Bangladesh – MEAL Coordinator - Cox

  • Référence : SRH03298
  • Domaine de compétence : Autres
  • Poste : Missions à l'etranger
  • Statut : Salarié
  • Pays : Bangladesh
  • Type de contrat : Salarié - CDD

About the job (1/3)

Desired start date: 01/01/2019
Duration of the mission:  12 months
Location:  Cox, with frequent field visits to bases

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) opened its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR.

SI’s intervention and strategy in Bangladesh is to address primary needs of crisis affected people in terms of food security, livelihood, disaster risk reduction (DRR), water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and shelter, by making use of an integrated disaster risk reduction approach and by taking into account the effects of climate change, whilst working in parallel on mid-long term resilience strategies.

SI strategy for 2017 focuses on 3 axes:

  • Emergency preparedness in SI's working areas and emergency response (ER) in all the country.
  • Integrated WASH/FSL approach with DRR as a mainstream in all current and future projects.
  • Local advocacy approach in Cox's Bazar and at national level to sensitize the stakeholders about protection issues and humanitarian priorities in Bangladesh.

SI  is currently implementing five projects in different areas of intervention:

  • In Dhaka: a WASH pilot project on water quality
  • In Cox's Bazaar District: WASH, FSL and DRR programs
  • emergency projects in response to the new Rohingya influx fleeing persecutions in Myanmar .
  • In Stakhira District: WASH, FSL and DRR programs

SI strategy  focuses on 3 axes:

Emergency preparedness in SI's working areas and emergency response (ER) in all the country.
Integrated WASH/FSL approach with DRR as a mainstream in all current and future projects.
Local advocacy approach in Cox's Bazar and at national level to sensitize the stakeholders about protection issues and humanitarian priorities in Bangladesh.

About the job

Within the Bangladesh mission and under the supervision of the Deputy CD Programs, the MEAL Coordinator designs the MEAL action plans of the mission, in accordance with SI’s operational framework, and makes sure it is disseminated, understood and implemented by the mission staffs.

Provides methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues such as: design of M&E plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, “do no harm” analysis, terms of references of internal and external evaluations etc.;

Looks over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department (studies, maps…);

Makes sure his/her department is cross-cutting and well integrated with all departments (functional links) as well as coherent with all coordinators and managers;

Supports training of program teams within his/her fields of expertise;

Contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques;

Contributes to the design of SI’s strategy by proposing a strategy in terms of M&E support to program teams, integration of cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, accountability, do-no-harm, community participation, disability, etc.)

 

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Responsibilities:

Strategic orientation

  • Propose and develop sector-based action plans (M&E, accountability, gender, do-no harm) in accordance with SI’s policies and priorities for the intervention country.
  • Make sure collected data are used to take appropriated operational decisions and to address contractual engagements with donors.

Training and technical support

  • Develop MEAL teams’ capacities in his/her field of expertise: data collection and analysis (method, format, software etc.), measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, do-no harm analysis, etc. Develop training modules along with DTQP.
  • Supporting MEAL and program teams in application of data collection platforms and analysis. (Kobo, ODF etc).
  • Supporting the IM teams in centralizing the databases and proposing methods of extraction and analysis.
  • Provide MEAL teams with a technical and methodological support for M&E activities, data management (questionnaire design, sampling, data entry, extraction of useful data and interpretation) and integration of cross-cutting issues.
  • Creating or adapting tools for: indicators monitoring, impact monitoring (MEAL or M&E plan and survey tools) or risk analysis.

Monitoring and Evaluation of SI programs

  • Propose and organize M&E missions in collaboration with technical coordinators, field coordinators and program managers:
    - Post-intervention Monitoring;
    - Internal Evaluation (interim of final);
    - Follow up mission with program teams to integrate cross-cutting issues (gender, do-no harm, etc);
    - Do-no-harm analysis;
    - Thematic studies;
    - Operational audits;
    - Follow up of accountability monitoring framework.

These missions will be learning-oriented and will not only look at accountability to donors (falling under the responsibility of technical coordinators).

  • Elaborate or contribute to the elaboration, review and harmonization of M&E tools, data management, especially in M&E Plans.
  • Validate relevance of reports, analysis, maps and recommendations produced by the MEAL department or PMs before their dissemination. Liaise with HQ if external publication.
  • Propose adjustments, new activities to improve the quality of the operations or approaches, in consultation with technical coordinators.
  • Contribute to terms of references for external evaluations and studies.

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Accountability

  • Design and roll out of complaints response mechanisms.
  • Ensure that the key principles of the mechanism are respected.
  • Ensure that regular analysis of the complaints and feedbacks received are done.

Institutional Knowledge Building (IKB)

  • Make sure that all IKB tools are disseminated and used on the mission.
  • Build on institutional knowledge on M&E activities and missions’ results (lessons learnt and recommendations) and make sure these are known by technical and field coordinators.
  • Participate into centralizing and disseminating procedures, guides and tools with HQ.
  • Build on an expertise network in his/her field and, if possible, develop partnerships with counterparts.
  • Use SI’s IKB tools to document MEAL tools and methodologies/approaches; sharing with relevant HQ departments.

Coordination and operational monitoring

  • Ensure consolidation and validation of the department’s activity work plan.
  • Ensure achievement of the department’s objectives.
  • Actively participate in the mission’s coordination meetings.
  • Take part of the monthly review of programs (budget, operational, logistics…) and of budget follow up for his/her department.

HR management/Capacity Development

  • Together with the Deputy CD Programs, defines the MEAL set up and HR needs.
  • Ensure that communication schemes, roles and responsibilities and procedures inside the MEAL department (if any) are coherent and relevant. If needed, propose improvements.
  • Make sure that new staff from program and MEAL departments are briefed on MEAL’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of collaborators under his/her direct supervision.
  • Lead workshops, coordination meetings and/or technical exchange programs
  • Identify technical training requirements and the resources available in the work area
  • Makes sure that handover reports are produced by all staffs and are shared with HQ (if relevant).

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Validate and disseminate final versions of M&E reports, studies and analysis produced by the department.
  • Support the Head of Mission for fundraising, negotiation and review of project proposals in his/her field.
  • Write project proposals and reports’ paragraphs on crosscutting issues and MEAL.
  • Convey information to the relevant authorities on security matters or any event having a possible consequence on Solidarités International activities and the security of the teams.
  • Represent SI when asked and/or delegated to do so.
  • Ensure that SI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning his/her department

Specific stakes and challenges

  • Develop and work on key toolkits and methodologies (from database management to communication with communities).
  • Stabilisation of funding and key activities following the emergency

Your profile

Education:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in statistic, quality control or humanitarian project management

Experience:

  • Experience in MEAL or Project management (min.3 year)
  • Technical experience in Information Management (database creation and management, Access, SQL)
  • Technical experience in mapping (QGIS)
  • Experience in capacity building of teams
  • Experience in communication with communities and accountability mechanism
  • Previous experience with SI is a plus

Technical skill and competence:

  • Knowledge of social research and data collection theories and methodologies
  • Knowledge on project management and PCM
  • Knowledge on data collect, sampling, mobile data collection (Kobo, XLS form) and data analysis
  • Knowledge on database management (Access, SQL)
  • Knowledge on mapping software (QGIS)
  • Accountability mechanisms and communication with communities principles
  • Training and capacity building skills
  • MS office

Personal quality:

  • Ability to take decisions and work in autonomy;
  • Good resistance to stress and pressure;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Team player;
  • Capacity to adapt to security constraints.

Language: Good written and spoken English

SI will offer you

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 350 USD

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation:
During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 750 USD allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Application Process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. 

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension 

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