MEAL Officer - Tenders Global

MEAL Officer

PIN (People in Need)

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BACKGROUND 

People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide. Formed in 1992 in the Czech Republic, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in post-communist Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society at home and abroad. 

PIN began its work in Iraq in 2003 focusing on reconstruction and renovation of schools and health centres. After a short break, PIN decided to re-establish its presence in the country in January 2015, mainly in response to deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country and massive displacement of people from conflict-affected areas. Since then, PIN has maintained a strong presence in Iraq, and has gradually extended its activities across the Governorates of Ninewa, Salah Al-din, Kirkuk and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Typical recipients of our aid are internally displaced persons, returnees, and people who survived the fighting near their homes and meet the pre-defined criteria of vulnerability.  

Apart from humanitarian aid, PIN is currently working on long-term programmes supporting restoring livelihoods, education, and climate change. 

JOB OVERVIEW 

The MEAL Officer will contribute to successful implementation of a project in Hawija District, Kirkuk Governorate. The staff will report to the MEAL Manager and work alongside the Project Manager, Field Coordinator, Agriculture and Agribusiness Expert, Business Development Expert and in close cooperation with other support departments (Finance, Logs/Admin/HR, and Security).  

The MEAL Officer will be responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation activities of a planned resilience project from UNDP. The objective of this project is to enhance food security and resilience for vulnerable residents of Hawija by: supporting farmers improve their skills and recover assets through tailored capacity building plans, mentoring, and provision of in-kind or cash grants determined by value chain analysis and market assessments. 

The activities include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • The activities include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Conduct a Rapid Market Screening for agricultural value chains and vulnerability assessment in close coordination with UNDP and local authorities 
  • Curriculum development and field training on production and marketing practices of selected value chains incorporating climate smart and nutrition sensitive practices. Furthermore, the curriculum should cover such topics such as farm management, land preparation, plantation, fertilization/fertigation, pests management, irrigation management, post-harvest practices, and market access over the course of 5 weeks 
  • Design and distribute production kits which have a direct impact on improving agricultural productivity, reducing water use, along with provision of nature-based solutions for the selected value chains (e.g. drip or sprinkler irrigation, solar energy, kitchen gardens, food processing etc.) 
  • Support farmers develop an agri-business proposal to better expand productivity. After farmers have completed an agri-business plan they will be eligible to receive in-kind/cash grants to support their plan, who will receive additional training and support from the team 
  • Capacity building to local authorities, farmers associations, etc. to ensure the continued sustainability of the project 
  • Support local SMEs through skills development, coaching and access to finance provided to support a number of existing businesses aiming at advancing their livelihoods 
  • Developing training curriculum and training rollout (7 days – (5 hours/day) maximum depending on beneficiaries’ knowledge) and roll out technical training on business management skills, such as business plan development, budgeting, sales and marketing, customer service, and others. 

FUNCTIONAL AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

The MEAL Officer will be responsible to: 

  • Design, lead and organize the MEAL plan throughout entirety of project duration 
  • Under supervision of the MEAL Manager, coordinate activities of field enumerators 
  • Supports the development and implementation of the Rapid Market Screening, Value Chain Analysis, and Vulnerability Assessment 
  • Ensure that field enumerators are capacitated with proper M&E know-how 
  • Supervises the M&E field team to conduct cross-checking via phone and in-person to verify beneficiary eligibility 
  • Organizes and conducts monitoring visits to project sites and provides feedback 
  • Ensures project accountability and enforces PIN’s complaint and response mechanism by collecting beneficiary feedback by phone or helpdesk 
  • Organizes and conducts baseline and endline monitoring activities by predetermined methodology 
  • Analyses quantitative and qualitative data, drafts reports presenting the results of the analysis, and shares the findings in an appropriate format 
  • Reports to / alerts the project team on regular basis on any anticipated project issues, risks and any emerging opportunities and threats to the project implementation, related to this role 
  • Supports the M&E Manager to produce clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning 
  • Ensures all M&E-related data and files are properly organized and stored 
  • Supports assessment and research activities aimed at strengthening the knowledge base and effective delivery of PIN programs in the area of food security and rural livelihoods as appropriate 
  • Advises field level staff on implementing field level activities associated agricultural production strengthening and development 

 

MAIN TASKS 

The Employee is especially responsible for: 

  • Ensuring timely and effective delivery of tasks 
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks 
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to Line Manager  
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documents in proper manner 
  • The Employee is obliged to follow PIN Code of Conduct, National Staff Policy and Internal working rules, safety and security, fire safety regulations and other obligatory procedures and regulations related to his work. 

 

GENERAL EMPLOYEES OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays. 
  • Adhering to all PIN policies and procedures at all times including those stipulated in the Code of Conduct, National Staff Handbook, Security Standard Operating procedures, etc. 
  • Punctual attendance to work including both working hours in the assigned office and schedule field trips if applicable 
  • Ensuring timely and effective delivery of tasks 
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks 
  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness. The Agreement of Liability of Assets has been signed separately. 
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to their supervisor 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within not publicly available 
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documents in proper manner 
  • Representing and upholding the values of People in Need at all times 
  • Behave in appropriate manners at all times and in all places 

 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in statistical analysis, research methodologies, or related field 
  • Experience implementing projects in Kirkuk 
  • Experience (at least 3 years) in designing and implementing MEAL plans 
  • Experience in early recovery or rural development projects in an NGO context   
  • Good communication skills, highly organized, result-oriented, responsible and reliable 
  • Ability to work under pressure, proactive and independent working style 
  • Good understanding of community participation and ability to communicate with impact and respect 
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with other members of the team 

How To Apply

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by latest 15th January 2023 via a link:

https://airtable.com/shrlhKBqGq9cYBvhK

 

only shortlisted candidates will be contracted. 

Early applications are encouraged as the suitable candidate might be selected before the application deadline. 

Finally, please consider that this appointment is subject to the final project approval from the donor. 

 

 

Deadline Date
2023-01-15
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