Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Medair

Juba, South Sudan

Improve the quality of multi-sector responses provided through Medair’s programmes. Develop a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Country Strategy, designing and ensuring the implementation and impact of appropriate Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning systems throughout the Medair South Sudan Programme and introducing appropriate use of available innovative MEL tools. Be involved in coordinating and supporting MEL aspects of health, nutrition, WASH and NFI programmes, line management of MEL staff and training of programme staff to implement appropriate MEL measures. Represent Medair at relevant meetings with clusters, local authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Project Overview

Multi-sector emergency response programme including the provision of emergency health, nutrition, WASH, and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.

Key Activity Areas

Oversight in Multi-Sector Projects

  • Develop a country Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) strategy;
  • Support roll out of an MEL initiative for collecting ongoing programme data, and coordinate data analysis and use with relevant technical advisors and the Program Funding Manager;
  • Understand the MEL system and become familiar with M+E requirements for their project;
  • Ensure the integration of Beneficiary Accountability within the MEL framework;
  • Ensure internal and external MEL requirements are appropriately scheduled and budgeted at appropriate stage in programme management cycle;
  • Input into the development of the SDS country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals as requested by CD, DCDs and sector advisors;
  • Support MEL elements of proposal and report writing including provision of data, indicator progress and monitoring plans in cooperation with field managers and field and HQ sector advisors;
  • Ensure sector MEL systems are harmonized throughout South Sudan projects from data sheet collection to data base.

Management

  • Coordinate with technical advisors for recommended indicators and review of measurement plans;
  • Develop and standardize survey tools and other data collection forms for monitoring programmes;
  • Coordinate and oversee (with technical input from sector advisors and PMs) implementation of baseline surveys, needs assessments, KPC surveys, SMART surveys, midterm and end of project evaluations and other relevant monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Liaise with consultants for new survey methodologies;
  • Support role out of innovative and updated MEL technology and software;
  • Promote measures to safeguard MEL institutional memory in SDS programme by advising on reporting, data management and communicating lessons learned from MEL;
  • Participate in the quarterly management and country strategy meetings;
  • Train relevant programmes staff on MEL tools, data collection and analysis and basic surveying and sampling techniques.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the MEL Officers and any additional temporary or surge capacity MEL staff, including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.;
  • Ensure line managed staff receive supervision, mentoring and training;
  • Hold regular team meetings with the assigned programme support staff, reviewing team and individual objectives and ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work;
  • Promote the health and security of the monitoring and evaluation teams in the field by ensuring the application of security guidelines, provision of essential communication equipment, guidelines for health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices;
  • Assist in the recruitment of local field staff to implement monitoring and evaluation activities within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and national policies.

Qualifications

  • University degree in public health, Biostatistics/Statistics, international development or social science;
  • Training and experience in epidemiology, statistics and software including SPSS, STATA or EPI info;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs;
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience/Competencies

  • Post-qualification management experience in a relevant profession;
  • 2 years of management including report writing;
  • 1 year of experience managing a humanitarian M&E system including supervising household surveys;
  • Proficiency using SPSS, STATA, EPI-INFO and/or SMART–ENA software;
  • Problem solving ability, excellent communicator, good numerical and report writing skills;
  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills. Coaching and training skills;
  • Strong leadership skills. Consultative management style. Accountable decision maker.

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