Employment Type: Project, Full Time
Title: MEAL Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Deadline for submission: December 10, 2023
Nutrition International (NI) is a global organization dedicated to delivering proven nutrition interventions to those who need them most. Working in partnership with countries, donors, and implementers, our experts conduct cutting-edge nutrition research, support critical policy formulation, and integrate nutrition into a broader development agenda. For more than 30 years now, we have focused on delivering low-cost, high-impact, nutrition interventions to people in need, driven by our mission to achieve a world where everyone, everywhere, is free from malnutrition and able to reach their full potential. Our work is guided by a dedicated and talented team of experts working globally, regionally and within countries to end malnutrition worldwide.
If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that a better world is possible through improved nutrition, wants to leave the world a little better than they found it, and is looking to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.
Know our Team / Project
Nutrition International is embarking on a new three-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to support Government of Pakistan’s plans for the transition and scale up of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) at national level. This project blends Nutrition International's operational and technical expertise across the country, regional and headquarters. It builds on years of maternal nutrition programming both in Pakistan and across the globe.
Working together with the Project team, with support from the global Monitoring, Data and Learning team and Global Technical Services, this position will provide leadership to strengthen organizational and staff capacity to design and implement effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems to support Government of Pakistan’s plans for the transition and scale up of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation at national level.
Youare a Postgraduate in social development or equivalent with a bias in health and nutrition. You will come with the understanding of safeguarding and the associated MEAL requirements for safeguarding including but not limited to accountability mechanisms (i.e., Complaint and feedback mechanisms) to ensure accountability.
Around 7 years’ experience in program implementation, specifically MEAL responsibilities preferably in public health nutrition interventions. With at least 5 years’ experience of working in Pakistan in a similar role with a local and/or international organization.
Fluency in English is essential. And Knowledge of any regional languages like Pashtu, Sindhi, Baluchi, etc. is an advantage.
About the role
This position will be responsible for timely development and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plans for the MMS project, including working with sub-partners and government to optimize/strengthen/streamline monitoring and reporting processes and ensure high-quality data is available and synthesized to support the project and decision-making with quality and in a timely manner. The MEAL Officer will be required to work with and analyze existing Government monitoring systems and project data alongside project specific monitoring.
In this role you will be responsible to:
· Develop a robust project MEAL plan to systematically collect, analyse, and use data and processes to capture progress throughout the project.
· Support MEAL capacity building for project team members on data collection, compilation, automation, and analysis.
· Under the guidance of HQ and Regional Office focal points, develop the Terms of Reference (ToR) to ensure timely commissioning, quality of outputs as well as completion.
· Onboard identified agencies/consultant(s) through inception meeting, oversee implementation of evaluations and surveys through field visits and reviews, and incorporate inputs from relevant internal and external stakeholders in the final report.
· Support the Project Manager in preparing donor reports and other internal program review reports with adequate data and analysis in liaison with MNHN Portfolio Monitoring, Data and Learning (MDL) focal point.
For more detailed information about the role, please click on the attached Job Description .
What we offer
Nutrition International offers a highly competitive market pay, including health and wellness benefits, medical insurance, accidental insurance plan, flexible work hours, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.
Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable, and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.
Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.
NI is a non-smoking work environment.
How to apply?
Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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The closing date for receiving applications is December 10, 2023.
Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions. The starting salary for this position is PKR2,100,000/- per annum.
We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.