Lebanon nationals: MEL Coordinator (Wash)

World Vision (WV)

Mansourieh, Lebanon 🇱🇧

JOB PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Program Manager, the WASH Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Program Coordinator, will lead all MEAL related activities of the WASH Sector at WVL Lebanon. S/he needs to provide leadership to the implementation of the MEAL plan for WVL WASH projects/programs and in coordination with the project leads. The MEL coordinator works with the projects teams for the implementation of projects’ baselines and evaluations, as well as the implementation of standardized MEAL processes and tools for all sectors at field level.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of timeActivityEnd Results
30%Lead on implementation of all types of program’s surveys and assessments (baseline, outcome monitoring, PIM, mid-term evaluation, evaluation, etc.)Internal:Develop the program’s meal tools and finalize all needed methodologies.Draft assessments ToRs when needed.Lead on implementation of assessments (pilot testing tools, data collection, recruitment and management casual workers, training on data collection tools, performing spot checks).Perform data cleaning.Perform data analysis and reports write up.Recruitment and management of enumerators and casual workers during data collection.Coordinate with the Accountability unit during field work to unify processes and increase efficiency.External:Draft consultants ToRs as needed with the support of the Senior MEL coordinator.Complete procurement requirements as needed.Support the Senior MEL coordinator in reviewing bids and finalizing the recruitment of the consultant.Follow-up on the daily tasks of the consultant.Review the reports completed by the consultant.Baselines and evaluations are completed on time and with high quality and meet WVI quality standards and are aligned with PDQ and Sector expectations and needs.MEAL plans are in place and â€Župdated regularly to â€Žensure MEAL activities are â€Žcompleted on time and â€Žwithin requirements.‎MEAL tools are in place and being used to ensure monitoring, progress tracking and quality reporting.Good relationships are established with the donor, host community and all other parties where applicable.Close coordination with WVL WaSH Coordinators, Specialist and Accountability and Data Management unit is maintained.Act accountable for all the outcomes related to job tasks.
40%Lead on the output level monitoring based on the MEAL framework at project/program level and support in progress reporting to donorsSupport the Program Manager in progress reporting to donors by providing adequate MEAL information.Develop appropriate data collection tools for output level report (including pre/post test) in consultation with the Senior MEL coordinator and the Information Management (IM) Coordinator.Build capacity of project/program teams to complete the data collection tools and report appropriately in the ITT.Carefully review ITT and ensure IM is provided with accurate data to feed into the projects’ beneficiaries’ database.For pre/post test, train project team on data collection tools, perform spot checks and data cleaning, and ensuring quality before submitting to relevant donor.Coordinate with the Accountability unit during field work to unify processes and increase efficiency.Support Projects Coordinators in organizing Lessons Learned events by providing the adequate data and reviewing the draft reports.Produce Learning Reports as needed.The monitoring plan for grant projects is implemented as set, and/or the process of annual Outcome monitoring, and MEAL reports are submitted on time and with good quality.Progress reports are submitted with accurate data.
Provide Capacity Building on MEAL to projects’ teamsSupport and coach project’s team in completing output level monitoringProvide capacity building on overall MEAL processes to increase ownership and understanding.Field Operations staff are supported and trained on completing high quality output level monitoring
10%Perform other duties as requiredAttend Program and MEAL related meetings within WVL, and with the sector, donors, and local authorities as needed.Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.Act responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.Report Child Protection (CP) incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager.

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional ExperienceMinimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in working within MEAL department in a relief or development NGO – preferably in both response and development settings.Experience in management design and implementation of MEAL systems, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to baselines, endline, monitoring, evaluations and learning activities and report.Expert in data analysis and data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management.Good working knowledge of statistical packages (Excel, etc.) is essential.Very good knowledge of ODK database/SMAP server and other similar databases.Strong ability to review and write various types of MEAL reports.Ability to understand, explain and contextualize MEAL tools.Good knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them.Detailed oriented and able to verify data quality.Previous experience working in WASH, i.e. water, sanitation, health a/o waste management projects is a plus.Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships.Good knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.Ability to work effectively under pressure.Organization, planning, and time management skills.Communicates with integrity to different stakeholders (strong interpersonal skills).High level communications skills and information dissemination skills.Ability to build positive relationships in a cross cultural environment.Previous experience working in refugee camps.Previous experience in planning, â€Žimplementation, and quality assurance.Relevant experience in relief and development project implementation.Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural and difficult / sensitive contexts.Has strong knowledge of core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, as well as SPHERE standards.
Required Education,training, license,registration, andcertificationBachelor degree in international development, international relations, public health, water management, statistics, community development, or other relevant field of studies.Valid Lebanese driving license for more than three (3) years.Ability to write very good quality reports in English.Excellent English communication skills are required.
Preferred Knowledgeand QualificationsWorking knowledge within the humanitarian field especially within the MEAL units.Working knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS etc.).Understands fundraising, relief, development and advocacy issues, including operational consequences.Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g. HAP, SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, etc).Experience in working in multiple areas across Lebanon, including one or more of Akkar, Bekaa, Beirut and South areas.
Travel and/orWork EnvironmentRequirement70% office work 30% field workPosition requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.PhysicalRequirementsField visits are part of the jobLanguageRequirementsExcellent written and oral communication skills (English and Arabic).

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