Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator At Medical Teams International



Main objective of the position:

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) are essential in the design, implementation and development of evidence and learning of Medical Teams International programs in Colombia. The MEAL Coordinator’s primary role is to work directly with project and technical staff to ensure the implementation of high-quality field-level processes and tools that meet organizational and donor monitoring, evaluation, and learning priorities. .

This position provides technical analysis, design and support in the area of ​​Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in accordance with Medical Teams International program standards, donor guidelines and humanitarian sector best practices to deliver health programs. high quality health. This position also coordinates capacity development and training for project staff on monitoring practices.

Working closely with technical advisors and headquarters experts, the MEAL Coordinator develops effective MEAL systems and data collection tools; collects data using qualitative and quantitative methods; and performs data entry and analysis

Job Responsibilities

Supervision:

  • Supervise country office MEAL structures, including current or future MEAL Officers or Assistants.
  • Work with country office leadership to determine staffing levels/roles needed to support country office MEAL activities and participate in hiring to fill those positions.

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting:

  • Develop country office monitoring and evaluation processes, methodologies and tools for planning, tracking, evaluation, accountability and learning in accordance with medical team policies and standards.
  • Monitor the implementation of systems, processes and tools ensuring quality and consistency in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) collection and reporting.
  • Produce a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan, for each project, forming a national MEAL framework and tools for national reporting, analysis and learning, and regularly track the progress of each project plan.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of household surveys, including technical information on sample design, questionnaire development, training and implementation of enumerators, including programming necessary for electronic data collection
  • Contribute to the development of project proposals and internal and donor reports, including assessments, logical frameworks, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans, baseline and endline survey reports.
  • Monitor, analyze and summarize data collected from surveys and project activities
  • Monitor and perform data quality assessments and data audits to ensure that data collected is accurate and maintains project integrity.
  • Monitor and conduct beneficiary interviews, focus group discussions, and quality improvement verification visits to project sites as required by the program.
  • Coordinate data collection processes with the Information and Monitoring Officer to maximize the utilization of technology, including Red Rose and other information management platforms, and ensure that project monitoring data is easily accessible and presented for reporting purposes. internal and donor reports.
  • Coordinate with the Information and Monitoring Officer and technical/project teams, support processes and protocols that strengthen data management.
  • Facilitate capacity building sessions and trainings with staff on MEAL practices, tools and strategies.

Accountability:

  • Monitor the complaints, accountability and beneficiary response mechanism to improve feedback, and trust with beneficiaries, including supporting designated staff responsible for managing the feedback mechanism.
  • Ensure that accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, hiring, staffing, training and performance management, association, and that it is highlighted in the reports.
  • Ensure that data storage and data sharing systems are configured to protect the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ personally identifiable data and comply with Medical Teams International’s data privacy policy, Colombian data privacy legislation and the generally accepted principles for data protection within the humanitarian sector.
  • Support the protection of program participants and staff by promoting an environment of awareness and compliance with the provisions of the code of conduct of medical teams protection policies against sexual exploitation and abuse and safeguarding policies of children and vulnerable adults and sexual harassment policies.
  • Carry out capacity development, training and refresher activities with all staff on accountability mechanisms and principles.

Learning:

  • Develop systematic approaches that support documentation of how changes are occurring within programs and make knowledge accessible and usable at local, country office, and global levels to inform programming, including through improved project management. the data (in collaboration with the information and monitoring officer).
  • Develop structured methodologies to facilitate the organizational learning process, e.g. systematizations, workshops, interviews, focus groups, etc.
  • Support and organize the collection of lessons learned, good practices, case studies and documentation of activities for knowledge management.
  • Maintain a filing system for all MEAL activities, reports and analysis in hard and electronic copies, including backup copies.

Collaboration and Coordination:

  • Collaborate with Medical Teams International headquarters programs and technical team as Colombia’s focal point for data sharing, reporting, quality improvement and accountability, and facilitates agreed upon meetings between the headquarters and Colombia.
  • Coordinate with Monitoring and Evaluation counterparts in other information management organizations and working groups, including on projects delivered through consortia.
  • Ensure data collection and reporting to coordination forums/spaces to which MTI is accountable (e.g. GIFMM, Clusters, response plans, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the local Ministry of Health for ethical approvals of all surveys.

Other duties:

  • Make efficient use of additional forms of support, such as consultants, volunteers, MTI Global Headquarters capabilities where appropriate.
  • Additional duties assigned.
  • Commitment to the Call and core values ​​of Medical Teams International

Education, licenses and certifications

  • Professional in Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Research, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience required
  • Additional training or certification in monitoring and evaluation preferred

Experience

  • At least three years of experience with monitoring and evaluation systems in a humanitarian or development context is required.
  • Proven experience collecting quantitative and qualitative data using various survey modalities and sampling methodologies, including developing collection instruments, training enumerators, monitoring field collection, and monitoring data quality.
  • Experience managing and continuously training staff involved in data collection and reporting.
  • Experience with humanitarian donors, including the US government, European Union and UN donors
  • Experience in electronic data collection and management (Kobo or ODK preferred).
  • Experience in HMIS data management and project tracking system development.
  • Skills in IT, databases, MS Excel (incl. formulation), statistical software and analysis, particularly in areas related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Desirable: Skills with visualization tools and dashboards (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Ability to travel to project locations regularly

Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Strong theoretical knowledge and demonstrated skills of monitoring and evaluation systems, including quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Knowledge of project cycle management
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and Code of Conduct for Humanitarian Assistance
  • Knowledge of quantitative survey methods and qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of evaluation methodologies (desirable: theory of change)
  • Knowledge of e-health (public health supported by electronic devices) and digital data collection systems.
  • Familiarity with grant management and institutional donor requirements related to proposals and reporting.

Skills :

  • High English proficiency for this position (in addition to fluency/native Spanish)
  • Enabled to build and maintain a high-performance work team.
  • Excellent assertive communication, empathy and didactic skills
  • Strong proposal and report writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, data collection software, data analysis software and presentations
  • Well organized, with strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills to work with colleagues in a multicultural environment.

Skills:

  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; Proven ability to multitask, work successfully as a team, and respond to urgent deadlines
  • Adaptation to change and work areas in the field
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently across teams and time zones while remotely
  • Ability to present technical information in non-specialized terminology.

How to apply

Interested parties who meet the requirements described in this position description can apply (CV and cover letter essential) via email using the following address, [email protected] before October 3, 2023, it is essential to indicate in the subject the position for which you apply and the source where you learned about the call.

Medical Teams does not discriminate in its selection processes, however, it recommends that people with live experience in the immigration process, as well as from diverse backgrounds, apply for this position, if they have the corresponding legal documentation to work in our country, it is also An essential added value is that the candidate masters the Spanish language and the English language.

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