CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location: Gashua, Yobe State with regular visits to Sub Offices
- Responsible for VSLA Project, the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will design implement cost effective, innovative robust MEAL system. The MEAL officer will continually review the practicality and effectiveness and suggest modifications as necessary of the MEAL system.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibility #1: Supervision and Management of Direct Report:
- Assist the Program Manager to manage, train and develop the Monitoring and Evaluation team
- Identify direct reports capacity development needs and in consultation with the VSLA Managers
- Guide direct reports prepare performance plans and appraise them in consultation with the Sector Manager and HR staff.
- Support HR in staff recruitment
% of Time -15%:
Job Responsibility #2 - Develop an appropriate MEAL system in line with the VSLA objectives:
- Continually examine specific project output components to be monitored and evaluated.
- Develop monitoring, accountability and reporting tools for the respective projects’ and programs’ outputs, suggest modifications and develop new and appropriate tools as necessary.
- Provide routine guidance on field testing and use of new innovative monitoring tools as they are developed and refine them for VSLA use.
% of Time - 20%
Job Responsibility #3 - Facilitate the implementation of VSLA project and MEAL system and ensure accuracy of data and information collected:
- Take the lead in training all VSLA team in the understanding and use of all monitoring and reporting tools.
- Review field reports to ensure that they respond to the projects objectives and comply with sector indicators.
% of Time - 15%:
Job Responsibility #4 - Ensure VSLA data and information collected are analyzed and made accessible to the management in a form usable for decision-making:
- Establish a filing system for various program activities to ensure easy retrieval of information as and when needed.
- Develop an appropriate project data base of the sector to facilitate processing of required information.
- Continually analyze the VSLA project field data to verify status as and when necessary, and produce daily, weekly, monthly/quarterly data computation and analysis reports for use by project/project management.
- Verify the validity of field data by making routine field visits to check adherence to agreed data collection methods and authenticity of collected information.
- Documentations of lessons learnt, good practices and support in writing refereed papers for publication
% of Time - 25%:
Job Responsibility #5 - Supervision, Liaison and collaboration with other projects, and agencies (e.g. UN, INGOs, State and Local Government Area (LGA):
- Supervise, review and coordinate contracted consultants and any other persons assigned to MEAL officer
- Facilitate collaboration on MEAL with other agencies in the region to ensure uniformity in tracking of the program indicators.
- Promote good PR and enhance CARE’s positive image during presentations
- Perform any other monitoring and evaluation duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
% of Time - 20%
Job Responsibility #6:
- Perform any other tasks assigned by Senior Managers or her/his designate
% of Time: 5%:
- Problem Solving (Thinking Environment)
There are three levels of problem-solving:
- What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis;
- What has to be done is known, but how to do it is not defined. The incumbent must use interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem; and
- Why things are done is known, but what has to be done and how to do it are not defined.
Situations are variable and the incumbent’s response will involve analysis, problem definition, development of alternatives, and making recommendations. She will face and address problems that are typically non-recurring.