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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

International Medical Corps

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Zimbabwe

Description :

About International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Project background
The proposed project seeks to contribute to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates through improved access to maternal health care for communities in Nkayi district. The objectives of the project look at improving access and utilization of maternal health services in the district and promoting optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding practices amongst caregivers in Nkayi district. This will contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality. In addition, the project will build the capacity of Ministry of Health nurses, ward nutrition coordinators and village health workers to support optimal infant and young child feeding.

International Medical Corps is therefore seeking qualified candidates for this project. The positions are contingent upon funding being received from the donor. The incumbents will be based in Nkayi District and will be working closely with relevant ministries in Matabeleland province.

Role Purpose
To assist in operationalizing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and Learning functions in the assigned district. This position functions include field level enumeration and data entry in accordance with the project monitoring framework, and consolidation of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning information at field level for local operations and decision-making. This position also includes relationship development with Ministry of Health and Child Care staff and communities, facilitating and promoting their needs and rights; representing the community to the organisation; implementing feedback and complaints systems; provide support to government / interagency coordination and to ensure compliance to donor and international standards.

Key Responsibilities
Expand technical knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation standards and initiatives and serve as a resource person, providing conceptual and practical best practice expertise to the district field staff; At a minimum, understand and be able to convey to others through training, briefs etc up to date information and resources for minimum standards for monitoring and evaluation of projects; Develop monthly work plans in liaison with the MEAL Coordinator; Lead the establishment and management of appropriate complaints and response and information provision systems in the district, ensure its smooth operation; Participate in the baseline, and endline evaluations; Monitor project implementation and progress of programmes by use of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders; Compile, record, and file field level data from monitoring tools and accountability systems using relevant and appropriate computer packages and information management systems; Provide field-level training and quality assurance for information required from other stakeholders (i.e. clinics); Assist with the analysis of data and writing of reports; Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings and make relevant recommendations.

Candidate Qualifications
Diploma in either Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics and Nutrition; Working knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, CS-Pro, Epi-Info and Excel); Experience in conducting surveys / assessments; Experience in using qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools; Two years’ experience in M&E and/or Accountability systems; Ability to produce reports of good quality

How to apply

Qualified and interested candidates are required to submit a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae with the job title in the subject line to recruitmentzimbabwe@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Deadline: 26 April 2019

Knowledge of the local language and culture is an added advantage.

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