Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer at World Vision Kenya (WVK) – May 2024

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer

Key Responsibilities:

System Design and Promoting MEAL

  • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organizational MEAL system, ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organizational culture which prioritizes quality programming.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at field and office level.
  • Work closely with the programme teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact. This may include the establishment of a Technical Working Group.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Manage the project team to ensure that the MEAL system operates effectively with the support and resources required and that there are clear reporting links and feedback mechanisms between field team, region, Management, MEAL and other departments.
  • Support the project team progress on specific project activities, providing management oversight on progress and problem-solving in case of challenges.
  • Define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed so that project team are able to perform their roles as required.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • At the organisational level, devise and manage a MEAL training programme with the goal of increasing capacity and awareness of MEAL for all staff. Assess training needs and engage field staff to roll-out the training programme

Internal Reporting and Documentation

  • Responsible to ensure that the GREEN PROJECT delivers on all internal MEAL requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting on relevant indicators, total direct and indirect reach data.
  • Identifies and incorporates all elements (systems, tools, processes, etc.) required under the MEAL system and enhances capacity of project team to effectively use them.
  • Review regular field, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc monitoring and accountability reports received from project field team and circulate to the Management team, ensuring that action plans are included and agreed by Management.
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, project data, case studies, best practice and lessons learned for internal and external sharing.
  • Develop project and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition and aggregation of information.

Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making

  • Ensure that data and findings from across multiple thematic project activities form a coherent basis for analysis to promote learning and strategy development for the whole project.
  • Lead on monitoring and improving the synergy and integration of thematic programmes to enhance delivery of outstanding results for target communities
  • Communicate top level learning to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to strengthen impact and overcome/mitigate challenges.

Programme Design and MEAL Resources

  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the project design stage and is integrated in all project activities in a sustainable way.
  • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development to facilitate funding from a wide range of sources.
  • Responsible for effectively managing the MEAL budget, in close collaboration with the senior project manager.

External Reporting and Representation

  • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting.
  • Ensure that high quality analysis reports to illustrate the project impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable project, and that they are communicated in the most appropriate way for different audiences.
  • With consultation, represent the FMNR project at relevant conferences, meetings, etc., to contribute to the sharing and learning, especially around best practices.

Other

  • Participate in Institutional strengthening processes both at organizational and affiliate levels
  • Other responsibilities & duties as required by the Senior project manager

Qualifications/Requirements for the role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, Mathematics, Statistic, development, or information technology Training in data management and M & E is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 8 years practical experience in M&E system development coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body for large and complex grants, leadership experience is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant technical experience in MEAL for ANCP Natural resource management (NRM) Projects in Kenya or similar context.
  • Experience managing large external evaluations and a clear, deep understanding of different evaluation methodologies appropriate for NRM professional development programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of digital data collection and accountability systems and use of ONA, CommCare and Kobo. Excellent advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills using SPSS and/or Stata as well as Nvivo/Atlas.ti software.
  • Ability to use geographical information systems to collect geospatial data.
  • Demonstrable track-record in data management, with the ability to manage large databases
  • Ability to analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong familiarity with project frameworks [design/implementation/M&E] cycle
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, adapting and innovating where necessary, and defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets, Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Good management skills with ability to manage a team
  • Highly developed cultural and political awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply