Lebanon – A Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator

Key infomation

Job title

Lebanon – A Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator

Country

Lebanon

Place (town/region)

Beirut

Employee status

Employee

Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

6 months

Position summary

Context

Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in April 2011, according to UN estimations, 6.6 million people have been internally displaced, while 4.8 million refugees have been registered in the neighboring countries as of June 2016. Lebanon is the second host country for Syrian refugees with over 1.049 million refugees registered as of March 2016 for an overall population of less than 4.5 million (representing more than 23% of the population). Prior to this crisis, Lebanon was already hosting half a million Palestinian refugees; the pressure on the Lebanese government and local population is very high.

In April 2015, the United Nations Security Council declared that the international community has to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than 1 million refugees from neighboring Syria. Since the beginning of March 2015, the government of Lebanon, through the General Security Directorate, is enforcing entry regularization among refugees entering from Syria. The Lebanese government has also asked the UNHCR to temporary stop the registration process, hence new refugees and new born babies cannot be registered anymore and refugees that arrived after the 5th of January 2015 have been deregistered (around 11,319 individuals).

While Palestinian refugees are settled in camps, there are no official camps for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. On a case by case basis, the government may authorize the establishment of formal tented settlements (FTS). However, Syrian refugees are mainly settled in small shelter units (SSU), collective shelters (CS) or informal settlements (IS). The spillover of the Syrian crisis into Lebanon compounded pre-existing vulnerabilities among the Lebanese society. Refugee populations have in many cases settled in areas inhabited by impoverished and vulnerable Lebanese communities further stretching limited or non-existent sources of income and public services at the local level. This situation will place an increased economic strain on the families, and in addition to the expected decrease in basic assistance due to low funding levels, an escalation in negative coping mechanisms (such as begging, child labor, child marriages, sexual services for food/accommodation, petty crime, etc.) might be witnessed

Responsabilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator is responsible for guiding the overall MEAL strategy and implementation, or related activities, within projects while providing timely and relevant information to stakeholders. The MEAL coordinator will support PUI’s operational and technical staff in ensuring the accountability of PUI’s programme in Lebanon by developing the appropriate MEAL strategies and protocols for each project/specific technical sector. He/she will provide technical MEAL guidance and leadership at all level of the Country Program, by leading efforts to document progress, effectiveness and impact of PUI´s intervention in the country. The MEAL Coordinator will ensure the use of technically appropriate needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation methods, contributing therefore to improve the quality and effectiveness of PUI humanitarian action.

Main activities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission for Programmes (DHoM), and in cooperation with Information Management Advisor (IMA), technical coordinators and MEAL staff in the operational bases, the MEAL Coordinator will:

  • Strategy: Implement a sound and adapted-to-context MEAL strategy and operational guidance, for results oriented and quality programming;
  • Oversight: Ensure the mission uses strategic, accurate and consistent data collection for developing evidence based programming;
  • Technical support: Provide specific technical support for the conduction of assessments, surveys and ad-hoc data collection and analyses throughout the project and programme cycle management;
  • Capacity building: Sensitise and build the capacity of staff for an enhanced transparency, accountability and learning mind set in the mission and in the framework of a continuous capitalisation and learning approach.
  • External Representation: Coordinates the MEAL representation of PUI among external stakeholders.

Required profile

Training

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

Professional
experience

Minimum of 3 years experience in MEAL management in a humanitarian, emergency and/or unsecured context

Strong experience inplementing monitoring and evaluation processes and activities, using both quantitative and qualitative methods

Nowledge
and skills

Strong experience in donor requirements and expectations, particularly MADAD-UE, WFP, AFD and BPRM

Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and mentoring

Prior knowledge of the country/region an asset;

Languages

Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.

Proposed terms

Compensation

Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months

Starting date: August 2019

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 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: possibility of individual housing 

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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Person in charge of this offer

In charge

Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for expatriates


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