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Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
The MEAL Officer will be based in Istanbul with Save the Children’s BMZ project aiming to support refugees and host communities in Istanbul. The MEAL Officer will create and update the monitoring tools for the BMZ project, in addition to collecting and analyzing the data for reporting requirements and for ensuring the best quality of project activities. This will include organizing baseline and end line assessment for the project. This role will also be responsible for, where relevant, building the technical capacity of partner staff on monitoring and evaluation tools and practices. The MEAL Officer will assist the Project Manager by providing accurate and timely data from project activities to inform improvements to the project. The MEAL Officer will also be responsible for implementing accountability and learning mechanisms, including:feedback boxes, a hotline, learning workshops, as well as an evaluation during and after the project.
SCOPE OF ROLE
Reports to: MEAL Coordinator / Manager, Istanbul
Staff reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: None
Other key working contacts: Partner project staff, SC project team, SC MEAL team
Contract length: 10 months
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Supervised by the Project Manager, and in collaboration with the implementing partner, facilitate the development and scheduling of MEAL activities.
- Proactively engage with BMZ project officers to compile information on their activities, updating and managing the project database.
- Coordinate and provide support to the partner’s MEAL team at the project sites in the planning and implementation of monitoring activities.
- Support and build partner capacity on MEAL through mentoring, deployments, and regular coaching.
- Organize trainings on SC’ MEAL framework for the partner project team.
- Support partner staff on adopting SC’s MEAL tools such as IPTTs, FGDs, beneficiary satisfaction/feedback surveys, follow-up interviews, etc.
- Clean, compile and prepare data on project progress to be shared with the Project team and MEAL team.
- Organize project assessments, evaluations, and surveys together with the project team and implementing partners.
· Conduct regular field visits according to requirements and plans to monitor project activities and then report back with the findings to the MEAL Manager.
· Ensure that communities are regularly involved in all phases of the programming.
· Work with the Meal team to check quality of information collected and contribute to data analysis and learning.
· Lead the implementation of a beneficiary feedback and accountability mechanism in the project, ensuring that feedback from the children, youth, parents, communities,and all other relevant stakeholders is considered in programme implementation.
· Ensure that project activities are implemented in line with Save the Children’s policies and procedures, and adhering to donor requirements and guidelines.
· Ensure project activities have been delivered inline with SC standards for each thematic area and according to the core humanitarian principles in a timely manner.
· Produce and submit monthly reports on overall project progress, and coordinate with the Project Manager and MEAL Manager to review.
- Develop analysis and summary dashboards to be communicated with internal and external stakeholders.
- Support the project team in donor reporting with accurate figures.
- Maintain the confidentially of the documents/system and their contents.
- Maintain filing system for project data in soft and hard copies.
- Perform other duties and act for the relevant manager as required.
- Work with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of refugees and members of the host communities at all times.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities, and ensure compliance to these policies at the field level as well.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
- Minimum of 1-year work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability, or a relevant community based/consultation related role.
- Excellent experience in data collection and analysis, data management and reporting
- Previous experience in working with children
- Good technical understanding of monitoring & evaluation practices
- Knowledge of Core Humanitarian Principles and NGO sector
- Experience in working with partner organizations in a complex stakeholder environment
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work with limited supervision and strong ability to take initiative
- Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
- Excellent team player
- Fluent in Turkish and English – written and spoken
- Computer literacy including the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
- A degree in social sciences, statistics, or related field
- Fluent in spoken Arabic
- Experience in working on humanitarian programmes
- Experience in working with refugees
Applications from Turkish nationals are preferred for this post.
CHILD SAFE GUARDING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Benefits Package provided to National Staff:
- Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
- Transportation allowance
- Annual leave
- Private Medical and Life insurance.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the position that you are applying on the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on November 28th, 2018 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time).
Please kindly be informed that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.