Monitoring ,Evaluation ,Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. Usually referred as technical expert for acute malnutrition in Nepal, it has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 5 districts (Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Saptari and Rasuwa), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and food security & livelihood. The organization now seeks to strengthen its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 
As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Monitoring ,Evaluation ,Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category: NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level: senior
No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
Job Location: Kathmandu
Offered Salary: None
Apply Before(Deadline): Oct. 30, 2016 00:00 (1 year ago)

Job Specification

Education Level: Master
Experience Required: Not Required
Other Specification

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Job Description

Main Objective:The MEAL Manager is overall responsible for leading the definition of MEAL needs in the mission, with respect to its five year mission strategy, and ensuring they are resourced, supported and implemented adequately. 

TASKS AND RESPONSIBITIES:

Mission 1: Development and implementation of MEAL framework for ACF Nepal

  • Develop a MEAL strategy, in line with the missions 5 year strategic plan & ACF ISP 2020. 
  • Work directly with HoD’s, Program Managers/officers and Field Teams, as well as Program Support departments of ACF Nepal, to take stock of and streamline MEAL Systems & Processes 
  • Ensure MEAL needs is adequately defined within project proposals and necessary financing is included for supporting MEAL functions. 
  • Develop strong Monitoring systems within the framework of the project needs as well as strategic needs of the mission. 
  • Work with Program Managers/Field Teams and Field Coordinators to ensure inclusion of clear plans for documenting learning in their work
  • Ensure regular reviews of progress against the learning priorities and plan, for review with DCD
  • Organize an annual Lessons Learned Workshop that brings together staff and partners and documents and disseminates  lessons
  • Participate in organizing regular learning, review and re-planning events with internal and external stakeholders
  • Produce regular documentation and analysis for cross-learning and sharing within  other ACF internationally and externally with other stakeholders
  • Ensure written syntheses of key learning are documented and fed into proposal development, communications materials and advocacy planning processes
  • Training of project and partner staff on MEAL system and functional aspects.
  • Provide adequate support to digitalization of data collection from all departments 
  • Actively participate in development of MEAL frameworks in consortium projects. 

Mission 2: Coordination of the Reporting Function for ACF Nepal

  • Oversee the provision of accurate information from ACF Nepal into internal information systems on programs and performance and into donor/external reporting
  • Ensure the monthly, quarterly, bi-annual APR reporting is adequately analysed and shared, from the data collected. 
  • To set up and maintain efficient information systems to store and make accessible organizational, program, thematic and project information documents, and lessons learned documents. 


Mission 3: Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups

  • Represent ACF externally in issues related to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting (consortia, alliances and clusters) 
  • Undertake any monitoring and reporting tasks related to government guidelines and instructions

Mission 4: HR Management 

  • Direct supervision of staff as necessary and shared management of project/sector M&E staff; Responsibilities in staff management include:
  • Developing/updating job descriptions or scopes of work (for staffs involved in M&E)
  • Performance Management of staff under management 
  • Coaching support for MEAL and other program team members 
  • Identifying and defining staff development needs in MEAL aspects according to their function. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Master of Arts or Science (or higher) in International Relations/ Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, Public Health, Statistics, Demographics or related areas. 
  • 5 or more year of professional experience in a management position in MEAL, PQA and knowledge management, with comparable development agencies. 
  • Good understanding of MEAL requirements from major donors like DFID, EU/ECHO, USAID, UN (UNICEF, WFP), IOM and others. 
  • Experience in developing MEAL plans and strategies & excellent understanding of concepts MEAL for development
  • Strong understanding of gender issues in Nepal and commitment to promoting the empowerment of women and girls
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Strong facilitation skills of learning, reflection and planning processes
  • Demonstrable experience of publishing high quality reports and articles
  • Good knowledge of relevant software.
  • Excellent team player and building relationships.

VACANCY REF: ACFOPKMMEALM

Contract Type  :  Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration :  8 months (Possibility of extension)
Basic Salary per month :  NPR 93,192 plus (accommodation allowance which depends on localized/delocalized staff, transportation allowance, provident fund benefit and festival bonus)
Duty Station  :  Kathmandu-1 position

TO APPLY,

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit an application letter, updated CV with two referees through email: recruitment@np.missions-acf.org by 30th October 2016. Due to time constraint, an early application will be preferred to be considered. The Vacancy Reference must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. ACF Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants and ACF provides equal opportunities for all candidates. 


Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.


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