MEAL Assistant (Al Dhale'e)
The purpose of this role is to provide essential support to Save the Children’s programs focusing on the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems.
The incumbent will work very closely with the MEAL Unit and program managers as well as all concerned project staff and project beneficiaries in establishing accountability mechanisms.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: MEAL Officer
Staff reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Activity Support
- Assist the MEAL SCI’s assessment, baseline, end-line, KAP studies, and varifications as required that requires significant data collection.
- Assist the MEAL Team in implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for the field programme.
- Maintain up to date databases and records on beneficiaries and activity delivery to ensure timely and easy access by programme teams for activity delivery.
- Conduct field monitoring visits to the projects sites to assess progress, identify challenges, gathers feedback from the beneficiaries and submit a detail visit report about the activities to the MEAL officer along with the corrected actions
- Cross-reference data from multi source documents and Maintain confidentiality of program data.
- Assist in validation of beneficiaries’ lists, PDMs, DDMs and other field validation activities.
- Conduct translation written tasks of the tools, questionnaires, surveys, etc.
- Contribute to the lead of implementing a monthly design and roll-out of standardized and quality tools, methodologies, and quality monitoring plan in selected areas of intervention detailing the planned QM activities in which will lead to develop a sense of quality programming.
- Participate in community outreach activities such as review program brochures, leaflets, awareness materials, etc and hygiene promotion days. Identify topics for research and document/share best-practices and lessons learned.
- Support the MEAL Unit by providing the necessary information to beneficiaries on SCI, project details and beneficiary entitlements. This will include drafting standardised and project specific information packs and will be delivered verbally or through posters / other mechanisms.
- Write a monthly report to the MEAL Officer indicating the type of activities conducted and detailing key successes and challenges. Assist in preparing monthly and quarterly programmatic narrative reports.
- Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are included in all accountability activities.
- Any other tasks as requested by the line management.
Data Entry and Management
- Compile and enter beneficiary and project information into databases from regularly collected.
- Format and clean data collected and entered, highlight inconsistencies or errors in data collection.
- Provide easy to read information with proper formatting and consolidation of data.
- Create and maintain numerous Excel databases for different types of projects (distributions, trainings, etc).
- Any other tasks as requested by the line management.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes with regard to any activities within the MEAL unit.
- In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response to all SCI initiatives needs.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained.
- Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management.
Bachelor Degree in information technology, statistics, business administration, social science or other discipline relevant to MEAL.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least one year work experience, with an NGO is preferred.
- Fluent in Arabic language and very good knowledge at English.
- Advanced understanding of Excel databases and data entry and ability to design Excel databases.
- Excellent computer skills, with strong typing skills in English and Arabic and knowledge of Word.
- Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy in data management.
- At least one year experiences of working in community mobilization, social and field unit.
- Good organisational skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and capable of reporting in a timely manner.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills.
- Ability to interact well with people (including children) and proven experience of building strong relationships with community members
- A confident, flexible and initiative-taking attitude with the ability to work independently, to be proactive in working with others, a willingness and commitment to work long hours and/or over weekends and to spend considerable amount of time in remote field sites.
- Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.
- Awareness of Core Humanitarian Standards and Humanitarian Accountability Standards.
- Experience of working with an international NGO in Yemen.
- Experience of social work in local communities.
- Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders.
- Experience in child friendly accountability systems.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”