Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.
Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 16 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
- Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
- Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
- Display Courage – Act with integrity
- Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
- Be Playful – Have fun at work
The MAÁN /TOGETHER project: Towards Gender – Responsive and Empowering Education for Girls and Boys in the West Bank and Gaza is a five years project. The Project will address barriers to quality education for Palestinian Refugee children in UNRWA schools in the WB and Gaza by providing primary teachers, physical education teachers, and school counsellor with skills to support children’s learning and psychosocial wellbeing. Child centered interventions will be integrated into teaching practices, both in and out of schools, and will result in improved quality of education foe children. The Project will offer safer and more inclusive school environments for girls and boys in UNRWA schools by rehabilitating play spaces and school WASH facilities.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (MEALC) reports directly to the MEAL Officer /Manager or Program Manager as applicable in the respective Country. The MEAL Coordinator will collaborate with staff in the Country office level and globally through the current Global MEAL strategy
The primary roles and responsibilities of the MEAL Coordinator are to (a) Support Right To Play’s country-level monitoring, evaluation and learning plan, within the RTP Global MEL Strategy and specific to country strategies, needs and contexts; (b) Support on the monitoring of program activities, participants, and outcomes and support the development of program reports; (c) support program planning at the country level by coordinating appropriate assessments and by ensuring the communication of measurement findings; (d) support program evaluations; and, (e) help the country office utilize the findings in their program planning and decision-making processes. The MEL Coordinator supports the MEL system across the country and plays an active part in the global Right To Play MEL community by contributing to the organization’s understanding of its program approaches and outcomes.
Job Responsibility #1: Supports the data collection process related to program progress and program outcomes (35% of Time):
- Coordinates and supports regular monitoring of program outcomes, including yearly outcome assessments.
- Utilizes RTP’s global monitoring system to track program outputs (e.g. trainings conducted, number of program participants, etc…).
- Coordinates the required preparations for MEL administrative activities.
- Coordinates access to, and retrieval of, secondary data (e.g. school records, community-level health statistics, etc.)
- Supports on the revision of measurement tools and plan with the lens of the local context and identifies and communicates risks, challenges, or sensitivities.
Job Responsibility #2: Data storage and reporting (20% of Time):
- Supports data checking to ensure accuracy in data collection and data entry (e.g. conduct ‘data audits’).
- Supports the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (e.g. descriptive and inferential analyses, identifying themes and sub-themes, etc.)
Job Responsibility #3: Monitoring and evaluation plan for RTP country’s programs (15%):
- Supports in the review of indicators, measurement plans and MEL tools for relevance and appropriateness within country’s context and proposes revisions as required.
- Supports the development of MEL frameworks for new programs and the tracking of MEL frameworks for existing programs to ensure planning and implementation progresses as needed.
- Supports the planning for baseline, mid-term and final evaluations
Job Responsibility #4: Capacity building for MEL through trainings and systems development (10% of Time):
- Supports the Africa Region MEL Officer in training of data collection enumerators (e.g. program supervisors, Head Leaders, and partner staff on data collection tools and processes).
- Supports the Africa Office MEL Officer in the provision of workshops as needed on MEL for country staff, partners, stakeholders, etc.
Job Responsibility #5: Supporting and facilitating country planning processes (10% of Time):
- In collaboration with other staff in the Country Office and the Regional Office, supports in identifying program and decision-making implications of MEL findings.
- Develops summary materials and supports the delivery of presentations on MEL findings to staff, partners, beneficiaries, and/or other stakeholders.
Job Responsibility #6: Supporting the development and strengthening of RTP’s Global MEL Strategy (5% of Time):
- Participates in RTP’s global MEL initiatives (e.g. Global MEL CoP, Global MEL Working Groups, and Global MEL seminars, trainings, consultations, etc.)
- Shares MEL preferred practices, lessons learned and other insights with RTP MEL colleagues based on contextual experiences.
- Maintains regular communications with the Regional MEL Officer
Performs other duties as assigned (5% of Time)
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development, or related discipline.
- Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (e.g. university courses, workshops, certificates)
- 1 year of practical experience working with social programs, preferably with children
- Practical experience supporting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities and plans (e.g. supporting the preparation for conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection and data entry).
- Experience managing data (e.g. coordinating data entry, ensuring data quality, managing data confidential storage, etc.)
- Proven written communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically and to identify trends
- Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders, including children, youth, parents, teachers and school administrators, government, and other partners
- Conceptual knowledge of the purpose of monitoring and evaluation and how it fits into NGO program planning and implementation. Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches and preferred practices.
- A strong working knowledge of issues related to development and humanitarian programming (sport for development, health, education, community development, refugee and internally displaced populations, gender equity, inclusion and advocacy).
- Basic computer skills (e.g. typing skills, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.…)
Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
- Basic knowledge of SPSS/STATA, and NVIVO are an asset
- Experience supporting rudimentary analysis for quantitative data (e.g. ability to conduct descriptive analysis) and qualitative data (e.g. identifying key themes and sub-themes)
- Experience conducting data collection with children
- Experience in training and capacity-building (e.g. developing and delivering workshops, mentoring and supporting colleagues)
- Experience in designing data collection tools (both qualitative and quantitative)
Employment Start Date: Oct 2021
Contract Duration: Determined
Compensation:We offer a competitive salary and benefits package