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MEAL Coordinator
Care International Switzerland

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International Switzerland (CIS) in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.  CIS and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.


 Monthly Gross Salary Range: 1,524.89 - 2,211.19 USD
 Section/Unit: Program Quality & Development
 Grade Level: G
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 10 Oct 2019

 
 Background:

The position is to be based in in Khartoum, with frequent field visits and is responsible for the effective design and implementation of the CARE International Switzerland in Sudan (CIS) Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, learning and Accountability strategy and commitments. The position is responsible to ensure alignment of MEAL with CARE’s policies and practices; the development of the M&E plan and activities; setting appropriate monitoring and evaluation standards for CIS projects and programs. He/she will assume overall responsibility for motinring, evlauations, accountability and learning related data collection, collation, analysis and reporting (internal and external).

The MEAL coordinator ensures that objective evaluations assess the CARE program and project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results, and that evaluations are carried out in a credible and systematic manner with lessons and recommendations used for program/project design. The deliverables include: ensuring CARE’s MEAL system is updated based on contextual changes; systems are understood by staff and partners; tools are implemented and required data are generated; expected reports are produced at different levels; quality control is done at different levels; timely actions are taken to improve program MEAL implementation.  All actions should be in line with CARE and other MEAL international standards and frameworks.

The position holder will liaise closely with the Regional MEAL team. This position works closely with the Program and Program Support Teams in the CO.  He/she will also be responsible for CIS Accountability Mechanism. This position reports to the CC PDQ and supervises a team of 3 M&E officers based in the 3 States where CIS currently operates.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Support at the design stage of programs/projects for setting up theories of change / logical frameworks with defined indicators to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation at the later stages.
  • Lead the performance monitoring plans and M&E sections.
  • Provide feedback on policy/project/program design, including comments on various documents.
  • In collaboration with PDQ coordinator, ensure that project ideas are conceived to leverage resources that can complement the project
  • Support the process of exploring the potential areas for further program development in Darfur and suggest program initiation and expansion.
  • Contribute to development of new programs and to preparation of proposals and budgets for emergency response.
  • Ensure CARE’s MEAL workbook are understood, updated and reports produced at different levels in a timely manner.
  • Establish a data collection system and design data collection tools. As needed (quantitative and qualitative), to ensure all monitoring and reporting requirements are met, including field monitoring.
  • Organize, design, plan and carry out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data.
  • Measure results and impact of CARE activities and processes to produce evidence-based reports, success stories, C4D materials or other outputs, using data from indicators.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and assist managers in developing a follow-up system to provide assurance that all audit recommendations relating to M&E are complied with, including by implementing partners.
  • Assume the responsibility for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country program /projects evaluations, and other types of evaluations conducted in the Country Office. 
  • Organize, coordinate and lead evaluation missions for projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations, including desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes.
  • Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations; ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan.
  • Assist the CO in rolling out its Accountability Mechanism, including preparations of tools for feedback and complaint collecting and recording.
  • The MEAL Coordinator is responsible for setting up and leading complaints/dealing with feedback.
  • Attend on forums to enable timely monitoring and reflection on performance and ensure actions are taken related to partnering
  • Identify and formulate evaluation findings and studies/research, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader knowledge management efforts and draft them for wider dissemination.
  • Be aware of CARE’s commitments to Gender and Diversity, and strive to uphold them
  • Promote CARE’s core values at all times
  • Ensure program staff under her/his supervision understands individual and collective responsibilities for safety and security.
  • Liaise with the Security Officer to ensure compliance with CARE’s Security Guidelines and their effective application in the local context.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

· Masters degree  focusing on economics, statistics, sociology, or relevant field

· Advanced quantitative or qualitative analysis diploma/training is highly desired, & Proven experience &skills in quantitative  & qualitative/participatory research methods & analysis

· 5 years of previous professional experience in a similar position

· At least 3 to 5 years of operational MEAL experience  in the humanitarian sector

· Demonstrated experience with designing logical frameworks, designing MEAL systems, database management, outcome and impact measurement using qualitative and quantitative approaches,

· Expertise in MEAL methodologies applied to interventions in humanitarian contexts. This should include experience in implementing partners’ monitoring. Strong analytical skills

· Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.

· Highly organized, close attention to detail, and ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fluid environment

· Excellent communication skills in both Arabic and English (written, spoken)

· Computer skills and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required

· Ability to respect deadlines, multitask & deal with heavy workloads, & work punctually under pressure

· Team-working skills; well-developed negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively in internal and external settings

· Demonstrable ability to work, communicate and build effective relations remotely

· Good time management, coordination skills and ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines

 

 


Interested candidates who fulfill the above requirements are requested to  drop the CVs  with cover letter, supporting documents (any educational certificate from outside Sudan must be certified by Ministry of Higher Education) and names, addresses and contacts  of three professional non-relative referees (one of the referee being a former or current supervisor) at:  HAC   Labour  Office , Gamhoria  St., Khartoum  -and to :  SDNrecruitment@care.org on or  before 10th October 2019










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