MEAL Manager

at Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 12, 2020
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


MEAL Manager
Organisation:  Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli

Closing date: 18 Feb 2020
Title: MEAL Manager

Ref N: PROG/002/2020

Sector: Program

No. of positions: 1

Location: Nairobi with frequent field visits in Kenya/Somalia

Reports to: Kenya Programme Coordinator and Regional Coordinator

Supervises: MEAL Officers

Start of work: 24th February 2020

Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal

Background Information:

CISP is an equal employment opportunity employer with its Headquarters in Rome. Currently CISP has various field offices in Kenya and Somali, including a Regional office in Nairobi. CISP carries out projects in areas of development by supporting National and County Authorities to provide quality, equitable, transparent and accountable services in the sectors of Health and Nutrition, Higher Education, Child Protection and Governance.

Role purpose:

CISP is currently seeking an experienced MEAL specialist to join the East Africa office as a MEAL Manager to be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to field offices and project sites in Kenya and Somalia. The MEAL Manager will serve as CISP’s focal point for MEAL systems and tools building, data management, monitoring and evaluation of projects, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, support for proposal writing and log frame development, capacity building for CISP staff and consortium partners, and accountability and learning in Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Food Security, Education and other sectors for the East Africa program portfolio.

Experience Requirements

· At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of MEAL in emergency and development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN agencies
· At least 7 years of experience in humanitarian/development programming with technical knowledge of Child Protection, Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition, WASH and Education sectors

Job Responsibilities

MEAL System Design and Implementation

Develop and oversee the roll-out of a country-wide MEAL system that ensures both quality programming and accountability to beneficiaries and donors.
Develop MEAL plans, data collection tools, monitoring tools and reporting templates for new projects.
Design and conduct baseline, midline and end line surveys (including KAP and FGDs), impact evaluations and other assessments as needed.
Plan and effectively manage MEAL staff, activities and budget and ensure timely implementation of all MEAL activities through development of MEAL workplans and effective resource management.
Conduct stakeholder consultative meeting (DCS, MOH, MOA, etc.) to identify priority target locations for new projects based on agreed criteria.
Identify potential bottlenecks and implementation problems, communicate to the relevant team and ensure institutional knowledge is improved.
Support the implementation and monitoring of the country-wide procedure for accountability to beneficiaries, including developing and rolling out the Complaints and Feedback Mechanism and ensuring that protection and gender sensitivities are incorporated into MEAL tools.
Design, organize and conduct frequent monitoring and supervision visits to all project sites and field offices to monitor project activities and verify the quality and accuracy of data, assess the means of verification and provide capacity building to field level project staff.

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree, preferably in Economics, Statistics or related field


· Demonstrable experience in MEAL systems building, designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports

· Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software
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