MEAL Coordinator

based in Amman, Jordan

War Child Holland (WCH) is an international non-governmental organization that works exclusively to improve the well-being and resilience of children and youths affected by violence and armed conflict. From its branch in Jordan, WCH and its partners support children affected by the conflict in Syria through an integrated mix of child protection, education and psychosocial support interventions, while working closely with their caregivers, families and wider communities for maximum and durable impact.

We are seeking to strengthen our team and we are currently seeking an enthusiastic and passionate MEAL Coordinator to join our dynamic team of professionals dedicated to helping children and their families positively deal with the consequences of being exposed to armed conflict.

The Challenge

As a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator you will actively contribute to and improve War Child’s MEAL practices by developing, and maintaining frameworks, systems, and tools. You will lead the systematic collection of data on a project basis and ensure the effective use of MEAL information and reports to make necessary changes in project implementation and inform programming and project design. Furthermore, you will play a key role in building the competencies of staff, partners and relevant actors in the programme monitoring and evaluation processes.

Results Areas

Contribute to the design of new projects:

  • Support the MEAL Manager in planning for and conducting needs/contextual assessments
  • Participate in project design workshops through presenting lessons learned and best practices
  • Support in proposal writing whenever needed, including developing log frames.

Set-up MEAL frameworks for new projects:

  • Develop and continually refer to a comprehensive and detailed project MEAL plan which outlines key data collection, analysis, and reporting activities to be carried out by partners
  • Adopt/adapt quantitative and qualitative data collection tools
  • Deliver MEAL introduction meetings with partners to present the detailed MEAL plan, War Child’s Accountability framework and planned key third-party reviews, evaluations etc.
  • Guide programme teams in the use of Management Information Systems (MIS) to support data collection, analysis, and reporting needs with adherence to quality and accountability.

Mainstream monitoring activities:

  • Provide partner staff with capacity building workshops or coaching sessions, to ensure data is collected in a timely and accurate manner and in alignment with the project MEAL plan
  • Develop and/or streamline reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition, aggregation, and flow of information in and between programmes and projects
  • Process, analyse, report and present on collected data which is required for internal and/or donor reporting
  • Identify and address shortfalls in MEAL management
  • Support programme and project design to ensure adherence to sector and War Child standards for programme and project MEAL
  • Ensure the M&E components of projects are implemented through guiding, supporting, and building the competency of the staff of War Child and partner organisations
  • Provide advice to various stakeholders on necessary adjustments to projects during implementation and post-implementation
  • Liaise with partners on any third-party monitoring activities planned for the project.

Lead on MEAL project-close out activities:

  • Support MEAL manager in planning for and managing end-term reviews/evaluations
  • Lead on internal and partner lessons learned events planned as part of project closure
  • Archive comprehensive project datasets in accordance with War Child’s data protection guidelines
  • Support in drafting final donor and performance reports whenever required.

Internal and External Coordination:

  • Provide support to and coordinate between offices and programmes in all aspects of country-relevant MEAL activities
  • Participate in MEAL working groups and maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs, and local NGOs and associations in the middle east region
  • Represent War Child externally, in relevant platforms/networks focused on MEAL and information management of programmes and projects.

Your Profile

  • Relevant academic background (e.g. development, research, social science, statistics)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative M&E systems and tools
  • Minimum 3 years of active M&E experience in social development programming required
  • Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes and meet tight deadlines with an emphasis on quality
  • Experience in conducting interviews and focus group discussions with vulnerable persons as well as a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in data analysis and assessments
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, SPSS, Access, SQL and any other statistical packages
  • Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in the project design and implementation
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills who is results oriented
  • Able to quickly identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions
  • Excellent coordination, teamwork skills and flexibility
  • Ability to guide and manage others
  • Strong research and writing skills with the ability to produce high quality reports
  • Good problem-solving & organisational skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; able to maintain close working relationships with local authorities, international NGOs, local NGOs and associations
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Commitment to high level of confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.

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: Amman, Jordan.

Contract: The contract duration is for 12 months with the intention to prolong.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited toupload their CV and a short cover letter in English, by Friday 21st October 2022, here:

Safeguarding

War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.