MEAL Officer - Dar W Salama

Corniche Elnile, Maadi, Egypt

Background

Life Makers Foundation is an Egyptian registered National youth-led, voluntary and non-governmental organization (Reg. Number 839). Since its establishment in 2011, LMF worked on youth development to build their capacities to develop societies and respond to humanitarian needs and disasters. It works directly and together along with partner organizations in 24 Egyptian governorates in youth development, education, health, livelihood, food security and basic needs sectors.

LMF adopts the core principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence in its operations to ensure the provision of assistance with no discrimination towards difference in ethnicity, religion, race or any other consideration. LMF provides development and humanitarian interventions for the most vulnerable while preserving their dignity and ensuring their participation.

Life Makers is a voluntary non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-partisan movement that was launched in 2003 for mobilizing the best of the human spirit to alleviate human suffering and to protect human life and human rights.

Experience Needed: at least 3 Years 
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in relevant studies (Information technology, Statistics, Actuarial Science



Location :
Sohag


Job Description

About the Project

The project aims primarily to bring about a noticeable qualitative development in the nature of the residential environment experienced by residents of the village of Awlad Yahia in the center of Dar el Salaam and to support a group of urgent health services, through a group of coordinated efforts and programs directed towards basic services (water, housing, health services) to improve The state of the local community and the individual, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals of Egypt 2023, within the framework of social justice that focuses on the human dimension by achieving a decent life, preserving human rights, and achieving equality of opportunities, and the social dimension, which is based on achieving equality in social rights and opportunities, such as education, health, and other basic services.

Job Purpose

 

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Unit at Life Makers Foundation manages information, reporting processes and performance measures to ensure high-quality realizations of LMF programmatic objectives. As a member of the MEAL Unit, the MEAL Coordinator works closely with Project Managers and the team to design, develop and maintain MEAL frameworks for the current and potential projects, analysing data gathered using statistical techniques and deriving recommendations for improvement.  The MEAL Coordinator also plays an important role in improving information management, and quality of data and in strengthening knowledge sharing and learning across the foundation. 

The MEAL Coordinator will need to establish a good working relationship and maintain effective communications with key stakeholders, including the LMF team and other development partners. The project assigned for this role is implemented in Sohag, and the job holder will need to be based in Sohag at the LMF head office.

 

Responsibilities             

  Key Accountability Areas

 

Data Management and M&E systems:

 

·       Design data collection and M&E tools (assessments, surveys, evaluation forms, etc.)  

·       Work closely with the Operations team to set clearly defined MEAL objectives, activities, indicators and results for the projects. 

·       Prepare data for processing by organizing information, validation and adjusting/weighting raw data.

·       Support the development and implementation of quality project monitoring and evaluation methodologies, tools, analysis and reporting, in line with the donor and LMF requirements.

·       Handle the donor and MEAL unit requirements with respect to the data management systems and documentation.

·       Assist in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data required for studies and research.

·       Support streamlined systems and processes for capturing the activity/output tracking for operational monitoring and annual reporting requirements.

·       Provide support as requested to support achieving LMF Objectives.

 

Technical support:

·       Support the Operations to conduct scheduled performance reviews and respond to ad hoc information as needed. 

·       Contribute to the project and program learning processes.

·       Document methodologies and procedures used in the compilation and analysis of data as well as data sources and guidelines of their use. 

·       With support from the Head of MEAL Unit develop accountability mechanisms and procedures that are in line with LMF mandate. 

 

Reporting:

 

  • Assist in the compilation and development of quarterly, and annual reports and any ad hoc reports.

·       Update Projects database, aid projects and other automated information management systems from time to time

Produce performance monitoring reports highlighting progress against Programmatic indicators

 

 

 

Core Competencies and Skills

 

Achievement focused:

§  Follow Results-based management (RBM) in achieving planned goals and objectives.

 

Working Smart:

§  Achieve more in less time.

§  Balances between work life and personal life to ensure the sustainability of high-quality performance.

§  Able to contribute and create a participatory, enjoyable, fulfilling, and rewarding work environment.

 

Accountability:

§  Holds self-accountable to making decisions and managing resources efficiently.

§  Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance.

Ambition:

§  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their development and encourages others to do the same

§  Widely shares their vision, engages, and motivates others to contribute to the bigger vision of LMF.

§  Future orientated thinks strategically.

§  Thinks globally and acts locally.

 

Collaboration:

§  Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, members, and external partners and supporters.

§  Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.

§  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

 

Creativity:

§  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

§  Willing to take disciplined risks.

 

Integrity:

§  Honest, encourages openness and transparency.                                                                                      



Job Requirements   

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant studies (Information technology, Statistics, Actuarial Science).

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a MEAL function. 

  • Experience in working within international donor-funded projects is essential. Previous experience working in jobs and employment projects is an advantage.

  • Excellent English is required. 

  • Proven knowledge and skills in data compilation, organization and analysis. 

  • Excellent analytical and research skills. 

  • Skills in data visualization software (e.g. Microsoft Power BI) is preferable 






     


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