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 mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.
ACTED has been present in Kyrgyzstan since 1999, with a coordination office in the capital Bishkek and two operational bases in Osh and Batken, in the South of the country. ACTED’s interventions focus on disasters risk reduction, economic development, local governance and the promotion of peaceful dialogue and cooperation in both rural and urban areas throughout Chuy, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, Issyk-Kul and Batken.
You will be in charge of
1. Ensure the implementation of robust MEAL systems:
a) On request of Country Directors provide technical support to the Country MEAL Officers on the design and implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, ToRs and methodologies;
b) Support Country MEAL Officers on data analysis and reports for regional projects;
c) Support Country MEAL Officers in the development, strengthening, functioning and use of data;
d) Support Country MEAL Officers in the implementation, effective functioning, review and improvement of the Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM), in line with ACTED standard
Beneficiary CRM procedures;
e) Ensure the MEAL policies and procedures as described in the ACTED MEAL standard guidelines are implemented by MEAL Officers; make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
f) Support on the development of MEAL frameworks and proposals development when requested by country MEAL Officers or Country Directors;
g) Review MEAL reports and provide feedbacks to MEAL country teams;
h) Support on the consolidation of annual data for indicators and beneficiaries to report on the Annual Report;
i) Review and validate TORs for external evaluations and evaluations reports in the region in coordination with the HQ MEAL team
2. Supporting Country and Regional Capitalization and Learning
a) Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities.
3. MEAL Team Leadership and staff Capacity Building
a) Coach, train, and mentor MEAL staff in the region with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the MEAL team and providing professional development guidance.
a) Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to Country Directors and HQ MEAL Unit;
b) Ensure regular travels within the region when requested by Country Directors;
c) Perform any other related activities as assigned by ACTED Country Directors;
On request of the Country Directors, support MEAL teams through gap filling missions where necessary.
Expected skills and qualifications
Master degree, preferably in a development/humanitarian related field
At least 1-2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations;
Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management encouraged.
Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities.
Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure
Excellent communication and drafting skills in English
Knowledge of the region an asset
Familiarity with basic office software programs
Ideally Fluent in Russian (not necessarily Bilingual)
- Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
- Living allowance of 300 USD
- Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
- Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
- Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
>>>Email Ref: MEALO/KYR