(MEAL) Lead Evaluation, Adapting and Learning , Mali Career

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Save the Children is looking for an skilled Monitoring, Evaluation, Adapting and Learning (MEAL) Lead to offer robust management and technical information to generate and examine pleasant proof records via assessments, tracking, evaluations, adapting, gaining knowledge of and potential constructing, for the five-12 months USAID/BHA-funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA), Albarka application in Mali. The application seeks to sustainably

enhance the meals protection and resilience of groups in conflict-affected regions via strengthening neighborhood structures and network participation in 3 areas of Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao, withinside the middle and north of Mali. The application is applied through a consortium of four (4) deeply-rooted neighborhood and two (2) global partners, operating with seven neighborhood structures to gain advanced meals protection and resilience of conflict-affected groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Albarka application is an integrated, multiyear, multi-sectoral meals and vitamins protection intervention withinside the middle and north of Mali. The MEAL Lead is typical accountable of imparting technical information, robust management and oversight of MEAL sports of the complete Albarka application, group of workers control and potential constructing to gain the favored impact, via pleasant proof and records from tracking, assessments, evaluations, adapting and gaining knowledge of. The M&E Lead supervises the packages tracking and assessment teams, such as consortium members/ teams, and coordinate with application Collaboration, Adapting and Learning (CLA) and control procedures to make certain powerful comments loops that make a contribution to the fulfillment of favored effects for the application. The MEAL will collaborate and have interaction with Save the Children country office, local and HQ MEAL teams, in addition to BHA MEAL team, in growing and organising MEAL structures for a without a doubt proof-based application implementation and gaining knowledge of, for Albarka

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Develop, and manage the implementation of a sound program MEAL Plan.
  • Build, manage, and continuously strengthen the program’s MEAL system, ensuring that the system and tools (including IPTT, DIP, Database) are developed in a consultative fashion and provides timely and accurate data regarding the program’s progress towards food and nutrition security and resilience outcomes.
  • Lead and supervise the development of the program MEAL Information System (MIS), with an emphasis on cutting-edge digital MEAL platforms.
  • Lead the program’s qualitative and quantitative analysis, survey and sample design.
  • Coordinate routine monitoring and annual monitoring survey processes, leading the contracting of external support (consultants, firms) as needed.
  • Coordinate with donor processes for program baseline and final evaluations, and for ad hoc assessments or evaluations as needed.
  • Lead data quality assurance mechanisms throughout the life of the program.
  • Actively contribute, or lead, to the adjustment and management of the program’s Theory of Change (ToC), ensuring coherence between the ToC and MEAL systems.
  • Promote evidence-based decision making among the program’s senior management team, ensuring that evidence from the program’s MEAL systems are used in collaborating, learning and adapting processes.
  • Supervise the program’s MEAL team, provide training, mentoring and coaching to team members, including partners, as required while ensuring high performance.
  • Contribute to the program’s Refine period (Year 1) studies, while leading on the MEAL side
  • Lead the program’s overall targeting strategies and community consultation approaches.
  • Play an important role in annual results reporting, while leading to MEAL components of routine and ad hoc program reports.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in a quantitative field (economics, statistics, public health, applied sociology, Anthropology, etc.) with significant training in quantitative methods plus eight years of relevant work experience. Or, a PhD in a quantitative field plus six years of relevant work experience.

  • Specific technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, adapting and learning as it pertains to food and nutrition security and resilience programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award, knowledge about TOCs, logic models, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E and experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Demonstrated experience with food and nutrition security indicators (specific USAID/BHA indicators’ knowledge is great asset).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and capacity in the qualitative field as well is a strong asset.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in both French and English. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.
  • Demonstrated training, capacity building and coaching skills is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% if based outside of the field, and ability to stay for longer periods of time in the regions of Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao.
  • Experience conducting M&E activities in conflict and non-permissive environments is highly desirable

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