Jobs By Governorates
Place of Work: Erbil office
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract
Reports to : Education Coordinator
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEAL) will provide valuable support to Programmes teams in Iraq to ensure that WCUK generates reliable and accurate data and learning at both the project level and the organisational level; and to promote the use of such information to ensure accountability, continual learning and improvement, in order to deliver high quality programmes across WCUK Iraq’s portfolio.
War Child UK, the charity for children affected by war. We are a specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic, and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from reintegrating children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces (CAAFAG) in the Central African Republic to reuniting children with their families in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child UK, governments, and key decisionmakers.
Your role and responsibilities:
Supporting Programme Offices to design, plan for and manage MEAL within projects
- Work with colleagues in Programme Offices to develop log frames/results frameworks, appropriate tools and methods and principles of data collection to measure both quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
- Collaborate with colleagues in Programme Offices to design MEAL plans for new and existing projects with oversight from the Programme Managers and Country Director.
- Develop remote monitoring tools for locations where access is an issue and train staff and partners on its use
- Lead the validation; management and analysis of collected data according to indicators in project log frames.
- Lead/ and or contribute to organisational (internal and external ) reports
Supporting the development, rollout and maintenance of organisational MEAL framework and tools.
- Coordinate the development and regular review of the organisational MEAL framework in Programme Offices as and when appropriate
- Support the development of the organisational MEAL framework and accompanying tools
- Undertake a central role in the launch, roll-out and regular review of the organisational MEAL framework and its accompanying tools, responding to colleagues’ queries and support needs
- Build the capacity of programme staff on M&E concepts, PCM and international standards of accountability
- Conduct analysis of data collated by means of the organisational MEAL framework
- Share analysed data with programme teams in the country and programme offices, ensuring that the information is readily accessible to colleagues
- Lead the timely documentation of reports and other organizational data accurately and appropriately according to WCUK and donor requirements.
Developing, managing and promoting information systems to support programmatic learning
- Manage the WCUK Iraq lessons learned database and promote its use amongst staffs.
- Extract analysed learning from research and evaluations to develop learning papers for internal or external stakeholders as appropriate.
- Support the development of, and manage, other programme management information systems as required by the organisation in line with the changing scope and scale of its programming and changing requirements of the new organisational MEAL framework
- Create and suggest innovative IT based tools and systems for assessment, data analysis and monitoring
Supporting good practice in the development and implementation of high quality programmes
- Conducting desk-based research to collect external evidence on the effectiveness of interventions designed to achieve outcomes in line with WCUK’s programme approaches.
- Review proposals, inception reports and draft reports for primary research, baselines and evaluations commissioned by WCUK Iraq, as required.
- Explore the potential for innovative organisation and programme funding streams, researching and analysing opportunities.
Any other task assigned by the management
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.
Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to WCUK’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies
Your are :
- Project Log frames, work plans and data collection tools designed, in use and reviewed periodically.
- Project data collected and analysed as per project requirements.
- WCUK Iraq programme teams trained on basic monitoring and evaluation principles, processes and tools.
- Lessons learnt and beneficiary databases developed and maintained.
- Project assessments and evaluations conducted.
- Timely development and submission of reports.
- Efficiently deliver on the commitments
- Cost effective suggestions yet maintaining quality
- Organised and has attention to detail
- Deliver agreed results/outputs without reminders
- Seek continuous self-development
- Pro-active attitude and flexible
- Demonstrate willingness to try and learn
- Respect confidentiality
Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk:
Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant to and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy, our Code of Conduct, and PSEA: Adults at Risk Policy. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policy here: https://www.warchild.org.uk/whats-happening/news/our-child-safeguarding-policies-and-procedures
Education and experience
- Masters in social sciences or project management or related field with relevant training in M&E.
- Experience of working on peace education, child protection and child rights projects is essential
- Experience of working with refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable communities
- Experience in collecting quantitative and qualitative data
- Experience in analysing quantitative data (preferably also, with experience in analysing qualitative data using a rigorous analytical approach)
- Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning and its role within project development and implementation
- Knowledge of basic statistical methods and confident in applying these to large data sets
- Working knowledge of English (written and Verbal) is a must. Skills in Kurdish and Arabic are very important.
- Excellent people skills, working effectively with colleagues in the Programme and Country Offices
- Good coordination and organisational skills
- IT literate with particularly strong skills in Microsoft Excel
- Team player
- Friendly and good sense of humour
- Accurate, systematic, with an eye for detail
- Problem solver
- Ability to multi-task
- Calm under pressure
- Able to work in a small, dynamic organisation with limited resources
- Creative and innovative
- Commitment to War Child’s aims, values and mission
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via the below link
- War Child is an equal opportunity employer, both females and males are encouraged to apply.
- Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.
- In order for an application to be considered valid, War Child UK only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
- A clear vetting and Due Diligence check and Police Check.
- Receipt of three satisfactory references.
If you do not receive feedback within 2 weeks of submission please consider your application unsuccessful and kindly keep an eye on our website for future opportunities that may arise