Regional MEAL Coordinator
Do you have great MEAL skills and experience, and want to use them to help MEAL teams across East Africa Region? This role may be for you!
Positioned within the East Africa regional team, the main purpose of the role is to provide country projects and initiatives with hands-on technical support. You will support exemplary delivery of MEAL processes, systems, and products, and inspire your colleagues. This role includes travel up to 50% of the time.
• Review and on occasion lead development of key MEAL outputs of projects and ensure data is accurately analyzed, interpreted, and presented, and supporting colleagues with use of data and learning for decision making.
• Coordinate needs assessments, baseline/endline surveys and evaluations, including hiring consultants where needed.
• Oversee and on occasion lead coordinate MEAL inputs to project proposals to ensure that logframes, indicators, MEAL plans, MEAL budgets and resource plans are appropriate.
• Ensuring appropriate and effective MEAL systems are in place at country level, consistent with established IRC benchmarks, plans and MEAL frameworks, standards, and policies.
• Supporting country teams in planning and implementing client responsiveness activities and implementation of client feedback mechanisms/ SOPs.
• Collaborate with technical advisors on development of adapted data collection tools.
• Provide onboarding, training to MEAL teams and other staff with MEAL responsibilities.
• Fill the role of MEAL Coordinator where a country has an extended vacancy.
• Supporting Communities of Practice (CoP) where MEAL staff working within and across projects, sectors and countries share experiences, learn from one another and provide input into new tools and resources.
• Fill the role of MEAL Coordinators during extended vacancy.
Key working relationships:
Position Reports to East Africa Regional Measurement Advisor (RMA).
Position directly supervises: None on ongoing basis. May temporarily supervise in-country MEAL staff and/or staff on short-term contracts.
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Regional leadership colleagues, especially regional focal points for Measurement, M&E technology and Awards Management.
Learning and Training Advisor; Client Responsiveness Technical Specialist, MEAL Standards and Systems team, other Measurement Unit and Technical Unit staff.
In-country: Deputy Director for Programs, M&E/ MEAL Teams, Program Coordinators and Managers throughout the country program, Coordinators and Managers, Finance Coordinators,
External: occasional engagement with Partners, Governments and Clients
• A University degree in a relevant subject area (statistics, monitoring & data management, social science, public health, economic development, or a related field) – a technical degree together with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education.
• A minimum 5 years of experience within Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning-related functions, within IRC or a similar humanitarian agency. Experience in different sector agencies or countries is an advantage.
• Proven ability to promote staff learning through training sessions, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
• Strong presentation and reporting skills;
• Strong management and interpersonal skills and proven track record of working with diverse groups of people in a multicultural environment.
• Self-motivated with excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills - able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking.
• Experience in roving positions or short-term consultancy assignments, especially in humanitarian or development projects is an advantage.
• Proficiency with Excel, as well as mobile data collection tools such as CommCare, Kobo, ODK Collect are crucial. Proficiency with Power BI, Tableau, SPSS, SATA or other similar software and advantage.
• A strong understanding of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems is a distinct advantage.
• Willingness to travel, including to sites in high-security environments, up to 50% of the time.
• Strong experience leading need assessments and emergency assessments.
• Fluency in English (written and speaking) crucial.
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