Description

Job Title:

MEAL Coordinator

Job Location:

Gaziantep

Reporting to:

CEO

General Description of the Programme:

SENED is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization licensed and registered in Türkiye with the number 27-15-175. SENED Organization was established shortly after the Syrian Nakba and in response to the suffering of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey as well as internally displaced people in Syria, to alleviate suffering, achieving justice, equality, and freedom, strengthening the role of civil society, and supporting and developing the local community. SENED works in the humanitarian work sectors to support, empower, and educate the community through several programs, takes exceptional care of people with disabilities and their families and defends their issues.

SENED Association emphasizes creating safe, accessible, and participation-encouraging living conditions for individuals’ emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development by focusing on people with disabilities. Beyond the medical perspective on disability, it tries to find solutions to the problems faced by disabled people with a holistic perspective by considering the disabled people, their families, and the society they live in, focusing on the conditions they experience. SENED Association aims to create a safe and supportive environment and space by conducting family-oriented activities to help disabled individuals and their families become stronger, discover their potential and stand by with their children. By collecting data on refugee-disabled people and identifying problems and needs, SENED strives to ensure harmony between disabled refugees and local people with a voluntary, professional team and a community-based approach. All activities, education, research, advocacy, etc., are carried out on platforms created by local and disabled refugee people.

Job purpose:

• The purpose of a MEAL Coordinator position is to ensure effective planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs or projects within an organization. MEAL Coordinators play a crucial role in ensuring that programs are meeting their intended goals and objectives, are being implemented efficiently, and are accountable to stakeholders, including beneficiaries, donors, and the community.

Duties, objectives, and competencies:

Duties:

· Develop MEAL Framework: Design and develop comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning frameworks, including indicators, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms.

· Implement Monitoring Systems: Establish and manage systems for routine monitoring of program activities and progress, ensuring data quality and accuracy.

· Conduct Evaluations: Plan and conduct evaluations, including baseline, mid-term, and end-line assessments, using appropriate methodologies such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, and participatory approaches.

· Data Analysis: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data collected through monitoring and evaluation activities, and synthesize findings into actionable recommendations for program improvement.

· Reporting: Prepare timely and accurate reports on program progress, results, and impact for internal and external stakeholders, including donors, partners, and government agencies.

· Capacity Building: Provide training and support to staff and partners on MEAL principles, methodologies, and tools, and ensure their effective implementation throughout the project cycle.

· Feedback Mechanisms: Establish and manage feedback mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary voices are heard, grievances are addressed, and programs are responsive to community needs and priorities.

· Knowledge Management: Document and disseminate best practices, lessons learned, and case studies to facilitate organizational learning and continuous improvement.

· Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks related to program implementation and data quality, and ensure compliance with relevant ethical standards and guidelines.

· Coordination and Collaboration: Coordinate with program staff, partners, and stakeholders to ensure alignment of MEAL activities with program objectives and priorities, and foster a culture of collaboration and learning within the organization.

· Innovation and Adaptation: Foster innovation and adaptability in MEAL approaches to respond to changing contexts, emerging needs, and evolving donor requirements.

Competencies:

Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze complex data sets, identify trends and patterns, and draw meaningful conclusions to inform program decision-making and improve outcomes.

Monitoring and Evaluation Expertise: Proficiency in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, including developing indicators, data collection tools, and evaluation methodologies.

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis: Strong skills in quantitative data analysis using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R) and qualitative data analysis techniques such as coding and thematic analysis.

Reporting and Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare clear, concise, and compelling reports and presentations for diverse audiences.

Project Management: Solid project management skills, including the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work effectively, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Capacity Building and Training: Experience in designing and delivering training sessions, workshops, and capacity-building activities to build the MEAL capacity of staff and partners.

Stakeholder Engagement: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including beneficiaries, donors, partners, and government officials.

Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Ability to identify challenges, generate creative solutions, and make evidence-based recommendations to address programmatic issues and improve performance.

Ethical Standards: Commitment to upholding ethical standards and principles in data collection, analysis, and reporting, including ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of beneficiaries and adhering to relevant codes of conduct and guidelines.

Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Awareness: Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences, diversity, and power dynamics, and the ability to navigate these complexities in MEAL activities and interactions with stakeholders.

