Position Title: M&E Officer
Activation Date: 25 May, 2023 Announced Date: 25 May, 2023 Expire Date: 05 June, 2023
|Job Location:||Sar-e Pol|
|Category:||Monitoring and Evaluation|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Salary:||As per the organization Salary scale|
|No. Of Jobs:||1|
|Organization:||International Medical Corps|
|Years of Experience:||- At least 3 years of experience in MEAL field or in similar roles in international/national organizations. - Experience in supervision.|
|Contract Duration:||7 Months|
|Education:||- University graduate from a recognized University in business administration and social science.|
About International Medical Corps:
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and healthcare to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergencies, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
To learn more about our mission, visit https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/who-we-are.
This project supports the strengthening of national capacities for mainstreaming and expanding access to mental health psychosocial support (MHPSS) services, counseling and information via Protection Mobile Hhealth Teams, Women Friendly Health Spaces, Psychosocial Counseling Centers and outreach activities in humanitarian contexts implemented by International Medical Corps.
The following are priority activities for the project:
1) Provide MHPSS services in PSCC (Psychosocial Counseling Center)
2) Conduct community mobilization and awareness-raising sessions to increase utilization of PSS services;
3) Provide health services through Protection Mobile Health Teams (PMHTs)
4)Provide PSS services in Women Friendly Health Spaces (WFHS)
5) Provide integrated youth education in Women Friendly Health Spaces (WFHS)
The role of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is to implement the MEAL work plan and contribute to achieving and improving the quality of the program/project. The MEAL Officer will provide the support by collecting and managing the program's/project's output and outcome data. The MEAL Officer also plays an important role in data analysis and carrying out MEAL activities in the field. The MEAL Officer will provide support to the program’s MEAL function in the field through working closely with the field staff to ensure the quality of the program/project. The role holder will also work on ensuring that Community-Based Feedback and Response Mechanisms (CBRFMs) are in place across the mission.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- IMC’s policies, guidelines, and procedures
- Develop guidance and standards methodologies for the collection and analysis of data against outcome indicators to allow for comparison and aggregation across time and the different projects.
- Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within IMC and amongst its beneficiaries.
- Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the Code of Conduct, ethics, values, and standpoint with regards to internal and external actors.
- Apply the basic monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning concepts and the purpose of MEAL, with a specific focus on accountability to affected populations (AAP).
- Manage the implementation of policies and procedures for monitoring, evaluation and reporting in the country specific to AAP and CHS commitments
- Project design and planning
- Ensure that all data collection activities are participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and needs assessment by involving the affected communities
- Develop or adapt data collection tools and facilitate translation if needed
- Support in developing results framework and logframe, including indicators for simple projects.
- MEAL system
- Ensure that different components of the MEAL system are functional and relevant and maintain IPTT to track output, outcome, and impact indicators and their measurement in the different sectors of relevance.
- Track project MoVs and update the project PMT on monthly basis
- Collect and compile project data clean and report it on a weekly and monthly basis
- Support MEAL department in development of databases for all programs by using available technologies
- Organize and lead data collection activities following the data collection and reporting flow put in place for a project.
- Design and use tools for tracking project's progress and bottlenecks and develop data collection tools based on monitoring indicators.
- Maintain effective MEAL system (ensure data collected translates to the MEAL Framework/IPTT).
- Conduct regular site visits or when required to monitor service provision and ensure data quality.
- Data quality management
- Conduct periodic data quality audits to assess the quality of collected data for indicators.
- Mitigate data pitfalls, issues, and ensure that strategies for quality data are in place.
- Report data quality issues to the MEAL Manager/Coordinator.
- Conduct on-site routine data quality audits at community levels.
- Coordinate routine data quality audits conducted in different sites and compile results at the level of a project.
- Provide supportive supervision on data quality at facility and community-levels.
- Apply the concept of ‘random sampling’ and ‘systematic random sampling’.
- Implement probability and non-probability sampling techniques as and when appropriate after consulting with manager.
- Develop sampling frame and carry out sampling following instructions (manager, guidelines).
- Use proper sampling (probability and non-probability) techniques as per MEAL Managers/Coordinator’s instructions taking into consideration and ensure adherence to prescribed methodologies of sampling, data collection, and data entry.
- Develop sampling frame, calculate the sample size and draw samples for population-based surveys.
- Qualitative and quantitative techniques
- Use different qualitative and quantitate methods of data collection including structured/ semi structured interviews, key informant interviews, in-depth interviews, group discussions, focus group discussions and direct observations as an MEAL tool.
- Conduct trainings on qualitative and quantitative techniques for data collection for MEAL, program and interviewers.
- Develop and use key qualitative tools (observation checklists, guide for group discussion and interviews) for monitoring purposes.
