LWF MEAL Officer Job in Kismayu, Somalia

LWF World Service | Kenya Djibouti Somalia Program

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

1 Position

Location: Kismayu, Somalia

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas.

Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

Our partners in Kenya Djibouti Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners.

Lutheran World Federation World Service Kenya – Djibouti/Somalia Program is seeking to recruit a Somali national for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer to be based in Kismayu.

S/he will work as the field technical lead in providing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) guidance, leadership, supervision and recommendations to ensure that the M&E systems meet the needs of project.

The MEAL officer will be expected to lead MEA system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support assessments and M&E tools. The position holder will foster the documentation of learning processes.

The MEAL Officer will report to LWF Somalia Project Coordinator in Kismayu and will also have reporting line with MEAL Technical Advisor based in Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the Program’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead in the adoption and application of LWF World Service and ACT Alliance policies, systems, guidelines, procedures and action plans for accountability to Disaster Affected Persons (DAP’s) in LWF World Service operations and in line with donor requirements.
  • Responsible for building the capacity of program staff on MEAL.
  • Support the development of quality proposals and concept notes both offline and through the LWF World Service web based planning, monitoring and reporting system.
  • Support in the compilation and submission of quality and timely periodical reports – (Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports) and provide graphic/illustrated feedback to management of standard indicators for all sectors.
  • Carry out Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercises to determine if interventions are reaching the right people, in the right quantity and quality, at the right time and are relevant.
  • Responsible for using accountability (and internal audit) reports and findings to improve LWF World Service internal processes and the quality of programs.
  • Responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of project data and follow up with specific sectors for the utilization of such data.
  • Facilitate the transformation of experiences and individual learning to institutional learning through the documentation of situational reports and updates, human interest stories, photographs and control on social media sharing for purposes of communicating and documenting LWF World Service work in the Program.
  • Responsible for the establishment, implementation and improvement of LWF World Service Complaints and Response Mechanism in all sectors and components of the operations in the Program.
  • Maintain a complaints database and manage the complaints feedback and referral system in close collaboration with the Focal Person(s)/sector heads and management.
  • Periodically assess capacity gaps in implementing effective accountability and CRM systems, and to design and facilitate appropriate training and capacity development sessions for staff.
  • Assess beneficiary accountability mechanisms in place and lead strengthening of such mechanisms including through appropriately structured dissemination of M&E findings.
  • Responsible for representing LWF World Service at MEAL Initiatives/forums and meetings.

Professional Qualification:

  • University degree in relevant area of social science (e.g. Communication, public relations, statistics).
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems; high degree of computer literacy and word processing and spreadsheet/Excel skills.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Relevant Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of work in humanitarian and/or development context programmes.
  • Minimum of 3 years in the field of M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, including participatory approaches

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills.
  • A good team player with high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance
  • Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

The closing date for this application is Sunday 15th November 2020.


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Updated: November 10, 2020 — 7:46 am