Meal Manager

Sluitingsdatum
07-06-2020

Beschrijving van de vacature

MEAL MANAGER

based in Nicosia, Cyprus

War Child based in Cyprus has been responding to the needs of Syrian children and strives to build local capacity for Syrian refugees as much as possible. This is a national position based within the EU with national labour conditions.

 

War Child Programme for Syria

War Child (WCH) is a learning organisation that continuously enhances its services to children affected by war and conflict. This includes striving to become a networked expert organisation able to mobilise and provide services and technical assistance within and outside the organisation, as well as across programme teams in various in-country offices.

War Child has been responding to the needs of Syrian children. The programme is expanding and is in need of professional supervision as well as an entrepreneurial spirit to further grow the programme.

 

The Challenge

The MEAL Manager is the focal point for monitoring and evaluation processes, this role ensures all M&E and learning activities are in line with global War Child standards. The MEAL Manager offers technical input on the development and improvement of planning, monitoring and evaluation systems, manages the MEAL Unit and guides capacity building on these technical areas for local partner organisations.

 

Manages Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Processes

  • Manage the implementation of a MEAL system to optimise the planning, managing and reporting on policies, programmes and projects.
  • Ensure quantitative data and qualitative observations inform decision-making and planning.
  • Maintain, improve and adapt channels to support programming.
  • Identify and implement improvements to metrics & methods and be able to understand impact.
  • Identify the need for and develop new tools in collaboration with the sector-specific Technical Advisors and Implementation teams, address any information gaps.
  • Manage third party monitoring and evaluation contracts.

 

Training, Capacity Building and Line Management

  • Engage with local partner organisations on MEAL systems to ensure efficient and effective use.
  • Develop the capacity of local partners on MEAL systems from overall approaches to individual tools and techniques.
  • Manage the MEAL team to ensure that project-level data is collected & analysed and deadlines are met.
  • Support the professional development of the MEAL team and host learning events for the team, partner M&E staff, and the wider War Child country office when appropriate.

 

Advising and Informing

  • Act as a point of contact for internal and donor/peer agency questions regarding MEAL.
  • Contribute to new proposals, develop log frames, and advise on key indicators.
  • Provide advice, information and assistance, both on request and on own initiative.
  • Generate data and management information for annual plans, internal and external reporting, and budget control.

 

Coordination and Networking

  • Maintain a network of internal and external contacts, represent War Child in relevant technical working groups.
  • Initiate and develop exchanges of information and knowledge.
  • Participate in donor and partner meetings to facilitate information sharing.

 

Your Profile

  • Relevant academic background (eg: development, research, social science, statistics) and min 5 years active MEAL work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative MEAL systems & tools – especially Excel, Kobo, and database management (PHP, MySQL).
  • Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders, run participatory processes, meet tight deadlines with an emphasis on quality.
  • Experience in designing, conducting and training on qualitative interviews.
  • Experience in programming for children and/or experience in methods and methodologies in understanding programme progress and effectiveness for children desirable.
  • Experience in data analysis and assessments.
  • Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders and communities in the project design and implementation.
  • Critical thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to identify needs/gaps and work towards solutions
  • Commitment to training, capacity building, and collaboration with local organisations
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent management skills, teamwork and flexibility
  • Openness to working with refugees and host communities
  • Commitment to high level of confidentiality with regard to sensitive information
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English (non-Arabic speakers may be considered in exceptional cases for high qualified candidates)

 

We Offer

  • A dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities to grow and enhance your skills.
  • A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including opportunities to develop professionally.
  • Working as part of a multinational team who are hands on to make change happen!

 

Job Location: Nicosia, Cyprus (Some flexible arrangements in Lebanon, Jordan or neighbouring countries may be considered for preferred high qualified candidates).

 

Contract: The contract for is for at least 1 year with the intention to prolong.

 

How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and a short cover letter, in English before 7 June 2020 here:

 

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

War Child prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We support & promote diversity & inclusion, and we will consider all qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.