09 Jan 2018
POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
The MEAL and PD Senior Coordinator’s role is to provide essential support to Save the Children’s programmes by supporting the quality assurance system, build capacity at field level to deliver against Save the Children’s operating standards and to support the development of proposals and programme. He/She will ensure strong monitoring and evaluations systems and harness staff capacity to ensure that SCI programmes are implemented in a quality manner and are accountable to beneficiaries and donors. Further, the MEAL and PD Senior Coordinator will be expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, assessments, MEAL budgeting, and recruitment. The MEAL and PD Senior Coordinator will support the Programs Development and Quality Manager to develop strong evidence-based proposals, logframe, gather intelligence on the donor landscape in Ukraine and work with the Partnership Coordinator to build strategic partnerships.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Take on responsibility for the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in SCI’s programmes: monitoring progress against targets through our Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT), Output Trackers and working alongside PDQ for monitoring MEAL action plans
- Ensure that area operations and project staff understand the various steps and tools for the MEAL system and that this is used consistently across projects / areas
- Manage and build capacity of field level MEAL teams to conduct quality monitoring of programme activities, measured against international standards and using participatory and gender-sensitive methodologies (including child-friendly methodologies).
- Provide technical support and participate as required in all other aspects of MEAL at field level, for example surveys, assessments, baselines, evaluations, joint projects reviews / lessons learning workshops/events.
- Manage the MEAL budgets and ensure compliance
- Work alongside the MEAL team to set up solid feedback and participation mechanisms at community level ensuring transparent, accountable and safe programming
- Liaise with programme teams to develop information sharing and community engagement strategies, to ensure stronger accountability to beneficiary communities
Technical MEAL Support and Capacity Building
- Contribute at the field level towards the creation of an organisational culture that promotes MEAL and understands its link to quality and accountable programming
- Provide trainings and capacity building for field-level staff as required on MEAL
- With support from the PDQ Manager, ensure all areas are progressing against the quality benchmarks including mainstreaming information sharing in all projects.
Programme Support (across areas)
- Support coordination of needs assessments in coordination with other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of SC programme baseline surveys where required.
- Working with senior technical colleagues, support sector specialists in their development of sector log frames, plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans. Contribute to development of programme plan/strategy and master budget.
- Support planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations, for instance writing TORs, preparing literature review packs, recruiting evaluators, planning evaluator itineraries, planning staff workshops, leading report review. Participate in evaluations where required.
- Seek solutions for more complex data management requirements by working with IT colleagues.
- Support reporting to donors by providing management information to programme managers on a timely basis and ensuring quality of indicator reporting
- Ensure that regular monitoring and accountability (i.e. CRM database) reports are received and communicated effectively to PDQ Manager
- Ensure that Monthly, Quarterly and Annual field level reports include accurate key data summaries and brief narrative descriptors of previous period’s achievements/challenges and future period’s planned activities in relevant areas;
- Support other reporting processes as required.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups. Participate in Interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency RTEs).
- With support from the Lead MEAL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
- Facilitate learning from projects and ensure knowledge management of such learning for future projects.
- Support the PDQ Manager in ensuring that the Ukraine office has a quality, multi-sectoral and dual mandate program reflecting all priority technical and sector aspects of the Save the Children global strategy
- Support the PDQ Manager in ensuring the design and development of child focused emergency and development evidence-based programs of a high quality that contribute to the response’s strategies and plans, informed by child right and child participation principles.
- Support the development and writing of concept notes and funding proposals (including log frames and budgets), ensuring coordination and information sharing between technical and operation teams (finance, logistics)
- Support the PDQ Manager in gathering intelligence on the donor landscape in Ukraine to support strategic engagement with donors and members
- Work closely with the Partnership Coordinator to build strategic partnerships and ensure that the relevant local expertise is capitalised on to add the most value to proposals and ensure sustainability of projects.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A year of management experience, leading a team to deliver quality projects and programmes.
- Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian context
- Experience developing project proposals and logframes
- Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Proven experience designing and delivering training; strong presentation skills
- Experience developing and improving monitoring and data collection systems
- Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
- Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- A high level of written and spoken English
- Experience or knowledge in community participation, especially with children.
pls send your CV and motivation letter to Oleksandr.Nechyporko@savethechildren.org.