MEAL Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Bujumbura, Burundi

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th July, 2021


Job Description

INTRODUCTION OF THE ORGANIZATION :

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown into an international humanitarian organization with over 8,000 employees. DRC's vision is a life of dignity for all displaced people. All the efforts of the organization are based on our compass of values: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, honesty and transparency. We are working on successful integration and sustainable solutions.

Since the start of the crisis in Burundi in 2015, DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania in three refugee camps in the Kigoma region, on the border with Burundi. Since 2018, the Burundi office has aimed to strengthen the cross-border response and improve the impact of interventions in favor of Burundian returnees. In 2020, DRC implemented four projects in Burundi: an ECHO-funded program on cross-border interventions providing assistance to refugees / returnees on both sides of the border, two COVID protection response projects funded by USAID and the Novo Foundation Nordisk Foundation (NNF), as well as a livelihoods project focusing on permaculture that helps support the reintegration of returnees and improve the food security needs of IDPs, returnees and host communities. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being.

MAIN FUNCTION OF THE POSITION :

As part of the MEAL activities within the Danish Refugee Council, the MEAL officer will be responsible for the regular monitoring of activities in close collaboration with the project team, the monitoring of project indicators, and the achievement of the targets set under the objectives and results of current projects. This monitoring will be carried out throughout the DRC projects. To do so, the MEAL Officer will assist the Team Leader in adapting the data collection tools according to the contexts and prerequisites of the donor. Finally, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the project's accountability mechanisms in the field, in particular by supporting awareness-raising on these mechanisms among project beneficiaries.

INTRODUCTION OF THE ORGANIZATION :

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown into an international humanitarian organization with over 8,000 employees. DRC's vision is a life of dignity for all displaced people. All the efforts of the organization are based on our compass of values: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, honesty and transparency. We are working on successful integration and sustainable solutions.

Since the start of the crisis in Burundi in 2015, DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania in three refugee camps in the Kigoma region, on the border with Burundi. Since 2018, the Burundi office has aimed to strengthen the cross-border response and improve the impact of interventions in favor of Burundian returnees. In 2020, DRC implemented four projects in Burundi: an ECHO-funded program on cross-border interventions providing assistance to refugees / returnees on both sides of the border, two COVID protection response projects funded by USAID and the Novo Foundation Nordisk Foundation (NNF), as well as a livelihoods project focusing on permaculture that helps support the reintegration of returnees and improve the food security needs of IDPs, returnees and host communities. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being. These integrated projects are implemented in the two provinces of Burundi of Rutana and Muyinga. Under UNHCR funding, DRC also aims to provide protection assistance to Burundian refugees returning from neighboring countries in 4 transit centers in Burundi (Makamba, Bujumbura, Ruyingi and Muyinga). This project will aim to reduce the risks of gender-based violence and strengthen child protection and psycho-social well-being.

MAIN FUNCTION OF THE POSITION :

As part of the MEAL activities within the Danish Refugee Council, the MEAL officer will be responsible for the regular monitoring of activities in close collaboration with the project team, the monitoring of project indicators, and the achievement of the targets set under the objectives and results of current projects. This monitoring will be carried out throughout the DRC projects. To do so, the MEAL Officer will assist the Team Leader in adapting the data collection tools according to the contexts and prerequisites of the donor. Finally, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the project's accountability mechanisms in the field, in particular by supporting awareness-raising on these mechanisms among project beneficiaries.
He will be responsible for monitoring and transmitting any complaints to the DRC Code of Conduct focal point, in compliance with the rules of confidentiality and internal DRC procedures.
It provides support to teams in the implementation of projects in the intervention areas covered by the project.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Reporting Officer . (MEAL and Report Officer), will be responsible for:

  • Setting up a monitoring and evaluation system and tools in collaboration with program colleagues
  • Setting up and / or adapting the collection methodology according to the indicators, project context and available resources
  • Facilitate the understanding and use of the tools by the teams involved in data collection,
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation strategy that in line with the reality on the ground,
  • Support the program teams in the qualitative follow-up of training and empowerment of beneficiaries at all levels and ensure the quality of the feedback on the training of local agents,
  • Support the field teams in all data collection activities electronic using DRC software

Systematic monitoring

  • Define priorities in consultation with the Team Leader,
  • Monitor the progress and evolution of the project on a continual basis and provide solutions for improving future programming
  • Visit the project sites regularly, and organize working sessions of beneficiary groups to learn about their trends on the evolution of each component of the program and collect their suggestions for improving activities,
  • Support team members to better understand the indicators and plans of the program. program,
  • Keep the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan up to date to help decision-making and follow the recommendations of field missions,
  • Collect and validate the statistical reports provided by the team

Program learning

  • Participate in studies and surveys conducted during project implementation,
  • Contribute to formative research of the project,
  • Advise project teams on how to collect qualitative and quantitative data in order to improve interventions with of our beneficiaries,
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation information in the form of a periodic report each month to the field teams to give everyone an idea of ​​the progress of the program towards achieving the result
  • Capitalize on good practices and lessons learned at the program level.

Quality control

  • Knowing and ensuring compliance with the procedures established by DRC are in the implementation of each component of the program,
  • Ensuring that the assistance given to beneficiaries is in accordance with what is planned,
  • In collaboration with program teams, ensure the schedule and deadlines related to the execution of field activities, data collection and reporting.
  • Continuously measure the progress of each activity (what is planned, what is already done, what remains to be done and what is re-estimated) by highlighting and explaining the gaps, drifts and trends,
  • S ' ensure the quality of qualitative and quantitative data

Coordination and reporting

  • Coordinate the work plan, its activities and its approach with the program teams, and help find solutions to the problems that arise,
  • Receive, centralize and integrate all the information necessary for the development of the various reports and specifically the weekly, monthly and final report.
  • Help the field teams to prepare the structure of their monthly activity reports by responding to the indicators and results,
  • Participate in the preparation of periodic reports of the program,
  • Participate in the entry and analysis of the surveys carried out in the activity sites and give the situation in the form of summary tables or graphs with interpretations,
  • Work in collaboration with other programs,
  • Communicate on an ongoing basis with all members of the program teams in particular and DRC staff in general
  • Execute all other tasks assigned by DRC and according to changing needs and program strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS :

  • Professional experience of at least 2 years within an NGO in a similar function,
  • Excellent analytical skills, meticulous and rigorous work, and excellent management of time and respect for deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of IT tools and software / smartphone application for data collection (example: Kobo Kollect, ODK, etc.)
  • Professional experience of at least 1 year in the use of software / smartphone application for data collection and mapping (examples : Kobo Collect, etc.)
  • Experience in the use of data processing software on the one hand and analysis of EXCEL and SPSS data on the other hand.
  • Experience of at least 1 year in the field in basic living conditions
  • Very good ability to work in a team and independently in a multicultural and multisectoral environment
  • Very good sense of diplomacy, respect for confidentiality and discretion at work
  • Good ability to live and work in a volatile security environment; willingness to travel in the field in support of intervention teams at very regular frequencies and in very volatile contexts
  • Good ability to manage frustrations and communicate
  • Understanding and sensitivity to humanitarian values ​​and the mandate of essential DRC

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