Deadline: 19 December 2019
Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator in Lilongwe, Malawi. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to MEAL staff in the Central and Norther Region their day-to-day work, ensuring both data and MEAL systems in general are functional.
Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Child Protection Adviser will perform the following functions:
- Provide ongoing support in:
- Review of MEAL frameworks, plans and tools for all projects in the Region.
- Design, organize and support training of programme and MEAL staff in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
- Support MEAL and programme staff to design effective Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and tools
- Data collection, analysis and compilation of reports;
- Provide support in:
- Designing and conducting of baseline, mid-term and end line evaluations and research or other studies for programmes
- Regular documentation/compilation and sharing/dissemination of lessons learned, case studies and best practices (through monthly, quarterly and annual reports, presentations etc) to inform on-going implementation, advocacy and future programming.
- Data Management System and Dashboards
- Develop and manage a Data Management System and dashboards (in partnership with identified supplier or/and Project MEAL staff), to track performance of indicators and outcomes for programmes.
- Track and maintain a record of the programme Key Performance Indicators
- Understand Management information needs and assist in (re)designing and review of Programme Management Information Systems for all projects in the Region.
- Promote accountability in general and to children in particular, among all staff at school, community and district levels in the programme/project impact areas through training; and establishment and utilisation of appropriate feedback mechanisms to improve programming
- Represent the programme at relevant forums as requested by the Senior Manager and or SCI leadership.
- Maintain coordination and effective relationships with his/her team, colleagues, external partners and supporters, relevant Government departments and other NGOs.
Applicant must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Demography or related field.
- Experience database development and management is an added advantage.
- At least 5 years’ hands-on experience in delivering MEAL functions e.g. designing, maintenance of databases and development of tools.
- Sound understanding of and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including survey design, and data entry and analysis.
- Excellent analytical skills and ability to effectively use different data analysis packages (SPSS, Excess, STATA and similar statistical packages).
- Familiarity with mobile data collection platforms such Kobo Collect, ODK or Survey CTO.
- High level of understanding and ability to critically review research/evaluation reports by independent consultants.
- Ability to communicate scientific data to communities, program staff, and partners in simple and clear manner.
- Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
- Willingness to travel to field offices and work in challenging environment from time to time.
- Ability to work within a multicultural setting.
How to Apply
Applicants must attach a copy of CV and cover letter with their application, and include details of their current remuneration and salary expectations through online process.
For more information, please visit Save the Children.