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19-366: MEAL Manager- Venezuela
Country:Other
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

International Medical Corps has appointed a country representative since March 2019 who is actively participating in coordination meetings with working groups to discuss key issues, including health; Nutrition; mental health and psychosocial support; protection; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). International Medical Corps has been a key collaborator in meetings with UN agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations Children’s Fund, as well as with local organizations and donors.

International Medical Corps has submitted projects to several donors to address critical needs, including: (1) lack of specialized doctors and health personnel; (2) lack of maintenance for medical equipment; (3) lack of medicines and medical supplies; (4) lack of water treatment, food and potable water; (5) lack of medical waste management services; 5) lack of food supplies to address malnutrition; 6) lack of Protection services.

Additionally, as of September 3, 2019, International Medical Corps is one of the few international non-governmental organizations registered as a Civil Association non-profit organization in Venezuela and authorized to provide humanitarian services. International Medical Corps continues to work with IFRC, PAHO, UNICEF other international actors, and local non-profit organizations. By launching efforts with local organizations, International Medical Corps will prioritize not only reaching those most in need, but also building the capacity of the local organizations to provide services for the long-term. International Medical Corps has already identified local partners. International Medical Corps has shipped medicines and medical supplies with a value of more than $500,000 to Caracas, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). International Medical Corps provided medications and medical supplies directly to IFRC and Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC), who support 20 inpatient health facilities and 16 outpatient clinics in Caracas.

International Medical Corps (IMC) is now coordinating with international and local partners in Venezuela and is prepared to deliver a multi-sectoral response to meet the urgent health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health facilities, protection and nutrition needs of families and communities. Activities will focus on providing essential services with a focus on reaching vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant and lactating women, elderly people and service evaluations. International Medical Corps, will target 22 health facilities that provides outpatient services in 11 states and will provide MMU services in 7 states and 117 communities. At the health facility level, services will include provision of pharmaceutical supplies, health and reproductive health services, capacity building, consultations, mental health services, WASH including hygiene promotion, MH, PSS service and last but not least nutrition services. International Medical Corps will work with 2 local partner at health facility level and MMU. These two are FUDEP and Fundación Nativo. As for the Protection / GBV services, IMC will support 3 women centers through partnering with 2 additional local subs- FUNDANA and Fundación Habla.

 

Job Purpose

The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Manager is to support better performance and greater accountability by implementing evidence-based program/project management at the field level, in order to guide and improve performance. The MEAL Manager will provide the technical support to the design of methodologies and tools to ensure the availability of clear and accurate information at the program/project level. The MEAL Manager also plays an important role in data management and quality by designing a MEAL system which adheres to the IMC’s Global MEAL Guidelines, the MEAL Minimum Standards for Quality, and the guiding MEAL policies and procedures. The MEAL Manager will provide technical support to the program and build capacity in the country Mission through strengthening learning and knowledge sharing across the IMC and with the wider humanitarian community. The role holder will also support in project development including preparation and management of the MEAL budget, staffing plan and project design.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive

  • IMC’s policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Project design and planning
  • MEAL system
  • Data quality management
  • Sampling
  • Qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Mobile and manual data collection
  • Data analysis, including use of statistical software
  • Evaluation design
  • Management and leadership
  • Capacity development and training
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanism

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

Essential

  • Master's-level or a higher degree in social sciences, public health, statistics, or international development, with experience or background in M&E, epidemiology, public health, and health information management.

Experience

  Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization in designing, implementing, and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programing.
  • Experience with M&E approaches for key donors such as OFDA, ECHO, EU, DfID, UN etc.

  Desired

  • Experience in database design and other tools for information management like DHIS2;
  • Experience in use of qualitative and quantitative software for data analysis.
  • Experience with mobile data collection platform

Competencies

 Essential

  • Able to identify gaps in staff knowledge of MEAL concepts and skills and provide a training in these topics.
  • Know causal analysis approaches (e.g. problem tree analysis, SWOT analysis) and carry out situation analysis and assessment of needs and opportunities (with the inputs of technical specialists).
  • Possess the skills to write full narrative reports (needs assessments, internal reviews, progress reports) and executive summaries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of data protection and confidentiality as part of data collection and management practices, and ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

 Desired

  • Competency in using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS, and STATA.
  • Possess the skills in qualitative data analysis software such as MaxQDA, NVivo, Atlas.ti.
  • Possess the skills in mobile data collection software such as Ona, KoboToolBox.
  • Perform inferential analysis using statistical software.
  • Knowledge of inferential statistics.
  • Communicate the organizational goals to the team.
  • Support innovation and organizational change when needed.
  • Have the analytical, conceptual, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Build collaborative relationships and foster teamwork.

Other – Languages

  • High-level Spanish proficiency (Speaking – Reading – Writing).

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran