Overview

MEAL Assistant

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Manage information generated through MEAL activities, such as complaints databases, action tracker.
Organize field visits to monitor program activities / interventions against Quality Benchmarks/Quality Checklists and produce & share reports with program team as well as management team based on quality and accountability findings.
Support program staff to strengthen joint planning and monitoring with stakeholders.
Contribute to the quality of program design – reviewing log-frames, results frameworks, project plan, strategic plans, MEAL Plan etc.
Ensure that the agreed action plans are followed in timely manner by program team and that the feedback loop is closed.
Share all information (monitoring reports, CFM databases, preliminary verification reports, case studies etc.) with the support of Research and MEAL Specialist.
Share MEAL findings & CFM issues in each monthly meeting
Support in roll-out of USAID Nawiri monitoring and evaluation strategy and tools at the Sub County level.
Collect program routine monitoring data and follow-up with the program team on data collection and reporting.
Support roll-out and supervision of data collection through Annual Surveys, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and Quality Inquiry Surveys.
Timely entry of monitoring data into mobile and computer-based data collection systems and working with MIS officers to resolve data quality issues observed.
Support Monitoring and Evaluation activities to ensure that program-based monitoring activities are being performed according to schedule.
Support and collaborate with the M&E Officer to provide timely reports and data summaries.
Assist to maintaining a clear and transparent filing system at the Sub County level office.
Support the process of testing and adopting relevant technologies for improving the efficiency of the program’s MEL function at the Sub-county level.
Strengthen Sub-County Government M&E and Data Use Platforms including Review Meeting, Data Quality Assurance, Mentoring and Supportive Supervision.
Other duties as assigned from time to time by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

Must hold at least a diploma in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, or Population Studies, or relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis or organizational development) or similar field of study. Undergraduate in similar faculty is an added advantage.
At least 1-3 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience ( Entry Level  Fresh Graduate)
Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from UoN, AMREF or KIM will be an added advantage
Proven experience of undertaking evaluations/research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis using relevant software such as STATA or SPSS and ATLAS.ti
Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Local language (Turkana or Samburu) preferred
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

Essential

Minimum of 3 years of experience working in INGO’s and or UN Agencies in developmental or in humanitarian programmes, with 2+ years in field postings, and 2+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Experience working with USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Technical expertise in various data analysis software and proven experience using mobile technology for data collection with experience of electronic data collection using tablets or other devices.
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with statistical/graphical software or spatial software.
Proven experience with current technologies, such as web-based data management and analysis tools, digital data collection, mapping, Google applications, data visualization, interactive dashboards, etc.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable

Experience working in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Experience working with complex/large USAID funded project and familiarity with USAID/FFP M&E guidance and requirement is an added advantage
Experience of managing private and international donor funded projects
Experience of training and capacity building
Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
Contract Duration: 12 Months

Deadline: 6 Feb 2022 – 23:59 EAT

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