Senior MEAL Specialist
Habitat for Humanity
Pretoria, South Africa
3d ago

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a global, nonprofit, Christian housing organization founded in 1976. Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 29 million people meet their affordable housing needs in more than 70 countries around the world

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Your role :

Located in Pretoria South Africa, as a Senior Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist, you will support the improvement of program and project efficiency and effectiveness, decision making and learning through Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.

You will develop MEAL capacity of assigned organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa where HFHI operates. In carrying out your work as the senior MEAL specialist, you will interact with other Area Offices (AO), National Offices (NO) and Head Quarter (HQ) staff, partner organizations and experts.

Responsibilities :

  • Technical support for MEAL policy, standards, procedures and good practices
  • Continue to develop MEAL methodology, approaches and tools, and provide support and guidance to area office and national organization staff to ensure their proper use
  • Ensure that MEAL standards and good practices are integrated in all phases of the project life cycle
  • Participate in program / project design and proposal writing in the areas of theory of change, logical framework development, MEAL plan and budget development
  • Advise and support program / project teams on quality data gathering and analysis to facilitate informed program and project design
  • Support program / project teams to set up accountability mechanisms to beneficiaries and community members.
  • Support project evaluations
  • Knowledge management, reporting and learning

  • Support HFH National organizations in the use of HFHI metrics tools and data reporting, review project data collection and reporting for data quality and make recommendations for improvement
  • Oversee the implementation of data management tools for process and quality improvement
  • Conduct analysis of project and program results to support evidence-based program decision making and program quality improvement
  • Ensure that analysis of evaluation findings and recommendations feedback into improved program quality, evidenced in subsequent program designs.
  • Capacity development

  • Coordinate NO MEAL capacity assessments to identify process, systems and capacity gaps
  • Support NOs in the development of MEAL process, system and capacity building plans
  • Support the capacity development of NO program staff in the areas of MEAL (for assigned NOs)
  • Develop training materials and facilitate learning events
  • About you :

    To thrive as a Senior MEAL Specialist at Habitat for Humanity EMEA, you :

  • Have a Masters degree in Development studies, especially in the social sciences, or program evaluation areas
  • Have specialization / certificate in Monitoring and evaluation
  • Have minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position, preferably with a development organization
  • Have in-depth knowledge in monitoring and evaluation, accountability, learning, research and evaluation methodologies, standards and good practices.
  • Have project management experience
  • Have demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and are
  • familiar with statistical packages, qualitative data analysis software and IT applications to support MEAL and knowledge management.

  • Have adult training and facilitation skills
  • Have strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Have good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English
  • Take seriously your ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work
  • Are willing to travel up to 25% in the field
  • How to apply :

  • Submit your CV along with a letter of motivation to . Kindly quote the title of the vacancy in the subject of the email.
  • Closing Date for Applications is 15tH January 2020
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