Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator (MEAL) at Christian Aid (CA)

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator (MEAL)Location: MaiduguriType of contract: Fixed TermContracted hours: 35Contract length: 4 monthsReports to: MEAL ManagerRole PurposeThe role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning sector interventions.She/he will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid and it partners in Borno and other northeast states.The role holder will be representing CAID in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks, while increasing the profile of CA Humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility in the region.The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s MEAL & humanitarian response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to liberated communities and partner organizations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled MEAL response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards.Role ContextThe role is in the MEAL program family. The role is key in developing, and implementing programs strategy across a country program, region and division, whilst leading on partner portfolio projects.The role also manages a team who recommend projects to partners and engage in Christian Aid Humanitarian response.The role ensures Christian Aid is represented appropriately and positive relationships are developed thorough the MEAL work that this role is involved in.The role is key in developing and implementing programme strategy across a country, region or division, whilst leading on partner portfolio projects.Key OutcomesProject proposals prepared which are based on strong planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures and financial policies and procedures complied with including reporting requirements.MEAL strategic principled readily available cutting across all Christian Aid programs.Decisions on supporting projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas and strong program of institutional support and strengthening for Partners in place.Strong linkages between partner work & MEAL within the UK and Ireland, developed through positive relations.Clear and timely policy positions developed for standing and emergency issues and humanitarian strategy developed for the region or continent which reflects country priorities.Strong synergy between regional or continental strategy and Corporate MEAL Priorities developed and strong development of relationships with partners, ecumenical networks, sector clusters, and policy makers in the program region, continent and globally.Partner and beneficiary engagement successfully led.Role RequirementsRelationships:External:Build strong relationships with partners, networks, donors, stakeholders and community beneficiaries.Internal:Build strong relationship with program departments, MEAL officers, program managers, M&E units and all in-country and global staff.Decision Making:Make decisions in order to manage team effectively, from recruitment of volunteers and program staff to day to day management of team members.Also providing technical input and overall leadership to MEAL team.Day to day decision to ensure partner portfolio projects are running effectively and higher levels decisions on supporting the projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas.Makes decisions around project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements.Make policy decisions that support standing and emergency issues.Contribute to shaping and implementing MEAL strategy, making sound decisions to support this.Analytical Skills:Works on complex specialist/ technical issues. Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across a number of departments.Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet program goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.Developing Self and Others:Has direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating a team or teams of colleagues/project team members. Focus will be on advising and guiding senior management on policy issues/high level procedures and direct line management responsibility may be limited.

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