Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (Meal) Officer

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Applications have closed

Rays Of Hope

Rays of Hope Ministries is a local, Christian organization in Malawi, operating in 6 Education districts running education interventions and it is a child-friendly organization. It continues to grow and drives its vision, which sees every child and youth access transformative education. In that bid, the organization is looking for a competent and experienced individual to fill the vacant position below.

Location: Blantyre District – Head Office

Reporting to: MEAL Coordinator

ROLE PURPOSE

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) officer is responsible for developing, designing and supporting the coordination of all MEAL functions with implementation officers for all Rays of Hope Ministries programs and projects. In general, the incumbent will ensure that the programs/projects are implemented as defined by the theory of change and make recommendations for optimum gains.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning related support to downstream staff and partners in the project. This includes coordinating routine monitoring and training of relevant officers/partners in MEAL methodologies and tools (including sampling techniques, data collection tools and techniques, data analysis and reporting).
  • Conduct analysis of program/project results to support evidence-based program decision-making.
  • Support program teams to set up accountability mechanisms to beneficiaries and community members. Maintain the Complaint Response Mechanism (CRM) database and ensure the responsive use of accountability mechanisms.
  • Support and follow up on monitoring findings.
  • Develop and manage the Management Information System (data base) and relevant tools for the project.
  • Develop MEAL tools and guidelines
  • Develop up to date quarterly output performance reports.
  • Develop and implement a MEAL framework.
  • Develop and implement quarterly and annual Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Plans for the project.
  • Provide ongoing support in reviewing of MEAL framework, plans and tools for the project.
  • Undertake data quality assurance (DQA) of the projects.
    Provide support in regular documentation and sharing/dissemination of lessons learned, case studies and best practices (through monthly, quarterly and annual reports, presentations etc) to inform on-going implementation, advocacy and future programming.
  • Compile and disseminate project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports, presentations etc) to stakeholders at community and district levels, in collaboration with project and partner teams, to inform on-going implementation and future programming.
  • Promote accountability in general and to children in particular, among all staff and volunteers at community and district levels in the program/project impact areas, through training, coaching and follow up, facilitating establishment and utilization of appropriate feedback mechanisms to improve programming and enhance accountability.
  • Support consistent and systematic integration of MEAL issues into the projects (identification of gaps in the implementation and facilitating identification of solutions to enhance quality implementation)
  • Represent the program/project at relevant forums as requested by the Executive Director and partners.
  • Facilitate downward and upward accountability of team by compiling monthly, quarterly and annual output performance reports including best practices stories for project learning.

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

The ideal candidate should have:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in M&E, Computer Science, Statistics, Demography, Mathematical Sciences, or any other relevant discipline.
  2. Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability, learning, and research methodologies
  3. At least three to five years of hands-on experience in Monitoring,
  4. Evaluation and research work in the education sector or related development fields, preferably with a non-governmental organization.
  5. High-level ability in quantitative and qualitative research experience and expertise.
  6. Significant experience in designing and maintenance of management information systems and tools.
  7. Excellent analytical skills and ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info and similar statistical packages or applications.
  8. High level of understanding and ability to critically review research/evaluation reports by independent consultants.
  9. Ability to communicate scientific data to communities, program staff, and partners in simple and clear manner.
  10. Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  11. Willingness to work in challenging environment from time to time.
  12. Must have a clean and valid driving license.

MODE OF APPLICATION 

Through Email, interested persons meeting the above specifications should submit applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates, naming 3 traceable referees through our website www.raysofhopemalawi.org/careers, addressing:

The Human Resource and Administration Officer
Rays of Hope Ministries,
P.O. Box E365, Post Dot Net,
Blantyre, Malawi

Due to anticipated large volumes of applications, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

Qualified and experienced women are hugely encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit raysofhopemalawi.org .