MEAL Head of Department

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MEAL Head of Department :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, and transparency - has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection - Food Security and
Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide

Harare, Zimbabwe:
ACF has been working in Zimbabwe since 2002 and over the years, has been a key humanitarian actor in the country. Since 2015, ACF has adopted an intervention strategy focused on localization and capacity development through partnerships, in particular with two national organizations, NAZ (Nutrition Action Zimbabwe) and AA (Africa AHEAD). ACF has increased the size of its mission in the course of last year to adequately respond to the rising humanitarian needs.

ACF, in collaboration with NAZ and AA is pursuing its action primarily through the strengthening of urban and rural households’ cash reserves, with the goal of increasing resilience and reducing negative coping strategies for vulnerable households. ACF is also strengthening and supporting Infection Prevention and Control in health centers in response to
the Covid-19 crisis.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Head of MEAL, your main responsibilities will be to:
Develop and roll out a technically sound Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for the mission:
? Developing individual M&E plan for every new project, in collaboration with HoDs/CD
? Preparing budgets for monitoring activities in every new project
? Reviewing and standardizing existing project monitoring tools (PDM, KAP, Baseline, etc..)
? Implementing ACF International project evaluation tools
? Consolidating/analyzing project monitoring data and providing recommendations for improving program quality
Develop and manage accountability framework for the mission, roll out a light feedback, and complain mechanism:
? Developing an accountability framework in line with ICCM recommendations and adapted to the local context
? Mainstreaming accountability in the mission monitoring and evaluation tools
? Providing training to coordination and field teams on accountability
? Consolidating and analyzing the results of the feedback mechanism
? Producing quarterly report on the accountability framework
? Providing technical inputs during proposal writing on accountability

Develop a mission-learning framework
? Developing a mission learning framework
? Facilitating project closing/lessons-learn workshops with coordination and field teams
? Review project monitoring tools (end-line/PDM) and identify lessons learnt
? Link with the program departments to collect information about past project/lessons-learnt
? Consolidate results and regularly update lessons learnt document for each department
? Ensure proper dissemination of lessons learnt

External representation
? Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Assessment Working Group
? Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Community Engagement Working Group
? Attend M&E Technical Working Group for all the consortia
? Upon needs, represent ACF to other external meetings

Team management
? Identifying needs for program staff technical development and identifying training opportunities, conduct internal trainings if pertinent
? Providing specific technical support where necessary (both in-person and remote), including regular visits to bases and sub-bases
? Ensuring that all program staff are properly trained in monitoring tools, indicator compilation, and reporting
? Seeking technical support from headquarters to reinforce his/her skills and/or those of the teams

Qualifications and Experience

Requested profile:
? You hold a Master degree in humanitarian, social sciences, statistical or similar fields
? You have at least three years experience in humanitarian context, preferably in complex emergencies.
? You have relevant experience in humanitarian project monitoring and evaluation/developing MEAL systems
? You have training experience, team management skills and capacity to organize work and supervise partners.
? You have advanced command of Excel and at least one additional data packages like STATA, SPSS, etc.
? You demonstrate good skills in communication and representation in technical and non-technical forums
Specific conditions / salary: Competitive salary and vacation offering

How to Apply

ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.
To apply, please:
? Click here VIEW MORE INFORMATION BUTTON BELOW to complete an application form
? Forward Cover letters with up-to-date detailed CVs as one document and clearly indicate the post applied for in the email subject to [email protected] not later than 20 May 2022 at close of business.
Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The recruitment process is free of charge; no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. Action Against Hunger reflects its major policies and its charter through professionalism
and impartiality. If you observe behaviour contrary to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams. All person hired by Action Against Hunger will be subject to background checks including anti terrorism while respecting the rights of employees and the confidentiality of personal data

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