Humanitarian MEAL Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Humanitarian MEAL ManagerLocation: BornoRole PurposeThe primary objective of the post holder is to develop and implement the MEAL framework that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of the Humanitarian Response in Nigeria.The post holder will develop and adapt M&E tools/approaches, build the capacity of the MEAL unit, provide support and guidance to operations teams, clearly define M&E functions across the Operations and PDQ teams, and support the accountability/MEAL team in rolling out the MEAL system across the response in all sectors.The post holder will guide teams in achieving outcome/impact focused projects and ensure response programme accountability to beneficiaries, local government and non-government partners and SC Members and their donors in line with Save the Children’s, and donors, compliance requirements.The post holder will represent Save the Children externally to partners and the wider Humanitarian community and will represent the MEAL interests of the Humanitarian Response to County Office level colleagues.The post-holder will support the business development team in the design of new programs, and development of the MEAL inputs for the Humanitarian Response Plan.The post holder will coordinate closely with the Technical Advisors at both Response and Country Office level.Key Areas of AccountabiltyMonitoring and Evaluation:Develop and implement a framework for monitoring programmes including rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activitiesDevelop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-frequency and data management)Provide guidance to the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting purposesAssist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.Support project managers and technical advisors in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and qualityEnsure that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)Support the PDQ Team bringing together data and findings from across projects and operational regions to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.Support the MEAL team, and Project Managers with technology-driven and innovative systems, including Segovia platform, biometrics, and mHeath.Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.AccountabilityWork closely with the Accountability Officer to:Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.Coordinate with the Accountability Coordinator at Abuja level to ensure information flow for CRM.LearningWork closely with the Country Office Knowledge Management Advisor, the Technical Advisors, and the Response MEAL team to:Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc).Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.

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