Save the Children
Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor – Ukraine and Regional Refugee Response
role is for an engaging leader who will provide strong technical direction for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), for Save the Children International’s responses to the Ukraine crisis (currently structured as the Ukraine Conflict Response in Ukraine, and the Regional Refugee Response in neighbouring countries). This includes ensuring MEAL processes are well coordinated across all operational countries.
The Regional MEAL will provide hands on support to SCI’s MEAL advisors and experts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, to develop, position and implement MEAL systems in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The role requires innovative thinking and approaches that will match the affected population e.g. use of digital data gathering.
The position may include travel to SC’s response programs in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Reports to: Regional Senior Technical Support Manager – Ukraine and Regional Refugee Response (MEEE RO)
Staff reporting to this post: Regional Research, Evidence and Learning Advisor, Regional Accountability and Child Participation Advisor, Information Management Coordinator and dotted line support to Ukraine Country Office and Regional Refugee Response MEAL Leads.
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: Key stakeholders for this position include Response Team MEAL Leads, RO PDQ Team, plus RO Operations, Advocacy, and Resource Mobilisation Teams; SCI’s Global One Humanitarian Team (Programs staff). In addition, the role will foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Save the Children Members and technical partners.
Location: Home based, able to work in CET time zone.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Leadership and Strategy
- Lead the implementation of response-level MEAL strategy, frameworks and systems and ensure roll out of core SCI MEAL tools, in line with Save the Children’s MEAL in Emergencies (MiE) System Quality Benchmarks and SC MiE Procedure
- Support the development of the response Master Logframe to support proposal logframes, MEAL frameworks; plans and budgets
- Maintain a MEAL master-budget and work with the New Business Development team, fundraising and technical teams to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered
- Support the Ukraine Country Office and Regional Refugee Response teams to manage monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities as agreed in MEAL frameworks or plans
- Ensure technology is efficiently used for data collection and analysis (e.g. through KoBo Toolbox), as well as for data management, supporting the design and development of databases
- Set up systems to manage complex information generated by MEAL activities using PowerBi, such as feedback and response databases and qualitative outcome monitoring data systems, indicator performance tracking
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis to inform course adaptation of the response
- Present and disseminate information to inform senior management decision-making
- Ensure all relevant Save the Children Humanitarian Plan (SCHP) indicators are collected and reported on a quarterly basis in the HART system
- Ensure the Ukraine Country office and Regional Refugee Response teams are supported to develop quality project proposals, particularly facilitating linkages for multi-country proposals
Assessments and Monitoring
Lead the SC “Needs Snapshot” assessment process across countries responding to the crisis. Clean data and visually present data in PowerBi Dashboard
- Lead planning, delivery and analysis of (multi-sectoral) needs assessments in coordination with other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings include an analysis of children’s needs
- Support the development of programme baseline surveys and endlines where required
- Lead on development of systems and tools to support performance monitoring against humanitarian global minimum and quality standards (e.g. Core Humanitarian Standard, Sphere, INEE etc.), as well as driving the roll-out of standardised quality benchmarks for core activities of the responses
- Support the Ukraine Country Office and Regional Refugee Response teams to analyse progress against response objectives and strategies
- Lead in the process of undertaking regular data quality assessment and providing feedback on data improvement
Accountability to Children and Communities
Support the Regional Accountability and Child Participation Advisor to roll out key accountability initiatives and ensure that Feedback data is used for decision making at regional and country management level
Ensure all response countries report on SCI’s Accountability KPI 18
Evaluations and Learning
Support the Regional Research and Evaluation Advisor by identifying which projects should include and budget for an evaluation to fill key evidence gaps to inform the existing and future responses
Have oversight of all completed evaluations and ensure that reports are scored by two reviewers and uploaded to the Evaluation Repository. These report scores will be included in the Program KPI submissions
With support from senior staff, lead planning, design, implementation and follow-up of response-level reviews/evaluations (e.g. Real Time Review) and provide support to technical teams on the design and implementation of sector/project specific evaluations
Lead on response-specific learning activities e.g. facilitating the development of the Response Learning Agenda, prepare lessons learnt process and develop PowerBi Dashboards for staff to easily access information etc.
Ensure that evaluations and documents capturing learning are centrally stored, that their main findings are communicated to response management for decision-making, and that their main findings feed into programme design and future responses
Coordinate the desired body of evidence for the response through research that could be contributing to the Country Strategic Plan
Capacity Building and Technical Support
Support response MEAL leads to identify capacity gaps and conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff regarding MEAL priorities, quality standards and MEAL related tools and guidelines
Provide technical support to country response MEAL leads and management support to regional MEAL and Research staff. This includes identifying MEAL staffing needs for the humanitarian response, and lead rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training alongside HR, when required.
Representation & Advocacy
Ensure that SC’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This will involve participation in coordination groups such as the Communicating with Communities Working Group
Ensure effective linkages with MEEE regional and global work and broader initiatives
Contribute to regional team collaboration, meetings and planning processes, internal initiatives and reporting requirements
Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, bullying and harassment, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent field experience.
At least 7 years of experience in a MEAL-specific role within an international emergency or emergency and development context.
Strong analytical skills, including working with research and evidence relevant to Save the Children’s agenda
Proven ability to build strong collaborative networks and influence, externally and internally
Experience in knowledge management and organisational learning in order to help drive improvements in evidence understanding and uptake
Experience in writing policy papers, research or evaluation reports
Knowledge and demonstrated experience of designing and managing research and evaluations
Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
Ability to give professional support and direction to others
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation outputs to a variety of audiences
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to different stakeholders
High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written.
Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis software.
Strong remote-working abilities.
Experience or knowledge of working and living in Ukraine or neighbouring country
Ability to speak Ukrainian or Russian
Experience in analysing the situation of children using the child rights programming/ principles framework
Experience and knowledge of Save the Children’s structure, mandate and child focus.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy
How to apply
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Closing date: 24 Jan 2023