MEAL Manager | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

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 

  • Lead on the development and review of the existing MEAL system, take effective measures to make it inclusive for all impairment groups
  • Promoting MEAL to support an organisational culture which prioritise quality programming
  • Build strong relation with the team and provide support to ensure staff understand MEAL system and support it.
  • Work closely with the programme team to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of projects implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, and impact.

2.2       Internal Reporting

  • Ensuring that DOABA delivers on all internal M&E requirements related to CBID Programme in a timely fashion with high quality information including reporting on programme indicators and quarterly reporting.
  • Identifies and introduces new elements (systems, tools, processes) required under the MEAL system.
  • Generate quality and accessible reports after field monitoring visits and sharing timely with all relevant persons in DOABA.
  • Ensure critical finding and recommendations are shared with Programme Coordinator for timely actions. 

2.3    Documenting learnings for strategies development and decision making:

  • Ensure that data brought together and findings across different components of the CBID Programme to form coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategies development for future and current programming
  • Lead on monitoring and improving the synergy and integration of thematic programmes to enhance delivery of outstanding results for persons with disabilities and the communities they live in.
  • Communicate top level learning/ analysis reports and monitoring components data to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges

2.4       External Reporting and Representation:

  • ·            Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting
  • ·            Ensure high quality analysis reports to illustrate CBID programme impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable programme that are communicated at appropriate occasions.
  • ·            Ensure that Doaba Foundation is represented at relevant inter-NGO and government level meetings at the field level (related to MEAL) to enhance best practices sharing and learning.

Programme Design and MEAL Resources:

  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme components and in future programme designs.
  • Ensure that field data analysis continuously inform further improvement of the programme.
  • Different tools are developed to collect data from field and analyse it according to the requirements.

External Reporting and Representation:

  • Contributing into all reports related to CBID program with regard to findings by MEAL.
  • Contributing professionally to all proposals developed by the organisation by providing learning generated from the CBID program.
  • Mainstreaming disability inclusion into all programs of DOABA.
  • Ensuring child safeguarding as integral part of all organisational activities.
  • Ensuring development of tools to ensure “Do no Harm” by the program in the communities.

2.5     Documentation and Reporting:

  • Analysis of finding from the field and maintaining database of persons with disabilities.
  • Documenting lessons learnt from the communities during implementation.
  • Development of case studies / success stories and sharing with partner.
  • Synthesis of the the program impact on the lives of the project participants and share findings.
  • Creating/ generating different reports as and when required.
  • Qualitative reporting and implementations models ensured.
  • Capture evidences of good practices in regular basis.
Requirements and Skills

3.   Persons Specification:

3.1    Essential:

  • A minimum of seven years MEAL experience in development context preferably a proven experience in more than one sector like inclusive health, Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, and social sector development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • General understanding of Disability and inclusion issues in monitoring context.
  • Understanding of business sector, microfinancing, social protection schemes etc.
  • Well versed in data analysis, software application like Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), Access etc.

3.2    Desirable:

  • Understanding of disability inclusion in monitoring of multi sector complex programmes.
  • Understanding of rights based approaches to programming, knowledge of SDGs and UNCRPD.
  • Have past experience in working with person with disabilities or elderly people.

3.3    Core Competencies:

  • Flexible, result oriented, logical, thorough and ability to influence through evidence.
  • Have ability to develop tools and generate concrete recommendations.
  • Good reporting and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Good analysis skills.
  • Quality and quantity of work.
  • Professional Knowledge.
  • Attention to minute details and communications.
Education

Must have a Master Degree from reputable recognised University in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant subject.

How to Apply
  • Interested candidates can send their CVs in soft at email address futurecare2013@gmail.com but not later than January 07, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Application/CV received after the submission deadline will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Please do mention the Job Title in the Subject, otherwise your CV could be missed out.
  • Only short listed candidates who meet criteria will be called for written test and interviews. Organization is equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Person with disability meeting the criteria are encouraged applying.
  • No TA/DA shall be claimed by the shortlisted candidates.
  • Please do mentioned 2 references in your application/CV.
About Organization

“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.

 

Vision:

Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.

 

Mission:

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.