Associate Director, MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning)
Habitat for Humanity
Manila, Philippines
22h ago

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of Associate Director, MEAL (Asia Pacific).

  • Within the framework of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) of HFHI, the Associate Director - MEAL will oversee regional efforts to develop field-level capacity to assess communities’ capacities and vulnerabilities;
  • identify and design programs / projects that have a strong understanding of and are responsive to their local housing ecosystem;
  • and plan and execute MEAL exercises.

    Reporting to the Director, Operations, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of MEAL capacities, systems and processes throughout the Area.

    This position advises and oversees National Organizations as well as HFHI program staff on all aspects of MEAL. This will support the improvement of program and project efficiency and effectiveness, decision making and knowledge management throughout the project life cycle.

    This position will also oversee regional knowledge management initiatives in support of our Theory of Change, including managing research and evaluation across the region, regional participation in the development of agency-wide metrics, and organizational continuous improvement.

    This position will be based in Manila, Philippines.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

    Leadership

  • Lead the development, implementation and advocacy of HFHI MEAL approaches that define and measure program and project capacity and results that help further HFHI’s Theory of Change, identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth, and promote best practices
  • Lead Area-wide initiatives and activities that build program capacity through the effective use of MEAL systems and processes
  • Supervise direct reports, including planning, goal setting, staff development, and evaluation
  • Represent Asia Pacific on Global task forces and conferences as appropriate, and in the HFHI global MEAL Leadership Team
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Oversee the development of MEAL processes and tools that identify qualities in our interventions that contribute to positive impact in target communities.
  • Oversee MEAL’s input into Resource Development and Global Foundations, Organizations & Institutions proposal development and inform the Go / No-Go process.
  • Conduct community-based analyses including of communities’ capacities and vulnerabilities in support of Habitat’s new theory of change
  • Supervise and / or conduct baseline studies and research for new program development, as required
  • Manage the identification and monitoring and sharing of programmatic data to support decision-makers
  • Taking into account the specific challenges associated with each project, develop or oversee the development of MEAL plans including :
  • o Developing systems to receive and route reports from Community-Based Feedback Mechanisms (CBFM) to ensure feedback and complaints are appropriately managed

    o Developing monitoring frameworks, systems, and tools to support local project management and reporting at all levels with responsible and high-quality data processes

    o Developing evaluation and learning plans

    Data Management Systems and Products

  • Coordinate AP feedback for revising HFHI data management systems (Standards of Excellence, Global Metrics Tool) as part of GI25 and the Theory of Change work;
  • oversee the application of updates / changes to these systems in AP.

  • Actively support the scoping and development of HFHI’s global MEAL MIS
  • Ensure that the MEAL team’s guidance to NOs on the development of complementary and appropriate data management are aligned with GI25 initiatives.
  • Capacity Building

  • Develop a framework for building MEAL capacity in the AP region, in alignment with global guidance; empower team to execute this framework.
  • Networking

  • Support in program design discussions and prepositioning work with complex donors
  • Participate in HFHI evaluation network; work with counterparts in other Areas
  • Lead development of partnerships with research and evaluation organizations and institutions
  • Represent HFHI at regional MEAL forums
  • Minimum Required :

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 years relevant experience or Master’s degree in a related field : evaluation, sociology, social work, international relations, international development
  • Specialization and / or professional certification in MEAL to affected populations, participatory approaches, or learning approaches
  • 5+ years experience in a similar level position with a development and / or humanitarian organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge / experience facilitating participatory processes with marginalized groups
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in MEAL, accountability to communities, learning, research and evaluation methodologies, standards and practices
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, statistics and design of data collection instruments
  • Understanding of contemporary trends and innovations in MEAL
  • Strong technical expertise in strategy development, evaluation, and social investigation, qualitative and quantitative analysis, multi-site evaluations, and standards of evaluation
  • Familiarity with statistical / qualitative data analysis software to support MEAL and knowledge management
  • Fluency in English
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-cultural team
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills
  • Active support of HFHI Values :

    o Humility We are part of something bigger than ourselves

    o Courage We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular

    o Accountability We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

  • Safeguarding : HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work.
  • Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

    Preferred :

  • Adult training and facilitation skills required
  • Experience implementing data collection instruments using mobile data-collection platforms
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