Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)
Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) has an opening for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Officer.
CARD implements short, medium and long term programs in the areas of: Food and Nutrition Security, Climate
Change and Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Management, Response and Recovery. The programs are designed to answer specific problems and challenges faced by the vulnerable particularly women, youth, persons with disability and the elderly, in line with CARD Strategic Plan.
CARD is currently implementing projects in Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Phalombe, Machinga, Balaka, Lilongwe, Mchinji and Dowa districts.
The MEAL Officer will therefore be the lead and focal person for spearheading monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for CARD programs in Malawi.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The MEAL Officer will be based at CARD Headquarters and will work closely with the program staff to:
- Strengthen M&E systems to ensure achievement of project goals and specified indicators.
- Lead on all M&E processes (including baseline/end line, develop TOR’s for any specific CARD research, development and management of M&E frameworks and tools).
- Lead in overall tracking of CARD project performance, including and not limited to indicator, activity and budget tracking.
- Lead and support the program team in development and monitoring of project indicators, logical frameworks and MEAL tools.
- Coordinate collection and management of data and other key programme information.
- Ensure that data collection and management methods are standardized in all CARD projects and meet the required standards.
- Help to ensure that all project reports are of high quality, meet donor requirement and submitted on time.
- Coordinate and consolidate programme reports on MEAL components in close collaboration with the Programme Manager
- Enhance capacity of staff in monitoring and evaluation through mentoring and trainings.
- Ensure that programme activities are designed to promote feedback and response mechanisms and effectively manage complaints and reporting in all CARD mission.
- Organize and lead in critical reflection sessions and support program staff in knowledge management and learning (through case story documentation, review meetings among others)
- Develop monitoring schedules, evaluation mission and tools in liaison with program staff.
- Work with the Programme Manager to convene and build on-going strategy for program monitoring and evaluation.
- Taking on additional assignments, as agreed upon with the Programme Manager from time to time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
An ideal candidate for this role should have the following:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Science, Project Management and/or other relevant disciplines.
- Experience of conducting and/or commissioning evaluations.
- Must have strong data analysis and writing skills and experienced in SPSS,STATA
- Experience using digital data management.
- Experience in community participatory monitoring and evaluation.
- Proven track record in program management.
- Proactive and team oriented work ethics.
- Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
- At least 4 years&#8217; experience of M&E and/or project management.
CODE OF CONDUCT AND RELATED POLICIES
CARD adheres to the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standards, implemented alongside other related policies; such as the CARD Code of Conduct, Safeguarding policy, Antifraud Policy, Disability Policy and the Child Protection Policy. These have been developed to ensure protection of the vulnerable groups from exploitation. The policies clarify the roles and responsibilities of CARD staff, volunteers, visitors, consultants, partner organizations and other stakeholders in their dealings with CARD and rights holders. Candidate to be offered the job will be expected to sign the Code of Conduct and related policies as requirement to their contract of employment.
By signing the policies, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of the policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of those policies.
Method Of Application
Interested persons with suitable qualifications should submit their applications together with a detailed resume and names of three traceable referees, one of whom should be clergy to:
The Executive Director
P O Box 2733
Closing date for receiving applications is 5th May, 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
The successful candidate will be expected to start work immediately.