Location: Kathmandu, with regular visits to areas of presence
Duration: 1-year starting as soon as possible
Reports to: Head of Programmes
- Ensure that MEAL frameworks and implementation plans are finalised working with relevant programme, support and partner members to ensure the timely roll-out and delivery of planned MEAL activities;
- Design and develop methodologies and tools related to monitoring, evaluation and capitalization of lessons learned, and accountability and reporting ensuring that they are age/gender sensitive;
- Provide on-going analysis and concrete recommendations to improve quality and efficacy of projects in terms of procedures, advocacy, and accountability to beneficiaries;
- Identify the needed analytics for monitoring programme efficiency and other reporting purposes;
- Coordinate closely with Project Managers and partners on the needed information management, analysis, data collection tools, and any other relevant MEAL-related area of concern;
- Contribute to data analysis, provide feedback, and closely coordinate with programme and partner members;
- Regularly review the relevance of MEAL tools, indicators, and planning; ensuring that the indicator tracking tables are updated;
- Actively contribute to the consolidated analysis of needs assessments and outcome/impact-level monitoring and evaluations;
- Liaise and coordinate with the External Evaluator to manage all aspects of their engagement with the project/s and evaluate their performance completion of various aspects of the project.
- Conduct regular field visits in coordination with programme and partner staff to ensure technical and operational compliance with MEAL systems and methodologies;
- Monitor reporting deadlines and support relevant programme and partner staff with the preparation of donor reports to ensure compliance with key programmatic objectives and indicators;
- Supports evaluations by contribution in preparation of ToRs, recruitment of consultants, coordination of field work, review of inception report and evaluation report;
- Lead the implementation of lessons learned practices including workshops during key phases of project implementation;
- Maintains PIN’s library of lessons learned in the country programme; supports Program Managers to prepare Evaluation briefs and ensures that they are added to global Library of Evaluations;
- Promote the principles and practices of beneficiary accountability to programme, support and partner staff, providing advise and mentoring in beneficiary feedback practices, as required.
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- Educated to Bachelor degree level or above preferably in a related field;
- Minimum of 5-years relevant MEAL experience in a professional environment, preferably in a humanitarian/development setting;
- Minimum of 3-years experience and progressive responsibility coordinating and managing donor level initiatives including direct engagement and reporting;
- Minimum of 3-years experience in direct line management of MEAL support teams;
- Strong communication and influencing skills using evidence-based methods;
- Technical expertise in evidence-based monitoring and evaluation approaches and practices both for accountability and learning processes;
- Excellent understanding of data and information phases/needs for programme management and decision-making;
- Demonstrable experience participating in MEAL assessments and surveys including leading field enumerators;
- Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods, including guidance/tool/SOP development, and facilitating community-level and key stakeholder KIIs & FGDs.
- Experience with KoBo Toolbox or other ODK software is desirable. Experience of statistical and data management software (STATA, SPSS) is an advantage;
- Fluent in both English and Nepali.
To apply, follow the link 'APPLY HERE' to submit an updated CV and Cover Letter by Jan-22, 2021. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.
PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.