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  • MEAL Advisor Venezuela
  • Project HOPE in Venezuela, , Venezuela
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Project HOPE is an international NGO of committed employees and volunteers working around the world, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout its 60-year history, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health organizations around the world, and helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises around the world.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The MEAL Advisor will contribute to the... strengthening of the MEAL department in Venezuela; aiming to improve program and data quality. S/He will provide technical guidance and support the implementation of coherent MEAL procedures from start to finish in all programs, as well as coordinate activities and report progress or requests to the regional LAC team and the Technical Unit’s MEL officer. Existing MEAL and program materials will serve as a base to prepare and organize key components and will inform the preliminary analysis to determine the overall approach and implementation to strengthen data collection tools, methodologies, data quality analysis and accountability and learning plans for the projects.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership:

• Develop, manage, and implement a comprehensive strategy to enhance the capacity of the local team in Venezuela, with a focus on improving monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning practices.

• Provide guidance and support to the local team in designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation systems that align with Project HOPE, donor standards, project goals, and program requirements.

• Foster partnerships and collaboration with local stakeholders to enhance the team’s capacity for learning, adaptation, and knowledge sharing.

• Ensure the integration of cross-sectoral priorities, such as gender, protection, safeguarding, and Do No Harm, into the team’s work.

Technical Oversight:

• Provide technical leadership and guidance to the local team in developing and implementing a robust monitoring system throughout the project cycle.

• Share best practices and lessons learned from previous projects to inform the team’s approach and enhance their proposal design and Theory of Change.

Support the team in developing logical frameworks, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) plans, data collection tools, data management processes, and client feedback mechanisms.

• Conduct regular site visits in Venezuela to provide on-site technical assistance, monitor project activities, and ensure the team’s adherence to established MEALpractices.

• Assist the team in producing high-quality data, conducting analysis, preparing reports and presentations, and sharing key findings to facilitate learning and decision-making.

• Effectively communicate relevant information obtained through MEAL activities to the team and relevant stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions.

• Develop guidance and standardized methodologies for data collection and analysis, enabling comparison and aggregation of data across different projects and over time.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

• Develop effective mechanisms and processes for Knowledge Management and Learning that align with Project HOPE guidelines.

• Develop learning systems that capture findings, lessons learned, achievements, and gaps from response studies, and develop tools to support learning practices.

• Organize internal reviews, lessons learned workshops, and present practical recommendations to enhance project outcomes.

• Support project teams in conducting after-action reviews and lessons learned exercises, including utilizing data collected through Community-Based Feedback

and Response Mechanisms (CBFRM) and other participatory community engagement methods.

• Following Project HOPE´s guidelines on Information Systems, propose solutions and dashboards to elevate findings and data for informed decision-making, thereby enhancing programmatic quality.

• Contribute to the development and review of donors reports.

Human Resources:

• Assess the skills and proficiencies of the local team in Venezuela and develop a targeted learning and training strategy to enhance their capabilities.

• Provide coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job training to the team members, equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to excel in their roles.

• Guide the team, setting clear performance objectives, managing work plans, conducting regular performance reviews, and fostering a positive and inclusive working environment.

• Support in the recruitment of additional MEAL staff for the team in Venezuela and their smooth onboarding process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least seven (7) years of experience in developing and working with M&E frameworks and tools; demonstrated ability to coach and train others in using monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies to measure impact of humanitarian projects, for an international organization.

• Experience in research methods, both quantitative and qualitative data collection and research analysis methods with a gender and protection approach for health programming.

• Leadership experience and proven technical skills in setting up quality MEAL system that leads to evidence-based decision-making for multi-sectorial programs.

• Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with strong presentation and reporting skills.

• Strong management and social skills and proven track record to work with diverse groups of people in a multicultural environment.

• Self-motivated with excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills – able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking.

• Proficiency with one or more health data management and data analysis software platforms.

• Experience with DQA analysis.

• Knowledge of and ability to apply different evaluation approaches and methodologies.

• Experience in health data collection methods and integration to supply chain and/ or other program areas as WASH, Protection and communities desirable.

• Profound knowledge and experience to mainstream gender and protection in MEAL processes.

• Understanding of Accountability to Affected Populations concepts to be inserted within the MEAL department.

• Experience in project design, including crafting theories of change, creating logic and results frameworks, outcome mapping, data extraction and outcome analysis and similar methodologies/approaches to MEAL and complex planning, monitoring and evaluation plans; knowledge of participatory methods, and/or advocacy evaluation techniques preferred.

• Good teamwork and ability to work under pressure.

• Ability to prepare technical reports and execution reports.

• Ability to work remotely and to work effectively both independently and in conjunction with a globally dispersed team. This includes coordination with teams in different time zones.

• Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and employ creative problem-solving.

• High standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics, and respect for different cultures.

• Fluency in English and Spanish, both verbally and written.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience as a trainer, preferably on MEAL.

• Experience with DHIS2.

• At least one year of practical field-based experience in MEAL, especially in relation to the Health, WASH and Protection sectors.

• Familiarity with strategic planning and data quality assurance processes preferred.

• Experience supporting organization-wide measurement systems preferred.

• Knowledge and integration of the international humanitarian principles, as defined by the Sphere standards and the IASC, and of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability.

• Work experience with BHA-funded projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.

• Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.

• Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

• Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.

• Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.

• Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.

• While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.

• Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.” Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply:

Please apply through the below link:

[Career Site (csod.com)](https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/1375?c=projecthope
Venezuela

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