MEAL Coordinator

Catholic Relief Services

CRS is a humanitarian agency working to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in 93 countries. In Nepal CRS is working to help the people of Gorkha after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. We have a long- term commitment to provide high quality assistance to help vulnerable groups recover and develop their livelihoods and to build back better. CRS…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Tanahun
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Mar 29, 2022

Job Description

CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS Nepal has been implementing emergency multi-sector response and recovery (earthquake, monsoon and COVID) programs in Gorkha, Okuldunga, Kavre, Lamjung, Makwanpur, Tanahu, Chitwan, and Palpa districts. CRS is also implementing a USAID-financed livelihood technical assistance program, Farmer to Farmer (F2F), in Bagmati Province, Province 5, Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province. Since March 2017, CRS-led Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) provides technical and information management support to relevant national, provincial and local governments across 32 earthquake-affected districts.

CRS Nepal Invites applications from eligible and interested candidates for the following position:

MEAL Coordinator (1 Position-Based in Tanahun):

As the focal person for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) implementation in ReCoVER and a member of the Project Management Team (ReCoVER-PMT), you will work closely with Project Director and other thematic coordinators for ReCoVER to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of comprehensive MEAL system for ReCoVER and implementing partners advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge, coordination, and relationship management skills will ensure that the ReCoVER MEAL system applies the agency’s best practices and approaches for safeguarding and data-informed decision making.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with CRS Nepal MEAL Manager and ReCOVER Project Director, lead MEAL system design and review in line with donor and CRS guidance.
  • Support, and in some cases lead, compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements, including agreed MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan activities, and liaising with project leadership
  • Contribute to oversight and guidance on quality data capture, input and management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, reflection, and ongoing use of MEAL data results through respectful management of agreed processes.
  • Oversee accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Document and disseminate field-based perspectives and initial findings to project learning.
  • Contribute to respectful relationships and dialogue regarding ongoing project interventions and results with community members and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in conducting field-based and simple analytical MEAL activities for CRS staff, partner staff, and volunteers.
  • In coordination with program teams, oversee the Feedback Complaints Response Mechanism and other MEAL/program approaches to ensure accountability, safeguarding and gender, and social inclusion priorities.

Required Qualification & Experience

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in development projects in a similar role.
  • Minimum two years experience in the field of MEAL is required
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data is required.
  • Excellent data analysis skills in excel and familiarity/experience with other data analysis software is a plus.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience; additional experience may substitute for some education
  • Experience in Comcare and/or GIS will be a plus.

Required/Desired Foreign Language 

  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Nepali

Travel Required

When adherence to all COVID-19 safety procedures permits, this position can expect up to 50% travel in the field. Travel includes trekking long distances to remote areas and staying in villages. Travel in the field will be required to monitor the project activities, support CRS/partner staff and represent CRS.

Desired to poses a 2 Wheeler license  

  • Possessing a valid driving license for 2-Wheeler will be a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Ability to facilitate workshops and conduct training on MEAL topics for both specialists and non-specialist audiences
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving, and systems thinking skills with the capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Strategically represents the program team or technical sector for influence
  • Represents CRS’ mission and the CP priorities at the country program level with internal and external stakeholders to actualize the CP’s strategy and influence age

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning, and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Candidates with Comcare and/or GIS  knowledge and experience are a plus.

Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location

Local expertise with a permanent address in the project district and local language competency is a plus.

How to Apply

To apply for above positions, please click on this link by 04 April 2022.

NOTE: While uploading any file: please make file name as:  Name_ Resume/ Name- Cover letter

By applying to this job, you as the candidate, understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

CRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. It encourages applicants from marginalized communities and geographically remote areas, persons with disabilities, women and other genders are encouraged to apply. CRS Nepal provides many benefits for its staff members including staff development opportunities, paid maternity and paternity leave, nursing hours for nursing mothers, per diems for the child of the staff when staff travel out of station on official business etc.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written test and interview. Until further notice CRS will be following COVID-19 prevention protocols outlined in CRS global guidance, including limiting travel to mission-critical movement only, and using all WHO and Gov’t of Nepal- suggested prevention measures for travel and in-person meetings