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CESVI – MEAL Specialist – Tunisia/Libia

Fondazione CESVI sta selezionando un/a MEAL Specialist da inserire nella sua operatività in Tunisia/Libia. Scadenza candidature 28/02/2023


CESVI has been operating in Libya since 2011 as the first Italian NGO to take action, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, through humanitarian projects in Cyrenaica and Tripolitania. Nowadays CESVI is one of best-positioned NGOs in Libya, with a diverse donor portfolio, serving all vulnerable target populations and with a presence across the whole country.
In detail, CESVI has been implementing programs supporting mixed migrants, IDPs, and vulnerable host communities through service provision and support to CSO. This includes center-based and outreach protection activities (including child protection and GBV), warehouse management, non-food distributions, awareness-raising activities, psychosocial support, referrals to external services, cash assistance and non-formal education, community development, and social inclusion at the local level.

  • Current projects:
    UNHCR: Protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees and asylum seekers (Tripoli)
    ECW: Education Cannot wait consortium providing education for children in Libya (Tripoli)
    EU: PEERS II: Protection Enabling Environment and Resilience Services (Misrata)
    EU: Leaving No One Behind Strengthen the capacity of CSOs (South and East of Libya)
    AICS: Al Saha: Improving health services and psychosocial support for children in Libya (Sebha and Kufra)
    EU: Youth-centred dialogue for promoting peace and justice in Libya (country-wide)


The collaboration will start in April 2023.
The primary duty station will be the Country Office in Tunis, with a minimum of 50% regular stay in Libya (Tripoli, Misrata, and other relevant locations), when security conditions allow it.
The current Libya setup implies 4 consecutive weeks in Libya and 4 weeks in Tunisia. (Covid-19 specific: IF 1-week quarantine back in Tunis is required this be counted as a week in Libya). The set can change depending on mission/logistics and context needs
The Meal Specialist works under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator.
The MEAL Specialist manages a team of national MEAL staff. The position directly line manages 1 MEAL Supervisor, 1 Senior Information Management Officer, and 1 Research & Evaluation Officer, and oversees a team of a further 4 MEAL Officers, 1 M&E Assistant, 1 Information Management Assistant, and 1 CFM & Accountability Officer.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist will provide the technical leadership necessary to ensure that the CESVI Libya mission meets its monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning commitments.
The MEAL Specialist will lead the CESVI Libya MEAL Unit, contributing to evidence-based programme design and continuous quality improvements based on data and learning. The Specialist will work with his/her team to put in place strong data management systems, reinforce accountability and promote a culture around learning. The Specialist will also play a key role in supporting CESVI research initiatives.

1) Monitoring and Evaluation
Ensure all approved projects have the following by the start of the project: MEAL plan with defined indicators (based on the log frame), Project Monitoring Framework (PMF), data collection tools, and databases.
Work with the MEAL Supervisor to oversee the design of new tools/systems and maintain an overview of data management in CESVI.
Provide technical assistance and quality assurance to MEAL Unit staff (including but not limited to the design of MEAL plans, data collection tools, monitoring work plans, data management, and analysis) to ensure the MEAL Unit adequately support programmes.
Lead on, or participate in, needs assessment exercises, including the development of assessment protocols, data collection tools, data analysis, and reporting
Review proposal log frames to ensure indicators are SMART and appropriate for the CESVI Libya mission.
Provide inputs (i.e. data analysis) to monthly Programme Meetings to ensure projects stay on track with their achievements and make corrections/improvements based on the evidence generated.
Facilitate dialogue and collaboration between MEAL and Programme Teams at the field level, in collaboration with Project Managers/Specialists.

2) Accountability
Ensure continued functioning, use of and improvements to the beneficiary feedback and response mechanism, and adherence to regional standards and expectations.
Contribute to staff understanding and capacity building of accountability principles.

3) Research and Learning
Collaborate with colleagues to ensure learning events are conducted for implemented projects to document learnings and best practices for future programmes. This can be at the project level or programme-level.
Lead proactive impact data gathering to analyze specific CESVI activities or components.
Lead CESVI’s research (KAP survey/Grounded Approach) of the Gender project, including designing research methodology, tools, and enumerator training.
Set up reflection practices around research and evaluation results.

4) Information Management
Provides guidance, recommendations, and leadership to ensure that the MEAL systems meet the programme’s data, evidence, and learning needs, including the sharing of information internally and externally, and help address shortfalls in MEAL and data management that affect programme implementation.
Act as the CESVI Libya country programme focal point for organization-wide or cross-sectoral MEAL-related data management, consolidation/aggregation or reporting requirements.
Work with the Senior IM Officer to identify more streamlined/efficient data management systems and propose roll out and training plans.

5) Staff Recruitment, Capacity Building, and Mentoring
Participate in all relevant MEAL recruitments, including drafting ToRs and vacancy notices, preparing job requests, preparing tests and interview questions, and participating in interviews.
Engage in staff management of his/her team including setting objectives, performance evaluations, and performance/behavior management.
Support CESVI to recruit any MEAL or research consultants, including drafting ToRs and participating in the hiring process.
Be responsible for developing and implementing an internal capacity-building strategy, including training and mentoring MEAL staff and promoting a culture of peer learning.

6) Implementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA
Ensuring Safeguarding measures are implemented within his/her area of responsibility

– Bachelor’s Degree in humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social studies, or another appropriate field; Postgraduate degree preferred. A background in M&E or information management is preferred.
– More than 4 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation accountability, and learning, including relevant experience building and managing M&E systems and teams and relevant experience supervising data collection and analysis.
– Minimum 2 years of experience in a research role (including research design, implementation, and data analysis).
– Experience in leading or contributing to research activities utilizing multi-method and grounded approaches.
– Experience providing technical and managerial leadership to MEAL teams in development and humanitarian settings (in-person and remotely).
– Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis and presentation using Excel, Access, ODK /KoBo Collect, Nvivo, and advanced data analysis and visualization packages (Power bi, Tableau, Google Studio). Additional software and technical skills (databases, mobile technology, GIS, and statistical packages) are preferred.
– Experience in training and capacity building (in-person and remotely) and fostering a collaborative relationship with field practitioners and management.
– Experience with rolling out learning processes for projects or organizations.
– Demonstrable technical experience in designing integrated monitoring tools for projects’ real-time monitoring and beneficiary assistance tracking.
– Experience in providing relevant technical and programmatic contributions to project design.
– Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated locations with ever-changing security scenarios.
– Knowledge of project cycle management and how M&E fits into this cycle.
– 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, Access, and PowerPoint.
– Ability to produce high-quality narrative reports and provide timely contributions to project proposals.
– Fluency in English (written and spoken), Arabic preferred but not essential.
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to facilitate a collaborative environment among colleagues and stakeholders to promote effective coordination.
– Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
– Self-motivated, able to take the initiative, resilient, and able to work independently.
– Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, and meet deadlines.

– Experience in remote management and training, including providing remote support and coaching to staff in the MEAL team.
– Competency in using statistical software (i.e. SPSS, STATA).
– Experience in monitoring systems relevant to protection interventions.

  • GROSS SALARY RANGE € 2.800 – € 3.200 PER MONTH

Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.
Cesvi’s commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.

Cesvi pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.

Please note: due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at the applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their applications.


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