Save The Children

Education and Child Protection MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Officer

Save The Children

Job Description

  JOB ADVERTISEMENT Education and Child Protection MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Officer ROLE PURPOSE: The Education and Child Protection (CP) MEAL Officer is responsible for implementing and strengthening of the MEAL systems for the Education & CP program in NWS. S/he is responsible for providing support in: the development and execution of Education & CP MEAL plans; development and/or adaption of Education & CP MEAL tools; documentation and dissemination of key learnings from MEAL and research results in support of the project objectives and outcomes; and ensuring that the Education & CP projects is accountable to beneficiaries and other stakeholders in line with Save the Children and donor policies and practices. The MEAL Officer undertakes this role in close collaboration with Education & CP program staff and partners. S/he will be responsible To create and update the information management needed databases Education & CP portfolio, in addition to data cleaning and Analysis to feed the reporting requirements and to participate the best quality of programming. SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Meal Coordinator Budget responsibility: None KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: The MEAL Officer will be responsible for the following: Data Collection Capacity:
  • Proactively engage with the partners to compile information on their activities, updating the related database

  • Review incoming data for completeness and consistency and advise the program team on the tools for improving data logging, entry and processing.

  • Manage the program curated database (monitor quality of information to be shared according to the information sharing protocol)

  • Implement NWS MEAL Framework

  • Work with the MEAL team to implement digital data systems that can capture data electronically as close to the source as possible.

  • Help the program team and partners to build their capacity in efficient data collection and management processes, including support with Software Applications.

  • Provide the sector partners with the updated IPTTs / MEAL Plan and receive monthly reports against them.

  • Support and ensure that each of the projects within Education and child protection thematic area is covered by a quality MEAL plan.

  • Support in developing and amending the needed tools for MEAL (Observations, PDMs, Baseline/Endline, Studies, surveys…etc.)

  • Support partners to effectively complete tool for measuring quality benchmarks.

  • Support consistent and systematic integration of MEAL issues into the Education & CP program (identification of gaps in the implementation and facilitating identification of solutions to enhance quality implementation

  • Support Education & CP Managers, Education & CP Coordinator and MEAL coordinator on partners’ training on remote monitoring tools and quality benchmarks.

Information Management Systems:
  • Update and maintain the program database

  • Compilation of relevant reports, plans and information/data documents and sharing with the program team needed.

  • Work with the MEAL unit and sector teams to ensure that RIMS is functioning well.

  • Creating monthly online Dashboards using online software such as Power BI

  • Play a key role in supporting training and roll out of RIMs.

Data analysis & use:
  • Be the primary focal point with partners for data management, developing and maintaining information databases, in addition to the conducted Monitoring and Evaluation tools.

  • Become the primary Analyst for weekly data, monitoring trends and highlighting concerns.

  • Support Coordination, analysis and draft findings for the program technical surveys as well as multi sector assessments, generic surveys and evaluations as needed.

Reporting:
  • Coordinate with project focal point and MEAL CO to review weekly/monthly data submissions from each partner team, including MEAL plans per partner as well as project achievement tools.

  • In collaboration with MEAL Coordinator, provide monthly analysis and reporting against the needed regular requirements with appropriate set of recommendations to the Program Management as a part of the Learning process.

  • Develop analysis and top line reports for Education & CP to be communicated with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the sector team(s) in donor reporting with accurate figures.

Evaluation and Assessment:
  • Support partners in conducting baselines and end-lines surveys for all the child protection projects.

  • In coordination with MEAL unit support partners in situation analysis (study methodology, tools and approaches) and need assessment for the new project/program development in Education and child protection sectors.

  • In coordination with MEAL unit support for conducting mid-term as well as final project evaluations as per the requirement.

Partnerships
  • Offer sufficient support to the partner organizations in respective access points

  • Support partners in developing coherent DIPs, have meaningful participation in Joint Awards Review Meetings, etc.

  • Conduct periodic review of annual plans to identify bottlenecks and the ways those bottlenecks could be addressed

  • Adopt a customer service approach towards partner capacity strengthening

  • Contribute to the improvement of effective system for complaints handling and response mechanisms at the projects level for Education and CP partners.

  • Support partner in maintaining effective information sharing mechanisms as per information sharing protocol

  • Support training on beneficiary accountability

  • Contribute to improvements in partner’s accountability system and procedures.

Learning:
  • Assist ongoing learning activities e.g. After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports

  • Support generating quality learning through evaluations reports, monitoring report, researches, partner’s visits, accountability system and document

  • Promote learning culture throughout sharing and utilization of learning in education and child protection program sector.

  • Collect relevant data, information documents (reports, project plans and proposals, M&E plans, data and information) information and ensure proper and systematic storage and filing.

General:
  • Maintain the confidentially of the documents/system and their contents

  • Maintain filing system for the program data in soft and hard copies.

  • Provide support and follow up on accountability with the related project focal point and partners

  • Provide support and follow up on learning events and record the lessons learned during the life-time of the project

  • Perform other duties and act for the relevant manager as required.

  • Ensure integration of CSG into out monitoring mechanism of the Education & CP project.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice) Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Hold self accountable for the confidentiality of the information, data and the knowledge.

Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages the team to do the same

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
  • At least 2 years of experience in MEAL activities and scope.

  • Excellent experience in data collection and analysis, data management and reporting

  • Extensive experience in knowledge and database management

  • Fluent English and Arabic, both spoken and written

  • Experience of training and Capacity Building

  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable
  • Education to BSc/BA/BEng level in Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics or related field

  • Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work Country Programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff. Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to. Benefits Package provided to National Staff: · Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position. · Annual leave We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Please send your cover letter and resume to nw.recruit@savethechildren.org with " Education and Child Protection MEAL Officer - NWS" mentioned in the subject of the e-mail
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