Save the Children believes every child deserves a future.ln Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life. the opportunity to learn and protect from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis -transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children adheres to Safeguarding Policy, including its Child Safeguarding and Global Anti-harassment Policy, with high importance and commits rigorous procedure to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe for children candidates will be, therefore subject to strict background checks.
Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates (Nepali Citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity for the following position(s).
Position: Meal Officer
Required No.(s): 1
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in Eastern Field Office, Bardibas
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Develop/review monitoring checklist based on quality benchmark. Translate it into Nepali, if required.
Assist Sr. MEAL Coordinator and program team while developing program/project M&E plan (indicator definition, indicator calculation process; data collection tool/methodology, frequency for data collection, responsible person and use of the information).
Technically support Sr. MEAL Coordinators in developing monitoring tools and approaches.
Support program team in finalizing quality benchmark (making it more monitor-able, specific, measurable, achievable, attainable, relevant and time-bound).
Support program team during project planning (project planning meeting workshop, annual review meeting workshop).
Capacitate, mentor and supervise PNGOs MEAL Officer(s) in quality monitoring against quality benchmark.
Organize 75% field visits to monitor program activities/interventions against quality benchmark; share monitoring reports in line with pre-set quality benchmark findings and prepare action plan jointly with program team.
Perform MEAL quality monitoring field visits during humanitarian response activities (viz. temporary learning centres/safe space, temporary schools) and while distribution of food items (FIs) and non-food items (NFIs).
Ensure that the action plan tracker has been maintained in the excel database and has also been successfully updated in the OPMIS.
Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to materialize action agreed in action plan tracker and maintain 'Monitoring - Action Plan Tracker' at field level.
Conduct quarterly output monitoring and share its finding with concerned program team.
Prepare project tracking (activities planned vs. achievements) along with the reason for its variance (quarterly).
Conduct joint monitoring in coordination with program and finance team and produce its report.
Be a team member during comprehensive compliance monitoring of PNGOs and support the team member while drafting its report.
Be a team member during intensive monitoring of PNGOs and support the team member while drafting its report.
Technically (comments on TOR and methodologies, finalize indicators, provide inputs in research questions, perform/advise sampling tools and techniques, proof read draft reports) support program team and consultants while conducting situation analysis study, baseline, midterm evaluation and end-line evaluation.
Provide technical support in the field to program team while conducting CRSA, CEMIS, QLE, child participation quality service delivery survey.
Provide technical support to program team, consultants and Operation Research Coordinators while conducting formative and operational research.
Analyze (conduct cross tabulations, perform statistical tests) baseline, midterm and evaluation datasets as per the need and requirement of program team.
Ensure that all staffs in the field including partner staffs fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children in particular through training and coaching.
Establish an effective functional system for complaints/feedback handling and response mechanisms at field and PNGOs.
Support PNGOs MEAL team in designing community sharing tools (pocket/wall calendar, hoarding boards, master flex prints and radio jingles).
Ensure PNGOs MEAL team has shared community sharing tools (pocket calendar with MEAL's information, master flex print, radio jingles, toll free number and objectives of the activity/project) with the beneficiaries.
Capacitate, mentor and supervise fields as well as PNGOs MEAL Assistant(s) in managing complaint and feedback mechanism (accountability concerns).
Ensure that the complaints/feedback mechanism issues are addressed on time.
Ensure the complaints and feedbacks have been successfully and timely updated in the OPMIS.
Perform regular trend analysis (of various variables present in the CFM recording form) of complaints/feedbacks at field level and share it with program team.
Conduct preliminary verification and prepare preliminary report in case of serious nature of complaints filed by beneficiaries/communities.
Ensure that the complaints/feedback mechanism guideline has been followed by all staffs within the fields PNGOs (staffs and board members).
Conduct complaints satisfaction survey rating (quarterly) and share with program team.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Social Science or any other discipline
At least 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or experience, preferably at INGOs
Expertise in databases, MS Office.
Ability to work under pressure and adjust to difficult living and working conditions.
Good Interpersonal and Communication skills.
Proficient in report writing and documentation.
Negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong facilitating skills and use of Participatory approaches.
Good stress management skills.
Knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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