Job Title

MEAL Assistant

Location

Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with occasional travel to other areas of KRI.

Type of Position

Employment contract

Length of Contract

12 months

About SEED Foundation

SEED Foundation is a locally registered NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SEED’s mission is to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk. SEED is committed to delivering quality and holistic approaches, combining international expertise and local know-how to achieve results for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan. SEED’s programming focuses on four key objectives: 1) the delivery of transformational, comprehensive MHPSS services including case management, mental health, and legal services, as well as psychosocial support activities; 2) strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity-building programs; 3) promoting policy and social change to strengthen the rights of, and protections for, vulnerable groups and individuals; and, 4) supporting the protection and recovery of survivors of trafficking, including through SEED’s shelter for victims of trafficking and those at risk, after care services, and prevention work to reduce the risk of trafficking through public awareness, technical assistance, and advocacy for legal, regulatory, policy, process, and institutional changes.

Role of the MEAL Assistant

The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Unit, supporting implementation of the overall MEAL system. S/he will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis. The MEAL Assistant will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability, and will manage the feedback mechanism. The MEAL Assistant will be based in Duhok and work with the Officer to support data entry and management as needed. They will generally support the MEAL team and project team to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively.

Specific Tasks

  • Provide day to day support to service delivery staff with data cleaning and giving guidance when needed.
  • Provide guidance to service providers on our IMS when changes are made in the system.
  • Assist the MEAL officer in reporting on completed forms, missing forms.
  • Identify any data discrepancy in our system by checking for duplicates, making needed changes on individual trackers and monthly trackers that service providers are using.
  • Organize, collect, compile, and document all program and MEAL-related data and files, ensuring that all records are properly organized and closely checking Individual trackers for missing information.
  • Work in close coordination with the service delivery teams to accurately report monthly updates.
  • Provide monthly support to the MEAL team to compile needed information for external reporting ie. GBV-IMS and Activity Info. 
  • Support data analysis and quality checking needs that may arise.
  • Support data entry and reporting efforts if needed, and contribute to the overall implementation of monitoring, and evaluation activities.
  • Travel to all areas of work and conduct field visits to collect complaints or feedback from our boxes.
  • Ensure support in the design, production and dissemination of complaint and feedback mechanism materials like posters and banners in sites.
  • Conduct community based awareness sessions in regards to Complaint and feedback policy to improve participation of communities and their ability to provide feedback and raise concerns.
  • Collect feedback from targeted beneficiaries regularly and develop reports to higher management with ways to improve our services.
  • Ensure that all clients receiving cash assistance are verified and recorded in the compiled Monthly Post-distribution List according to the provided SOPs. 
  • Support the MEAL officer in conducting lesson learned workshops and reflection sessions.
  • Participate in the documentation and dissemination of this learning to other team members to ensure that good practice is understood and adopted and information exchanged.
  • Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential criteria

  • A university degree in statistics, international development, management, or other relevant degree
  • minimum 1 year of experience in MEAL with Local or International NGO 
  • Strong ability to work with multiple team members including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively
  • Good standard of spoken and written English; Arabic and Kurdish
  • Advanced computer skills

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications through the link below: https://seedkurdistan.odoo.com/jobs/detail/meal-assistant-266
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, SEED only accepts online profiles duly     completed. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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