Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
WHO ARE WE;
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer for Protection programmes of DRC/DDG Country Programme in Afghanistan leads the strategic planning and implementation of all MEAL processes and activities required to improve protection programme quality over the course of project implementation, and ensure and demonstrate positive impact on beneficiaries’ lives. The MEALO Protection is directly responsible for assessing and measuring quality and accountability of DRC/DDG Afghanistan’s protection support. S/he will prioritize DRC Protection M&E, but will also lead or contribute to the M&E of DDG Protection as requested. DRC Protection primarily consists of legal and psychosocial counselling, Protection Monitoring, Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) and Case Management, referrals to specialized protection agencies, awareness-raising on national legislation and Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights, International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHRL and IHL), as well as community centres offering multisectoral service provision and Child Friendly Spaces to all affected populations. DDG Protection includes Mine Action and Mine Risk Education, as well as Armed Violence Reduction, conflict management and social cohesion programmes. S/he does so through the application of the MEAL annual strategy. This includes, among other responsibilities, designing data collection tools for monitoring and evaluation purposes in collaboration with project teams, data collection, analysis, reporting and follow up with project teams on actions taken. S/he is directly responsible for process and outcome monitoring, yet may provide direct support to programme teams for output monitoring and database design and management. S/he will additionally work with the MEAL and the Protection Information Management Officers to ensure an efficient, accurate and transparent data flow from collection in the field to analysis and use, with particular focus on safeguarding confidentiality of clients and respondents at all times.
Design and Implementation of Overall MEAL System for Protection Programmes:
Data collection tools development and use:
Data management, analysis and use:
Reporting: Support MEAL Manager in drafting all protection-related MEAL reports
Accountability: Closely coordinate with the Complaints Response Mechanism Officer to ensure relevant programme teams properly implement accountability measures as per DRC standards and in line with the Core Humanitarian Standards
Technical management and capacity-building: Coordinate and supervise any field work related to MEAL of Protection programming in area offices
Others: Assist in other tasks as required by the MEAL Manager, including extensive support to other programmes whenever deemed necessary
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
MEAL Manager, MEAL Specialists, MEAL Officers, Information Management Officer, Complaints Response Mechanism Officer, Technical Coordinators, Programme Team Leaders and Officers, Area Managers,
national and local authorities, community representatives, community members, external enumerators