About the role
Concern Worldwide is the Consortium Lead for a 4-year programme DIZA-Est “Programme de Développement Inclusif des Zones d’Accueil au Tchad dans l’Est du Chad”. Grounded in the tripe nexus, its overall objective is to improve the living conditions and the resilience of the local population in areas of high concentrations of refugees and returnees in three provinces in Eastern Chad (Ouaddai, Sila, and Salamat). The programme is implemented in consortium with two other international NGOs and a number of local partners, with Concern as the lead agency.
We are seeking a MEAL Consortium Coordinator with strong coordination, planning and communication skills, preferably with a background in M&E, Learning and accountability.
This is a 16 month role with unaccompanied terms based in N’Djamena. It is at grade 4 and has a salary range €43,268-48,076 per annum plus benefits.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator (MEAL Coordinator) is responsible for ensuring high quality programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning across the DIZA programme, working in close collaboration with program managers, M&E managers, research partners, the Programme Approached and Learning Unit (PALU) and the Consortium Coordinator.
Under the responsibility of the DIZA Consortium Coordinator, the MEAL Coordinator will work closely with the M&E focal points of Consortium members to ensure the effective implementation of a responsive M&E system for the DIZA Programme. The role is based in N’Djamena with frequent travel to the programme areas.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Design, implement and oversee an M&E system that provides appropriate measures of programme progress against agreed objectives.
- Oversee the design and lead on the implementation of endline surveys as well as routine monitoring and providing support to the M&E Managers in reviewing data collected.
- Ensure that Concern has robust tracking systems to provide relevant data for donor requirements and for internal learning.
- Support the implementation of technical surveys by working with the relevant Consortium members to ensure best practices in data collection and that the data analysis is timely and meaningful.
- Support the M&E Managers in designing harmonised data collection tools by ensuring that these tools meet the requirements of donors.
- Ensure all aspects of the programme activities adhere to programme quality standards and policies (PM&E, accountability and mainstreaming of gender and protection) in a coherent and integrated manner.
- Lead the M&E technical committees with the Consortium members.
- Lead on internal evaluations and act as the focal point for external evaluations.
- Provide support in expanding the use of digital data collection and provide guidance on the use of DDG (Digital Data Gathering) devices for data collection.
- Coordinate with the MEAL Coordinator for DIZA-Sud (a parallel programme to DIZA-Est), in ensuring harmonised approaches where possible
- In collaboration with the Consortium Coordinator, prepare detailed and clear documents presenting programme data that can be communicated to external stakeholders.
- Review and compile consortium internal and external reports.
- Be the focal point for research partnerships related to DIZA. In particular, provide technical advice and take part in conducting research for DIZA and support surveys for planned pieces of research.
- Ensure the highest accountability standards are met through communication and information sharing within and outside the program.
- Support internal and external reporting by ensuring that the consortium is aligned with the highest standards of compliance with donor requirements.
- Promote the active engagement of staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders at all stages of the project cycle.
- In line with the Consortium’s commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), work closely with Consortium Members to ensure accountability through the implementation of an effective Complaints Response Mechanism.
- Adhere to the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct (CoC) with Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking Policy and ensure these policies are promoted to teams, partner organisations and beneficiaries.
Learning and Knowledge Management
- Implement a Results Based Management System of DIZA by ensuring that the data from the programme’s periodic reviews are translated into documented learning that leads to adaptations where necessary and contributes to institutional knowledge.
- Promote and support Consortium members in the documentation of learnings in line with Concern’s policies
- Produce publication-quality documents based on DIZA’s programmatic learning that can be shared with the humanitarian community.
- Assist the Country Management Team in developing specific papers and reports related to DIZA as needed.
- Provide guidance and support to all staff regarding file storage protocol and archiving both digital, paper and server usage.
· Ensure needs-based training on M&E tools is provided for Consortium members so teams can implement their M&E plan effectively. Expose staff to a range of M&E methodologies for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data.
· Lead trainings and learning exchanges of Consortium members to support capacity development.
· Conduct regular visits to DIZA locations and provide needs-based support to Consortium members.
· Ensure consortium members have fundamental PM&E knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices.
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Master’s degree in Development or Humanitarian Studies or in a similar field.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation activities for donor-funded initiatives, emphasis on impact and theories of change experience.
- Strong analytical skills and understanding of all aspects of quality programming.
- Demonstrated experience of developing and managing different project cycle M&E steps and processes (M&E plans, logical frameworks, base and end-line surveys, mid-term and final evaluations, etc.);
- Demonstrated experience in applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
- Ability to translate M&E concepts into practical methods and tools for teams in the field.
- Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) and significant experience in reporting to institutional donors in both French and English.
- Proven experience of managing coordination mechanisms with multiple stakeholders, preferably within a consortium structure.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
- Knowledge of Digital Data Gathering (DDG).
- Ability to build productive working relationships with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
- Initiative and creativity, both individually and working in team.
- Positive can-do attitude, solution-oriented.
- Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
How to apply
Les candidatures en français sont les bienvenues
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.