MEAL Manager

The Role
The role is based in Port Sudan with frequent travel to states and projects sites and is open to both
International and Sudanese Nationals. The Country MEAL Manager will bring energy and innovation to ensuring quality and accountability of our humanitarian and development programming in East Sudan.
This is a 1-year position with possibility of extension depending on performance, donor requirements and availability of funding. The role reports directly to the Country MEAL Coordinator .

You will primarily be responsible for leading implementation of high-quality MEAL interventions according to ALIGHT MEAL strategy in Sudan, generally supporting all states in Sudan. You will be responsible for rolling out the MEAL country strategy, provide capacity building and technical support to all program teams on key MEAL technical issues, support program teams in monitoring and evaluation of ALIGHT programs, lead accountability activities, contribute to lessons learned, manage MEAL staff at state level, support program reporting, communication and representation.

You’ll know you’re doing well if you…
• Transform our approach to MEAL in meaningful ways.
• Use your creativity to develop and implement strategic advocacy and communications initiatives
that tell the stories of our team, our customers, and our partners.
• Lead MEAL team to find others through a full range of communications initiatives and tools,
broadening our network of like-minded organizations, people, and communities to ensure a
human-centered approach to the work we do.
• Bring big ideas and then do the doable in advancing advocacy and communications goals to
increase interest in, and support for displaced and host community populations in Sudan.

Building a shared organization takes time and intention. We will always bae becoming Alight, which means your work will evolve as well. For now, here’s how you could anticipate spending your time:
Planning and Development of MEL processes
• Lead implementation of the ALIGHT MEAL strategy at country level.
• Support the Country MEAL Coordinator in developing project-specific M&E plans, frameworks, quality benchmarks that support evidence and learning agenda as well as processes for knowledge sharing.
• Lead monthly and quarterly review and planning meetings.
• Ensure MEAL data and reports are consistent with ALIGHT and donor reporting requirements, of high quality and on time.
• Ensure that M&E activities (monitoring and assessment data collection, analysis and reporting) are
applied across all projects, and comply with M&E plans and M&E SOP’s.
• Support the Country MEAL Coordinator in developing study protocols and TORS of consultants.
• Ensure that state offices comply with ALIGHT MEAL processes and standards and ensure
standardization of reports including Indicator Performance Tracking Tables (IPTTs).
• Coordinate with staff to develop tools, SOPs and methods to improve data collection for PDMs, KAP surveys, baselines, endline and evaluation data.
• Support the team in generating lessons learnt and good practices, and documenting case studies
which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over a period.
• Support Country MEAL Coordinator to conduct learning and reflection events for all projects across
the states.
Data management and reporting
• Contributes towards review, revision and development of data collection tools, methodologies, and
standardized reporting templates.
• Supports Country MEAL Coordinator in developing analytical reports from project M&E data.
• Support Country MEAL Coordinator in ensuring that M&E, project and donor reports are submitted to Grants Team to fulfill donor reporting requirements on time.
• Develop databases that enhances data access, data comparability and information sharing across
the states.
• Support Country MEAL Coordinator to create data visualization in a clear, concise and easily
understandable format that reduces reporting lead time.
• Develop dashboards which allows project managers and project officers to monitor the contribution of various project activities and gauge how well projects are performing.
• Support with information management of MEAL/MIS documents on SharePoint particularly ensuring
that folders are logically arranged, updated and accessible to teams.
Accountability, knowledge sharing and organization learning.
• Supervises development and implementation of the FCR-M, including visibility and information
sharing, receipt and logging of complaints, provision of appropriate responses and donor reporting in
line with ALIGHT Sudan FCR-M guidelines and protocols.
• Lead on preparation and organizing learning and information sharing workshops with MEAL and
program teams at country level.
• Ensure logging and follow up on MEAL related feedback in FCR-M tracker.
• Engages Country MEAL Coordinator to support dissemination of project lessons.
• Support Country MEAL Coordinator to develop F-CRM dashboards and ensure utilization of
information at country level.
• Support Country MEAL Coordinator in proposal design, development, and writing ensured that MEAL resources, products and staff are available for that purpose.
• Participate in gathering, analyzing and developing information products to support fundraising efforts
Human Resources
• Manages MEAL teams in States with direct line management of MEAL officers and MIS officers.
Provide M&E induction training to new staff.
• Capacity building of program and MEAL staff in planning and technical skills
• Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL staff, stakeholders and partner staff in the states.

Qualification and experience
• Degree level in statistics, monitoring and evaluation, humanitarian studies, development studies,
social sciences or any other related field.
• Master’s degree or higher in relevant subject preferred.
• At least 4 years of professional experience within the humanitarian and/or development organization.
• Demonstrated experience in leading the MEAL development and roll-out for multi-sector
• Experience conducting research including development of tools, data analysis and repot writing.
• Digital data gathering software packages (Kobo ToolBox, ODK or similar)
• Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Excellent analytical skills and use of analysis software (SPSS or similar)
• Experience with team management/supervision, interest and experience in capacity building of
national teams.
• Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English, Arabic is a significant
• Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts, including familiarity with the humanitarian
contexts of Sudan, would be an advantage.

You strive for
• Humility: You learn from others with an open heart and open mind.
• Inclusivity: Our diversity is our strength. You value diversity of opinion and thought. You invite all
voices to the table regardless of gender, ethnicity/tribe, sexual orientation, or physical/mental ability.
• Empathy: You know how to really hear other people and understand their meaning.
• Joy: Seriously! We believe that play and joy are core to co-creating value with customers.
• Flexibility: We’re constantly designing and iterating. You’ll be working in ambiguity always –
embrace it and see the possibility that it allows. The ability to roll with it will make that easier.
• Creativity: You have the ability to apply sound judgment and innovative ideas to meet challenges

Health, dental, and MedEvac Insurance – We strive to offer the best-in-class healthcare plans to our staff each year. We cover 100% of the cost for your health premium and 75% of the cost for coverage for your spouse/dependents.
Retirement – We contribute 6% of your salary regardless of your contribution amount, after one year of service.
Generous Leave Time – Between general leave and R&R you have ample opportunity to take time off when you need it.
Borderless Team of 2,500 staff worldwide that sees possibility, celebrates moments of abundance,
shares new ideas, and strives to do a better thing every day.
Learning & Development – Access thousands of free online learning courses to take at your own pace and tailor to your professional goals.
Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions – This position is an unaccompanied. It is based in Port Sudan, ALIGHT current office with frequent visits to states offices and field sites depending on security situation and securing a visa.

Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability,

How to apply

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