MEAL Project Manager

Poland, Ukraine

Location

Field position based in Poland & Ukraine (Ternipol with frequent travel).

 

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full-time, 6 months minimum.

Role Overview

The MEAL Project Manager supports the provision of timely and appropriate NFI, health, WASH and shelter assistance for the Ukrainian population, the MEAL Project Manager is responsible for assessments and MEAL activities within the programme. As such, s/he will manage and oversee seven MEAL staff, as well as internal and external referrals. Close coordination and due diligence will be needed with the programme teams. Applicants must have humanitarian/development experience in data collection and analysis, and be able to contribute towards programme design, adaptation and best practice. The MEAL PM will establish and run a beneficiary accountability mechanism.

Project Overview

Medair Ukraine is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by delivering emergency humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian IDPs, post-conflict communities and ongoing conflict locations. Projects are in the sectors of Health WASH, NFIs, and Shelter. The team currently consists of around 60 national staff and eight international staff inside Ukraine.

Our Culture

Key Activity Areas

General MEAL

  • Train MEAL staff in assessment tools, monitoring tools, indicator tracking and reporting, as well as AAP/beneficiary accountability.
  • Support through the building of templates and tools for the MEAL staff.
  • Carry out MEAL training.
  • Establish and run a beneficiary hotline number and iBOT.
  • Oversee internal and external referral systems from the AAP system.
  • Attend national level RIMS coordination meetings.
  • Oversee / manage evaluations, in collaboration with project teams and external consultants.
  • Promote accountability to affected populations principles and good practice.
  • Participate in collaboration with external entities.
  • Provide due-diligence support for all field data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Oversee the process of internal learning from monitoring activities and implementation of actions.
  • Promote innovations in data collection, analysis, and communication of findings.

 

Shelter Assessments

  • Oversee the collection and management of accurate and consistent assessment data from Ukrainian families to inform shelter programming.
  • Oversee the development and/or modification of all assessment tools, both internal and external.
  • Lead the cash component of any shelter assistance in informal settlements as it is developed.
  • Represent Medair at the national shelter technical working group where needed.
  • Coordinate with I/NGOs, UN agencies, and shelter sector.
  • Oversee Medair’s partnership with its national shelter partner as it relates to assessments.
  • Contribute to donor proposals and reporting as it relates to assessments.

 

 

 

Shelter MEAL

  • Oversee the monitoring of all shelter activities, with reference to key indicators, to help Medair and its partners learn quickly and be accountable for its work.
  • Oversee the development and/or modification of all shelter MEAL tools, both internal and external.

 

Health MEAL

  • Oversee the implementation of the health M&E plan for Medair’s health programming.
  • Oversee the development of tools, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings for regular and periodic surveys.
  • Lead the consultant engagement for the surveys as needed.
  • Contribute to donor proposals and reporting as it relates to Health MEAL.

 

Cash MEAL

  • Oversee the monitoring of all cash activities, with reference to key indicators, to help Medair and its partners learn quickly and be accountable for its work.
  • Oversee the development and/or modification of all cash MEAL tools, both internal and external.

 

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Degree in public health, biostatistics, international development or other relevant social science.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the English language (speaking and writing).

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?

Experience

  • 2 years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian sector.
  • 1 year’s work experience in management including proposal and report writings.
  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings with good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in survey design, data collection, management, analysis and use, in humanitarian or development settings, including using software such as ODK, Magpie or equivalent.
  • Strong organisational skills and capacity to analyse and prioritise tasks.
  • Strong leadership skills with a supportive management style, able to take initiative in project decisions.
  • Enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude and compassionate manners of a self-motivated and energetic individual.
  • Attention to details with a high numeracy skill, problem solving and document writing abilities.
  • Able to manage own work and resources in ways that meet time bound objectives.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.