PROJECT SPECIALIST, HUMANITARIAN MEAL (MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING)

Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 29 Sep 2021

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

CARE continually seeks to strengthen our humanitarian work to have a lasting impact for people affected by humanitarian crises; especially women and girls, impacting 50 million people by 2030. To be successful in this effort, CARE is seeking a talented Humanitarian MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) Project Specialist who will oversee the management and implementation of the BHA (Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance) award program “Elevating Gender in Humanitarian Feedback and Accountability Systems”.

The Humanitarian MEAL Project Specialist will collaborate closely with colleagues across CARE to share findings from the BHA project on digital feedback and accountability systems that are being piloted, review and analyze our global humanitarian data, support the development of humanitarian MEAL resources, and document key learnings.

The person in this role will also provide general MEAL support on a part-time basis to the wider Humanitarian team and/or act as a liaison to other CARE teams, including Impact, Learning, Knowledge, and Accountability (ILKA) and the Digital team.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management of the BHA award
  • Engage with Impact, Learning, Knowledge, and Accountability team
  • Knowledge Management/Communication
  • Collaborate closely with country office MEL (monitoring, evaluation, and Learning) and gender/protection counterparts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and Project Management work experience
  • 5 years of M&E work experience in humanitarian and transition/recovery programming required, with a minimum of 3 years working in a humanitarian context
  • Demonstrable practical expertise in M&E humanitarian sector practices – developing logic models, performance measurement frameworks, theories of change, data collection and analysis for measuring reach and impact, developing feedback mechanisms, planning and managing studies and evaluations, managing evaluation consultants
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to process large amounts of information, extract critical analysis and distribute it appropriately.
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis, with the quick turnaround time for use
  • Familiarity with digital data collection systems
  • Must possess the ability to synthesize and translate key findings into stories and key messages
  • Solid understanding of the role of M&E in meeting demands for learning, accountability, management information, social accountability, and performance/effectiveness for a humanitarian NGO
  • Experience and capacity to work in harsh conditions and insecure environments
  • Experience in and commitment to promoting gender equality within humanitarian work

How to apply:

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5607

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