MEAL Team Leader at DRC, Adamawa, Nigeria

Deadline: 23 August 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of MEAL Team Leader in Adamawa, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The MEAL Team Leader will perform the following functions:

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  • MEAL Systems Development at Base Level in Consultation with the country M&E Manager
    • Based on the project proposals, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, support the M&E Manager in the development and implementation of a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts.
    • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems at the base level through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
    • Conduct training for base project staff on M&E in line with identified capacity needs and provide ongoing mentoring support in consultation with the M&E Manager.
  • Monitoring and Reporting
    • Lead on compilation of regular monthly and quarterly base level reports using data provided by Base project teams and ensure cross checking of data.
    • Support the Head of Base and technical program Managers to ensure that planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost effective and adheres to quality standards.
    • Provide base level project data to help with donor monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Research and Evaluation
    • Coordinate with the donor-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at base and village levels.
    • Support coordination of overall project/s review and evaluation activities as required.
    • This includes working with the independent Evaluation Team to coordinate mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required.
  • Accountability
    • Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, women, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
    • Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests.
    • Training beneficiaries, community stakeholders and programme participants on DRC complaint response mechanism to promote downward accountability.
  • Knowledge Management & Learning
    • In consultation with Head of Base, country M&E Manager and technical managers, facilitate and compile case studies, change stories and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share wider programme and inform improvements in quality and delivery.
    • Analyze information about the base level programme / projects and make recommendations for improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: Protection, Emergency NFIs, WASH, Shelter, Food security, Livelihoods and/ or Mine Risk Education initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyses data and summaries it for a range of different audiences.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities and evaluate progress.
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to DRC /DDG’s mission, values and approach.
  • Nationality of Nigeria.

How to Apply

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Applicants must send CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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