Yayasan Nurani Luhur Masyarakat Job Vacancy: MEAL Officer - North Lombok

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer  
Placement: Lombok Utara

Main Purpose of roles:
In consultation with the Project Coordinator the MEAL Specialist will lead the technical and strategic Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) processes for the country program; design, develop and implement a MEAL system; communicate evidenced-based results internally to inform management and program decisions, program participants (beneficiaries and duty bearers) for accountability; support knowledge/capacity building about MEAL among project and partner staff on in line with project standards; assist the program staff and advisors, providing technical assistance to design and implement research studies, surveys, and evaluations; set-up beneficiary accountability mechanisms and community feedback protocols, e.g. a Suggestion Box; support the supervision, monitoring and evaluation of all projects to ensure that quality, accountability, and reporting standards are met; aggregate M&E info-data from project staff to inform program design/redesign; promote program accountability, learning and sharing among staff, partners and other stakeholders; support positive relations (stewardship) by drafting reports, stories and other communication pieces to targeted audiences as requested; and ensure compliance with branding and marking plans.

Design, develop and implement the MEAL system
  • Lead the design and development of a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) system/protocol using standard project tools and other M&E guidance and tools as needed
  • With project coordinator, ensure proper use of the agreed MEAL system/protocols per project policies and procedures
  • Provide input as requested for project design, funding proposals and budgets to ensure that MEAL activities are realistic, budgeted and in line with project guidelines/requirements
  • Support the MEAL roll-out plan for each project
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of accurate information and data (quantitative and qualitative), to be used in project reporting, and in decision-making for improved project performance.
  • Ensure the reliable and accurate project participants counts, including required disaggregation for age and gender, and to avoid duplicate counting
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and analysis of final evaluation surveys in collaboration with project staff and/or external consultants.
  • Support visual results and impact reporting of projects with graphics, photos, videos, and maps. Follow project policy and best practices on the use of images and video of beneficiaries.
  • Compile and provide required data for reporting project requirements
  • Undertake field visits to monitor project quality, discuss results with relevant staff, and prepare reports to be shared with the project coordinator and relevant colleagues
  • Work with the project team to develop data collection tools and to regularly collect quality data
  • Support the project team to set up a Feedback Process to respond to complaints/ concerns/ feedback from beneficiaries
  • Maintain the Feedback Process database; ensure participation from men and women, boys and girls
  • Compile and analyze accountability data from the field on a monthly basis and share reports with the project coordinator
Learning, Knowledge Management, and Innovation 
  • Orient new staff to MEAL essentials
  • Lead MEAL capacity building activities
  • Help Project staff implement MEAL plans
  • Aggregate and share information for the webpage, Facebook etc.
  • Manage communications-related consultants, such as photographers
  • Help project coordinator a write meaningful stories for external communication about project successes for individuals, communities, partnerships, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in development, statistics, or related studies
  • At least 2 years of professional experience leading MEAL systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in MEAL projects in development or emergency response
  • 3+ years’ experience with an I/NGO and with evidence-based M&E
  • Knowledge of evidence-based development project
  • Experience designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and using research results in project design
  • Demonstrated experience in info-data management and familiar with technologies in social research
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, to work successfully in the field, and to manage and move groups of people toward completion of activities.
MEAL Technical Skills
  • Ability to design and develop, or adapt from existing resources;
  • Info-data collections tools for monitoring based on  matriks results framework.
  • Questionnaires for quantitative surveys and interview guides for qualitative studies.
  • Tools for processing and storing info-data: create and manage databases using Excel, Access or other similar data management platforms, and create and effectively structure survey data files.
  • Know advanced techniques for random sampling, including the estimation of sample size, the calculation of weights, the calculation of the estimation errors, and confidence intervals; advanced descriptive statistics and statistical inference so as to select samples and perform appropriate statistical tests to remove the evidence of differences between results or between groups (experimental and control); and at least one statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or equivalent, preferred.
Please submit your current CV and application to hrd.nuraniluhurmasyarakat@gmail.com not later than 28 Juli 2019 and put “MEAL Officer for Lombok Utara” as subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted