Full Time
December 9, 2023
Lilongwe, Malawi
December 15, 2023

Company: CARE Malawi

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CARE International is a leading development organization dedicated to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE International and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE seeks to recruit well qualified persons to fill the vacant position of Humanitarian MEAL Coordinator within the Country Office based in Lilongwe:

Position Description

The Humanitarian MEAL Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the MEARL Lead with oversight from the Deputy Country Director and will work in close collaboration with the Humanitarian Lead and the Country Office Emergency Response Team (CO-ERT). The Humanitarian MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for the successful implementation of the MEAL activities in the CARE led Humanitarian Partnership Platform (HPP). He/She will be leading coordination of the HPP MEAL Technical Working Group (TWG) and be a strategic member of the CARE Malawi’s MEAL Unit.

The incumbent will be responsible for enforcement of CARE MEAL Standards and Programme Quality Principles, identifying MEAL needs and resources, ensuring adherence to and compliance with the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Response. He/she will also manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders including government, HPP local partners, local leaders and traditional authorities, projects participants, and donors, thus contributing to the achievement of organizational goals in program development and displaying expertise in humanitarian programming.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

a. Lead in planning and implementation of Humanitarian Projects MEAL activities

  • Lead development of M&E tools (inclusive of impact measurement) and systems.
  • Ensure that all Humanitarian Projects or initiatives have all relevant minimum MEAL requirements/tools.
  • Support MEAL focal persons from Humanitarian partners to implement MEAL activities in adherence to the required quality standards.
  • Ensure that CARE humanitarian database and information is kept up to date with all protocols in place.

b. Data quality assurance

  • Ensure that appropriate process monitoring is conducted for the humanitarian projects.
  • Spearhead Data Quality Audits by MEAL team and ensure that findings are timely shared for
  • Monitor implementation of humanitarian DQA recommendations.

c. Data analysis and report writing

  • Ensure collected humanitarian data is analyzed using harmonized templates or tools.
  • Provide hands on support in reporting reach, impact, learning and failure among project partner team members.
  • Organize data sense making sessions.
  • Compile/consolidate necessary reports (Registration, verification, Onsite, PDM).

d. Database Management

  • Create different harmonized humanitarian databases.
  • Support staff in data management skills and protocols.
  • Develop and carry-out updates for humanitarian projects ITT/IPTTs.

e. Managing project feedback and accountability mechanism

  • Facilitate adaption of humanitarian FAM SOPs for all sector projects.
  • Creating humanitarian FAM dashboard.
  • Liaising with CO level FAM lead person.

f. Research, Learning, sharing/networking.

  • Support external and internal evaluations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning meetings.
  • Initiate research/studies, particularly in relation to the project/program learning agendas.
  • Lead in the organization of review/reflection meetings such as AAR.

g. Conduct MEAL capacity needs assessments and building for all relevant humanitarian staff.

  • Ensuring that newly hired humanitarian staff are properly oriented and trained in M&E system.
  • Development MEAL capacity building plan informed a capacity assessment.
  • Data quality assurance.

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Rural Development, Disaster Management/Social Sciences/Development Economics or any related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in a humanitarian context and experience in a complex emergencies MEAL deliverable.
  • At least 3 years in humanitarian MEAL for preparedness, response and recovery projects.
  • Experience in operating and managing teams in difficult environments (frequent power cuts, communication and transportation challenges, extreme heat, limited health infrastructure, etc.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience and possess the required competencies should send their application letters with detailed CVs through email to addressed to the attention of:

The Country Director
CARE Malawi
P/Bag A89

Closing date for receipt of applications is December 15th, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviors and responsibilities of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Cod1e of Behavior contained in the PSEA Policy.