Monitoring, Evaluation , Accountability and Learning Advisor Jobs in Harare, Zimbabwe

Description of the unit/departmentTrócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations,supporting communities in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where people’s dignity is ensured, and rights are respected; basic needs are met, and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; and those in power act for the common good. The Zimbabwe Programme Team is headed by the Programme Manager. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor will support the work of the Programme Team in-country.Background to the role:The MEAL Advisor will be responsible for providing strategic direction and technical advice on all aspects of MEAL for Trócaire’s programming, helping to ensure that Trócaire and its partners are implementing high quality programmes, are striving for excellence, and are fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.Reporting to: Programme Manager Contract type: Fixed term with a possibility of extensionLocation of position: Harare, with frequent travel within Zimbabwe and occasional international travel.SafeguardingTrócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. All offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and appropriate screening. Trócaire also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and all employees will be subject to this as part of contract of employment.Scope of the role: The MEAL Advisor will be responsible for ensuring a systematic approach to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) in the Country Programme and will lead the implementation of the country programme Mamp;E system, track outputs and outcomes throughout the project lifespan and manage data effectively, thus contributing to quality reporting, continuous learning, programme adaption, innovation, and increased visibility of the impact of Trócaire’s work. The MEAL Advisor will work closely with partners on improving their internal Mamp;E systems, providing coaching and accompaniment to partner staff in MEAL capacity, skills, and tasks. The MEAL Advisor will support the country office to increase accountability to project participants, partners, donors and other stakeholders, guided by Trócaire’s Accountability amp; Programme Quality Framework (APQF), and contribution to embedding the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) benchmarks in the country programme.Key duties amp; responsibilities:Overarching:Develop and oversee a robust MEAL system across all programmes to measure achievement and progress toward organisational and country-level programme goals and results, to ensure compliance with relevant donor requirements, and to assess the overall performance and impact of Trócaire’s programmes.Co-ordinate and provide technical support to the Country Programme Team, in the development and roll out of comprehensive Programme and project MEL frameworks.Work closely with Programme/Project technical/Advisors (and partners when relevant) to strengthen MEL - related partner capacity. Utilise appropriate technology where and when relevant to increase programmatic efficiency and effectiveness.Document learning in the area of MEAL with a view to sharing this with other Trócaire offices and donorsIn conjunction with the programme team, provide support to the Programme Manager and the Regional Business Development and Grants Manager in managing and coordinating programme development processes.

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