Première Urgence Internationale Head of Mission Jobs in South Sudan

Première Urgence Internationale Head of Mission Jobs in South Sudan

About RI:

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary:

The MEAL Manager is responsible for leading efficient, innovative, evidence based and quality program information, knowledge management and accountability systems to promote learning, ensuring production and appropriate use of materials for internal and external communications to different stakeholders and consistently measure impact.

The MEAL Manager will also bring significant experience and fresh ideas to lead on MEAL system development and implementation, review and evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment support, as well as support to proposal writing and log frame development. The post holder will ensure that all Relief International and Partner projects are supported to ensure quality, effectiveness and appropriateness of their programs as well as develop national MEAL capacity across the program.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Meal System Design
  • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organizational MEAL system (for emergency response programs), ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organizational culture which prioritizes quality programming, program accountability (including developing program accountability mechanisms) and evidence based information
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at field and country office level
  • Work closely with the programme teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability and impact.
  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme design stage and features in all proposal development.
  • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development and work creatively to secure funding from diverse sources, to ensure that MEAL is integrated in emergency and development programs in a sustainable way.
  • Develop knowledge management and learning mechanisms, processes, tools that are accessible and supports organizational decision making
  • Lead related RI research as may be required

    Internal Reporting
  • Responsible to ensure that the organization delivers on all internal M&E requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information to support program reporting as per donor contractual requirements.
  • Identify and introduce new elements (systems, tools, processes) required under the MEAL system and project management/development by MEAL team members
  • Receive regular field monitoring and accountability reports from MEAL field team leads and circulate to relevant stakeholders in the country office teams, ensuring that action plans are included and followed up and that SMT reviews reports regularly

    Staff Management and Capacity Development
  • Lead RI’s MEAL team; form a solid team identity within the organization and create cohesion between team members working in different geographic areas.
  • Manage the MEAL team to ensure that the MEAL system operates effectively with the support and resources required and that there are clear links and reporting lines between field and country office level and between MEAL and other program departments.
  • Support the MEAL team progress on specific projects, providing management oversight on progress and problem-solving in case of challenges.
  • Define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed so that MEAL staff are able to perform their roles as required
  • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • At the organizational level, devise and manage a MEAL training program in collaboration with HR, with the goal of increasing capacity and awareness of MEAL for all related staff and developing national MEAL capacity. Assess training needs and engage MEAL team staff to roll-out the training programme.

    Promote Learning for Strategic Development and Decision Making
  • Ensure that data brought together and findings from across thematic and operational regions form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which is evidence based, promotes learning and strategy development for the whole organization.
  • Lead on monitoring and improving the synergy and integration of thematic programs to enhance delivery of outstanding results for targeted communities
  • Communicate top level learning / analysis reports and monitoring data to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges

    External Reporting and Representation
  • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of timely and quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting
  • Ensure that high quality analysis reports to illustrate Relief International’s impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable programs, and that they are communicated at appropriate events.
  • Ensure that Relief International is represented at relevant Donor, inter-NGO, and government level meetings at the field level (related to MEAL) to enhance inter-agencies best practices sharing and learning

    Qualifications & Requirements:

  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding conflict setting and fast paced environment preferably in Health & Nutrition, WASH sectors
  • B.A required and Master’s degree preferred; academic or equivalent work experience in Statistics, Social Development or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in MEAL leadership role in conflict setting, including proposal development, MEAL systems development, rollout and strengthening, Knowledge management, accountability strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience in effective strategic level communication and coordination with national partners, central and local authorities, NGO partners, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent writing and research skills and computer literacy, including donor report writing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex activities, meet deadlines, and exercise sound judgment with high cultural awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Fluency in English and strong English writing skills are required. Arabic or other local languages of South Sudan desired
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours as needed
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience in capacity development for diverse stakeholders levels
  • Strong people management skills.

    How to Apply

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