Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified MEAL Manager (Hatay – Country Office).
About the Job
The MEAL Manager leads the monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) systems of DRC Turkey to promote evidence-based decision-making and to ensure quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of programs. The MEAL Manager plays a key role in ensuring that DRC Turkey upholds the Core Humanitarian Standards, in particular Standard 4 (Humanitarian response is based on communication, participation and feedback), 5 (Complaints are welcomed and addressed), and 7 (Humanitarian actors continuously learn and improve). The post-holder leads the capacity strengthening of DRC staff and implementing partners in MEAL.
This role has a country focus and ensures compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create a MEAL strategy in line with country needs and best MEAL practice, with practical guidelines which can be used and followed by the team and non-MEAL specialists.
- Lead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelines
- Support in the creation of project, programme and country based logframes and M&E plans, ensuring that indicators are SMART.
- Provide regular technical support and guidance to Technical Coordinators, Project Managers and other relevant staff in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis, in line with M&E plans
- Provide regular technical support and guidance to Partner Organizations Program teams in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis, in line with M&E plans
- Assure compliance with DRC standards and procedures and alignment with global strategy, through regular coordination with colleagues in support services at Area Office and Country Office level. Liaise with the HQ MEAL department to ensure compliance and understanding with all global standards, while at the same time, promoting to HQ experiences from the field to influence HQ policy and practice
- Lead the development and implementation of Information Management (IM) platform and securely transfer large program field data, capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other monitoring needs. Provide suggestions for information management solutions, including design, key features, user interfaces, automatic analysis, data mining and automated reports.
- Ensure that DRC’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Minimum Operating Practices (MELMOPs) are understood and adhered to, completing the annual compliance check, and ensuring areas of weakness are incorporated into country-wide policy and/or practice
To be successful in this role, you must have master's degree in relevant field (development, social research preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- Minimum of 5 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation, of which 3 in a similar management role;
- Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities, preferably in migrants/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
- Experience working in monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods and protection sectors in an emergency and post emergency context
- Strong understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation principles and processes, including database management, reporting etc
- Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management
- Experience in developing/ guiding information management systems for large humanitarian programs
- Experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
- Experience in partnership with Local Civil society and Government institutions
- Experience of working with or providing support to partners and/or a partnership model of working
- Demonstrable experience in the nurturing of organisational learning in programmes
- Proven facilitation and training skills with diverse audiences of NGO practitioners
- Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
- Experience with capacity building of national staff in the area of MEAL, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
- Proven understanding of research methodologies and the nature of evidence which will influence key decision makers in the area.
- Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Full professional proficiency in English
- Knowledge of Turkish and/or Arabic is an advantage
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 12 Months
Employment Band: F-1
Designation of Duty Station: Hatay (Country Office)
Start date: 01.08.2021
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 25.06.2021
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.