Saturday, 4 August 2018

Job Opportunity At Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)-Meal Officer


About US:
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Job Summary:  The MEAL Officer ensures the effective implementation of HFHU’s M&E Strategy that is in line with the measures set, development of M&E plan and activities, sets appropriate monitoring and evaluation requirements for HFHU projects and programme, and assumes overall responsibility for M&E related data collection, collation, analysis and reporting (internal and external). The MEAL Officer  ensures that objective evaluations are managed to assess the various programmes and project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; evaluations are carried out in a credible and systematic manner; evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme and project design, contribute to implementation of HFHU priorities and results. The MEAL officer liaises closely with the Program Managers to ensure full compliance with evaluation requirements, including the conduct of mandatory project evaluations. The MEAL Officer works closely with the Programme Teams in the field offices, donors and other partners to ensure that thematic, programme and project oversight and evaluations are carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, including assets monitoring
  • Management and implementation of the evaluation process, including quality assurance and effective management of audits
  • Monitoring and evaluation support towards HFHU’s overall programs
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensures the implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies focusing on achievement of results
  • Implementation of M&E commitments as required by HFHU’s set plans and as reflected in our strategic plan
  • Ensures timely submission of good quality M&E report, including any other reports requiring M&E inputs
  • Provides support to the Senior Management on the programme of work, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated
  • In collaboration with program managers, implements quality assurance, evaluation and monitoring systems to enable innovative ways of conducting evaluations that meet the requirements of HFHU.
  • coordination and leadership of evaluation missions for various development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations, including  desk evaluations/studies on housing including other selected sectors/themes
  • Provides support to the team and stakeholders on ways and means to improve M&E related components and activities.
  • Supports the development of project proposals – particularly performance monitoring plans and M&E sections
  • Any other functions/activities as requested by Senior Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) MEAL Officer  job placement should hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, Economics or related field. Master’s degree an added advantage. Strong data analysis training; a post graduate diploma in M&E training desirable.
  • Five years of operational M&E experience at the national / including in applied research and impact evaluation.
  • Familiarity with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and evaluating development results, including experience in practical implementation of impact evaluations, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations, particularly in housing/finance.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying qualitative/participatory research methods; linking planning to M&E, results based approaches.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems, proficiency in using statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, STATA, Excel), qualitative data analysis software will be an asset; Experienced in rendering M&E results using different media.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required, knowledge of the local languages of program locations will be considered an asset.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, a detailed CV and copies of relevant academic credentials via email addressed to: The Human Resource Department. The position applied for should be indicated in the subject line of the E-mail.

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Deadline: 6th August 2018
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