MEAL Coordinator

People in Need

People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…

Job Information

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    Duty Station
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Mar 07, 2021

Job Description

MEAL Coordinator will lead MEAL activities in the field, such as design, planning and coordination of such activities, capacity building of staffs, field data collection, cleaning and analysis in coordination with the MEAL Manager, Programme managers and local partners. S/he will be responsible for ensuring efficient information management, improving data quality, and strengthening the knowledge sharing and learning process across the organization, with partners and other stakeholders. The MEAL Coordinator will work in close coordination with each other and under the direct supervision of MEAL Manager. The MEAL Coordinator will adhere to PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy.

Project Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Coordinate with field team, both PIN’s and local partners’, in the overall set-up and operationalization of LNGB MEL Framework and plans.
  • Be a focal point to maintain project indicator tracking table at the field office and ensure that all supporting evidence is systematically archived.
  • Identify gaps and facilitate development of M&E-related capacities among colleagues and stakeholders to ensure participation, enable ownership and facilitate quality of data collection, its management and use;
  • Lead and be a focal person to ensure the implementation and monitoring of PIN’s Community Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM) in the field, in coordination with respective Child Protection Focal Persons and MEAL staffs of PIN and downstream partners.
  • Under the guidance of MEAL Manager and in collaboration with the entire program team and beneficiary communities, monitor activities through regular site visits, remote data collection and use of participatory techniques.
  • Work in strong collaboration and coordination with the partners’ MEAL team and program team to ensure the quality of project and MEAL activities.
  • Monitor data quality within the LNGB MEL system and make improvements as required.
  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities) and those in fragile and conflict-affected states at all times.
  • Monitor staff and partners’ adherence to PIN’s policies and internal procedures, protocols, PIN’s Code of Conduct, with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure, Case Handling Framework, Child Protection and Do No Harm policies; immediate reporting and redress of any complaints and issues based on its severity.

Documentation, Reporting and Knowledge Sharing

  • Document and archive LNGB project’s MEAL tools, resources, approaches, lessons learned/success stories and good practices.
  • Strengthen knowledge sharing and learning process by ensure regular dissemination of lessons learned and good practices to the project team, partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Support the project team to compile, arrange and archive activity reports and flag due reports to respective staff.
  • Prepare periodic MEAL-specific deliverables and timely report to the MEAL Manager.
  • Support project’s MEAL team to streamline accountability systems in project activities with support from the program team.
  • Support to streamline data quality assessment process at the field level and help prepare initial DQA reports in partnership with the project team.

Data Collection and Database Maintenance

  • Support to design, test and implement qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and protocols.
  • Contribute to efficiently develop and manage project’s database in the field office, ensuring that the database is updated regularly and systematically, in close coordination with the program and MEAL team.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters’ degree preferred) in social science or development related fields, with good understanding and interest in MEAL systems
  • Minimum of four years’ experience working in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, data collection, and reporting, and complaint response mechanism, preferably with development projects. Previous working experience with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups is a plus.
  • Strong computer literacy (including but not limited to MS Excel and Word)
  • Strong data management skills
  • Proven data collection, analysis and report writing skills.
  • Experience with KoBo Toolbox or other ODK software.
  • Experience of statistical and data management software (STATA, SPSS) is desirable
  • Good understanding of gender issues and rights-based approach
  • Outstanding communication skills- written and spoken
  • Fluency in English-written and spoken
  • Fluency in the local language (Bhojpuri/Bajjika) preferred
  • Nepali typing skill is a plus
  • Strong critical thinking and ability to self-initiate
  • Undertake extensive field works in remote and rural communities in province 2
  • Female candidates belonging to Province 2 will be preferred

Relevant Experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect diversity and inclusion
  • Have high level of commitment and integrity

How to Apply

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