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Job Title:   MEAL Officer / Nutrition - SIDA
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Battagram
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Masters
Degree Title:   •Master's Degree (In public health, Nutrition, Anthropology ,Social Science) in relevant field Minimum 04 years of overall experience and 02 years in relevant nutrition/ public health field in development sector
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   6 Years
Apply By:   Apr 5, 2020
     
     
 
Job Description:

OVERVIEW OF POSITION


Programme Quality and Accountability is a department responsible for:


Assessment – coordination and compilation of needs assessment exercises, management of enumerators rosters;


Monitoring – providing assurance that nutrition program targets have been achieved as reported by the relevant programmes. In this regard, they conduct secondary verification (after the technical teams) on a sample basis; Supervise SMART, SQUEAC, COD, HEA surveys


Evaluation – internal/external review of impacts of projects and programmes;


Learning – supporting lessons learned exercises;


Research- Facilitate the process of research through development of concepts and proposal with support of grants department


Accountability – ensuring that beneficiaries and other stakeholders have a two-way information channel regarding ACF’s activities in Pakistan through maintenance of a Feedback and Complaint Mechanism.


MEAL unit is also responsible for overall coordination of all MEAL activities implemented by program project teams.


This is a officer level position in the MEAL department. S/he is responsible for supporting project lead in overall field based oversight, data collection, field monitoring visits and mainstreaming MEAL related activities at grass root level. The position holder is expected to conduct extensive field visits to provide technical back stopping to ACF program teams at field level.


Objective 1


To support in assessment, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across Nutrition programmes


Tasks & responsibilities



  • To coordinate with project lead in rolling out MEAL action plans for projects under the guidance of MEAL lead /Technical.

  • To support MEAL lead/project lead for the development of monitoring and evaluation tools as per donor and ACF standards.

  • To assist project lead/ IM/Meal & Research Coordinator in data collection, field planning and documentation for surveys (assessments, SMARTs, SQUEACs, CODs, beneficiaries’ satisfaction surveys etc) as and when required at field level.

  • Updating MEAL learning database for improvement of the project activities and that can be capitalized for future programming

  • Implementation of FCM within SIDA project targeted union council .To support field teams in mainstreaming accountability mechanism (FCM) with program, and also record community feedback during visits ensure compliances where needed.

  • To coordinate and supporting team in the development of M&E plan, provide technical backstopping to partners at field level to ensure quality of data collection, implementation of the project activities through NIS, planned surveys.

  • Conduct field visits to monitor the nutrition program standards protocol and provide feedback.  


Objective 2


To support the process of learning through events and inter sectoral data management


Tasks & responsibilities



  • To participate and support conduction of lesson learnt exercises that can be capitalized for future programming;.

  • To monitor and CMAM/CMAMI activities and capture regular learning of program integration with Primary Health Care services.

  • To support project lead  in planning and documentation of capacity building events with regards to monitoring plans, FCMs for both government and partners.

  • To work closely and support information management in developing the archiving systems for programs and support departments and establish checklist and cross verify filling of MEAL related project documentation at field level and suggest areas of improvement where needed.


Objective 3


To support in providing day-to-day oversight of all MEAL activities


Tasks & responsibilities



  • To develop M&E plans and carry out field visits as per the plan to monitor the field level activities as per the DIPs and MEAL plans.

  • Coordinate with field teams to get and compile MEAL monthly report and strips

  • To support field teams in mainstreaming accountability mechanism (FCM) with program, also record community feedback during visits ensure compliances where needed.

  • To ensure through data analysis that inclusion is adhered to in all project activities implemented.

  • To facilitate project lead/SPM in FCM related trainings for field staff.


Objective 4


To represent the department and the organization at district / regional, and promote ACF’s technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work


Tasks & responsibilities



  • In absence of supervisor or as delegated by supervisor, represent Action Against Hunger at national/provincial/field-level and where appropriate, important technical fora, working groups, workshop.

  • Provide technical support/capacity building to district/provincial stakeholders about nutrition MEAL plan/Nutrition Assessment.

  • Any other task assigned by line supervisor.


Objective 5 (Gender)


To ensure inclusion across programming and within/by the team


Tasks & responsibilities



  • Support mission level qualification for gender marker;

  • Encourage inclusion within recruitment, training and promotion;

  • Ensure inclusion within programme planning, implementation and reporting;

  • Identify and mentor gender focal points in coordination with HR.


INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP


Internal



  • Under the guidance of –MEAL Lead / SPM/Project Lead

  • In coordination with – Program/Project team.


External



  • NGOs and INGOs particularly those with whom we have joint work.

  • Government of Pakistan representatives including line departments, ministries and local officials.

  • PNC /Health Department and its partners


POSITION REQUIREMENTS



  • Master's Degree (In public health, Nutrition, Anthropology ,Social Science)  in relevant field Minimum 04 years of overall experience and 02 years in relevant  nutrition/ public health field in development sector OR Bachelor's degree in relevant field with minimum 06 years overall experience with 04 years in relevant field in development sector

  • Good written and verbal communication in English;

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Proven expertise in development of Monitoring tools, checklists, M&E planning

  • Good resource and time management skills

  • Good data analysis and report writing skills

  • Ability to work in a complex structure across partnerships

  • Ability to work independently and with self-motivation

  • Computer literate, knowledge of MS Word and Excel required

  • Willingness to travel frequently to project areas


Preference



  • Previous experience working in KP

  • Experience within a large national or in organization;

  • Experience working in development and emergency projects

  • Experience managing partners/consortiums

  • Experience working on Nutrition/Public Heath programs


COMPETENCIES


(1 being lowest, 4 being highest)


Team work (Level 3)


Organisation and planning (Level 2)


Analysis and resolution of problems and conflict (Level 2)


Adaptability and flexibility (Level 3)


Motivation (Level 4)


Resistance to pressure, and capacity to deal with difficult situations (Level 2)


Results orientation (Level 3)


Effective and synthetic Communication (Level 4)


 Females are strongly encouraged to apply 


Company Information
 
Company Name:  ACF International Action Against Hunger
Company Description:
FOR A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER
FOR FOOD.
AGAINST HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION.
FOR CLEAN WATER.
AGAINST KILLER DISEASES.
FOR CHILDREN THAT GROW UP STRONG.
AGAINST LIVES CUT SHORT.
FOR CROPS THIS YEAR, AND NEXT.
AGAINST DROUGHT AND DISASTER.
FOR CHANGING MINDS.
AGAINST IGNORANCE AND INDIFFERENCE.
FOR FREEDOM FROM HUNGER.
FOR EVERYONE.
FOR GOOD.
FOR ACTION.
AGAINST HUNGER.

WHAT WE DO
For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

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