Job Title: MEAL & Partnership Lead
Principal Location: Buea, Cameroon.
Contract: Full Time, 7 month fixed-term contract
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 318,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 29,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.
We are looking for a motivated and dynamic candidate to lead on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in an exciting emergency response project, and to drive the development of Street Child’s partner capacity development approach in Cameroon.
This role will lead on the MEAL and partner capacity building elements of a large multi-sectoral emergency response project. This includes leading on the design and implementation of project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning frameworks/activities, as well as designing and driving a capacity development plan that is aligned to the needs of the partner and staff.
Project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (60 %)
- Lead the design and implementation of the project MEAL framework, including MEAL plans, data collection processes, tools and methodologies
- Provide training and coaching to partners staff on the use of the MEAL system and tools
- Support the project team to plan and conduct field (mobile) data collection and monitoring to ensure transparent, accurate and timely data collection
- Ensure timely data analysis for review and reporting purposes
- Work closely with the project team to design and manage beneficiary feedback mechanisms, including technical support on developing and monitoring an effective complaints and response mechanism (CRM)
- Actively promote sharing of learnings from assessments, reviews and evaluations internally and externally
- Collaborate with the project manager and other team members to ensure follow-up/action based on MEAL findings and recommendations
Partnerships & Capacity Development (40%)
- With the support of the project manager and working closely with the partner team, drive the partner capacity development process including: capacity (self-)assessment, design capacity development plan, sourcing relevant training/coaching/mentoring support, tracking progress on capacity development plan
- Work with global partnerships team to ensure Cameroon approach is aligned to the global approach, and to contribute to sharing of lessons, tools, best practices
- Seek opportunities to allow Street Child to be involved in regional or national discussions on partnerships, capacity building and localisation
Education and Qualifications
- Educated to degree level or higher
- Master’s degree in related field; or attendance at specific relevant training courses
Experience and Knowledge
- Previous M&E and/or programmes experience within the humanitarian field, working in complex and volatile contexts
- Demonstrated experience developing M&E tools including MEAL frameworks, indicators, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools etc.
- Strong working knowledge of humanitarian standards and principles of good practice
- Experience in capacity building and team building
- Experience and/or knowledge working on education in emergencies and/or child protection in emergencies programming
- Experience working in support of local partners
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Self-starter with ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Adaptable and able to work flexibly as a part of a diverse team
- Proven coaching/capacity building skills and organisational development experience
- Able and willing to travel, sometimes in insecure environments
Attractive benefits are included – details available on request. Please note that this role is unaccompanied and not suitable for candidates looking for a family posting.
Please click 'How to Apply' to see full details of where to send your application. Closing date for applications is midnight UK time on Friday 30th October. We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date. Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.