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HIAS Kenya seeks to recruit a national-level Monitoring, Evaluation, accountability and learning (Meal) Associate to provide technical support to the Country MEAL Coordinator to maintain and refine MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) systems at HIAS Kenya. The MEAL Associate will maintain and refine systems to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness, strategic alignment, cost and overall impact of HIAS’ refugee assistance programs in Kenya as well as generate knowledge for learning and entrench accountability mechanisms in the organization processes. S/he coordinates closely with the Country MEAL Coordinator to ensure that HIAS Kenya is aligned to organization-wide monitoring and evaluation policies, systems, and tools for evidence generation in the region.
- Support the continued improvement of key MEAL standards, processes, and systems/tools and establishing and maintaining strong monitoring systems.
- Support the MEAL Coordinator in program design and development of objectives and indicators.
- Support the MEAL Coordinator in drafting and maintain up-to-date MEAL plans, frameworks and MEAL sections of project work plans/operating plans.
- Support the MEAL Coordinator in assessment and evaluation activities, including TOR development, evaluator recruitment, and in-country oversight of external evaluation timelines and deliverables.
- Support the MEAL Coordinator in maintaining awareness of best practices and policies for M&E and assist in training program staff on these practices as needed.
- Support in tracking, analyzing, and regularly reporting on program indicators, progress against targets, program successes, and lessons learnt.
- In coordination with the Country MEAL Coordinator, assist the project team in the reporting function of the internal CMS as well as ensuring data quality in the system by conducting data checks to ensure data quality related to analysis and research.
- Serve as the accountability to affected populations (AAP) assistant lead within country office.
- Support in establishing and maintaining beneficiary feedback mechanisms; supporting accountable response to all beneficiary feedback and ensuring that the feedback mechanisms are inclusive, accessible, and appropriate for the beneficiary population.
- In coordination with Country MEAL Coordinator, train program and country office staff on best practices for AAP.
- Support in setting up a system for collecting and sharing lessons learnt within and across projects and site offices as well as documentation of lessons learned, ensuring that they are included in all new project development and annual planning processes.
- Assist in ensuring that meetings on lessons learnt are conducted periodically in the project cycle (appropriate to length, scale, and complexity) for adaptive management and to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or program.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Undergraduate degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Management, Statistics, Demographics, or any other relevant field.
- A minimum of 1-2 years of work experience and experience in MEAL preferred.
- English fluency required (oral and written).
- Background in humanitarian or refugee issues desired.
- Ability to manage, track and report on program data; proficiency with Excel in tracking and analyzing data.
- Experience in use of data management systems, statistical software, and/or data visualization platforms preferred.
- Strong writing and communication skills, including familiarity with writing funder reports, SOPs, and other program management documents.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines.
- Excellent critical thinking skills; ability to multi-task.
- Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)
- Knowledge in PSEA