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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant
Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant
Reporting to: Grants Management Manager
Direct Reports: None Unit/Department: MEAL
Location: Kibondo 

 Overall Purpose of the Role:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant is an important position in DRC Tanzania and will assist the MEAL Officer in monitoring the progress of the program towards its desired objectives, as well as assessing the outcomes for refugee and host community beneficiaries, in line with the program’s MEAL Plans in the refugee and host community beneficiaries Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps. The position will provide support to programming mainly in data collection and management to ensure compliance with DRC’s MEAL policies and donor guidelines. This role works in close collaboration with the MEAL Officer , Program Managers and Information Management teams and other project and support staffs.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct data collection activities include:
o Creating and updating monitoring tools in respect to the MEAL Plans
o Coding of questionnaire in ODK/KOBO
o Recruitment, training of enumerators, depending on the needs
o General overseeing of the data collection exercise.
o Making payments to Enumerators after data collection exercises.
o Contribution to the creation of the questionnaire, in coordination with the MEAL Officer and the Grants Management Manager
o Support to the MEAL Officer in the analysis and reporting of findings
• Support the MEAL officer to ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by the DRC Tanzania office
• Support the MEAL Officer to develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The role holder will ensure all data collected is managed in compliance with donor regulations and DRC polices
• Support the MEAL Officer to facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes;
• Ensuring the appropriate archiving of all MEAL related documents, data and sources of verification and update the DRC’s monitoring database.
• Support the MEAL Officer to maintain the MEAL events tracker (calendar)
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)
• Bachelor degree in a related subject – e.g. social sciences, project management
• A minimum of 1 year of MEAL working experience within the humanitarian or NGO field;
• Experience with donor requirements e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, DFID
• Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data;
• Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis;
• Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills;
• Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA;
• Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.
• Experience in using MS Publisher is an added advantage

Education:

  • University degree in project management, statistics, social sciences or related discipline.
• Excellent excel skills
All DRC staff should master the 5 core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
• Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values

Languages:

• Proficiency in English, written and spoken
• Full proficiency in Kiswahili, written and spoken
• Knowledge of Kiha or Kirundi languages is considered a strong asset but is not required.

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

• Area Manager
• Grants Management Manager
• DRC program managers and support staff in all sectors in all field office.
• Other Implementing partners as may be necessary

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DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries.
We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Application due: 3/7/2021.


 Grants Management Volunteer
Job title: Grants Management Volunteer
Employment Category: Volunteer
Reporting to: Grants Manager
Direct reports: None Unit/department: Grants 

Location: Kibondo

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The overall purpose of the role:
The Grants Management Volunteer will support the Grants Management team in ensuring high-quality grants’ administration and compliance with both DRC and donor requirements. Generally, the role will support the Grants Manager in regularly reviewing and updating the Grants Module in the DRC Dynamics System database, follow-up on BFU action points, support the Grants manager in grant kick-off/review/closeout meetings for enhancement of compliance throughout the grant cycle. The role holder will also be responsible for updating various trackers for both external and internal use.

Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Grants Manager, the Grants Management Volunteer will undertake:
DRC Dynamics management and support
• Support the Grants manager to regularly update the DRC Dynamics Grants module
• Support the Grants Manager in the consolidation of documentation required for setting up grants in the centralized DRC Dynamics system and physical existence of grant documentation
• Ensure the grants management filing system is maintained and all donor grant documentation is properly (both soft and hard copies) filed.
• Carry out the detailed review of the DRC Dynamics system using the grants checklist to identify deficiencies in documentation, update the same and report any gaps to the Grants Manager
BFU review
• Support the Grants manager to prepare for the BFU review meeting
• Prepare action points for BFU review meetings
• Follow-up on action points with program managers, finance, supply chain, HR and other relevant staff

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Donor compliance management
• Support the preparation and/or facilitation of project kick-off/review and closeout meetings.
• Support country team in updating proposals and reports in DRC Dynamics and share-point.
• Maintain up-to-date grants trackers as assigned by supervisor
Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Experience and technical competencies:
• Knowledge of humanitarian and development programming with knowledge of project cycle management. Working experience is an added advantage
• Knowledge of database use and management
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of donor guidelines and reporting systems is an advantage but not a requirement
• Ability to work within a multinational and multicultural setting
• Good personal organizational skills, including time management, teamwork, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision
• Excellent writing and editing skills in English
• Excellent excel skills

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Education:
• Undergraduate degree from a recognized University in the business-related field / Social Science, Development Studies or related areas
• Certified Accountant (ACCA, CPA)
• Project management knowledge desirable Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here
All DRC staff should master the 5 core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
• Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values

Languages:
• Full proficiency in English, written and spoken

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
• Senior management
• Program managers and all other staff
• HQ staff as necessary

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries.
We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read Also:

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Application due: 3/7/2021.