Lebanon: MEAL Country ManagerBeirut, Lebanon 242 views


Closing Date : 2019-11-24
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: Terre des Hommes Italia
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 24 Nov 2019
Position: MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Country ManagerStarting date: ASAPDuration: 1 year with a 2-months probation, renewableDuty station: Lebanon (Beirut, with frequent field visits to North Bekaa and Mount Lebanon)

MEAL Country Manager

Terre des Hommes Italia (TDH IT), member of Terre des hommes International Federation, works in 22 developing countries implementing projects and activities for the benefit of more than 3 million people (2018).

TDH IT implements relief and mid-term programmes and projects in the fields of education, primary health, protection, PSS and child rights.

Terre des Hommes Italia works in Lebanon since 2006. Since then, it has implemented several educational, protection and livelihood interventions in the most deprived areas of the country and in the Palestinian refugee camps.

Since the onset of the Syria crisis, Terre des Hommes has provided support to the Syrian refugee families fleeing their country and looking for a shelter in Lebanon, thanks to the support various donors (EU, ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo- AICS).

In Bekaa and Mount Lebanon Terre des Hommes has been working since 2012, targeting refugee and vulnerable children and their families with a range of actions focused on non-formal education and child protection.

As part of this work, TDH IT has developed a MEAL department, starting from its extended experience in the M&E sector and is now looking for a MEAL Country Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

The MEAL Country Manager will be responsible of:

Design and develop the MEAL Country strategy and Guidelines to ensure that all the components (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) are performed at country levelManage and develop the whole MEAL system and mechanism at country level, ensuring accurate and timely reporting and the effective dissemination of the evaluation findingsDesign the MEAL plan for each project and area, in coordination with the MEAL Managers, in compliance with the projects Logframes, donors requirements, the sectoral regulation and the international standardsDesign and develop MEAL tools and SOPs to be adopted at country level, with the support of the MEAL Managers, in order to ensure that all the MEAL activities and mechanism are harmonized in all the areas of interventionSupervise the technical development of the existing data collection platform in order to be used at country level in all the area of interventionPerform data quality checking and data analysis on regular basisFinalize monthly reports and analysis reports (including need assessment) at country level, according to the reporting deadlines and the Delegation needsProvide evidence-based recommendations and trend analysis at country level, in order to actively support program implementation, donor reporting, planning and programming as well as proposal writingProvide continuous capacity building and training to the MEAL staff on data collection methodologies, data analysis and reportingTechnical management and support of the MEAL Managers in order to ensure that the MEAL activities are performed according to the Guidelines, SOPs and Plans and so to ensure the quality of data and reportsOperational and technical management of the Data Management officeRegularly chair technical meetings with the MEAL staff and coordinate across different Department, areas and component to ensure an effective MEAL implementationRegularly attend, on behalf of TDH IT, sector/cluster and inter-agency meetingsDesign and plan external evaluation or any relevant consultanciesRegular review of the M&E Framework (including Guidelines and SOPs) in place on the basis of the lessons learned and the feed backs from the M&E activities and staff and from the Consortium Area ManagersHarmonize monitoring and evaluation tools, mechanisms and practices in the areas of the Consortium s operationsDesigning and regularly update guidelines, tools and SOPs aimed to assess the needs, monitor the project activities against the project Logframe and evaluate the outcome and impact of the interventionEnsure that activities and their monitoring are implemented in compliance with the project M&E guidelines, SOPs and project LogframeSupervise and support the Data Manager in developing, reviewing and improving the online data collection systemTraining M&E officers and Area Managers on M&E tools and data analysis/interpretationRegularly provide monitoring and analysis report to support decision making, advocacy and donor reportingPerform program quality assessment such as: data quality audits, partners capacity assessments, mid-term and final reviews, field monitoring and evaluationsAttending PLC and PSC meetingsConducting regular field visits in all the area of intervention and produce the related monitoring reportDrafting the TOR for the external evaluation and submit it to the Consortium PLC for validation, as well as providing support to the evaluator field visitParticipate in the field visits of the donors and representing the consortium in respect to M&E activities and outcomes

Position Reports to:Country Delegate

Technical reference/Indirect Reporting:Child Protection Program Manager, Education Program Manager, Technical Advisors, Learning and Capacity Development Manager

Collaborates with:M&E manager, CP expert, training coordinator, Project managers

Other Internal and/or external contacts:Logistics and Supply Chain Department

Internal:other members of TDH IT programs in the field

External:Donors, local partners Other NGOs/INGOs, and SDCs

Required Profile

Education / Training

University Degree in Management, Cooperation for Development or similar relevant degrees

Perfect acquaintance with main donors procedures and requirements in terms of MEAL (EU, UNICEF, OCHA, AICS)

Proven ability to use statistical software packages and main tools for data collection

Professional experience

At least 5 years of professional experience with humanitarian organizations in designing, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluating interventions focused on Education, Protection, PSS

Demonstrated experience in database design and other information management tools

Proficiency in MS Office Access, Excel, Word processing, Power Point

Proven technical ability and experience in survey design, sampling methodologies, data analytics and statistical analysis

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Arabic is an asset

Highly developed analytical and reporting skills

Previous working experience in the Middle East is a strong asset

Knowledge & skills and Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)

High level interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, ability to capacity build others

Commitment to the aims, principles and values of TDH IT

Ability to work well in a team, under pressure and in response to changing needs

Very high sense of discretion and integrity when dealing with child protection cases

High degree of responsibility, of taking initiatives, of having emotional stability

Ability to prioritize a heavy workload and to delegate accordingly, and under culturally sensitive situations

Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization

Salary according to experience and TDH IT salary scale. Since the position advertised for is unaccompanied, TDH will not be responsible for providing benefits for the selected candidate s family members.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

How to apply:

Interested candidates possessing required experience and skills are invited to send an updated CV and a motivation letter including at least two references to info@tdhitaly.orgquoting in the object of the email the reference Leb 09-2019

Applications that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered

The deadline for receiving applications is the 24thof November 2019. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

We apologize in advance as only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. TDH IT reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date of the published vacancy in case a suitable candidate is identified.



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