Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL) Officer
Location: Chapur, covering Rautahat and Bara districts
Reports to: Senior MEAL Coordinator, LNGB
Department or Program: Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB)Project
Position Level: 2
Contract Starting date: as soon as possible
Contract End Date: December 2019(with possibility of extension)
No of opening: 1
People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of marginalized populations. This includes people who live in geographically remote areas of Nepal, people who are from historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity (women and girls). More recently, PIN has also supported Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind.PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including people with disability, in line with its safeguarding framework and Child Protection Policy.
Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) is a five-year program funded by the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC). The project will be implemented by two local partner organizations, with strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and social norms transformation. Within the structure, there will be two MEAL Officers, of which one will work with one local partner to achieve the pre-determined project outcomes related to literacy and numeracy, and the other will work with the other local partner to achieve the outcomes related to life skills development and school based programming. The MEAL Officers will work in close coordination with each other and under the direct supervision of Senior MEAL Coordinator.
Scope of work
MEAL Officer will support all M&E related activities under the LNGB project. This includes supporting the MEAL team to institutionalize and operationalize robust monitoring and evaluation system at the LNGB field office. S/he will be responsible for ensuring efficient information management, improving data quality, and strengthening the knowledge sharing and learning process across the organization, with partners and other stakeholders.
Project Monitoring & Evaluation
- Support MEAL team in the overall set-up and operationalization of the project’s MEL Framework and plans in the field office.
- Track output and intermediate outcome level changes related learning, transition and sustainability.
- Be a focal point to maintain project indicator tracking table at the field office and ensure that all supporting evidence is systematically archived.
- Support the field team in their routine monitoring work especially in development of appropriate tools to facilitate the collection of reliable information.
- Under the guidance of Senior MEAL Coordinator and in collaboration with the program team and beneficiary communities, monitor activities through regular site visits, remote data collection and use of participatory techniques.
- Support M&E capacity building activities including capacity building of field staff to track project’s progress.
- Monitor data quality within the LNGB MEL system and make improvements as required.
- Ensure that the project activities are conducted in compliance with both PIN’s and donor’s rules and regulations, especially child protection, do no harm, anti-corruption, transparency and accountability.
- Work in close coordination with the LNGB project management team in the field office.
Documentation, Reporting and Knowledge Sharing
- Document and archive LNGB project’s MEAL tools, resources, approaches, lessons learned/success stories and good practices.
- Strengthen knowledge sharing and learning process by ensure regular dissemination of lessons learned and good practices to the project team, partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
- Support the project team to compile, arrange and archive activity reports and flag due reports to respective staff.
- Prepare periodic MEAL-specific deliverables and timely report to the Senior MEAL Coordinator.
- Support project’s MEAL team to streamline accountability systems in project activities with support from the program team.
- Support to streamline data quality assessment process at the field level and help prepare initial DQA reports in partnership with the project team.
Data Collection and Database Maintenance
- Support to design, test and implement qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and protocols.
- Contribute to efficiently develop and manage project’s database in the field office, ensuring that the database is updated regularly and systematically, in close coordination with the program and MEAL team.
- Other tasks assigned by PIN.
- Adhere to PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy.
Education and Training
- Bachelor degree in social science or development related fields, with good understanding and interest in MEAL systems
- Minimum of two years’ experience working in monitoring and evaluation, data collection, and reporting preferably with development projects
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- Strong computer literacy (including but not limited to MS Excel and Word) and data management
- Proven data collection, analysis and report writing skills
- Good understanding of research
- Good understanding of gender issues and rights-based approach
- Willingness to undertake extensive field works in remote and rural Madhesi communities
- Outstanding communication skills- written and spoken
- Fluency in English-written and spoken
- Knowledge of local language/s to be considered an advantage
- Strong critical thinking and ability to self-initiate
- Respect diversity and inclusion
- Have high level of commitment and integrity
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter including two reference contacts from last two employments via email to email@example.com before 5 pm, 20 May 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately. No phone calls will be entertained.
PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.