MEL Manager

GOAL, Syria

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th July, 2020


Job Description

Job purpose:

The role of the MEL Manager is to lead GOAL’s monitoring, evaluation and Learning activities in the field. The MEL Manager is expected to take an increasing role in MEL design, analysis and reporting, working closely with the MEL Field Coordinator and Project Managers (PMs) in Syria, and the MEL Coordinator and Program Coordinators in Turkey. The MEL Manager will report to the MEL Field Coordinator

Duties, objectives and competencies

Team Management

  • Lead and coordinate the activities of a team , including team leaders and team members.
  • Ensure that all staff have accurate job descriptions, and that performance reviews are conducted twice a year with staff.,
  • Develop work plans on a weekly basis and monitor these in line with overall objectives of the team.
  • Prepare an annual leave plan to ensure staff take leave on a regular basis and ensure leave is taken into account when developing work plans
  • Provide regular coaching to the team
  • Supervise data clerks and survey enumerators at field sites level
  • Coordinate with manager/program staff for data collection/M&E activities

MEL concept

  • Understand the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and the purpose of M&E
  • Clearly define project cycle and results chain (outputs/ outcomes/ impact/ interventions)
  • Possess knowledge of indicators and their measurement in the different sectors of relevance
  • Understand the concept of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and needs assessment

Capacity development and training

  • Deliver basic training to teams (data collection methods, use of tools, concepts of M&E)
  • Assess the knowledge change of participants to trainings

Project Design and planning

  • Understand the link between the needs assessment and project design
  • Possess knowledge to define and determine outputs/ outcomes/ impact/ interventions and understand the objective hierarchy
  • Can develop results framework and logframe, including indicators for simple projects
  • Possess knowledge to use tools for tracking project progress and bottlenecks

MEL Design

  • Develop data collection tools, and increasingly support in the design of assessments, evaluations, logical frameworks, and sampling methodologies
  • Support Project Managers (PMs) to understand the logical frameworks of their projects
  • Can effectively use data collection tools to gather qualitative and quantitative data at different levels: facility, community.
  • Ensure data entry using an electronic database
  • Create a culture in which MEL is a learning and supportive resource for PMs, AMT, and GOAL SYRIA senior management.
  • Clearly define the different components of an M&E system
  • Can organize and lead data collection activities following the data collection and reporting flow put in place for a project
  • Can develop simple data collection tools based on monitoring indicator
  • Maintain effective M&E system (ensure data collected translate to M&E Framework/IPTT)

Data Collection

  • Train MEL teams and other data collectors on proper interviewing techniques, use of tablets, audio devices, or other monitoring tools
  • Ensure that all monitoring tools are loaded onto CommCare, and are field tested for logic, quality, and accuracy of translation
  • Work with PMs and MEL Coordinators to ensure that all project activities are monitored effectively
  • Manage and deploy MEL teams to efficiently collect data according to agreed sampling methodologies for all project activities
  • Knowledge of tactics for assessing the quality of collected data for indicators
  • Knowledge of data pitfalls, issues, and strategies for quality data
  • 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

Sampling

  • Understand and apply the concept of ‘random sampling’ following instructions/guidelines of a manager
  • Understand and can apply the method ‘spin-the-bottle’ used for selection of households in population based surveys.
  • Understand the difference between probability and non-probability sampling
  • Knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques
  • Can develop sampling frame and carry out sampling following instructions (manager, guidelines)

Data Quality Management

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of data quality
  • Conduct on-site routine data quality audits at health facility and community levels
  • Knowledge of tactics for assessing the quality of collected data for indicators
  • Knowledge of data pitfalls, issues, and strategies for quality data
  • 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

Requirements (essential)

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent related experience, in engineering, mathematics, science, or social sciences.
  • Experience in MEL with increasing responsibilities
  • Knowledge of GOAL’s target areas in Syria.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management experience of leadership
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity, training, or teaching others
  • Strong skills in data analysis
  • Good English language skills (spoken, written and reading)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard-working, proactive and able to priorities to manage a demanding workload
  • Ability to travel and work in Syria

Source:https://boards.greenhouse.io/goalsyria/jobs/2239396


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