Job opportunity : Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning team leader

Job Opportunity : Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Team Leader
Job opportunity : Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning team leader

Employment category: G step 0

Reporting to: Area Manager, Technical supervision by Head of Programmes
Direct reports: MEAL Assistants Unit/department : MEAL
Location: Meiganga with visits on the field in East & Adamaoua regions
Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role :
  • Responsible for supporting the development of a MEAL framework and protocols for each technical sector in line with the country strategy, ensure harmonized and standardized systems and procedures across different areas of intervention.
  • Provide technical MEAL guidance and leadership at all levels of the Area Program such as leading efforts to document progress, effectiveness and impact for donors reporting requirements, and for use in new project design.

Quality Management:

  • Responsible for the development of logframes, MEAL plans in pursuit of high impact and cost effective program strategies and activities.
  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, review meetings and close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programs.
  • Develop and maintain global logframe for all programmes.
  • Manage joint cross-sectoral assessments, evaluations, baseline and endline studies etc
Reporting and information
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:
  • Develop and continuously update accountability strategy and lead on implementation of programmes wide feedback and complaint mechanisms.
  • Develop monitoring plans for all DRC projects in the Adamaoua & East regions, including emergency, protection, food security and child protection.
  • Participate in direct monitoring of program activities such as distributions, voucher redemptions, conducting PDMs etc. in line with M&E plans
  • Ensure the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking and reporting systems, tools and templates that enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program outcome and promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes.
  • Write Post-Distribution Monitoring and other MEAL reports
  • Develop and improve systems that strengthen DRC’ ability to analyze, improve, and represent impact internally and externally and most of all to communities themselves.
  • Design and manage evaluations in compliance with DRC evaluation policy, from development of ToRs, to advising management on approval of final report, to dissemination of evaluation.
  • Regularly present key findings to the Senior Management Team for further development
Capacity building:
  • Provide timely and high-quality advice to program managers and staff as required;
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other MEAL needs.
  • Manage the MEAL team.
  • Proactively support and advice on recruitment and induction of MEAL and relevant program and project staff
As Team Leader the post-holder is responsible for the following:
  •  Overseeing the management of the MEAL assistants
  • Accountable for ensuring that agreed work plans and tasks set by the next-level up Manager are implemented on time
  • Hiring and termination of employees and conducting performance appraisals (closely overseen by the next-level manager)
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Minimum 5 years of technical experience in M&E, and/or information management.
  • Proven experience in effectively working with a variety of donors’ requirements including USAID, BPRM, SIDA, ECHO, EU, SDC, BHA and UN agencies.
  • Previous staff management experience.
  • Proven ability to create and utilize qualitative and quantitative M&E methods and analyses in organizational planning
  • Full professional proficiency in French and ability to work in English
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment

  • • Master’s degree in development economics, statistics, social sciences, research methods, or a similar field or 5 years of relevant experience. Core
  • competencies Basic Advanced Expert
  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaborating
  • Taking the lead
  • Communicating
  • Demonstrating integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken French
  • Knowledge of English is an asset
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
  • DRC staff and partners
  • Services providers
  • Guests and visitors
Last updated:
[G. Mugaruka] 03/12/2021
  • Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
  • Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
  • Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
We offer
Contract length:
12 months
Level: M.G
Start date: ASAP.

Application process

Applications should be dropped in a sealed envelop mentioning “application MEAL Team Leader”, containing a letter of motivation, a Curriculum Vitae, the contacts and email addresses of three references transmitted electronically to the following address

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: 13/12/2021, at 4pm

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