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Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location:  Jijiga
Employment Category:  H2
Reporting To: Area Manager
Direct Reports:  NA
Start of Contract & Duration:  6 Months
Posting date: July 28 , 2020
INTRODUCTION
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to all projects and oversee all MEAL activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data assessments and project audits in the Jijiga field office. The Officer will collaborate closely with the Jijiga based Senior MEAL Officer and occasionally with Addis-based MEAL -Specialist and program team to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and best practices.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the Jijiga field office.
Support the development of MEAL components of project proposals, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans. MEAL plans and DIP will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
In close collaboration with the Addis Ababa-based MEAL unit and Jijiga MEAL team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
In collaboration with other MEAL staff, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects.
In collaboration with other MEAL staff, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in the Jijiga field office and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
In collaboration with the Jijiga Based Senior MEAL officer and country-level Accountability Officer, assume responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the Jijiga field office.
Coordinate with regional technical lines bureaus for reporting purposes and during project monitoring exercises and terminal evaluations.
Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, the PMT and donor reports.

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • A minimum of 3 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers (MS Word, Excel, outlook Power Point).
Education:
University degree in statistics, economics, social sciences or related discipline Languages: (indicate fluency level)
Languages:
English,& Somali – Fluency in spoken and in writing.
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: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values

More Information

  • Job City Jijiga, Somali
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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Jijiga, Somali CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location:  Jijiga
Employment Category:  H2
Reporting To: Area Manager
Direct Reports:  NA
Start of Contract & Duration:  6 Months
Posting date: July 28 , 2020
INTRODUCTION
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to all projects and oversee all MEAL activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data assessments and project audits in the Jijiga field office. The Officer will collaborate closely with the Jijiga based Senior MEAL Officer and occasionally with Addis-based MEAL -Specialist and program team to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and best practices.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the Jijiga field office.
Support the development of MEAL components of project proposals, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans. MEAL plans and DIP will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
In close collaboration with the Addis Ababa-based MEAL unit and Jijiga MEAL team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
In collaboration with other MEAL staff, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects.
In collaboration with other MEAL staff, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in the Jijiga field office and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
In collaboration with the Jijiga Based Senior MEAL officer and country-level Accountability Officer, assume responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the Jijiga field office.
Coordinate with regional technical lines bureaus for reporting purposes and during project monitoring exercises and terminal evaluations.
Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, the PMT and donor reports.

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • A minimum of 3 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers (MS Word, Excel, outlook Power Point).
Education:
University degree in statistics, economics, social sciences or related discipline Languages: (indicate fluency level)
Languages:
English,& Somali - Fluency in spoken and in writing.
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: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values
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