Location: Ramallah, West Bank
Position Status: Full-time, Regular employment
Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Department: Programs - Positive Youth Engagement Program/ USAID
Closing Date: 17th- May - 2022 Midnight
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Palestine, Mercy Corps has been working hand-in-hand with local communities and partners since the 1980s and has staff in three offices based in East Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza. Mercy Corps work aims to increase the capacity of Palestinian’s civil society to promote inclusive social and economic development, long-term recovery, and respond to humanitarian need.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps and International Youth Foundation (IYF) are implementing the 5-year USAID-funded Positive Youth Engagement (PYE) activity, a multi-sectoral youth project designed to address the challenges of Palestinian youth in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Through a selected group of national partner organizations and community-based organizations (CBOs), PYE will support marginalized youth aged 10-19 at risk of social marginalization by improving education, health, employment, community engagement and other needs as identified through diverse, community-supported assessments. By increasing opportunities for Palestinian youth to realize their potential and to effectively contribute to social and economic development, vulnerable youth will be able to transform into productive, contributing citizens who are connected to, and engaged in their communities.
To set youth on positive and peaceful pathways to become productive, contributing citizens, PYE will deliver a three pronged, mutually reinforcing program segmented by gender and age across the targeted communities:
- Core programming that supports, protects, prepares, and engages adolescents in safe spaces located within a strong network of CBOs;
- Tailored packages of activities, resources, and referrals that will set youth on individually selected pathways building on the core curriculum to increase opportunities for youth to effectively contribute to social and economic development; and
- Opportunities for sustained community engagement and leadership through youth-led pathways and councils, community and social media campaigns, and mentorship of subsequent cohorts as part of sustainable community youth networks
General Position Summary
The MEL Coordinator is responsible for ensuring highest quality implementation of Positive Youth Engagement Project through maintaining continuous improvement and iterative learning process. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that the program adopts an effective mechanism for monitoring activities based on Mercy Corps M&E Guidelines and Donor requirements. The MEL Coordinator will assist the MEL Advisor to establish required M&E plans and systems, to develop tools for both monitoring and evaluation tools (in collaboration with programs), and to facilitate the accurate collection and precise analysis of relevant data in order to measure program progress and impact and help provide information to stakeholders for decision-making.
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- Continuously monitor and verify the quality of data collection in the field, the flow of data from field throughout the program team, help the program to compile the data using the standard beneficiary template.
- Ensure that data collection, entry and analysis is as per Mercy Corps M&E guidelines and donor requirements.
- Ensure, through regular and full/random verification, that concerned program staff collects accurate and precise data as per M&E guidelines and donor requirements
- Ensure that concerned program staff provide sufficient and accurate supporting document for the reported figures and progress on indicators.
- Supervise and provide relevant training to data collection enumerators making sure accurate and precise collection of data. Ensure the highest quality of work of task-support team (enumerators and field monitors) through design proper templates, conduct sample checks, and provide guidance, mentoring and support as appropriate.
- Conduct DQA to review baseline, end-line, other surveys and supporting systems, selection process of beneficiaries, indicators measurement, and documentation of participants’ information as per stated best practices are in place.
- As per agreed plan, conduct field visits, joint visit, spot visits and random checks for the implemented activities to ensure the quality and progress of the implementation as per the agreed plans.
- Share the observations of the monitoring activities with the MEL Advisor and program management team, ensure following up on the actions resulted and ensure its successful completion through conduct follow-up visits or beneficiaries’ confirmation.
- Ensure that programs baseline and end line surveys, post distribution monitoring forms (PDM), pre & post surveys as planned in the PMP are implemented timely and according to the MEL protocol.
- Supervise/Lead the field implementation of data collection/entry of baseline, need assessments, evaluation, end-line, and post distribution monitoring (PDM) in coordination with program staff.
- Assist MEL Advisor and Program staff in the analysis of survey data and prepare reports.
- Liaise with programs concerned staff to ensure understanding of M&E requirements and best practices.
- Work closely with program coordinators and data management coordinator to compile beneficiary data, and making sure up-to-date data.
- Provide, in coordination with the Data Management Coordinator, MEL and Program team with regular program updates including up-to-date beneficiary reach, indicators update, etc.
- Collect success stories from the field, conduct focus group /Key informant interviews with the beneficiaries and provide insight of program implementation through field monitoring reports.
- Regularly report any key issues of monitoring and evaluation to the MEL Advisor.
Design and Learning
- Participate in needs assessment and research studies through collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data as appropriate.
- Participate in the design and conducting of post implementation monitoring surveys and share the findings with program management team.
- Participate in design and conducting lessons learnt sessions through collection, analysis and reporting of data to program management.
- Participate in promoting the culture of two way learning in the organization.
- Commit to and support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to beneficiaries and adhering to the code of ethics and policies of Mercy Corps and the norms in the local society.
- Perform work beyond normal office hours when necessary. Compensatory time-off is to be agreed in advance with the MEL Advisor/HR.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Any other duties as asigned by MEL Advisor.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
- Ensure that all office or field tasks and activities are implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning – and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – Mercy Corps expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
- Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our partners and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging partner communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Authority and Accountability
Data Collection Support Team
Reports Directly To: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
Works Directly With: Chef of party, MEL Manager, other MEL team members, Finance and Compliance Department, Operations Department, Procurement Department, local partner NGOs, enumerators as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, economic development, engineering, or any related field.
- 2+ years proved experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in INGO/funded projects.
- 1+ years of experience in supervising and leading data collection.
- 1+ years of experience in working with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- High proficiency in using MS Office, especially Excel, database management and statistics packages: SPSS or other statistical package.
- Excellent Experience in data collection and data analysis.
- Experience in leading baseline, end-line, surveys, and FGD sessions.
- Experience in writing success stories and lessons learned.
- Excellent technical reporting skills.
- Fluency in spoken and written of English and Arabic languages is required.
- Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel, as well as with project partners and community members.
- Ability to conduct oneself with sensitivity and respect toward others
The successful MEL coordinator will be capable of multi-tasking, excellent communication and coordination skills with strong personality, have initiative, drive, and energy, and experience with on the job coaching. The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
Qualified persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates who meet the qualifications, are highly encouraged to apply.
Please fill this online Application no later than Sunday, 17th July 2022 - Midnight
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.