Danish Refugee Council Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222728

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: MEAL Manager

Location: Addis Ababa

Reports to: Chief of Party


Start of Contract & Duration: One Year

Posting date: September 11, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Job

As a member of the Programme Management Unit (PMU), the MEAL Manager is responsible for the overall design and implementation of the programme’s MEAL system.

The role contributes to regular review and revision of the programme strategy, which is translated by the MEAL Manager into a comprehensive MEAL system, MEAL tools plans and strategies.

The MEAL Manager collaborates closely with programme partners, as well as members of the PMU, including the Technical Programme Manager and Programme Manager, to ensure rigorous and thoughtful monitoring of programme implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Management and Technical Guidance:

  • Lead the development of the programme’s MEAL strategy, system and tools ensuring these reflect sector-specific needs and best practices.
  • Working closely with implementing partners and with input from PMU’s technical team, oversee effective, efficient and timely implementation of the programme’s MEAL plans.
  • Collaborate with the Technical Programme Manager, Technical Specialist Leads and field teams to undertake assessments and analyses to inform programme design as well as to identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Lead the PMU’s MEAL team to undertake regular monitoring visits.
  • Oversee and ensure the programme’s Real Time Leading platform is fit for purpose and is accurately capturing tracking programme achievement and progress.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the programme through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to learning initiatives and strategic planning efforts.
  • Collaborate with other members of the PMU to ensure effective coordination and visibility of the implementation of the programme.

    Finance and Administration:

  • Collaborate regularly with the PMU’s Support Services Manager and finance team to monitor spending of the
    Programmes MEAL budget.

    Human Resources:

  • Ensure respectful and positive working relationships within the MEAL team which allow for the effective implementation of all MEAL activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support and capacity-building.

  • Coordinate and support MEAL recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.

  • Promote professional development of the MEAL team by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure MEAL staff are well versed in core protection concepts, DRC's code of conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with the refugee population, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.

  • Collaborate with the PMU’s human resources team to ensure MEAL staff evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in managing complex MEAL programmes in humanitarian and/or development context, with a minimum of 3 years in senior management and coordination.

  • Exceptional understanding of MEAL principles and process, including database management.

  • Proven understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

  • Demonstrable experience in designing and leading programme learning and staff capacity building.

  • Experience effectively coordinating MEAL activities with partner agencies.

  • Experience with MEAL systems on DFID funded programmes a notable advantage.

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than August 14, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    Danish Refugee Council Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

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