Project Manager and MEAL Assistant

Finn Church Aid – Action for Human Dignity Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. It is recruiting for a Project Manager and MEAL Assistant Position.

Application deadline: 20th August, 2021

Project Manager (Kakuma)

Primary Roles

Program Planning:

Under the direction and guidance of the Project Coordinator, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all target school communities.

Work with the Project Coordinator and other education team members and partner organizations to develop project implementation and procurement plans.

Work with the Project Coordinator and the MEAL Team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program.

In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs.

Prepare plans for regular field monitoring visits together with Project Coordinator and other Education staff.

Program Implementation:

Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels.

Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, effective and sustainable manner.

Assist the Project Coordinator in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs.

Ensure effective and efficient distribution of textbooks and other instructional materials to target schools.

Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools.

Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination .

Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members.

Conduct and lead baseline, mid and end line survey of the project and generate evaluation report.

Compose and compile project success and impact stories to be shared and annex on quarterly report.

In coordination and liaison with project coordinator contribute to proposal development and growth of area base thematic.

Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:

Ensure that field based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Project Coordinator and the MEAL Team for reporting and monitoring purposes

In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level

Assist the Project Coordinator in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use

Program Support Operations:

Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration .

Coordinate with other FCA programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the projects runs smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming.

Qualifications and experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Education/ Social sciences or its equivalent.

Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting.

Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues.

Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns.

Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.

Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving.

Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all children and their careers.

Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and the local language in the camps and the host community

Good report writing skills.

Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.

Commitment to Finn Church Aid Child Protection Policy.

Desirable qualifications

Previous experience in working with INGOs delivering education and girl child education services.

Demonstrated teamwork skills.

High level of motivation and enthusiasm for education.

Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential.

Experience of working with communities and other agencies that support education.

Experience in delivering digital/virtual learning programmes.

Meal Assistant (Kakuma)
Primary Purpose
S/he will work as the field technical lead in providing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) guidance, leadership, supervision and recommendations to ensure that the M&E systems meet the needs of all projects. The MEAL Assistant will be expected to lead MEA system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support assessments and M&E tools. The position holder will foster the documentation of learning processes.
MAIN TASKS:

Responsible for developing and implementing the Program’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

Lead in the adoption and application of FCA and ACT Alliance policies, systems, guidelines, procedures and action plans for accountability to Disaster Affected Persons (DAP’s) in FCA Kakuma/kalobeyei operations and in line with donor requirements.

Responsible for building the capacity of program staff on MEAL.

Support the development of quality proposals and concept notes for FCA Kenya Country Office (KECO)

Support in the compilation and submission of quality and timely periodical reports – (Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports) and provide graphic/illustrated feedback to management of standard indicators for all sectors.

Responsible for using accountability (and internal audit) reports and findings to improve FCA internal processes and the quality of programs.

Responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of projects data and follow up with specific sectors for the utilization of such data.

Facilitate the transformation of experiences and individual learning to institutional learning through the documentation of situational reports and updates, human interest stories, photographs and control on social media sharing for purposes of communicating and documenting FCA work in the Program.

Responsible for the establishment, implementation and improvement of FCA kakuma/Kalobeyei field office Complaints and Response Mechanism in all sectors and components of the operations in the Program.

Maintain a complaints database and manage the complaints feedback and referral system in close collaboration with the Focal Person(s)/sector heads and management.

Responsible for the management of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and related accountability investigation processes.

Periodically assess capacity gaps in implementing effective accountability and CRM systems, and to design and facilitate appropriate training and capacity development sessions for staff.

Assess beneficiary accountability mechanisms in place and lead strengthening of such mechanisms including through appropriately structured dissemination of M&E findings.

Responsible for representing FCA kakuma/kalobeyei field office at MEAL Initiatives/forums and meetings.

Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics or other related field.

Qualification in Community Development or Project Management

Proven experience in implementing effective M&E tools and systems.

At least 2 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in a humanitarian context, with at least 2 years management experience in preferably Protection, Education and Sustainable Livelihoods programs in INGO context.

Possess working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards – Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere Minimum Standards, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Rights Based Approach (RBA) and Gender Age Marker.

Experience in dealing with sensitive socio-political situations and working and living under pressure in unstable security environments and with long and irregular working hours.

Experience with Online Data Collection tools and techniques.

Demonstrated experience in conducting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and related accountability investigations.

Personal Attributes

Strong representation and negotiation skills in working with UN organizations, partner agencies, Government departments and community groups.

Excellent organizational and communication skills and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suit applications.

Excellent team player with demonstrated ability to forge/mentor strong teams.

Method of Application

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: recruitment.esaro@kua.fi  stating the vacancy job title in the subject line.
Deadline for receiving applications is 20th August, 2021
FCA will only contact short- listed applicants.
FCA is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. FCA is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Attempts to influence recruitment procedures through phone calls, emails or inducements of any kind will lead to disqualifications

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