HUMANITARIAN MEL SPECIALIST

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 August 2019
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Closing on 14 September 2019

Job Description

This position will support the management and implementation of an OFDA award program “Elevating Gender in Humanitarian Feedback and Accountability Systems” and support strengthening monitoring, evaluation accountability and learning (MEAL) and knowledge management for humanitarian work across CARE to enable the organization to better capture and tell the story of CARE’s humanitarian efforts across the globe. CARE continually seeks to strengthen our humanitarian work to have a lasting impact for people affected by humanitarian crises, especially women and girls, impacting 20 million people by 2020. The Humanitarian MEAL Specialist role will collaborate closely with colleagues across CARE to share findings from the OFDA project on digital feedback and accountability systems that are being piloted, review and analyze our global humanitarian data, support the development of humanitarian MEAL resources, and document key learnings.

The specific job functions are as follows:

1) Project Management

2) Engagement with the Impact, Learning, Knowledge, and Accountability (ILKA) team

3) Knowledge Management

The position will report to the Humanitarian Policy and Program Director with matrix management to the Impact Learning Knowledge and Accountability (ILKA) team and will collaborate closely with country office MEL counterparts.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management of an OFDA award
  • Engage with Impact, Learning, Knowledge, and Accountability team
  • Knowledge Management/Communication
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 3-5 years of M&E work experience in humanitarian and transition/recovery programming required
  • Demonstrable practical expertise in M&E humanitarian sector practices – developing logic models, Performance measurement frameworks, theories of change, data collection and analysis for measuring reach and impact, developing feedback mechanisms, planning and managing studies and evaluations, managing evaluation consultants.
  • Project management experience
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working in a humanitarian context
  • Experience and commitment to promoting gender equality within humanitarian work
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to process large amounts of information, extract critical analysis and distribute it appropriately.
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis, with quick turnaround time for use
  • Familiarity with digital data collection systems • Synthesizing and translating key findings into stories and key messages
  • Solid understanding of the role of M&E in meeting demands for learning, accountability, management information, social accountability and performance/effectiveness for a humanitarian NGO.
  • Experience and capacity to work in harsh conditions and insecure environments

About the Organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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