MEAL Assistant

PU-AMI - اليمن - Sana'a

Job Title: MEAL assistant

Country and Base of posting: Yemen, Sana’a

Reports hierarchically to: MEAL manager

Creation / Replacement (incl. name): Creation

Contract Duration: 5 months (renewable)

Announcing Date: 17th January 2021

Announcement Closing Date: 25rd January 2021

Work Starting Date: 1st of February 2021

General information on the mission

Context

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PU-AMI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Yemen is one of the 30 poorest countries in the world with 54% of the population (2014 est.) living below the poverty line on less than two dollars a day. In parallel, since 2011 and the Yemeni revolution, the State is facing major humanitarian challenges. The transitional process failed to provide sustainable peace in the region. The country is now divided in two, with northern Yemen being under severe stress to provide for its population. In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes in support of southern based pro-government forces, leading to a very unstable situation and dire humanitarian needs.

The armed conflict has spread rapidly throughout much of Yemen since mid-March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. Two years of violence has led one of the world's poorest countries into chaos. Around 70% of the population, or 18.8 million people, now depend on humanitarian aid (OCHA); 2.8 million people are displaced; Dozens of schools and hospitals were the target of attacks; 17 million Yemenis are food insecure and 3 million children and pregnant or lactating women are acutely malnourished. The lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation also affects 14 million people. 14.8 million people have no access to health care. A generation of Yemeni children is at risk, as nearly 2 million children do not have access to education because of conflict, poverty and discrimination. Yemen has turned into the number one humanitarian crisis in absolute numbers of people in need.

PU-AMI’s history in the country and intervention strategy

PU-AMI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PU-AMI supported the primary health system in Hodeidah Governorate. After a one-year stand-by in 2011 due to security reasons, the mission re-started in July 2012 with a nutrition project focusing both on emergency response and a longer term community-based approach in Hodeidah and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.

In 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah. The number of IDPs in those two Governorates is very large and weight consequently on a population already living in extreme precariousness. The core field of intervention for PU-AMI in these Governorates is an integrated approach on nutrition including community-based activities (OTP/SFP and community mobilization as a strong component of the program, within health facilities, but also within an outreached approach and mobile clinics).

In Hodeidah governorate, PU-AMI works to contribute to reduce the impact and severity of nutritional challenges and to improve health status of most vulnerable populations, through supplementary nutrition integrated response based upon health, hygiene and nutrition education and capacity building (Mobile Health Clinic, support to Health facilities, General Food Distributions, etc.).

In Raymah governorate, PU-AMI is responding to the ongoing nutrition crisis through the same activities as in Hodeidah (primary health care and management of acute malnutrition for children U5 and pregnant and lactating women), as well as running a Stabilization Centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications.

As part of this integrated approach in those two governorates, PU-AMI also implements food security and livelihoods activities, mostly consisting on general food distribution and some Food For Training activities (started in 01/2017). In addition, water, hygiene and sanitation will also be part of PUI intervention in the focused area, with WASH being prioritized in the rehabilitation of health facilities to manage more effectively nutrition activities.

In May 2017, PU-AMI started being a part of the Emergency Cholera Response in Hodeida and Raymah through the set up or Oral Rehydration Points and support of one Cholera Treatment Centre in Raymah.

PU-AMI will also position itself in influencing positions, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and working closely with relevant government departments (MOPIC; MoPHP).The mission will explore opportunities for geographical expansion through developing and clarifying expansion criteria beyond the current Governorates and District. 

Job Description

Overall objective

The mission MEAL Assistant supports the MEAL Manager to ensure that the MEAL strategy of the mission is implemented by the mission’s staff in all bases.

Following PUI’s MEAL Framework He/she will contribute to harmonization of MEAL tools and processes on the mission and will look over the quality and relevance of internal MEAL activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. To support the MEAL team at bases level in developing Monitoring and Evaluation activities, with a focus on surveys implementation and the analysis and report as per donors’, clusters’, internal PU-AMI’s requirements, translation of ducuments, and ensure that reports are writen in a profisional English.
  2. To manage the Accountability activities of the mission and support the bases in the setting-up of the Feedback & Response Mechanism.
  3. To support the MEAL manager and the MEAL team in developing the learning activities on the mission
  4. Assist the MEAL manager and MEAL team in conducting training and technical support on MEAL related issues

Specific Goals and Related Activities

To support the MEAL team at bases level in developing Monitoring and Evaluation activities

  • Technical Support to the base in conducting assessments, baseline, end-line, KAP, PDM and other needed surveys
  • Support the bases, on the analysis and report writing of collected data for activities such as PDM, KAP, Baseline, End Line, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of evaluation reports for all projects, as required
  • Translate collected data and forms, and ensure that all documents are written in good language
  • Ensure that the data collected and used tools are suitable for donor requirements (follow up of contractual indicators, method of calculation and collection, disaggregation as per donor requirements, identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection).
  • Manage the supervision mechanism database and ensure its readiness for sharing on a quarterly basis.
  • Follow-up with the base MEAL teams on the collection and entering the checklists to the supervision mechanism database.
  • With the support from the MEAL manager, plan for sessions and discussions on the scores of the quarterly results of the supervision mechanism’s result

To manage the accountability activities

  • Give technical support to the bases in implementing accountability activities
  • identify actions to improve participation and information of stakeholders
  • Work in collaboration with the program teams on the design and improvement of accountability mechanisms
  • identify relevant entry points for the FRM and ensure that accountability database is updated and maintained in a secure manner
  • Produce regular analysis of the complaints and feedbacks received.
  • Create and ensure that accountability and learning databases are updated, written in a good English and maintained and generate various statistical reports shared with the coordination

To support the MEAL manager and the MEAL team in developing the learning activities

  • Assist the MEAL manager on building institutional knowledge on MEAL activities (drafting of MEAL SoP, dissemination, etc.)
  • Support other departments in conducting learning exercise
  • Contribute to the preparation of kick off, kick-out and learning meetings per project and ensure capitalization of its content.
  • Update the learning database of the mission and assist the MEAL manager in disseminating lessons learned

Assist the MEAL manager and MEAL team in conducting training and technical support on MEAL related issues

  • Make sure that new staffs are briefed on MEAL’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Support the MEAL manager in the deployment of the MEAL framework and guides on the mission

Other task

  • Carry out other tasks as required from MEAL manager

Team Management

Number of people to manage and their position

  1. Direct manager-MEAL manager
  2. Direct management: -no
  3. Indirect management-no
  4. Functional links

Required Profile

Required knowledge and skills

 

required

desirable

training

 

MEAL training/workshops

Education Degree (Diplomas and/or certificates)

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer science, statistics or related field or equivalent education.

 

professional experience

  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

Previous relevant experience in MEAL department function at least 2 years

Experience with PU-AMI organization in relative works.

Experience with International NGO/ Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations

knowledge and skills

  • Experience in data management
  • Experience in donor requirements and expectations
  • Knowledge of Hodeidah and Raymah local stakeholders and context

languages

  • Arabic (written & oral)
  • English (written & oral)

Fluent in English

Fluent in Arabic

 

software

  • Pack Office

Knowledge on Excel/Access programme and MS office package

ODK and kobo toolbox

 

PSSS, MAXQDA, NVivo

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

  • Good human relations and diplomacy – Analytical capacity – Capacity to organize the work and supervise the team
  • Experience in problems linked with humanitarian crises
  • Good knowledge of English (read, written, spoken)
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations
  • Communication skills.
تاريخ النشر: ١٧ يناير ٢٠٢١
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs
تاريخ النشر: ١٧ يناير ٢٠٢١
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs