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CARE is a leading global humanitarian and development organization. Since its establishment in 2005, CARE International in Pakistan (CIP) has been responding to major disasters and undertaking an array of development projects. CIP works through its local partners and a range of stakeholders for development, as well as emergency response related interventions, which makes collaboration a key component of its work, across the country. Health and education, with particular focus on women, are some of CARE’s core identified program areas in Pakistan, as part of its Long-Range Strategic Plan.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of Project Manager, the MEAL Officer will ensure proper and timely monitoring & evaluation as well as quality & accountability of the project activities performed by the IP and CARE project team. The position holder will also be responsible to ensure knowledge gathering and management to improve the projects operations for quality impact. S/he will look after quality of the emergency program implemented in Sindh, and will have ultimate responsibility in maintaining and strengthening the system over time, and building capacity of implementing partners’ staff. The incumbent will contribute to the organizational commitment to promote quality and diversity at program level. The position will be based in Umerkot, Sindh with frequent travel to field sites.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Design M&E plan and accountability framework for the IPand CARE emergency response team to track project activities;
  • Support project team team in setting up the M&E and accountability indicators for output/outcomes/impact levels in project design;
  • Make sure the IP and CARE staffproject team is following the methodology of program implementation agreed upon and achieving the indicators set under the parameters set by humanitarian standards;
  • Work with the IP and CARE staffproject team to ensure proper implementation of the project on the agreed methodology and ensure the targets are achieved matching with indicators;
  • Ensure that implementation team  is following the vulnerability criteria together with gender analysis;
  • Ensure that program implementation is consistent with CARE’s humanitarian accountability framework, relevant SPHERE standards, and essential environmental mitigation measures;
  • Understand the basic concepts and standards related to M&E and accountability and quality management in humanitarian service delivery especially SPHERE and CHS Standards;
  • Ensure the complaint response mechanism is in place in accordance with CARE policy and properly implemented at all levels;
  • Collaborate with HR to improve project staff competencies to ensure adherence to CARE standards and commitments;
  • Support in developing a comprehensive community participation strategy for the emergency response program in consultation with project management;
  • Plan and develop processes for assessing and planning capacity building of project Staff and implementing CHS, SPHERE etc;
  • Conduct regular lessons learned workshop at organizational level keeping in mind program objectives and Care Humanitarian Accountability Framework;
  • Work out ways to promote formal and informal learning at various levels;
  • Work with HR and other units/offices to promote appropriate skills and competencies for program quality, accountability and learning;
  • Manage field data collection processes and assist the project staff to backstop the project’s field operations in collaborations with gender focal points;
  • Conduct field visits periodically to assess progress toward achieving objectives, ensure program compliance and effective implementation according to work plans and providing timely recommendations for improvement;
  • Facilitate the process of After Activity Reviews (AAR), evaluations to be conducted internally or externally as and when required;
  • Ensure proper, regular and timely reporting as perproject and donor requirements team;

Job Specifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in social sciences / development studies/ statistics; Master’s degree will be preferred;
  • Demonstrated 4-5 years of relevant experience with INGO/NGO;
  • Pro-active, persuasive, ability to work under stress;
  • Sufficient experience in field monitoring and report writing;
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player;
  • Experience in emergency WASH and FSL projects.

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent working knowledge of MEAL principles and practical implementation;
  • Demonstrated experience in emergency response MEAL, preferably community based;
  • Knowledge of existing good practice and current issues in MEAL work;
  • Proven experience in Health, emergency and development projects;
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills;
  • Excellent computer skills i.e. MS office including excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is required; fluency in Sindhi language is highly desirable.

Working Conditions: 

The individual will be based in Umerkot, Sindh, with frequent travelling to project implementation sites, provincial headquarter (Karachi)  and CO, Islamabad.

CARE International in Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Note: Individuals can apply using Brightspyre or send their resumes directly to [email protected] clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line of the email, before the stated deadline.