1. Purpose of the Position:
DOABA Foundation is a leading national NGO working in South Punjab, implementing projects both in development as well as in emergency response. Currently DOABA Foundation is implementing a three year programme on Community Inclusive Development (CBID). The CBID Programme has five major components which includes Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, strengthening inclusive community organisations, Inclusive Livelihoods, Quality and Accessible Health Services and improved accessibility of public/community shared spaces.
The main purpose of this position is to lead and ensure quality and accountability of CBID programme which aims in brining sustainable positive changes in lives of persons with disabilities.
The MEAL Manager will bring fresh and significant ideas to lead on MEAL system implementation, review and evaluation of CBID programme. The person in this role will also provide support in proposal and log-frame development, indicators for the ongoing project process, progress and completion, analysis of the different components and its impact on the communities and extracting different reports as and when required. Development of case studies and identifying successes of the interventions. The MEAL Manager will ensure that different components of the CBID Programme are implemented with high quality standards, effectiveness and appropriateness.
It will be important for the position holder to capture key lesson learnt and communicate this information in an accessible manner to all relevant persons within DOABA Foundation (DF) and partner for further improving the programme structure.
The MEAL Manager will use project participant data to assure quality of interventions. The MEAL Manager will lead on accountability and participation of programme participant with a special focus on person with disabilities. The position holder will ensure that programme has evidence based knowledge for future programming.
Specific focus should be paid to positive and negative impact that program interventions have in communities especially on person with disabilities.
Among other important aspects of this position is to make sure person with disabilities are engaged widely in assessment and monitoring process. The person should also work on making organisational existing complaint mechanism inclusive for persons with disabilities.
2. Responsibilities and Tasks:
2.1 System Design and Promoting MEAL
2.2 Internal Reporting
2.3 Documenting learnings for strategies development and decision making:
2.4 External Reporting and Representation:
Programme Design and MEAL Resources:
External Reporting and Representation:
2.5 Documentation and Reporting:
3. Persons Specification:
3.3 Core Competencies:
Must have a Master Degree from reputable recognised University in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant subject.
“Doaba” literally means the land between two waters and symbolizes the Doaba's work with flood-prone communities. The Doaba Foundation (DF), working since 1997, is a not-for-profit-organization, registered under the Trusts Act 1882, as a Public Welfare Trust at Islamabad. Members of the Board of Trustee of Doaba Foundation, both women and men, belonging to flood-prone districts, have personal experience of flood ravages. In 1988 some of them developed an Interest in flood disaster when approached by flood effects of Tehsil Muzaffargarh to help them obtain flood relief. Over the period, more like-minded persons gathered together and decided to establish an organization (eventually registered as Doaba Foundation) to facilitate flood prone communities to cope with flood disasters in a collective and organized manner, with enhancement of livelihood and food & nutrition security options. Doaba established small pilot projects on self-help basis (contribution from trustees and local philanthropists). This experience contributed to building a model of flood preparedness and mitigation which was systematically applied in implementing a pilot demonstration project on livelihood options incorporating disaster risk reduction in a flood prone community in District Jhang, Southern Pakistan. Over the years the model has been considerably refined, particularly with reference to gender mainstreaming and issues of rescue during flood disaster.
Doaba Foundation over the years has flourished and expanded its grass root community interventions in the eight (7) riverine districts of South Punjab & 1 District of Upper Punjab in Pakistan. It is facilitating the community by working on community based disaster risk reduction and development activities in the riverine belt of Chenab located in Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Multan & Khanewal Districts and the riverine areas of Indus located in Layyah, Bhakkar, and DG Khan Districts. It has started its work in Northern side Punjab, District Sheikhupura as well. Doaba Foundation is now nationally and globally recognized as one of the lead Non-Governmental Organizations in terms of establishing and demonstrating community based floods preparedness and management models at wider scale and fostering grass root integrated development process in the remote and poverty stricken disaster prone riverine areas in various parts of the Southern Punjab Region. At present, Doaba Foundation is directly working with more than 565 communities’ organizations located in and around the river Chenab, river Indus and drought prone in 8 districts of Punjab, established vibrant collaborative working mechanism with district governments, national/ international civil society institutions, and donor agencies, and advocating for the equal development rights of disaster prone poor and vulnerable communities living in the riverine areas of Punjab.
Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.
Doaba Foundation works to improve the quality of life among disaster-prone communities through optimal utilization of resources. Using a rights-based approach, Doaba Foundation seeks to build capacity of communities, focusing on vulnerable groups, for community-led disaster risk management, incorporating the same in programs of sustainable development intervention. Doaba Foundation expands its influence through strategic partnerships and policy interventions.