MEAL Consortium Coordinator

Job Description

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new
experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting openings in Malawi for talented and committed individuals. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in various districts Malawi, implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.

POSITION: MEAL CONSORTIUM COORDINATOR – BASED IN LILONGWE


PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

You will provide overall strategic leadership in ensuring high quality programme monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across the BRACC (Building resilience and adapting to climate change in Malawi) programme in Malawi within the Programme Management Unit and in collaboration with programme managers and consortium partners.

You will be responsible for designing and implementing the programme MEAL framework to ensure that MEAL data is generated timely and
effectively analysed to inform decision making and improvements and track pilots to enable adaptive programming and assess the programme success.


RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • In collaboration with the Consortium Director and with UN counterparts and consortium partners, implement and oversee an M&E system that provides appropriate measures of programme progress against agreed objectives and facilitates adaptive programming
  • Support the design and coordinate the field collection of quantitative and qualitative data for Annual surveys, and midline, and end line surveys for BRACC programme
  • Ensure that Concern has robust tracking systems to provide relevant data according to donor requirements and for internal learning.
  • Act as the focal point for research and learning partnerships related to PROSPER
  • Support internal and external reporting by ensuring that the organization is aligned with the highest standards of compliance with donor requirements
  • Conduct the implementation of the Results Based Management System of PROSPER by ensuring that the data from the programme’s periodic reviews are translated into a documented learning that has its roots in the programmes, leads to adaptations of the programme where this is necessary and contributes to institutional knowledge.
  • Ensure needs-based training for Concern staff and partners on M&E tools is provided that will enable the teams to implement the M&E plan effectively. Expose staff to a range of M&E methodologies for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ensure sector consortium staff have the fundamental participatory M&E knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices.


CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree will be preferred in relevant field (Statistics, Development Studies, Social Science, Agriculture)
  • A minimum 2-3 years of leadership / management experience in M&E/MEAL (positions where M&E/MEAL is the primary area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing project cycle M&E steps and processes; Advocacy experience at a national level.
  • Demonstrated capacity in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation.
  • Clear understanding and experience in managing and directly implementing primary quantitative data collection.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English.


SAFEGUARDING AT CONCERN: CODE OF CONDUCT AND ITS ASSOCIATED POLICIES

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy.

These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern
staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment.

By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

How to apply

Applications for the above career opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager).

Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Send your application to the email:

Email: [email protected] 

by midnight on Sunday, 10th January, 2021.

Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Skills Required


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