MEAL Manager - LIBYA

  • Added Date: Thursday, 09 May 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 02 June 2019

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Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organization was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programs in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org

CONTEXT:
As a result of the conflict and instability, the collapse of the health services has considerably reduced assistance towards the most vulnerable, in particular persons with disabilities. HI is currently implementing a humanitarian programme from operational bases in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi with the following activities:
• Provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services including physical therapy and psychosocial support for persons with disabilities/injuries, distribution of assistive devices as required;
• Capacity building, technical support and donations of assistive devices and/or materials and equipment to health partners;
• Training on inclusion principles to other humanitarian actors and health workers;
• Provision of Risk Education to conflict affected communities on the risks and effects caused by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) to locate and destroy ERW in targeted communities;
• Support to the Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC) and other ministries in developing a victim assistance strategy and action plan for 2019.

In addition, beginning in early 2019 HI is implementing a three year project entitled ‘Action for Mental Health Assistance in Libya’ (AMAL) as part of wider initiatives to improve the access and quality of health care services in Libya. Implemented in partnership with a Tunisian NGO, the specific objectives of the project are as follows:
• Psychosocial distress, mental health and substance abuse in Libya is reduced;
• Expanded access, availability and acceptability to quality psychosocial support and mental health care;
• Training and upskilling of Libyan mental health staff;
• Greater awareness about the risks and manifestations of mental illness and substance abuse amongst at-risk groups in Libya.

The overall objective of the project is therefore to allow the most vulnerable people in Libya from host communities, those internally displaces, returnees and migrants, suffering from mental health disorders/psychosocial disabilities to regain or to preserve good mental health by accessing quality interventions at community level, primary health care level, and secondary and tertiary level.

YOUR MISSION:

Under the direct responsibility of the Operations Coordinator and in close coordination with the Project Manager and the project’s implementing partner, the MEAL Manager will be expected to ensure the development and implementation of an effective and coordinated MEAL framework and system for the AMAL project. The post holder will be expected to mentor and build capacity of project staff in the newly developed system and tools.

Main responsabilities include:

  1. MEAL System Development & Implementation:
    • Lead in the design and implementation of the MEAL system and framework for the AMAL project including MEAL plan and calendar, indicator tracking tools, field-level data collection tools, mobile data collection tools, and databases for collection, consolidation and reporting;
    • Develop the accountability strategy for the project and lead on the establishment of a feedback and complaint mechanisms in line with HI standards;
    • Ensure that monitoring systems meet the requirements of the donor and that performance results can be used for continuous improvement, ensuring that qualitative and consistent information is available on project performance and impact.

  2. Training & Capacity Development:
    • Lead the development and implementation of project-level M&E recruitment, retention and capacity building strategy, in collaboration with HR;
    • Ensure the capacity building process of the MEAL Officer, the project’s partner and project staff on knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for effective MEAL including data collection and analysis, definition and measurement of indicators, complaint response mechanism, do-no harm analysis, etc. through training and coaching;
    • Provide training and mentoring of the Information Management Officer to conduct quality assurance of all field data collection exercises, data management and analysis and to produce qualitative, quantitative and statistical analysis of the project data.

  3. Information Management:
    • Support MEAL and program teams in application of data collection platforms and analysis defined for the project;
    • Support the IM teams in centralizing the databases and proposing methods of extraction and analysis;
    • Ensure systems are in place to ensure that data reported by the project team and partners meets the standards of data quality i.e. reliability, accuracy, timeliness, completeness and integrity;
    • Define the methodology and support the project team and partners in extracting lessons learnt and good practices, and documenting case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the project period.

A complete job description will be shared with shortlisted candidates

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :

Since 2014, HI’s Libya mission was managed remotely from neighboring Tunisia. In mid-2018 HI began a phased redeployment of international staff, with 5 out of 10 expatriates now formally based in Misrata. Regular and programmed visits are required by all other international staff to Libya to support programme activities and ensure a close follow up and training of national staff. Ultimately, all international staff should be relocated to Libya during the course of 2019.

Subject to security, the post holder will be expected to spend up to 50% of their time in Libya including traveling between operational bases in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi, along with other international staff.

YOUR PROFILE:

Qualifications:
• Masters degree in humanitarian aid and/or development and/or international project management, or in any other similar and relevant area (international studies, etc.)

Experience:
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience of coordinating aid and development projects, including at least 2 years in MEAL functions
• Extensive experience on project cycle management, research, data gathering and management, quantitative/qualitative analysis and reporting
• Well practiced in setting up of participatory MEAL and IM systems
• Experience in developing capacities of staff and partners to undertake monitoring, evaluation and learning activities

Skills:
• Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills (including strong abilities to work with a variety of partners)
• Well-developed conceptual, critical, analytical thinking and planning skills
• Strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
• Fluency in oral and written English
• Arabic language skills are an asset

Personnal qualities:
• High level of autonomy and initiative
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
• Ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision
• Excellent communication skills and commitment to team work
• Ability to work in a tensed and volatile context with strict security measures

CONDITIONS:

• Starting date: July 2019
• Lenght of the contract: 4 months
• Contract: salaried contract from 2214 €/month gross depending on experience
• Per-diem: 344€ net/month in Tunisia (adjusted according to time spent in Libya)
• Hardship allowance: 500 euros net/month only if one full month spent in Libya
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days/year
• R&R: 1 day/month + additional days depending on time spent in Libya
• Unaccompanied position
• Shared accomodation fully covered by HI

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