Ukraine : MEAL Coordinator (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning) – UKR
Reference : MEALCO/UKR
Contract: Fixed term
Duration 9 months
Starting date: ASAP
Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship.
ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff. More on www.acted.org
Under the direct supervision of the Consortium Coordinator, and with support of HQ technical advisors/desk officers, the MEAL Coordinator will have the following main objectives:
1. Develop/support implementation of/ and compliance with a common MEAL framework with consortium partners to track indicators related to goals, objectives, results and activities.
2. Supervise the implementation of robust MEAL systems: Ensure the development and implementation of solid MEAL systems and mechanisms by consortium members that are in line with commonly agreed MEAL standards and procedures and deliver effective research/outputs in a way to inform timely decision making.
3. Implement Database and GIS systems: Ensure data on project beneficiaries, processes, progress, locations (GIS) and performance are effectively collected, entered, cleaned and validated, stored, transformed and presented in an efficient and effective manner to support timely decision making.
4. Design and support the implementation Beneficiary Feedback, Complaints and Response Mechanism: Oversee the effective implementation of Feedback and CRMs by the Consortium members, enhance the level of trust and confidence of beneficiaries, identify areas of our work which need to be improved and ensure that consortium members’ team learn from the feedback provided through this process.
5. Learning: Ensure lessons learnt and best practices are discoursed and documented and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities. Supervise and build on the capacity of the MEAL department and of DB & GIS teams: Ensure activities of the MEAL teams of the Consortium members are run in an effective and coordinated manner.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Develop a common Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) framework to track indicators related to goals, objectives, results and activities with the consortium partners
2) MEAL Systems and reporting
2.1. Technical and Systems Development
2.2. MEAL Implementation and Management
3) Database and GIS
4) Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism
6) Coordination and representation
7) MEAL Team Leadership
8) Ethic and professional practice
Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
• Master’s degree;
• Excellent analytical skills;
• 4 years of experience in AME, preferably in international humanitarian context
• Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
• Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;
• Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
• Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
• Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
• Fluency in English required
• Russian/Ukrainian strongly preferred
• Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
• Statistical analysis programs preferred
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Submission of applications
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org under Ref: MEALCO/UKR