Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Save the Children International PVO 03/2002 is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children (SC)’s Zimbabwe Programme Office is inviting applications for the below national staff position:

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator x 1 – Harare based

Key Areas of Accountability

Provide technical leadership on MEAL and working with the MEAL team coordinate country level MEAL activities ensuring delivery on requirements for embedding MEAL in the country office.

Monitor MEAL capacity gaps and liaise with the Regional office and/or SC members to address identified capacity gaps.

Participate in program design processes incorporating learning into new proposals and ongoing projects.

Support the development of systems and processes for the implementation of MEAL based on Save the Children best practice, developing frameworks to integrate impact assessment and learning and knowledge management into the NORAD programme.

Support SC staff and partners and building their capacity in MEAL issues and in the management of information systems, such as the development of required formats, frameworks for evaluation, qualitative documentation of outcomes and impact of projects.

Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events, assessments, reviews, evaluations – supporting and tracking progress their implementation.

Lead the development and implementation of relevant accountability mechanisms, maintaining an activity database of feedback and complaints and periodically analyzing the data to information decision making.

Lead the process of using of quality benchmarks in monitoring the quality of implementation ensuring a strong system for monitoring course correction actions.

Lead the process of developing and the promotion of child participation in M&E planning and accountability, including in the Child Rights Convention (CRC) reporting process.

Lead data collection, analysis and presentation processes in line with the project M&E plan while ensuring a sound process of data quality assurance in order to generate quality data to support project management and decision making.

Coordinate sharing of learning generated from MEAL practices across the program/project, encouraging consideration of results both between and within partner , and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed.

Ensure monitoring of Child Safeguarding mainstreaming by all departments as well as monitoring of the implementation of the Zimbabwe Programme Child Safeguarding plan.

Qualifications & Experience

A minimum of a first degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics ,Social Sciences , Project Planning, Computer Studies or related field with significant statistical analysis content.

Minimum 6 years practical experience in MEAL system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body.

Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences.

Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation, report-writing skills, with particular competency in participatory data collection methods.

Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Excellent planning and coordination skills with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location and values driven teams.

Willingness to work and travel to field sites,

If you are experienced, qualified and wish to be considered for the above position please submit your written application letter with the position applied for clearly marked at the top of the envelop or subject line of the e-mail. Your application letter must be supported by your CV and certified copies of educational and professional qualifications as well as relevant personal identity documents by not later than end of day Sunday, 24 June 2018 to:

The Country Programme Manager, Save the Children, 221 Fife Avenue, Harare, or email to: zimrecruit@savethechildren.org

Candidates will be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding recruitment procedures and checks.

Created: June 13, 2018
Category: Ngo, Social Services
Expiry Date: June 24, 2018