Innovation and Adaptability: Openness to innovation and willingness to explore new approaches, methodologies, and technologies to enhance MEAL effectiveness and efficiency.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, sharing knowledge and expertise and contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

Requirements: Essential

· Educational Qualifications : international development, statistics, business adminstartion

· Professional Experience

· Data Analysis Skills : Proficiency in statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R) and qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS.ti).

· 3-5 years of progressive experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning roles

· Monitoring and Evaluation Expertise

· Communication Skills

· Project Management Abilities

· Interpersonal Skills

· Technical Proficiency

· Problem-Solving Aptitude

· Commitment to Accountability and Learning

· Adaptability and Flexibility

· Ethical Standards

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

· Strong organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work.

Requirements (desired)

· Master degree in business administration or MIS

· Training and Capacity Building: Experience in developing and delivering training sessions, workshops, or capacity-building initiatives on MEAL topics for staff, partners, and community members.

· Training and Capacity Building: Experience in developing and delivering training sessions, workshops, or capacity-building initiatives on MEAL topics for staff, partners, and community members.

Technical Competencies:

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

· Designing and implementing M&E frameworks, systems, and plans.

· Developing indicators and data collection tools.

· Establishing baseline data and setting targets.

· Conducting routine monitoring of program activities and progress.

· Ensuring data quality, accuracy, and integrity.

Data Collection and Analysis:

· Designing and conducting surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other data collection methods.

· Managing quantitative and qualitative data collection processes.

· Cleaning, coding, and analyzing quantitative data using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R).

· Analyzing qualitative data using coding and thematic analysis techniques.

Reporting and Documentation:

· Preparing timely and accurate reports on program progress, results, and impact.

· Developing data visualizations and dashboards to present findings.

· Documenting best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.

· Writing clear and concise narratives for diverse audiences.

Information Management Systems:

· Managing databases and information systems for storing and organizing program data.

· Developing data management protocols and standard operating procedures.

· Using data management software and tools to track program indicators and results.

· Evaluation and Impact Assessment:

· Planning and conducting evaluations, including baseline, mid-term, and end-line assessments.

· Applying evaluation methodologies such as experimental design, quasi-experimental design, and qualitative comparative analysis.

· Measuring program impact and effectiveness using appropriate techniques.

Accountability and Feedback Mechanisms:

· Establishing feedback mechanisms to gather input from beneficiaries and stakeholders.

· Managing grievance redress mechanisms and complaints handling procedures.

· Promoting transparency, accountability, and participation in program decision-making.

Capacity Building and Training:

· Designing and delivering training sessions and workshops on M&E topics.

· Building the capacity of staff and partners in M&E principles and methodologies.

· Providing technical support and mentorship to improve M&E competencies.

Learning and Knowledge Management:

· Facilitating learning processes within the organization.

· Documenting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.

· Promoting a culture of reflection, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Ethical Standards and Quality Assurance:

· Upholding ethical standards and principles in data collection, analysis, and reporting.

· Ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and security of beneficiary data.

· Implementing quality assurance measures to maintain data integrity and reliability.

ICT and Digital Tools:

· Using information and communication technologies (ICT,kobo,comcare) for data collection and management.

· Familiarity with mobile data collection tools (e.g., ODK, SurveyCTO,kobo) and GIS software.

General terms and conditions

Safeguarding

Disabled beneficiaries, children and vulnerable adults must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that SENED shows this ongoing commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Diversity

SENED is committed to creating a genuinely inclusive, effective, and representative organizational culture, encouraging employee equity and diversity, and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, etc., including various experiences and capabilities, helps us understand, represent, and serve children better. Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or age.

Procedures

If needed, SENED will submit a work permit application for the selected candidate after the job offer is accepted. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Türkiye will result in rescinding the employment offer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. SENED reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of SENED’s work, we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate, which may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to apply as early as possible.

SENED Organization does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. | SENED Kuruluşu işe alım sürecinin hiçbir adımında ücret talep etmemektedir.

How to apply

Interested candidates may please send their resumes with the cover letter and fill out the application link.

https://airtable.com/appdeWuCwCyf76KGv/pagXgPG5YBydd50qF/form

The application deadline is the 23 May 2024

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