I - Position Summary
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 IV Officer is responsible for supporting the maintenance and refinement of existing MEAL systems and ensuring that CARE MEAL standards are integrated into all projects. Another key focus is the management of CARE’s pool of monitoring consultants to ensure that program teams are provided with real-time information on the quality of their project implementation and that MEAL design per project is achieved.
Reporting directly to the MEAL Manager, s/he will ensure that the North hub’s contribution to harmonization work streams for MEAL is fulfilled appropriately and that regular quality checks are performed on CARE systems and processes to ensure their functionality or to make adjustments.
He/she will also ensure that sufficient training and support is given to Partners on CARE’s systems and processes to enable them to properly comply.
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.
II - Responsibilities
Job Responsibility #1
MEAL System maintenance & refinement
- Support CARE MEAL system development and implementation in line with CARE MEAL standards for Syria and existing SOPs.
- Maintain CARE Verification SOP and make sure CARE is following good enough verification procedures to ensure quality and accountability.
- Contribute to the development of harmonized/standardized tools at the level of CARE Syria, with close coordination with other hubs.
- Support in coding, translation, and development of paper versions of CARE key tools to be used by partners & Monitoring consultants.
- Supporting the Gender & Protection Advisor to mainstream gender and protection into the MEAL System.
- Support the MEAL Manager on MEAL reporting requirements such as sitreps, PIIRS, and other CARE reporting processes.
- Support the rollout of CARE CRM inside Syria.
- Support the implementation of CARE data protection protocols as instructed by the IV Coordinator & MEAL Manager.
- Provide training, coaching and mentoring to partners, CARE staff and MCs on key MEAL topics.
- Support in conducting MEAL led assessments, surveys, evaluations & learning events as instructed by the MEAL Manager.
- Ensure that staff and partners fully understand the function of MEAL in quality assurance and strengthen a culture of open reflection and improvement.
Job Responsibility #2
Support to Inside-Syria Monitoring Consultant (MC) Pool
- Work with IV coordinator & MEAL Manager and peer MEAL Officers to ensure that the MC pool is being effectively utilized in the best way possible.
- Work with IV coordinator & MEAL Manager to ensure that MC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is regularly reviewed, updated and complied with.
- Work with IV coordinator & MEAL Manager to conduct MC recruitment, management, and payment as per internal agreed processes.
- In coordination with IV coordinator and peer MEAL Officers, map and keep track of MC geographical locations and project locations to ensure efficient use of the pool approach.
- Train MCs on newly built or revised data collection tools before starting data collection and ensure that MCs are using correct versions of CARE standard/harmonized tools and formats.
- In coordination with peer MEAL Officers, prepare monthly work plans for MC pool in consultation with the relevant program, and partner field staff, in addition to CARE technical advisors (when necessary).
- Store all relevant project-specific MC documents (tools, databases, work plans, reports) on Dropbox and ensure that the relevant staff from CARE have access.
- Produce regular reports highlighting the main findings of the MCs monitoring visits in easy to read formats and share it with the with MEAL System Officers, PMs and MEAL manager.
- Ensure MCs understand how CARE Complaint Response Mechanism (CRM) works and follow the agreed procedures once receiving complaints or feedback from the field.
- Share learning from monitoring reports across program teams and hubs.
- 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 in 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 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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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**