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DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a MEAL Advisor


DanChurchAid (DCA)


Onsdag, 14. februar 2018 - 23:55
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a dynamic and experienced MEAL Advisor with strong technical skills and proven record of supporting programme quality and learning.
The MEAL Advisor will be a part of the newly established Quality and Strategy Management Unit at DCA’s Head Office in Copenhagen with direct reporting to the head of unit. The MEAL Advisor will play a key role in supporting monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across DCA’s project and programme portfolio.
DCA was CHS-accredited in 2017. The MEAL advisor will play an important role in the continued development and integration of an innovative and practical methodology for monitoring accountability to beneficiaries. This includes an approach and methodology to listen to community feedback through regular surveys with a focus on making course corrections and adjustments of activities and downward accountability.
DCA values learning and innovation in all aspects of our work and within the organisation. The MEAL Advisor is therefore expected to take active part in and contribute to the strategic and cross organisational commitment to learning in close collaboration with the DCA Learning Lab and DCA Human Resource unit.
DCA is a partner based organisation and do also implement projects by itself; it is therefore important that the MEAL Advisor understand the modalities of partner-implemented and self-implemented projects.
  • Provide quality technical support and advice to DCA offices, staff and partners, with a particular focus on the design, implementation and review of MEAL activities to strengthen quality results and shared learning in offices.
  • Support the MEAL components within proposal development processes with GPDR colleagues in HQ and Country Offices.
  • Support the development of and set up monitoring and evaluation framework at project or programme start up.
  • Design digital data collection and reporting tools for DCA Country Offices and partners to fulfill all project MEAL requirements, including the preparation of data for project and programme reporting.
  • Manage DCA’s Programme and Project Manual (PPM) and ensure that staff are supported and trained on the PPM.
  • Use feedback from communities to design and adjust project plans.
  • Monitor input, storage and appropriate use of data to track project and programme performance.
  • Assist DCA staff and partners in building their capacity in the areas of MEAL including the development of indicators, digital data collection, analysis and interpretation of data for use by decision makers.
  • Facilitate MEAL community of practice within DCA.
  • Support the development of a learning culture in DCA.
  • Availability for frequent travels to other countries. 
    Qualifications and experience:
  • Post graduate degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation methodologies and statistical sampling methods.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with participatory methodologies and tools.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data and produce clear and concise reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Experience with business analytics tools such as Power BI or other relevant analytical tools.
  • Have experience from extended periods of work in development countries and/or humanitarian situations.
  • Knowledge and experience with development and humanitarian project and programme work.
  • Knowledge of working with a rights based approach.
  • Ability to motivate and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English is necessary – knowledge of the Danish and French language an advantage.
  • Availability for frequent travels to other countries. 
  • Self-driven, organised and results oriented.
  • Solid experience in MEAL and donor reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels and across cultures.
  • Capacity for conceptual and analytical thinking.
  • Critical analysis of information gathered.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Working effectively in teams. 
    DCA offers:
  • Contract starting as soon as possible
  • Excellent colleagues in a rewarding and empowering work place
  • Salary based on DCA’s collective agreement – incl. pension scheme
  • Work time is 37 hours per week including lunch break
  • An interesting and challenging opportunity to strengthen and further develop one of Denmark’s largest Humanitarian and Development NGOs
When applying, you are kindly requested to attach a copy of relevant certificates, together with your CV and motivation letter that clearly demonstrates experience of competencies as required. Please note all qualifications will be verified.

The place of work will be at DanChurchAid’s headquarters, Nørregade 15, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

Deadline for applications is 14th February 2018. Interviews expected in February 2018.
For further information about this position contact Karen Birgitte Rasmussen, Head of Quality and Strategy Management on email: kbra@dca.dk.

DCA was founded in 1922 as a response to the refugee crisis after World War I and is a major Danish development and humanitarian actor with an annual turnover of around $100 million. DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regardless of religion, gender, political beliefs, race, national or ethnic origins, handicaps or sexual orientation. We operate in more than 20 countries of which 10 have significant long-term development and humanitarian interventions. Globally, DCA employs more than 1000 staff. DCA has a high level of engagement and support in Denmark thanks to its more than 20.000 volunteers and supporters. DCA is member of the global ACT Alliance. Our three main goals are to save lives, build resilient communities and fight extreme inequality.

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