Senior MEAL Officer
Action Against Hunger

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 40 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 45 countries benefitting seven million people each year. With head offices in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Every year, our 7,500+ field workers help over 21 million people in over 45 countries worldwide.

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.

As part of its work, Action Against Hunger seeks to implement a new forecast – based shock responsive social protection project through a consortium made of 3 agencies. This project, using a research action approach, will mainly consist in:

  • Organizing a localized trial where, through the participation of the community, disaster and social assistance stakeholders can design a model for forecast – based shock responsive social protection
  • Using this experience, documented and analyzed, to engage at National level with CSOs, government authorities, donors and UN agencies in order to agree on a national framework of action for forecast- based shock responsive social protection

Senior MEAL Officer

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Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (Subject to grant approval)
Contract duration: 1 year renewable (the project should last 22 months) 
Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent and extended field visit
Project Area: Nawalparasi Bardaghat Susta West and Banke districts

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the design and rolling out of a MEAL Strategy and Work plan for the Shock responsive Social protection (SRSP) Consortium 
  • Develop an Accountability Framework, including Referral System, Complaints and Feedback Mechanism etc. as part of the wider MEAL Strategy 
  • Organise and ensure the proper and timely implementation of the SRSP MEAL tools, activities, and reporting.
  • Ensure the organisation of learning events, the documentation and promotion of learning and good practice of consortium activities through study Lessons Learnt, Knowledge Management and Evaluations 
  • Represent the SRSP and ACF externally towards local authorities and in relevant forums and working groups
  • Support to Action Against Hunger MEAL work and activities 
  • Fulfil general responsibilities 

Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in social science, Statistics, Demographics, Food security, Disaster risk management, Public health, Nutrition, Humanitarian and development studies or a relevant discipline with at least four  years of extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation with a humanitarian and / or development agency -or Bachelor’s degree in similar discipline with at least five years of experience).
  • Experience in knowledge management, data analysis, reporting, post-distribution monitoring and assessment study  
  • Experience in developing MEAL plans and strategies & excellent understanding of concepts MEAL for development
  • Experience in developing and implementing an accountability framework with humanitarian and/or development agency 
  • Excellent written, verbal and oral communication and facilitation skills in Nepali and English a must. 
  • Demonstrable experience of publishing high quality reports and articles
  • Thorough understanding of gender and social inclusion issues in Nepal and commitment to promoting the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Ability to work in diverse team and environment with short deadlines and intense pressure.

Required Skills: 

  • Should have attention to detail and thoroughness 
  • Should be results and impact oriented 
  • Should have leadership skill and should be team player 
  • Should have Interpersonal, facilitation and training/ coaching skill
  • Should be Innovative, creative and problem solver
  • Solid sense of humour
  • Excellent computer skills including office package 

Desirable: 

  • Experience in coordinating MEAL activities with multiple partners desirable
  • Knowledge / understanding of health, nutrition, resilience, food security and livelihood situation in Nepal and of community/social mobilization preferred
  • Experience working on project funded by ECHO (European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations)

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter, updated CV with two referees through email: [email protected] by 18th March 2020 by 5 pm. 

The Vacancy Reference (ACFKATSMO) must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Contre la Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.

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