- Engage with communities on accountability and conduct community consultations.
- Keeping the social dynamics, manage errors/bias and strategy to minimize them and to ensure the data collected is representative of populations without power (avoiding over dependence on community leaders, local authorities, and/or government authorities as primary sources for defining communities' needs and preferences).
- Engage with communities on accountability and conduct community consultations.
- Apply the different interview techniques (structured/semi-structured).
- Mobile and manual data collection
- Determine the appropriate data collection tool based on the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of mobile data collection techniques.
- Design simple and complex questionnaire using XLS or form builder (Kobo form builder, ONA form builder, etc.)
- Install and configure mobile data collection tools (OKD collect, Kobo collect, ONA collect, etc.) on smart phones or tablets and manage data on mobile servers (Kobo form builder, ONA form builder, etc.)
- Provide training to MEAL staff and enumerators on mobile data collection mechanism and software
- Data analysis, including use of statistical software
- Perform data cleaning and ensuring data integrity before data analysis
- Perform descriptive univariate and bivariate data analysis using Excel Pivot tables or statistical software.
- Interpret frequency tables, bi-variate cross tables, the mean and median.
- Conduct of qualitative and quantitative data analysis using appropriate software
- Support MEAL and the project/program team on conducting statistical analysis including descriptive (univariate and bivariate data analysis) and inferential analysis using statistical software.
- Interpret frequency tables, bi-variate cross tables, the mean and median in meaningful manners.
- Interpret statistical data for use in decision-making and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information for write-up/reports and decision making.
- Evaluation design
- Apply the fundamental principles of evaluation (concepts, purposes and types of evaluations, contribution versus attribution, and counterfactual).
- Contribute to the preparation of project evaluation and supervise field level activities.
- Manage the administrative and logistic process of evaluations involving external evaluators.
- Train and supervise data gathering of internal performance evaluation and design and synthesize the findings from participative evaluation techniques (actively involving affected communities in the evaluation exercises).
- Techniques for presenting information
- Communicate clearly the findings of monitoring activities and reviews against targets set by the project.
- Compile data and indicators at the project's level for reporting in a clear and concise manner, providing all required information.
- Use Power Point to share results of data analysis and monitoring.
- Prepare clear progress reports.
- Management and leadership
- Collaborate with MEAL and program for identifying the human needs for conducting any MEAL activities.
- Create a movement plan based on the sample size
- Ensure preparation of all supplies each day of the survey/assessment, including vehicles and required stationary, etc.
- Organize a daily debrief with the assessment team and check data quality, providing feedback to team members as needed.
- Supervise MEAL officers, assistants and survey enumerators at field sites level.
- Capacity development and training
- Deliver basic training to teams on MEAL technical and conceptual areas.
- Assess the knowledge change of participants to trainings.
- Support in identifying training needs.
- Deliver basic training to teams on MEAL concepts.
- Knowledge Management and Learning
- Organize the documentation of the project's activities, results, and processes.
- Organize secondary data (internal and external sources).
- Preparing relevant data to consolidate success stories.
- Collaborate with program for strengthening cross‐ learning and ensure the absorption of lessons learned.
- Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanism
- Adhere to key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including IASC CAAP, CHS, and Sphere Humanitarian Charter.
- Ensure that all data collected via the CBFRM has been reported to the manager in a timely manner, by creating a complaints database.
- Support Accountability officer and/or MEAL Manager/Coordinator in implementing and monitoring the CBFRM, accountability initiatives, and practices across the Mission.
- Support the implementation of methodologies to consult communities on their preferences based on the operational context.
- Conflict Sensitivity
- Monitor the general context through regular field visits and report issues affecting beneficiaries and intra-community relations.
- Conduct community consultations and engage with communities to ensure accountability by applying different interview techniques (structured/semi-structured).
- Ensure data collected is representative of population and demonstrate an understanding of social dynamics.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity
It is all staff’s shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children and adults at risk; and any form of trafficking in persons.
- University graduate from a recognized University in business administration and social science.
- At least 3 years of experience in MEAL field or in similar roles in international/national organizations.
- Experience in supervision.
- Good staff management, planning and organizing skills with strong command of context analysis, security management, networking, and collaboration.
- Communication skills and strong local language correspondence skills. Particularlsy in fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu speaking /writing skills are required.
- Ability to write logical, clear, and concise reports.
- Expertise in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excel and internet is required.
International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.
Please note that:
- IMC commits to a fair and transparent recruitment procedure.
- IMC will conduct his recruitment on the base of need only.
- Only HR department will contact you during the recruitment process.
- IMC may keep data of your application for its pool of candidate and might propose you other position than the one you applied for based on your qualification.
- Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the criteria will be contacted & local applicants from the same province are encouraged to apply and will be given priority.
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