MEAL Officer | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

Brief Description:

The MEAL Officer is majorly responsible for the quality & accountability assurance, and learnings collections in interventions of Rice Value Chain. S/he is responsible to design project based MEAL framework and its implementation through periodic plans and field visits within the agreed time lines and over all period of project. S/he is responsible document and share learning’s (outcomes and impacts) of interventions, accountability, transparency, effectiveness and quality standards, with in rice value chain standards, organizational procedures.
 
 Major Responsibilities:

  • In order to ensure the quality of programme delivery, give orientation to project staff on Theory of Change, LFA and work plan. Develop MEAL framework of monitoring and evaluation, design indicator wise data collection database in consultation with the project team including roles and responsibilities on agreed LFA and quality indicators.
  • Facilitate the process of project activities planning, reviews including baseline surveys, researches and monitoring progress focusing set indicators.
  • In order to develop depth understanding of the target area, appropriate coordination with field team and effective reporting, must spend reasonable days a month in different project villages, rest of the time spend in office for documentation and reporting, particularly to Coordinator/ Programme Manager on field updates
  • Application of accepted tools for planning, data collection for qualitative and quantitative indicators, monitoring and evaluation e.g. participatory monitoring, FGDs etc to ensure the process of unbiased reporting on quality and accountability aspects.
  • Assist PC in preparation of monthly narrative reports (describing achievements against work plan, case studies, lessons learnt, best practices, what done innovative or any other information required by Manager Programs, partners)
  • Assist PC in preparation of bimonthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual narrative progress reports
  • Preparation of activity, event and project completion reports analyzing the activity budget with the support of finance staff.
  • Establishing a feedback mechanism at field level with GOs and sharing/feedback (+ve/-ve) of information from communities to GOs and partner/ staff members.
  • Ensure women/men (farmer) participation in meetings FGDs etc for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Updating line managers regarding project interventions day to day verbally and in written or whenever required.
  • Look at and understand the gender imbalances prevalent in the villages. Then develop projects and / or activities to not only address but also to overcome these issues practically and viably.
  • Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps. Participate in these events when possible.
Requirements and Skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill,
  • Good command of written and spoken English,
  • Ability to meet deadlines,
  • Team player and problem solving skill
  • Ability to work under pressure and gender sensitive
  • Honest and competent
  • Can use and update information on web/online based systems
Education
  • M.A /M.Sc (preferably social sciences).
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in any well reputed organization.
  • Computer Literate with Good command on MS Office.
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates can send their CVs in soft at email address hrmdf2012@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.