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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Trócaire
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualification
  • Undergraduate degree - preferably in a directly related field, e.g. development studies, project management, operational research, statistics etc.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in the development sector, with specific MEAL experience.
Experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to MEAL, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, in all stages of programme cycle management.
  • Experience of designing and use of digital data collection systems is an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with local partner organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good understanding of institutional donor contract management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

Responsibilities

Key Duties & Responsibilities
Project Support/Technical Assistance:
  • Support Trócaire and partner staff in the planning, design and implementation of all MEAL activities throughout the project cycle,
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance in the planning, design and implementation of MEAL systems and tools and in supporting evaluation and learning processes.
  • Support accountability to project participants, ensuring that their involvement at every stage of the project cycle is the critical lens though which any MEAL framework is designed.
  • Support capacity development of partner staff in MEAL skills, including mentoring as necessary.
  • Work with project staff to support partner use of results based management and engagement with programme learning and review processes.
  • Through training and coaching support partner staff to develop skills and competences to gather, manage and analyse quality gender-sensitive data
  • Train partners on using analysed data to inform programme quality control, produce quality donor reports and document lessons learned and programme
  • Support partners to implement monitoring in a manner that is sensitive to the different needs, responsibilities and capabilities of vulnerable female and male programme participants.
  • Develop good working relations with partner organizations and communities.
  • Exchange information and experience and contribute actively to an MEAL learning community within Trócaire and among partner organizations.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of mechanisms for capturing, analyzing, reporting, sharing and applying MEAL findings, information, lessons learned, and best practices among Trócaire, its donors and partner staff.
  • Sharing of partner MEAL tools and training resources developed, particularly those engaging with Women’s Empowerment
  • Ensure that gender and vulnerability issues are addressed in all aspects of MEAL work, in relation to partners and in working with colleagues in Trócaire. In particular, champion monitoring and learning approaches that engage with issues of Gender, Vulnerability and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Support the programme team in strategic targeting of beneficiaries in project design.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
  • Communication/Information Management:
Other Tasks
  • Ensure that gender and vulnerability issues are addressed in all aspects of MEAL work, in relation to partners and in working with colleagues in Trócaire. In particular, champion monitoring and learning approaches that engage with issues of Gender, Vulnerability and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Support the programme team in strategic targeting of beneficiaries in project design.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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Trócaire

Nairobi, KE
20-50 people
Non-profit, social work
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Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International Development. Trócaire works through local partners and being the development arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin planning for beyond this period. Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established an office in Nairobi in 1994. Working with over twenty-five local partner organisations, Trócaire takes a rights based approach while focusing on Equitable Access to and use of Resources, Women’s Empowerment and the Protection of Human Dignity in Humanitarian Crisis. (Organisational Strategic Plan-CSP: 2016-20). The Trócaire Kenya country programme is built on a model that integrates a change process from micro to meso to macro levels through working with strong local partners, a commitment to capacity building, clear advocacy priorities, high levels of financial oversight and holistic programme design to bring about social change.

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