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Consortium MEAL Manager (National Position)

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
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Job Title:

Consortium MEAL Manager

Department/ Program:

Programs

Work Location:

IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office

Line Manager:

Consortium Coordinator

Grade:

7B

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

 

IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC is growing its programming to cover education and livelihoods/DRR, as well as its geographic foot print in the host community and to other parts of the country.

 

Purpose of the Role

IRC together with its two international NGO partners is ready to start a three years multi sector consortium project with financial support of Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration (BPRM) to deliver Health, Nutrition and Livelihood, and Protection services for Rohingya Refugees and vulnerable host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The project aims to directly benefit over 310,000 people while over 271,000 people are expected to be benefitted indirectly over a period of three years.

 

Under the strategic direction from MEAL Coordinator and direct supervision of Consortium Coordinator, the consortium MEAL Manager will be responsible for setting up and implement a robust and functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system for the BPRM funded consortium project adhering to IRC and donor compliances. The Consortium MEAL manager will be responsible for tracking and compiling high quality reports reflecting overall achievement of the contractual objectives, targets/indicators etc. at the consortium project level.

 

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

·Establish and be convener of the MEAL working group drawing MEAL focal person persons from each of the consortium partner.

·Take lead role to set up a robust and well functional monitoring and evaluation system, SOPs, tools and guidelines including beneficiary counting system at consortium level in line with approved project proposal.

·Ensure that the consortium project has innovative and technology-driven MEAL systems and tools;

·Ensure detailed and feasible consortium project monitoring plans are in place which: (i) provide an indicator matrix; (ii) map M&E roles and responsibilities of various personnel/staff; (iii) consider ethical and safe collection and storage of data; (iv) consider data quality audits; (v) consider storing, protecting and sharing project documents; and (vi) consider mid/end project learning reviews.

·Provide strategic and technical support to both program and M&E staff of consortium partners in the collection, entry, sharing, verification, analysis, and use of data and share with all partners as appropriate. Work with relevant functions to determine the adequacy and appropriateness of various data collection tools and systems that are already in place, and make adjustments as necessary.

·Develop and roll out robust client responsiveness and feedback systems throughout the project, in coordination with the Consortium MEAL working group.

·Lead on planning and managing internal or external project evaluations, lesson learnt and other process documentations as per approved project proposal.

·Assist consortium coordinator and senior management to make timely decisions to adjust project design based on the MEAL data and project proposal amendment as necessary.

·Assist consortium coordinator in producing high quality reports such as but not limited to monthly / quarterly progress reports for internal consumption and government authorities, donor reports as per contractual obligations and other ad-hoc reports asked by consortium Steering Committee and / or IRC management.

·Promote cross learning and sharing across all consortium partners; produce high quality communication material for external dissemination.

 

Deliverables

·Consortium MEAL working group with clear ToR, regular meetings, actions are documented and followed up

·Consortium level MEAL system endorsed by all partners, periodically reviewed and revised

·Indicator and beneficiary tracking systems is in place and functional

·Client feedback system is in place and functional

·MEAL data is adequately used to inform project implementation and adjustments in project design

·Production of high quality progress reports, evaluation reports and donor reports

·Production of high quality communication material for both internal and external dissemination such as but not limited to good practices, lessons learnt, human interest stories, case studies, photo documentation etc.

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