Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer - Gaziantep

Save the Children International Gaziantep
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Tam Zamanlı 1-3
İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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JOB ADVERTISEMENT – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer - Gaziantep

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


ROLE PURPOSE: 

Save the Children is seeking job applicants for a MEAL Officer post in Gaziantep. The MEAL Officer will report to the MEAL Coordinator whilst providing technical MEAL support and s/he will work closely with SCI and partner staff in the implementation site. S/he will also provide cross-thematic support pertaining to MEAL activities to increase data quality and inform project adjustments where necessary through ensuring evidence-based decision making. The MEAL Officer will be primarily responsible for conducting frequent on-site and off-site monitoring, designing monitoring tools, maintaining Accountability mechanism, ensure data confidentiality and security, facilitate and/or conduct various assessments, provide capacity building, supervision, and coaching to SCI and partner staff where relevant, and be responsible for data management and reporting concerning their respective projects. Full scope of the position’s responsibilities is elaborated below. 

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: MEAL Specialist

Budget responsibility: None
 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 

The MEAL Officer will be responsible for the following:

Data collection capacity:

  • Conduct frequent monitoring visits to project activities, report back via relevant reporting templates. Hold debriefing sessions with relevant staff on recommendations and/or action plans
  • Create, update, review MEAL tools where needed (e.g. Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, FGD Questionnaires, beneficiary satisfaction/feedback surveys, follow-up interviews, dashboards)
  • Proactively engage programme teams to compile information on activities, and update the master database (if applicable).
  • Review incoming data for cleanness, completeness and consistency, and improve data collection tools as necessary. 
  • Ensure that all data collection processes are compliant with the local data protection law (KVKK) and GDPR.
  • Design, plan, and lead on various assessments, including baseline/endline, project evaluations, outcome and impact assessments.
  • Conduct Quality Benchmarks and follow up with relevant staff on the action points.

Data analysis & use:

  • Be the primary focal point for project level data management.
  • Be the primary analyst for weekly/monthly data, monitoring trends and highlighting concerns.
  • Support planning, coordination, analysis and preparation of findings for various assessments.
  • Ensure that all data is kept confidentially and securely, including hard and soft copies during internal and external assessments.
  • Conduct regular data verification/data audits for the projects under his/her responsibility

Information management systems:

  • Lead/support (if IM staff is present) on creation, revision, and roll-out SCI databases, utilise information management platforms (i.e. Commcare).
  • •     Compilation of relevant reports, plans and information/data documents and sharing w •      Ensure that data confidentiality measures are in place for data management and filing systems for project data in soft and hard copies.
  • Assist in the implementation of standardized information management policies
  • Ensure that IM developments/revisions are reflected to the project s/he is responsible for

Reporting:

  • Coordinate with relevant PMs and MEAL Coordinator following review of weekly/monthly/quarterly data submissions, as well as project achievements against targets.
  • In collaboration with MEAL Coordinator, develop recommendations for the implementing team as part of the Learning process.
  • Develop analysis and top line reports to be communicated with internal and external stakeholders, and support donor reporting.

Accountability and Child Safe Programming:

  • Lead on the roll-out of the Accountability mechanisms concerning the projects under his/her responsibility
  • Ensure that all team is informed of the reporting lines concerning the CFM and provide refreshers/coaching where needed
  • Support the program team in coordinating with local stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing
  • Use child friendly methodologies to ensure child participation
  • Validate MEAL tools and materials with beneficiaries, including children and hard to reach groupsith PDQ and program teams as needed.

General:

  • Roll-out, strengthen, and oversee MEAL systems as per SCI guidelines and commitments
  • Provide capacity building trainings, supervision, and coaching
  • Maintain filing system for soft and hard copies.
  • Actively contribute to making the project safe for children and gender sensitive (and to the extent gender transformative) in collaboration with SC’s Gender Focal Point at all times.
  • Ensure that the MEAL system in place is in line with SCI standards, donor requirements and humanitarian programming standards. 
  • Perform other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • BSc/BA/BEng in Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian sector, with minimum 2 years in MEAL, MEL or M&E.
  • Or holds an MSs/MA in above mentioned degrees and 1 year or experience in MEAL, MEL or M&E.
  • Proven experience in data collection, analysis, and information/database management.
  • Proven experience in qualitative data collection through focus group discussions and key informant interviews via child friendly methodologies
  • Working knowledge of PowerBI or similar software.
  • Working knowledge of evaluation methodologies (i.e. process, outcome, impact)
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Fluent in Turkish and English
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents, and particularly refugees.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes in education, protection, and livelihood sectors.
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, R, or similar software package.
  • Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue, or experience in representing his/her organisation.
  • Fluency in Arabic is desired

Position holder will be based in Gaziantep, therefore legal right to work in Türkiye is necessary at the time of application. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Allowance as per relevant internal memorandum
  • 20 days of annual leave
  • Life and critical diseases insurance

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better.  Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

 

Save the Children International

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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