Save the Children with NRC and FCA leads the South Sudan NGO Education Consortium as Grantee for Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Seed funding, an innovative model for education in emergencies programming. The objective of the Education Consortium is to coordinate (including disbursement of funds) selected organization for implementation of the Multi Year Resilience Plan (MYRP) for South Sudan across 6 locations. The Education Consortium will manage and coordinate disbursement of Education Cannot Wait $20M over 2 years.
The MYRP Theory of Change focuses on conflict-sensitive interventions that move communities from emergency to recovery and towards development. The funding for MYRP will ensure that out of school children (OOSC) in priority areas have flexible, responsive routes into learning opportunities, that support their transition into further levels of education and that support their holistic wellbeing and development. The MYRP in line with ECW priorities focusses on interventions targeting 3-18 years especially refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities
The MEAL Manager will be responsible for design and coordinating rollout of the MEAL systems as well as contextualizing and disseminating ECW MEAL guidance (based on existing guidance provided by ECW) to selected organizations.
Under the guidance of the NGO consortium’s senior management and Education Specialist, the MEAL Manager will ensure that MEAL Systems are implemented by consortium partners in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments.
The MEAL Manager will be responsible for supporting the Consortium Manager in submission of timely and regular progress reports to the in-country MYRP Steering Committee as well as participating in the SC meetings as requested. The MEAL Manager will also liaise with the staff from SCI, FCA and NRC to ensure that MEAL Systems and application of standard indicators is well understood and implemented.
Qualifications and Experience
* Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Statistics or Development Studies.
* Minimum of three years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluation working experience (preferably in education/protection related programmes with an International NGO).
* Knowledge and use of various survey methods for monitoring of different programs.
* Previous experience working in partnership programmes.
* Prior experience establishing and running coordination mechanisms.
* Prior experience in training and management of data collectors.
* Demonstrable experience and understanding of the education sector global and national standards.
* Additional training and experience in biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation and MIS of an added advantage.
* Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Education and Child Protection is an added advantage.
* Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
* Sound written and oral presentation skills.
* Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
* Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
* Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Microsoft office especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, SPSS and GIS applications).
* Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
* Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
* Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
* Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
* Excellent time management and planning capacity.
* Experience working on GIS mapping projects.
Contract duration: 3 years
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