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Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Qualifications Basic Qualifications (BQs): • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Health, Agriculture or related MEAL field required. Master's Degree preferred. • Minimum of 7 years of work experience in MEAL technical or managerial positions. • Strong background in recovery/resilience program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for agriculture, access to finance, infrastructure, social cohesion and/or governance programs a plus. • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a multi-country/multi-lingual team environment with ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions. • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and provide effective capacity strengthening to peers, direct reports, and partner staff. • Experience analyzing data using statistical software and data visualization packages and providing effective graphics to summarize/present data to variety of audiences. • Experience using and strengthening the capacity of staff/partners in ICT4MEAL data collection and cloud-based database and data visualization platforms (Commcare, PowerBI, etc.) Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. • Integrity • Continuous Improvement & Innovation • Builds Relationships • Develops Talent • Strategic Mindset • Accountability & Stewardship

Job Description:

  • Program Manager II (MEAL Manager), STaR Project - (200000NQ) Description About CRS Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. Project Summary: In April 2019, CRS was awarded a €15m, 33-month recovery and resilience project entitled Stabilization and Reconciliation in the Lake Chad Region (STaR), funded by the German Government's Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through KfW. The donor is actively considering a Phase II of the project, which, if granted, will see STaR extend into 2024. The STaR project is intended to contribute to the stabilization and reconciliation in three key regions affected by the ongoing Lake Chad Basin Crisis: Borno and Adamawa States in Nigeria; Diffa Province in Niger; and the Lake Region in Chad. Through a package of activities involving infrastructure rehabilitation, economic revitalization and social cohesion strengthening, STaR will enable targeted communities and individuals across the three target countries to feel more secure and cohesive; to improve their livelihoods; to be more resilient in facing shocks; and to use non-violent means to address conflicts. Job Summary: The MEAL Manager provides leadership in ensuring high quality monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) within the STaR project across the three target countries (Nigeria, Niger and Chad; with a possible addition of Cameroon in a Phase II) in support of the achievement of project objectives and in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. The MEAL Manager plays a key role in the strengthening local staff and partners' capacity to assure robust MEAL practices across the project. The MEAL Manager reports to the STaR Chief of Party, while coordinating directly with local MEAL staff embedded in the three country program teams. S/he is accountable for all MEAL activities and leads project documentation of activities, results and program quality. Please note: Candidate can be based anywhere in the Lake Chad Basin region Job Responsibilities: • Lead MEAL-related technical, budget management, monitoring, reporting, and capacity strengthening activities through the project cycle – start-up, implementation and close-out – in line with CRS program quality standards and MEAL Policies, Procedures and Practices (MPPs), as well as donor requirements. Ensures both compliance to auditable requirements and implementation of good practices. • Lead the development, management and periodic review of project-level MEAL systems., including MEAL documents and donor deliverables such as Performance Monitoring Plans, Performance Indicator Reference Sheets, Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, data collection instruments, and Detailed Implementation Plans. • In coordination with the externally-contracted MEAL consultancy, lead the baseline, annual survey and endline evaluation processes, including the development of quantitative and qualitative tools; training of data collectors across the three countries; and data analysis and reporting. Ensure broad dissemination of study results to key stakeholders and use of study results data to inform implementation strategies. • In coordination with program leadership, project staff and partners, regularly analyze and evaluate project performance data to inform decision-making and identify lessons learned. Ensure the quality of monitoring data through regular data quality assessments. Coordinate with Chief of Party to lead preparation of donor reporting and dissemination of results, as well as learning to action discussions to improve program performance. • Provide technical leadership and management oversight in the development and use of ICT4MEAL systems, processes and tools for data collection, analysis, visualization and reporting. Ensure strong collaboration and coordination with the contracted MEAL consultant and GKIM in the development of the ICT-enabled Remote Management/Management Information System for infrastructure activities. • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Promote the application of learning to improve program quality through the use and to strengthen Agency influence among external stakeholders. Ensure effective documentation of learning in line with the project's Learning Agenda and facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the Agency's knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of MEAL-related innovations and best practices. • Strengthen program and partner staff capacities in MEAL. Optimize partner participation and capacity development in the implementation of MEAL systems. • Lead the design and monitor the effective implementation of the project-wide feedback and response mechanism (FRM) across the three countries. Co-coordinate the roll-out and implementation of the FRM and other accountability activities for the project. Ensure country teams' timely response to feedback from program participants, communities and other stakeholders. In particular, ensure robust Grievance Mechanisms are embedded in infrastructure Environmental and Social Management Plans; harmonized with project-wide FRM systems; and effectively monitored by project Environment & Social Managers. • Effectively support talent management through on-site and remote coaching of project MEAL staff across the three countries. Provide coaching and support performance management and professional development of MEAL staff. Contribute to the recruitment process of project MEAL staff. • Coordinate with the Chief of Party to represent MEAL-related issues to the donor, host governments and the Lake Chad Basin Commission. Lead the preparation of high-quality learning documents to disseminate project results with the donor, host governments, multi-laterals and other key stakeholders intervening in resilience/recovery projects in the Lake Chad Basin. • Lead the STaR MEAL Community of Practice and ensure its effectiveness as a tool for sharing learning and strengthening the capacity of project and partner MEAL staff. Required/Desired Foreign Language: Strong written and oral proficiency in both French and English required Travel Required: 25% travel with the Lake Chad Basin region Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Critical thinking and strong logical reasoning skills. • Creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment. • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities. • Ability to contribute to written reports. • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented. • Able to adapt to change quickly and respond with effective strategies. • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities. MEAL Competencies (for CRS MEAL Program Staff): Each staff member in this position is expected to have solid knowledge and ability and can apply the following competencies with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations, while requiring guidance to handle novel or more complex situations: • Monitoring • Evaluation • Accountability • Learning • Analysis and Critical Thinking • ICT4MEAL • MEAL in Management In addition, each staff member in this position is expected to have basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, be able to apply the following competencies in common situations that present limited difficulties: Key Working Relationships: Reports to: Chief of Party, STaR Internal: STaR Program Managers (Nigeria, Niger and Chad); STaR MEAL Officers (Nigeria, Niger and Chad); STaR Award Management Officer; CARO RTA MEAL Supervisory Responsibilities: None External: KfW, Lake Chad Basin Commission, government and multi-lateral stakeholders in the Lake Chad Basin; local implementing partners' MEAL staff Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. What we offer CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer:? This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions) Primary Location: CARO-Cameroon Job: Program Management Organization: Catholic Relief Services Schedule: Regular Shift: Standard Employee Status: Individual Contributor Job Type: Full-time Job Level: Day Job Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Job Posting: Oct 26, 2020, 4:21:27 PM

EMPLOYER : Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

EMPLOYER'S LOCATION : Yaounde