CARE in Turkey, in association with partner organizations, is providing humanitarian aid to alleviate the crisis in Syria. Due to access and security issues, CARE is working with partners to deliver aid in Northern Syria. CARE is implementing multiple grants through partnerships and is committed to expanding the partnership base for future programming, as well as initiating direct implementation.
The MEAL Officer’s main focus is on supporting the M&E, information, knowledge management and reporting requirements of selected projects operating in northwest Syria. He/she is responsible for ensuring the compliance of partners with CARE MEAL systems and MEAL standards for Syria. This includes ensuring outputs, outcomes, and learning of assigned projects are captured, documented and shared with the program management team, CARE Syria and external agencies as relevant.
Reporting directly to the MEAL Manager, s/he will ensure that project-specific monitoring & evaluation plans and systems, as well as accountability mechanisms, are implemented according to plan and that relevant information is collected, stored and analyzed in a timely fashion. S/he will also liaise with implementing partners to ensure reporting and information requirements are met and support in providing relevant and timely information on project activities, achievements, and challenges. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for keeping project M&E data up to date, in close collaboration with Program management teams.
The post holder will directly support the CARE Syria office with specific documentation, assessment, and information requests, as and when they arise.
The position will be based in Gaziantep, Turkey and it should follow established safety and security procedures at all times in line with the current security rating for Syria – Extreme.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibility #1
Project-related MEAL requirements / (Protection):
- Collect and review M&E related documentation from partners, inclusive of databases, reports and compiled indicator tracking.
- Regularly review and update M&E databases, validating against partner reports.
- Support in the development/use of MEAL tools and templates for partners and other MEAL actors (third party monitoring, consultants).
- Collect and review data on beneficiary verification for all project activities as per CARE verification SOP, including submitting verification reports.
- Develop and maintain project results workbooks inclusive of review by CARE/Partner.
- Support partners to strengthen accountability mechanisms, with a focus on complaints and feedback, in consultation with the MEAL Manager.
- Support in conducting project assessments, surveys, evaluations & learning events as instructed by the MEAL Manager and share learning across program teams.
- Support CARE and partners to meet CARE Syria Minimum MEAL Standards, inclusive of Gender mainstreaming and do no harm considerations.
Job Responsibility #2
Information Management and Reporting / (MEAL System & Protection):
- Review and verify data coming from partners on a monthly basis, making sure that it meets CARE/Donors requirements.
- Prepare M&E related information for internal and external reporting, inclusive of visualized data.
- Facilitate the development of MEAL information sharing materials for communication purposes.
- Ensure project data is stored and utilized in line with the CARE data Protection protocol and work with partners to ensure compliance.
- Work with partners to ensure compliance with the CARE reporting system, providing sufficient support for challenges.
- Update CARE beneficiary tracking sheet with beneficiary data on a monthly basis.
- Collate, organize, store, analyze and present information collected through accountability mechanisms (in particular feedback & complaints).
- Support program teams to conduct periodic analysis of M&E data and present knowledge products such as publications, case studies, photo essays and stories which can demonstrate the impact of the project
Job Responsibility #3
Support CARE North Syria independent verification process MCs & 3PM / (MEAL System & Protection):
- Support the MEAL Manager in managing the third party monitoring (3 PM) process in terms of (sampling, follow up, review tools & reports, Etc…
- Work with the MEAL Manager and Independent verification team to ensure that the Monitoring consultants (MCs) pool are being effectively utilized in the best way possible.
- In coordination with MEAL Manager and peer MEAL Officers/Assistants, map and keep track of MC geographical locations and project locations to ensure efficient use of the pool approach.
- Provide project-specific information to the Independent verification officer to support the development of the MC workplan.
- Regularly review MCs workplans and support updating with the MEAL Independent verification officer in case of changes/delays occurred in projects activities.
- Review monitoring reports provided by the MCs and provide feedback and inputs, in addition, to compare it to the findings received from partners.
- Ensure project-specific MCs monitoring and data collection activities are implemented according to the agreed plan between MEAL and program team (CARE & Partners).
• High School Diploma
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Development Studies or relevant technical field
• Two years of relevant work experience of which at least one is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization.
• Experience in information, knowledge management, and M&E functions.
• Knowledge of the Syrian context.
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other organizations.
• Data analysis and report writing.
• Working with communication materials and knowledge products
• Excellent command of Excel and other data management software
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Fluency in English and Arabic
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email
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Reference Code: MEAL Officer
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **