CARE International in Pakistan
MEAL Officer- (Chaghi and Loralai)
CARE International in Pakistan
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Posted date 16th March, 2023 Last date to apply 26th March, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Chaghi and Loralai
Category Monitoring & Evaluation
Type Contractual Positions 2
Status Closed

The goal of this anticipated three-year project is to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable community children - especially girls and those with disabilities - through the provision of inclusive, equitable and sustainable quality education in a safe and accessible learning environment.

The project will address core education improvements for vulnerable communities. It aligns with the National Education Policy recommendations for preparation of future emergencies, school safety, risk assessment, rehabilitation, and disaster management plans for continuation of education services. Furthermore, it is developed in alignment with the objectives of the provincial Education Sector Plans and School Safety Framework by strengthening capacities of teachers, children, and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to mitigate risks in and around schools, and to build school and community level resilience to emergencies. The project will be implemented in 3 districts of KPK and 2 districts of Balochistan.

Under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the MEAL Officer is responsible to provide technical support to project/ implementation of the monitoring plan, provide strategic advice on data collection, analyze data collected through monitoring and evaluation, and collect information. The collected information will be used to produce quality reports and case studies linked with LRSP of CIP and specifically based on the program/ project processes, input, outcome and impact indicators. S/he ensures feedback is incorporated during the planning processes for improving data management system and will support in setting up the projects M&E systems synchronized with country office MEAL and will have the responsibility for maintaining data base and strengthen the system. The incumbent will also contribute to document lessons learned as the project evolve.

Job Responsibilities: 

Development of M&E system, tools, and processes % of Time:  30%

  • Set up a project M&E System that incorporates basic standards, including tools for designing, evaluating and assessing along with guidelines, including CARE International Principles, DME (Design, Monitoring & Evaluation) Standards and Evaluation Policy, as well as standards promulgated by SPHERE, Code of Conduct, SMART principles, and other M&E relevant standards, systems and quality management processes;
  • Ensure that the incorporated time frames are clarified and indicators and responsibilities are clear;
  • Set up and maintain a knowledge management system of the project that includes key project reporting and learning documents, M&E tools, tracking and reporting forms, monitoring reports, proposals, donor requirements and reports, evaluations, and other program information).

Training and Capacity Building % of Time: 20% 

  • Plan and develop processes for assessing capacity building needs of local staff M&E and project staff and other CARE colleagues.
  • Conduct training and provide other technical assistance to build capacity of CARE local staff in M&E (based on capacity building plans) i.e. Qualitative and quantitative data collections, developing tailored monitoring plan, and operating database systems.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting % of Time:  40%

  • Facilitate field data collection processes for monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
  • Support to collect case studies, success stories and share it with internal and external audiences;
  • Provide technical support to in setting up a system and process to collect key lessons of the project and disseminate it to the staff and implementing partners;
  • Conduct field visits periodically to assess progress toward achieving objectives, ensure program compliance and effective implementation according to work plans, M&E plans, and proposals; providing recommendations for improvement;
  • Plan and coordinate project reviews, evaluations to be conducted internally or externally as required by project M&E plan;
  • Ensure regular submission of program performance reports based on their Performance management regulations and LFA;
  • Conduct quality control tests on all incoming data and supervise data entry and data cleaning/editing processes.

Proposal Development % of Time:  5% 

  • Participate in proposal development of CARE Pakistan (other projects), including developing log frames, M&E plans, Gantt charts and/or other tools for program design, monitoring and evaluation.

Other duties % of Time:  5%

  • Keep up to date on CARE DME resources, M&E strategies, concepts, and best practices;
  • Support the M&E of other CARE projects, as and when needed; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.   

The duties and responsibilities described above are subject to change, depending on the project needs and change in situation due to emergency.

Job Specifications:

Education/Training

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Statistics or other related field.

Desired: Master’s degree and/or knowledge of statistical software i.e. SPSS, MS Access Database.

Experience

Required:  Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in the field of M&E; experience of working in projects related to FSL, Health, WASH interventions are highly desirable.

Desired:  Experience of working with National and International NGOs.

Technical Skills

  • Highly organized, attention to detail and strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Computer skill particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, ACCESS, Power Point;
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Firm belief in quality, integrity, teamwork, gender equality, participatory approach and
  • sustainability.
  • Proficiency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Being a Pushto speaker is a mandatory requirement.
  • Willing to travel on a short notice, as required by the organization.

Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required:

This position will be based in Chaghi and Loralai with travel as and when required.

CARE International in Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. CARE has a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse.

Note: Individuals can apply using Brightspyre or send their resumes directly to [email protected] clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line of the email, before the stated deadline. Please share your current as well as salary expectation along with the CV.

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