MEAL Specialist Girls' Education Challenge Project
Save the Children, Kinshasa, Congo
Closing Date for Applications:
- The MEAL Specialist will ensure that Save the Children's DFID funded Girls Education Challenge (GEC) project has a well established, robust MEAL system.
- His/her leadership will ensure that quality and accountability standards and learning are integrated into programme design.
- This position will work closely with the GEC lead agency and consortium partners to ensure standardised, consortium wide M&E systems are adopted and well managed.
- By promoting participation and contextual data analysis, the MEAL Specialist will support the project teams to strategically adapt activities/strategies to ensure efficacy and efficiency of programming, and maximise the positive impact of the GEC Project.
- Drawing on previous experience, and promoting the capacities of the DRC Education team, the MEAL Specialist will ensure that results based planning is integrated into programming design.
- S/he will seek opportunities to ensure impact measurement, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
Qualifications and experience
Essential (all mandatory):
- Significant experience of undertaking a similar MEAL related role for education programming.
- Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds, excellent relationship building skills.
- Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations.
- Experience of working in all aspects of planning, monitoring and evaluation, including: system design, programmatic quality audits, systematic tracking and analysis, evaluations, surveys, assessment systems, capacity building and training.
- Thorough knowledge of results based monitoring frameworks, including previous experience implementing longitudinal studies/cohort monitoring.
- Experience of integrating quality standards in programmes and of implementing accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
- Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
- A high level of written and spoken English and French.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
- Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
- Previous experience working with external consultant(s).
- Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors.
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin and support our work.
- Previous experience working in DRC.
- Specific experience of designing and implementing projects funded by DFID.
- Previous experience of working within a Payment by Results framework.
- Specific experience of working in consortia projects