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Job Summary

The MEAL Officer will provide support to the Program Department in implementation of the organizational strategy in provision of humanitarian services in Marsabit.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Category: B3-1

Department/Group: Programs

Location: Marsabit

Travel Required: Field visits, and occasional to Nairobi - Kenya

Level/Salary Range: According to SIF National Payscale

HR Contact: Limited Employment Contract


Job Description

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE 

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation that has been working in France and around the world for over 30 years, taking action wherever there are humanitarian and social needs to be addressed. SIF believes in a more just and caring world where the basic needs of the vulnerable people are met. SIF is committed to reducing poverty and vulnerability acrross the world, without proselytising or discriminating. It implements emergency relief, development programmes and adovacy programs. In Kenya, SIF started its operations in Kenya in 2012. Currently, SIF implements programs to support sponsorship program for Child Protection and Education amongst vulnerable communities in Nairobi, and Marsabit. 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION.

Under the supervision of the Programs Manager and the MEAL manager, The MEAL Officer will provide support to the Program Department in implementation of the organizational strategy in provision of humanitarian services in Marsabit. The MEAL officer shall be responsible for all aspects Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning for all programs implemented in Marsabit. The Officer shall perform the technical responsibilities, offer an advisory role, and facilitate training. 


DESCRIPTION

The duties and responsibilities of the position include but not limited to


MEAL – Technical Support in Project Planning and Management

• Lead in the design, implementation and review of a monitoring framework to track delivery of the project objectives on-going programs.

• Support the roll-out and maintenance of M&E Frameworks and tools for SIF humanitarian programs.

• Facilitate the inclusion of MEAL in project proposals planning of SIF’s humanitarian activities

• Support the programs teams by carrying out all routine monitoring and periodic evaluations.

• Coordinate with the M&E Key Partners related to M&E Data Quality Assurance and Beneficiary-Output Tracking.


MEAL – Technical support in Project Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

· Supervise SIF’s program data collection and management in accordance with the set minimum standards guidelines

· Support data management (collection, entry, cleaning and storage) and analysis using KoboCollect.

· Support research activities including rapid needs assessments, baseline & end line surveys and formative assessment for internal and external audiences.

· Databases: Work with the partners and SIF program Staff to ensure all reports are timely submitted, updated in relevant databases, shared with relevant teams


Learning, and Capacity Development

• Conduct continuous research to identify program needs to improve program design and measure program impact.

• Support in promoting organizational learning and adoption of good practice by pro-actively documenting and sharing key lessons/best practices learnt with internal and external stakeholders enabling input for continuous improvement and further learning.

• Ensure that processes are in place to allow for systematic and inclusive feedback to communities and stakeholders on all evaluations undertaken.


QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

· Must have a Bachelor degree either in Project Management, Social Sciences, Statistics, or Development Studies from a recognized institution.

· Certification in M&E and in conducting assessment.

· Minimum 4 years’ experience in M&E of humanitarian projects in donor-funded INGOs, UN bodies, or government agencies.

· Demonstrate understanding of management of project life cycle, results-based management, proposal writing, project budgeting, need assessments and information management.

· Experience in participatory research methods using quantitative and qualitative approaches.

· Knowledge of data/statistical software such as SPSS, Stata etc.

· Proficiency in Computer skills (MS Package) as well as use of mobile data collection software (ODK, KoboCollect) and knowledge of GIS software is an asset;

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent written and spoken English


ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

• Child Safe-Guarding Policy. SIF commit to respect the “Do no harm” humanitarian principle and ensure child safety is paramount in all its activities. SIF implements a Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP), and implement all necessary measures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable people, in particular with children join the organization. This position is subject to criminal records disclosure and reference checks. SIF has zero tolerance on child abuse and take any allegation or report of child abuse are taken very seriously.”

• Respect and promote SIF’s operational and HR Policies.



Personal attributes 

· A proactive person with initiative and drive, honesty with a high level of integrity; a team-player with good planning, time management and problem-solving skills.

· Substantial demonstrated experience in strategic thinking and analysis

· Ability to work under adverse conditions which may change quickly requiring flexibility

· Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.

· Excellent written and spoken English as well interpersonal communication.

· Ability to work under minimal supervision



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