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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager

Sittwe

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sittwe
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

 Vacancy Announcement

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization founded in Denmark in 1956. DRC implements relief and development activities in more than 30 countries throughout the world, assisting more than 1.5 million people of different ethnicities and religions. DRC is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization – and in DRC, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles. DRC has been operating in Myanmar since May 2009 and in Rakhine State since 2010, responding to the humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the Cyclone Giri. DRC has recently expanded its programme providing shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC Myanmar in Rakhine State is funded by ECHO, SDC, DFAT, USAID and UN agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA.

To strengthen DRC’s Programme in Rakhine State, DRC is looking for highly motivated and capable candidates to fill the position of

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager (1 post)

 

Duty Station                                              : Sittwe Office, Rakhine State

Reports to                                                 : Area Manager

Technically supervised by                      : Country MEAL Manager

Direct report for                                       : MEAL Team Leaders

Overall purpose of the role:

The growing complexity of the DRC/DDG operating environment in Myanmar makes the cross-functional Programme Quality tasks increasingly important to be able to ensure the quality of our programming, upholding accountability to all our stakeholders especially to the people we reach as well as documenting lessons learned and using them to improve our programmes. 

Specific duties and responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage and supervise all day-to-day MEAL activities in Rakhine States
  • Provide technical support to MEAL and program staff, including developing logframes, advise on sampling strategies and survey plans, support data analysis and write and review reports
  • Lead and present data and reports to program teams in line with adaptive management strategies
  • Build capacity of the MEAL and program staff and DRC Implementing partners

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Lead major assessments (baseline, endline, impact, etc.) from planning to reporting
  • Provide technical support to the MEAL team leaders, including survey planning, developing tools, data analysis, and data management
  • Develop indicators and logframes for proposals/grants
  • Oversee the tracking of achievements and indicators for projects/programs
  • Review and provide quality checking for donor reports
  • Provide technical support to program managers in terms of program design and MEAL activities associated with program activities and emergency rapid needs assessments
  • With support from the Country MEAL Manager, oversee and supervise external evaluations and consultants
  • Ensure that all MEAL documents and data are archived in the shared, secured drive
  • Enforce data security policies and assist Country MEAL Manager in revising and finalizing strategic documents (MEAL standards for beneficiary counting, assessments in emergencies, etc.)
  • Ensure all MEAL staff and relevant program staff are using centralized IM systems for data management
  • Oversee data quality assurance activities, including data auditing and field visits
  • At least 25% travel to field offices (Mrauk Oo and Maungdaw)

Accountability

  • Support project implementation team in the Set-up and management of community feedback mechanisms (CFM) program, and fulfil the role of the Accountability Focal Point
  • Supervise all CRM activities in Rakhine State
  • Liaise with CFM Coordinator on CRM activities
  • Ensure that CRM system is being used correctly by staff on the ground, and enforce CRM guidelines that have been established

Learning and Project Quality

  • Plan and lead lessons learned workshops (including presenting results of assessments to program managers and program staff and DRC partners)
  • Plan and lead data review workshops (including presenting data analyses to program managers and other program staff and DRC partners)
  • Provide regular data reports to program managers, SMT, sector coordinators and consortium partners.

Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to partners, including developing tools, logframes, data analysis, planning, and reporting writing.
  • Provide trainings and regular coaching as needed for MEAL staff on various MEAL topics (data analysis, tools development, etc.)
  • Coordinate monthly MEAL meetings with MEAL staff to exchange information and lessons learned

Management and Coordination

  • Manage budgets for area MEAL staffs and activities (including internal financial reports, financial planning, and staff allocations)
  • Coordinate with partners to provide technical support
  • Coordinate with program managers on all MEAL activities, budgets, proposals, reports, and data reviews
  • Supervise MEAL Team Leaders in Rakhine state
  • Provide input and assist Country MEAL Manager in Global reporting
  • Participate in donor meetings, grants kick-off and closing meetings

As a manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

Experience and technical competencies:

  • University degree in relevant field (development or social research preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience – preferably in social work, community development, non-governmental organizations, or civil society.
  • Experience working with NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector and use of data collection tools in the Protection and Livelihoods sectors.  Emergency response experience is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of knowledge/experience with Monitoring & Evaluation specifically, information management or accountability
  • At least 5-year managerial experience of MEAL Staffs
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, KOBO, and other software (QGIS, Power BI) 
  • Advanced knowledge of data analysis practices and tools
  • English proficiency including good analytical and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in the local language (Myanmar). 
  • Fluency in other local languages (Rakhine, Rohingya) is a plus.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.    
  • 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. "

We Offer:

  • Starting date of employment: September 2022.
  • Contract length: DRC’s fixed term employment contract includes a probation period of 3 months. Renewables depend on both funding and performance.
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.

This position is open for Myanmar National only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application process:  

Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and CV only applications will not be considered. Apply button.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a written test in English and an interview. 
  • After the closing date, applications are not to be considered. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for applications. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 17-Aug-2022 (COB)

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