Thursday, 8 December 2022

MEAL Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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MEAL Officer
Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi. DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and infrastructure, General Food Distribution (GFD),GBV, Legal, PSN, Child Protection and Livelihoods.

Overall purpose of the role:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is an important position in DRC Tanzania and will assist the MEAL team in monitoring the progress of the programs towards its desired objectives, as well as assessing the outcomes for refugee and host community beneficiaries, in line with the program’s MEAL Plans in the refugee and host community beneficiaries including Nduta and Nyarugusu camps. The position will provide support to programming mainly in terms of overview of the data collection to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL requirements and quality data. The position will report to the Grants Management Coordinator, will work with the MEAL officer, the Grants and MEAL officer, MEAL assistant and enumerators. The position will work very closely with the Information Management officers in program teams and other departments.

Geographic scope: Tanzania-Kigoma Region
This role has a focus on Tanzania and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.
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Main Responsibilities:
  • Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the Tanzania office.
  • Lead the development of MEAL components of project proposals, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans. MEAL plans and indicators will be developed in close collaboration with program teams and will be used to populate DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
  • In close collaboration with the program team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
  • Participating in the design of assessment, monitoring and evaluation plans/strategies, lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line, KAP, Needs Assessments and post-distribution monitoring surveys. Contributing to the availability of sound, accurate and qualitative assessment and monitoring data for project development.
  • Supervise enumerators in the field
  • Produce monthly analysis reports and presentations with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing recommendations for corrective actions to share with the and inform appropriate program staff and documenting lessons learned.
  • In collaboration with the program team, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
  • Under the guidance of the Grants Management Coordinator, conduct internal project audits and Data Quality Assessments (DQA) with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
  • Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, the PMT and donor reports.
  • Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in the Kibondo, Nduta and Nyarugusu field offices and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
  • Ensuring the appropriate archiving of all MEAL related documents, data and sources of verification.

About you
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
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Qualifications and Experience
  • Essential Experience A minimum of 2 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field and sectors e.g., GBV, Child Protection, Livelihood, CCCM.
  • Experience with donor requirements e.g., UNHCR, UNICEF, FCDO, Danida
  • Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, Power BI.
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
  • Desired experience with project relating to GBV, child protection and/or legal services.

  • University degree in project management, statistics, social sciences, or related discipline.
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  • English (professional fluency)
  • Swahili (fluent)
  • Knowledge of local languages (Kiha or Kirundi is considered a strong asset.

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
  • Senior Management Team
  • Grants Management Coordinator
  • DRC program managers and support staff in all sectors in all field office.
  • DRC Implementing partners and stakeholders
  • DRC Beneficiaries

Competency profile
  • Compliance and Detail-oriented
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive and adaptable
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Understands humanitarian issues in Tanzania, and the region
  • Willing to travel to project sites in Tanzania

What we offer
Contract: 1 Year Contract with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Management Band/ I.
Availability: 1st January 2023.
Duty station: Nyarugusu, Tanzania
Reporting Line: Area Manager Kigoma region

Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under JOB.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 28th December 2022

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
: 28th December, 2022.

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