Senior Consortium MEAL Manager
- Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
- Location: Coxs Bazar
- Grade: Mid level - Mid level
- Education, Learning and Training
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Managerial positions
- Closing Date:
Purpose of the Role
IRC together with two international NGO’s have started 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 the 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 technical guidance from MEAL Coordinator and direct supervision of Consortium Coordinator, the Sr. Consortium MEAL Manager will be responsible for setting up and implement a coordinated, comprehensive and functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) mechanism adhering to IRC and donor requirements. The Sr. Consortium MEAL Manager will be responsible for tracking and compiling performance based narrative reports reflecting overall achievement of the contractual objectives, targets/indicators etc. at the consortium level.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
· Under the direct line management of the Consortium Coordinator, The Senior MEAL Manager is part of the consortium secretariat working closely with the IRC MEAL Coordinator
· Chair and lead the consortium MEAL working group.
· 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.
· Provide overall direction to the management of a robust, sustainable, and effective MEAL system across all sectors of interventions. Analysis of these changes will be shared extensively with all consortium partners and stakeholders to facilitate actions.
· Overall, support, the project cycle management from consortium MEAL department
· 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, community engagement throughout the project, in consultation with the Consortium MEAL working group.
· Lead on planning and managing internal or external baseline, mid-term and end line study, research undertaken by the consortium members, including lessons learnt process and documentation
· Assist Consortium Coordinator 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;
· Regular Consortium MEAL working group meetings and follow up according to the ToR,
· Consortium level MEAL system endorsed by all partners, periodically reviewed and revised
· Indicator and beneficiary tracking systems is in place and functional
· Community engagement, accountability and Client feedback system is in place and functional
· Production of high quality progress reports, evaluation reports and donor reports with validated MEAL data
· Field visit at least 60% of the assignment time
· Produce high quality case stories from the field and carry out evidence collection activities
· Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Consortium Coordinator