MEAL Manager

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Last update: Mar 29, 2023 Last update: Mar 29, 2023


Deadline: Apr 10, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Bangladesh Bangladesh
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: Min 8 years
Date posted: Mar 28, 2023
Expected starting date: Jul 1, 2023


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Food for the Hungry Bangladesh is seeking a Monitoring, Accountability, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager for an upcoming five-year USAID-funded Accelerating Reductions in Adolescent Childbearing (ARaC) program in Bangladesh. The program will focus on four key objectives: 1) Increased Ability of Adolescents to Exercise Their Right to Delay Marriage and Early Childbearing; 2) Strengthened Social Support to Delay Marriage And Early Childbearing; 3) Strengthened Essential Services for Adolescents and Their Families; and 4) Institutionalized Effective Solutions. The program will have a duration of five years and will begin its implementation in 2023.

This position is contingent on approval of the Accelerating Reductions in Adolescent Childbearing (ARaC) grant.

FH Culture
All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

Position Summary
The MEAL Manager will lead the program MEAL strategy and its effective implementation. It  will oversee all MEAL activities across ARaC program that leads to robust evidence for data use and decision making, including assessments /surveys & routine gathering of project implementation information collection; accountability to beneficiaries, donors, and other stakeholders; document retention and archival; capacity development of Rural Resilience staff on MEAL; compliance with USAID MEAL requirements; cross-learning among projects; and FH and USAID reporting.

Principal Responsibilities
•    Lead quality MEAL system design, budgeting, and management of MEAL implementation involving tools and methods, appropriate to scope in line with donors.
•    Lead the development of project-level Theories of Change, Results Frameworks, Programs related MEAL system tools and components, and accompanying MEAL narratives.
•    Ensure quality data capture, input and quality data management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, reflection, and ongoing use of MEAL data results through respectful management of agreed processes.
•    Monitor activities, including timely collection of quality data, set up and maintenance of databases, facilitation of participatory reflection on monitoring results, and submission of timely progress reports.
•    Oversee capacity strengthening initiatives in conducting MEAL activities for FH MEAL staff and partners.
•    Lead development of learning strategies, conduct trainings, workshops, and coaching.
•    Conduct regular field visits to ensure all elements of the MEAL system are being utilized effectively, assessing, and identifying breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and improv`ements.
•    Contribute to monthly reports and other ad hoc reports to meet donor and internal requirements.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Level Specifications
•    Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian beliefs.
•    Demonstrated computer-operating skills, including proficiency in Google platforms, Microsoft Office products, and virtual technologies such as Skype and Zoom.
•    Ability to conduct data collection, analysis, and reporting of publishable quality.
•    Ability to independently develop monitoring and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, and targets.
•    Evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate, and complete reporting.
•    At least 8 years of international experience in monitoring and evaluation; with preferably at least 2 years on a USAID-funded activity.
•    At least 2 years of senior MEAL experience on a similar program (Health and Nutrition, community development and / or resilience).
•    Prior MEAL experience on USAID-funded projects of a similar size and scope (over US$ 10M) in developing countries; experience in providing MEAL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs is desirable.
•    Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
•    Master’s degree in international development, economics, statistics, business, or other relevant field.

Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Supervisor Responsibilities
Directly supervises the MEAL program staff. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include managing the data collection system, leading impact assessments and a learning strategy, planning and establishing the monitoring framework and training and capacity building of the MEAL staff.

Safeguarding Policy
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the Heartbeat Values, safeguarding, and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Insurance - Health, Disability, Life
Paid holidays, vacation, & sick leave
Pension, available on first of month after date of hire
Professional development

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