Medair Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Medair Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager Jobs in South Sudan

The monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager plays a vital role in improving the quality of multi-sector responses provided through Medair’s programmes. This varied and challenging role involves the development of a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Country Strategy, designing and ensuring the implementation and impact of appropriate Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning systems throughout the Medair South Sudan Programme and introducing appropriate use of available innovative MEAL tools.

The MEL Manager will be involved in coordinating and supporting MEAL aspects of health, nutrition, WASH and NFI programmes, line management of MEAL staff and training of programme staff to implement appropriate MEAL measures. The MEAL Manager will also be required to represent Medair at relevant meetings with clusters, local authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Project Overview

Multi-sector emergency response programme including the provision of emergency health, nutrition, WASH, and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.

Workplace & Working conditions

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan with travel to the field as required (expected Juba/Field ratio 70%/30%)

Key Activity Areas

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Oversight in multi-sector projects

  • Develop a country Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) strategy, in liaison with the sector advisors.

  • Support roll-out of a MEAL initiative for collecting ongoing programme data, and coordinate data analysis and use with relevant technical advisors and the Program Funding Manager.

  • Support PCs and PMs to understand MEAL system and become familiar with MEAL requirements for their project.

  • Responsible for ensuring integration of Beneficiary Accountability within the MEAL framework in all aspects of programme.

  • Liaise with Project Coordinators, Project Managers and Advisors to ensure internal and external MEAL requirements are appropriately scheduled and budgeted at right stage in programme management cycle.

  • Ensure all Medair and donor M+E indicators are followed up and reported on appropriately.

  • Provide additional support to programme management activities where necessary.

  • Input into the development of the SDS country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals as requested by CD, DCDs and sector advisors.

  • Ensure cross cutting issues (HIV/AIDS, gender consideration and environment marker) as well as conflict sensitivity/”do no harm” approach are incorporated, monitored and evaluated as required into multi-sector interventions with support from Advisors.

  • Support MAEL elements of proposal and report writing including provision of data, indicator progress and monitoring plans in cooperation with field managers and field and HQ sector advisors.

  • Ensure sector MAEL systems are harmonized throughout South Sudan projects from data sheet collection to data base.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Management

  • Coordinate with relevant in country staff and HQ technical advisors for recommended indicators and review of measurement plans.

  • Develop monitoring plans for all proposals in collaboration with programme managers and sector advisors.

  • Work with sector advisors to develop and standardize survey tools and other data collection forms for monitoring programmes.

  • Coordinate and oversee implementation of baseline surveys, needs assessments, KPC surveys, SMART surveys, midterm and end of project evaluations and other relevant monitoring and evaluation activities.

  • Coordinate recruitment of consultants and oversee recruited consultants during surveys, baselines and evaluations.

  • Support role out of innovative and updated MEAL technology and

  • Promote measures to safeguard MEAL institutional memory in SDS programme by advising on reporting, data management and communicating lessons learned from MEAL.

  • Participate in the quarterly management and country strategy meetings.

  • Follow up necessary action points from the quarterly programme progress and strategy meetings.

  • Train relevant programmes staff on MEAL tools, data collection and analysis and basic surveying and sampling techniques.

  • Assist project staff to manage programme data for regular monitoring of programme progress.

    Staff Management

  • Line-manage the MEAL Officers and any additional temporary or surge capacity MEL staff, including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.

  • Ensure line managed staff receive supervision, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding. This may be through on-the-job training and taught sessions.

  • Hold regular team meetings with the assigned programme support staff, reviewing team and individual objectives and ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work.

  • Promote the health and security of the monitoring and evaluation teams in the field by ensuring the application of security guidelines, provision of essential communication equipment, guidelines for health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

  • Assist in the recruitment of local field staff to implement monitoring and evaluation activities within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and national policies.

  • Attend relevant external coordination and feedback information, as applicable, to the appropriate managers and staff.

    Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith- based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayer, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.


  • University degree in public health, Biostatistics/Statistics, international development or other relevant social science.
    Good English (spoken and written)


  • 3 years of work experience in managing MEAL in multi sector.

  • Training and experience in epidemiology, statistics and software including SPSS, STATA or EPI info.

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs

  • Post-qualification management experience in a relevant profession

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting, preferably in a support role

  • Solid experience in managing a humanitarian MEAL system, supervising household surveys/evaluations, reporting writing

  • Team-player but also able to work independently

  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritising and delegating as required

  • Able to build trust and enforce procedures

    How to Apply

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