documentation of lessons, along with their dissemination or communication to inform on-going implementation and future programming. The Sr. MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for capacity building of program/partner staffs on MEAL and documentation, maintenance of an updated program database, and providing support for data analysis, documentation and reporting as per requirement of the program.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Associate Director-FPO and technical report to MEAL Manager PDQ (dotted)
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Role Dimensions: The Senior MEAL Coordinator will lead monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning, documentation, database management and reporting activities for the program in close coordination with MWFO based program team and CO based MEAL Manager. S/he represents Education theme of Save the Children at Provincial/ Municipal level in different forums, meetings and consultations on policy and technical issues.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Develop and implement MEAL plan including framework for monitoring the program including rapid assessment, baseline tools, monitoring tools to carry monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Review current practices of project monitoring (assessment, situation analysis/baseline), tracking indicator progress and results, management of data and information, documentation and reporting; identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the current systems and approaches.
- Develop and improve tools, approaches and annual program monitoring visit plan together with program coordinators and other MEAL staffs based on project log frames / Result Frames (including data collection-frequency and data management); define responsibilities for MEAL.
- Digitize all data collection tools using appropriate platform
- Analyze and visualize collected data by using appropriate tools and platform
- Conduct output or result monitoring based on logical framework/result framework
- Ensure that the project staffs collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting requirements.
- Provide technical support for data quality assurance and share the finding with project team members for timely adjustment and correction
- Support to conduct Comprehensive Compliance Monitoring (CCM) and Intensive Monitoring visit in region/project.
- Ensure that the project complies with SCI Standard Operating Procedures on M&E including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
- Ensure the project, global indicators, Total Reach or MEAL reporting requirements are reported in time.
- Ensure SCI and donor compliance of project/grants related with reporting, planning, and their timely submission etc.
- Provide technical support for data analysis of indicator-based survey for reporting and planning purposes.
- Orient program and PNGO staff on program KPIs and ensure all project being implemented in MWFO are met KPIs
- Collect information and prepare program KPI report of MWFO on quarterly basis and submit to CO MEAL
- Identify areas for internal evaluation for organizational record and learning.
- Provide technical support (comment on evaluation TOR, sampling methodology design, questionnaire and technical tools) for conducting project evaluations as per the requirement. This also includes facilitating study/evaluation team for field visit.
- Review draft evaluation report by ensuring it follows the TOR, addresses all the evaluation questions; follow agreed upon format, correct any omissions and the evaluators may have to collect more data.
- Follow up evaluation tracker and ensure learning’s and recommendations generated through evaluation were replicated and used in project planning/development process.
- Prepare and submit monthly MEAL analytical report and periodic reports as required.
- Ensure that all program/partner staffs fully understand and promote accountability in general, to children, through training and coaching.
- Ensure that an effective system for Feedback and Reporting Mechanism (FRM) is established and functioning for the program.
- Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms, building on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within program
- Lead and/or support for investigation of the serious complaints and feedback as and when needed.
- Inform and follow up with program staff on the issues marked red in the OPMIS action plan tracker to solve the issues on time.
- Ensure that MEAL team conduct monitoring visits in the program areas as per the agreed plan, monitor the quality of program interventions against the quality benchmarks and ensure that the action plans to address the quality gaps are developed and completed on time.
- Produce and share high quality analytical MEAL reports on regular basis to MEAL team at field office and relevant program personnel as required.
- Promote learning in program, particularly on issues of program quality, policy analysis and advocacy and ensure that new and updated analysis/information is constantly available.
- Promote learning sharing by supporting to conduct monthly/quarterly review meeting/workshop with partners, and semi-annual and annual program reviews.
- Co-ordinate with MEAL team at field office and country office and with program staffs to ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are well incorporated into program implementation and design.
- Support to conduct operational research and other studies/research, and communication of program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc.) both internally to provide guidance and technical input on program design and planning as well as externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc.)
Documentation and Reporting:
- Develop tools and methodologies for collection and analysis of program data, and documentation for reporting and presentation along with providing support to review and prepare program documents to be submitted to field office, country office, SC member countries and donors
- Collect, compile, and analyse program information/ data and provide feedback to project staff at the district level as and when required ensuring efficient and accurate information flow within program team and between the program, and field/country office.
- Coordinate with project/partner staffs, project managers for implementation of documentation and reporting related activities and assist project manager to prepare the presentation as necessary based on the information, statistics and evidence.
- Capacity building of project/partner staffs in documentation, data management and information dissemination/reporting with supportive supervision as necessary.
- Undertake field visit to the relevant program areas to document intervention process and program impacts.
Leadership and Team Development:
- Capacity building of program/partner staffs on MEAL, documentation and reporting based on assessment of their capacity and development plan
- Provide management and technical leadership to the MEAL team on the program
Occasional Significant Duties:
- Supporting Save the Children’s dual mandate of development programs as well as being the leader in emergency preparedness and response for children.
Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in social science, statistics, health and other relevant field
- At least 5 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or relevant field. Preferably with INGOs.
- Expertise in databases, MS Office and other analysis software such as SPSS
- Good Interpersonal and Communication skills
- Proficient in report writing and documentation.
- Strong facilitating skills and use of Participatory approaches*GSI group includes Female,
*GSI group include Female, Dalit, Madhesi, People with Disabilities and other indigenous/minorities.
Required No.(s): 1(Nepali Citizens only)
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in Surkhet, EFO
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Jul 9, 2022