Tearfund Job Vacancy -DMEAL Manager

Design, Monitoring, Accountability & learning Manager(MEAL) - Juba, South Sudan

Are you an experienced and qualified MEAL Manager? Tearfund South Sudan has an exciting opportunity for a professional and qualified MEAL Manager as part of our Senior Management Team.

The main purpose of this role is to lead in ensuring the quality and accountability of the South Sudan Country Program. The DMEAL Manager works closely with the Program Director to ensure the Country Strategy is designed to deliver quality and impact of Tearfund’ s contribution to South Sudan’s development. The DMEAL Manager will bring substantial experience and new ideas to lead on DMEAL system implementation, review, and evaluations, DMEAL budgeting, recruitment, as well as support proposal writing and log frame development. The post holder will ensure that all Tearfund’s projects are designed to ensure the quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of programmes. The DMEAL Manager will work alongside staff and Partner teams to maintain an effective monitoring system across all sectors, including the use of beneficiary feedback data, to assure the quality of interventions. The DMEAL Manager will ensure staff and partners have the required DMEAL competencies and attitudes to deliver quality programs and durable impact.

The DMEAL Manager will ensure that the program has evidence-based knowledge to inform the direction of the programs. He/she will ensure timely, quality data management processes are embedded throughout the project management cycle and that partners’ capacity for monitoring, evaluation, coordination of information and dissemination of project results is high. He/she is responsible for ensuring that effective monitoring systems are in place to ensure that Tearfund and its partners are responsive to context and agile to respond to best practice. In addition, She/he will ensure that Tearfund’s work is meeting Tearfund’s Quality Standards and international standards, working closely with all staff. The role will require significant travel to field sites in the operational area.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Program Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Development Economics or related discipline.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Proven 5 years extensive hands-on experience managing complex data analysis and DMEAL in both emergency and development contexts, preferably in more than one of these sectors – WASH, Health, Nutrition, DRR, Protection/GBV and FSL
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.

Skills/Abilities required:

  • Holds self-accountability for making decisions, managing resources efficiently.
  • Meets deadlines
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
  • Exceptional ability to analyse data and translate it into relevant information for project actors using complex excel based formulas, pivot tables, graphs/charts, etc .
  • Ability to design and manage research and evaluations including setting research and evaluation objectives and expected
  • outcomes, define key deliverables and aligning them to strategic objectives.
  • Ability to identify information needs and evidence gaps and integrate evidence from a variety of sources.
  • Mastery of mobile data collection tools and methods e.g. ODK, CommCare, Kobo Collect, SurveyCTO as well as high proficiency with MS Excel, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to collate, analyse and report data in a clear, and coherent manner.
  • Ability to work with children or vulnerable people in an appropriate and safe manner in accordance with the Tearfund Safeguarding policies.
  • Ability to live in remote, difficult locations for periods of time.

Personal qualities required

  • Committed Christian with a personal relationship with God
  • Committed to Tearfund’s Mission, Values and Beliefs
  • Committed Christian, emotionally and spiritually mature.
  • Strength of character that can persevere with initiatives and prove their appropriateness and potential despite Pressure otherwise.

If the above describes you then please have a look at the attached and do apply!

The position is based in Juba, South Sudan with frequent travel to our various field bases in South Sudan.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter terror-terror measure.