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MEAL Officer

Posted 4 months ago by World Vision
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
World Vision Kurdistan Region in Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of MEAL Officer – Erbil.  
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The MEAL Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and learning officer is responsible for managing operations of the fragile context projects with a functional MEAL system to support program management and accountability functions. He/she contributes toward the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of World Vision programming and will ensure that the project team that they work in is constantly striving to meet the World Vision Program Accountability Framework standards (Information Provision, Consultation, Participation, and Community Feedback), LEAP (Learning through Evaluation with accountability and planning) requirements and donor MEAL requirements.
 
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage the implementation of project specific MEAL plans in alignment with the donor and the World Vision DME and Accountability framework
  • Manage the identification and design of appropriate tools, formats and procedures of operational monitoring at each level of the objective hierarchy; including Post Distribution Monitoring, Onsite Monitoring Surveys among others
  • Produce draft reports as per MEAL plan’s reporting schedule and in accordance with approved HEA reporting formats
  • Manage an updated inventory of indicators for project indicators and monitoring activities;
  • Assist in the preparation of terms of Reference, design and costing of baseline, evaluations and needs assessment surveys and provide direct support for the exercises
  • Collaborate with implementing staff and stakeholders to develop feasible and effective discussion events where MEAL data are analyzed and programming action is agreed upon
  • Assist in organizing trainings on MEAL functions for capacity development and awareness among relevant World Vision staff
  • Provide support to external consultants and individuals sub-contracted to implement special surveys or studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts
  • Conduct coaching for performance with MEAL assistants and enumerators.
  • Provide supervision for MEAL assistants.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • A degree in social sciences, nutrition, statistics or development studies.
  • At least two year of relevant work experience in a supervisory level.
  • Fluent in speak Kurdish, Arabic and English.
  • Assyrian language is an advantage.
  • In-depth SPSS, CsPro, and Excel knowledge; and information dissemination software
  • Good report writing and information dissemination skills
  • Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles
  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships for effective project design and implementation
  • Communicates with integrity to different stakeholders- good interpersonal skills with people across a wide social range including project beneficiaries/community members, other WV staff/managers, government officials etc.
  • Good human resources management skills.
  • Ability to travel/be based too/in project sites as needed.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate capacity building/ enhancement for staff.
  • Ability to verify data quality.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Inspires trust within/outside of the organization.
  • Develops high levels of credibility and accountability.
  • Stays open to internal feedback.
  • Understands the application of policy and the impact of decisions.
  • Agrees with World Vision’s mission, vision and core values.
  • Finds fulfilment in work through creativity, risk management initiative, and innovation, and encourages the same in colleagues.
  • Experience in design and implementation of MEAL systems; including qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment and monitoring
  • Experience in participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, data processing or analysis.
 
Work Environment
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
  • Work will be based in Erbil with frequent travels to other Iraqi governorate mostly (Duhok, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Salah-Aldeen and Nineveh). 
 
World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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