Meal Officer

Job Description

Title: Meal Officer

Company Name: Social and Economic Enhancement Programme

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters/Bachelor's degree in development studies, Social Sciences, IR, environmental science or related field.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The MEAL Officer is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities of "Emergency Support to Fire/Flood Affected Families in Ukhia, Cox`s Bazar" project. He will manage/coordinate the MEAL mechanism, relevant training, and coordination. The MEAL Officer will work with SEEP staff and its partners in ensuring that effective and relevant monitoring and evaluation plans and systems are in place for the project. The post will also ensure SEEP`s accountability to all stakeholders by implementing a functional and appropriate complaints or feedback mechanism that can input into programme designing and implementation.

∎ Social and Economic Enhancement Programme - SEEP is a private voluntary development organization with a vision to create a society for children which is free of exploitation, discrimination and violence and supports growth to their highest potential. Established in 1985 with its head office in Dhaka and has the mandate to protect the children from all sorts of hazardous condition including disaster and emergencies across Bangladesh.
∎ SEEP works in emergency response and humanitarian context and has been implementing a project titled "Emergency Support to Fire/Flood Affected Families in Ukhia, Cox`s Bazar" with technical support from Welfhungerhilfe (WHH) Bangladesh, to support to the Rohingya and host community to cope with shocks and stress`.
∎ Job Type Contractual
∎ Duration 6 months
∎ Contract Length: Contractual. Until 31 July 2022.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The MEAL Officer will have responsibility for ensuring quality MEAL systems and plans for SEEP and partners. This includes designing or improving the project's MEAL framework and lead the tracking of activities and its alignment with project outcomes. Post holder will work closely with relevant officers of SEEP partners, relevant technical managers and staff of SEEP and partners to monitor, evaluate, and learn from project implementation processes and their impacts. The post will support the strengthening of evidence-based learning and programming. In addition, the post will contribute to donor reporting and writing of concept notes and proposals related to the response.

∎ Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning
∎ Develop, manage, and oversee the project's MEAL system in collaboration with the relevant technical staff.
∎ Build capacity and provide mentoring to staff involved in the project on MEAL systems, processes, methodologies, and data applications.
∎ Support the implementation of monitoring systems to systematically track project activities and their alignment with project outcomes.
∎ Develop or advise on monitoring tools and methods for the project. Ensure the projects comply with the agreed MEAL plans.
∎ In collaboration with the Emergency Response Manager, be responsible for the project's monitoring, reporting and quality control.
∎ Work with relevant SEEP and partner staff in the preparation and dissemination of high-quality reports and project documentation/learning among SEEP partners, local government partners, relevant government agencies, coordination clusters and donors.
∎ Report/alert the Emergency Response Manager on regular basis on any anticipated project issues, risks, implementation status, and any emerging opportunities and threats to the project implementation.
∎ Using the M&E data generated from the project, support the project to deliver on evidenced-based influencing and communications.
∎ Actively engage and take part, as assigned, in external evaluation, audit and monitoring; extracting critical lessons learned and good practices; and research design and activities related to humanitarian response.

∎ Program & Partnership Development, Reporting & Progress Tracking
∎ Support the Emergency Response Manager and relevant project staff of SEEP in retaining knowledge, by ensuring that all relevant information is included in SEEP's programme, accountability and learning mechanism.
∎ Support the Emergency Response Manager and relevant SEEP staff, and technical staff in preparing project narrative and financial reports to ensure the quality and compliance required by donors.
∎ Support the furtherance of the partnership approach in humanitarian response.
∎ Support the Emergency Response Manager and relevant SEEP staff in developing strong organizational relationships within the GO/NGO partners of SEEP and ensure that they reflect the spirit and intent of the partnership approach.

∎ Other Responsibilities
∎ Participate in coordination and partnership activities.
∎ Actively engage in discussions that are shaping the context in which the project is working to deliver on its objectives and engage in sharing information about the project progress.
∎ Perform priority organizational tasks related to his/her competencies as may be assigned from time to time.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Experience of working in Rohingya camp and expertise over local language of Cox's Bazar will be preferred.
∎ Strong experience in project MEAL management, writing proposals, concept notes and narrative reports.
∎ Minimum of 3-year experience in MEAL in humanitarian emergencies, including a range of thematic areas.
∎ Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, having the ability to work and relate with people from different socio-cultural backgrounds, including a wide array of stakeholders.
∎ Ability to work individually with minimal supervision, within tight deadlines and varying cultural contexts.
∎ Willingness to travel and to participate in meetings/calls beyond the typical working hours.
∎ Commitment to child protection, gender equality and rights and having sound knowledge and experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into MEAL frameworks.
∎ Computer proficiency in word processing, Power Point, database, spreadsheet, and graphics presentations (including one or more of the following programs: KoBo, Excel, Access, SPSS, ODK), and other internet applications.
∎ Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and accountability (e.g., HAP, SPHERE)

∎ Market Competitive

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 Jan 2022

Company Information:
∎ 24 Jan 2022
∎ Social and Economic Enhancement Programme
∎ Address : House #5, Road #4, Block- A, Section #11, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216.
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Promotion and Protection Child Rights

Category: NGO/Development


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