Iraq – A Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

Key infomation

Job title

Iraq – A Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

Country

Iraq

Place (town/region)

Bagdad

Employee status

Employee

Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

6 months (renewable)

Position summary

Context

Iraq has suffered nearly 39 years of conflict and unrest starting with the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s which lasted for 8 years and resulted in around a million people being killed as well as dealing a significant blow to the Iraqi economy. This was closely followed by the annexing of Kuwait and subsequent First Gulf War in 90s which saw heavy causalities and destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure. The 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition saw even more upheaval and conflict for this population. After a short period of relative stability between 2009 and 2012, the rise of Islamic State group (ISg) in 2014 and its seizure of, at one point, an estimated 40% of Iraq including Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul, Iraq saw mass population displacement and the exposure of the people of Iraq to multiple and cumulative acts of violence. The military operation to retake areas under IS control has been officially completed end of 2017, however some pockets of ISg fighters remain active up to this day.

Responsabilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager is responsible for applying the overall MEAL strategy in his/her area of implementation (Central and South Iraq) under the guidance of the MEAL Coordinator.

He/she is responsible for supervising the MEAL team and, in collaboration with program managers, is in charge of the implementation of MEAL related activities while providing timely and relevant information to stakeholders. In collaboration with the MEAL coordinator, he/her looks over the quality and relevance of the of internal MEAL activities, recommendations and analysis produced.

The MEAL Manager will ensure the use of technically appropriate methodologies and data management systems, contributing therefore to improve the quality and effectiveness of PUI humanitarian action in his/her area of intervention.

He/she is ensuring the accountability of PUI’s programme in his/her area of intervention by developing, under the guidance of the MEAL Coordinator, the appropriate MEAL strategies and protocols for each project/specific technical sector.

He/she will provide technical MEAL guidance and leadership by leading efforts to institutional knowledge building, effectiveness and impact of PUI´s intervention in his/her area of intervention.

Main activities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs, with technical guidance from the MEAL Coordinator, and in close cooperation with the program teams in his/her area of intervention, the MEAL Manager will:

  • Ensure the roll-out of the country MEAL strategy in his/her area of intervention and operational support in integrating cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, accountability, do-no-harm, community participation, disability, etc.);
  • Supports the MEAL Co in training of program and MEAL teams within his/her fields of expertise ;
  • Provides a methodological support to program teams in his/her area of intervention on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues such as: design of M&E plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, complaint response mechanism, “do no harm” analysis, terms of references of internal and external evaluations etc.
  • Ensure the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department (studies, maps, methodology documents…);
  • Makes sure, with the support of the Deputy Area Coordinator for programs, that the recommendations made by his/her department are followed by the program teams in his/her area of intervention;
  • Provides methodology support for the learning aspects of the projects at base level and contribute to institutional knowledge building at mission level ;
  • Provide an up-to-date MEAL action plan and manage the MEAL resources in coordination with the relevant departments (Log, HR, Admin, Program) at base level

Note: The responsibility for all assessments, monitoring, evaluation and learning of program activities will remain the primary responsibility of the program teams. MEAL Manager will however ensure the proper methodologies, tools and analyse are developed and are made available to the program teams, as well as providing recommendations on potential improvements on the quality of activities.

Required profile

Training

Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, statistics, international development and/or social sciences.

Professional
experience

1 year previous experience with NGO

Previous working experience abroad

Previous experience in M&E or PM

Nowledge
and skills

Capacity for analysing and synthetizing comprehensive information & technical data

Good written communication skills

Knowledge of project management

Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training

Languages

English is necessary, French, Arabic and Kurdish are assets.

Proposed terms

Compensation

Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months

Starting date: September 2019

Monthly Gross Income: from 1 815 to 2 145 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Benefits

Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accomodation

Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)

Holidays

Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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In charge

Pauline Gallay, Human Resources Officer for expatriates


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