Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager (MEAL Manager)

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from Educo
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019

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Fundación Educación y Cooperación – EDUCO Philippines is a local branch of a child-focused international development organization, with head office in Spain. EDUCO places child’s rights at the core of its activities and supports local civil society organizations and government units in strengthening their capacities to guarantee the realization of children’s rights.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager (MEAL Manager)

Job Summary

The MEAL Manager plays an essential role in Educo Philippines, leading the development and operationalization of the M&E framework, capacity building activities related to MEAL, annual and accountability reporting and knowledge management. S/he ensures that the M&E framework and designed tools and systems for data gathering, data analysis, results-based reporting and knowledge management is operational and up to date.

The MEAL Manager will work closely with Educo’s Global and Regional MEL Teams, Country Office team and other ChildFund Alliance members. The MEAL Manager reports to the Country Director (CD) and leads the MEAL Unit.

Responsibilities:

Development and operationalization of M&E framework: Develop monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems, procedures and tools to effectively monitor execution of activities and project impact. Develop mechanisms to ensure the accuracy of monitoring reports (from data gathering, monitoring and reporting templates and forms, analysis and reporting); and its full use to the end-users. Ensure that learnings from completed projects are incorporated in planning and designing of new proposals.

Collaboration with Program Implementation Unit: Collaborate with project focal points to ensure all projects have results-based annual work plans with key performance indicators and baselines defined at all levels consistent with the organization’s monitoring framework. Conduct field monitoring activities for tracking of program implementation, feed backing and / or validation of technical reports. Review project mid-year, annual and EOP reports and provide feedback to Program Team in a timely manner.

Conduct MEAL capacity –building activities: Conduct capacity-building activities (trainings, technical assistance and, coaching) to the program staff and partner NGOs/ agencies to increase their competencies on monitoring and evaluation. Take the lead/ provide technical assistance to management in conducting program and organization-wide planning, monitoring and evaluation processes and learning activities.

Annual and Accountability Reporting and Knowledge Management: Responsible to produce Annual reports every February of the succeeding year. Preparation of CO Accountability report, as requested by HO. Production of knowledge management materials and maintenance of relevant and up to date KM products and tools, in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy Unit.

Team Management: Supervise the staff and outputs of the MEAL Unit. Lead the EOP activities, in support to external consultant/s and/or project team.

Requirements:

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences and other related courses. Graduates of other course may be considered if s/he has the experience and competency requirements of the role. Master’s degree or PhD degree desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design and MEAL systems (designing and implementation of tools, analysis, data collection, reporting, and evaluation)
  • Experience working with INGOs, preferably with child-rights organizations
  • Experience with donor agencies M&E requirements, including reporting
  • Minimum experience of 8 years in a similar position
  • Experience of working in an international context, at least in Asia with strong portfolio in the Philippines (desirable)

Desirable

  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Must be conversant with both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Able to facilitate both large and small groups and engage teams
  • Superior written English communication etiquette and verbal skills
  • Strong ability to be self-motivated self-directed and practice self-care
  • Ability to summarize complex information and effectively deliver information to a diverse audience

*We are offering:**

  • A fixed-term contract for one (1) year, subject for evaluation after six (6) months, with possibility of extension. To start immediately.
  • A competitive compensation and benefit package

Educo has a Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct that seeks to guarantee children’s protection. As such, we are committed to doing all necessary actions to guarantee child protection including conduct of background checks and obtaining references for all candidates.

DOWNLOAD: Child Safeguarding Policy.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an application letter and CV to hr@educo.org.ph, subject line written as Application for MEAL Manager. Last Name. First Name. Applicants who are able to indicate current or last salary and expected pay will be prioritized. The vacancy on will remain open until a qualified application is received and a candidate is available. We will respond to shortlisted applicants within two (2) weeks after closing date of applications. Due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond individually to all applicants.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status to apply for the post.