Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Director, Nepal USAID/Nepal Integrated Nutrition Activity (INA)

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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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 : 7+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : May 26, 2022

Job Description

Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Director for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Integrated Nutrition Activity (INA) program in Nepal. The program will focus on strengthening the government of Nepal’s (GON) commitment and capacity to improve nutrition outcomes and to ensuring a healthy and productive workforce.

The MEAL Director will develop, implement, and continuously improve M&E systems for all project activities. The Director will incorporate best practices to ensure information collected is accurate, timely, and disseminated appropriately in high quality reports. The MEAL team will use these findings to improve the program and achieve activity objectives. In addition, they will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documentation of lessons learned and developing approaches for community analysis and using data for decision making. The position will be located in Kathmandu.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties) 

  • Provide leadership, training, and mentoring to develop and implement MEAL activities (including designing tools, conducting data collection and analysis, and sharing and using data) to assess and improve program impact.
  • Develop MEAL plan and systems for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact.
  • Design methodology and coordinate research activities for project operations and assessments.
  • Effectively rollout MEAL collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
  • Capture appropriate cost information to track financial indicators, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost-effective inputs.
  • Ensure programming alignment to targets and indicators contained in project proposal and use the information from the M&E systems and tools to improve program effectiveness.
  • Support all project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews.
  • Provide on-going support to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps and build capacity among project team members, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Prepare high quality, accurate and timely reports for Save the Children, project partners, and donors as required.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or related field is required.
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation related to nutrition, SBCC, WASH and/or public health programming.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of monitoring, evaluation and assessment tools to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Ability to analyze complex data and summarize the inputs for a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated skills required to gain support from staff across teams and to build the capacity of others.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively, innovate, and set manageable work plans and priorities and evaluate progress.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Nepal.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team… 

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

How to Apply

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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