MEAL Specialist


TechnoServe is recruiting a MEAL Specialist, to be based in Chimoio, Manica, Mozambique.
  • TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities
  • Program Description: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Maputo through its Strengthening Food Systems and FNS in Beira Corridor program has given funding to Technoserve Mozambique for a regional food and nutrition security program (Manguana) for the period of 2023-2027. Agriculture is a critical pillar of the Mozambican economy, employing over 80% of the rural population and contributing to 25% of the national GDP. Small and medium farms account for 95% of agricultural production. Nonetheless, productivity is low for the majority of food crops. The project will complement other investments and coordinate with other programs in this sector to address productivity barriers in the Beira Corridor to improve FNS by increasing productivity, incomes, and jobs
  • Specifically, the program seeks:
  • Increased sustainable productivity and income for small-scale food producers
  • Increased mobilization of capital for a competitive local agricultural industry
  • Increased capacity of key stakeholder institutions
  • Improved policy and legal/regulatory enabling environment
  • Inclusive and sustainable net job creation
  • Improved climate resilience
  • Job Summary: The MEAL Specialist will be responsible for data collection and data quality management for the program activities
  • Be responsible for the periodical (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually) collection of data for the Manguana indicators from geographical areas, partners, grantees and indicators
  • Supervise data collectors and data collection for the responsible project areas and indicators
  • Be responsible for the monitoring of activity implementation and report weekly highlights and monthly performance monitoring in reference to the annual work plan
  • Assure timely and complete data collection tools are used properly by Program staff, Partners and Grantees to document activities, participation, outputs, outcomes and results
  • Document and archive MEL data and evidence in an organized manner
  • Assure timely entry of MEL data in the Program MEL system
  • Assure the MEL data complies with the donor and TechnoServe data quality requirements
  • Support the MEL manager in monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to the Program management team, TechnoServe and the donor
  • Assure the Program is implemented in compliance with the TechnoServe project quality standards and provide evidence for the TechnoServe Project Quality reporting
  • Contribute to the development and update of the project’s overall results chains and result measurement plans
  • Support the MEL and Knowledge and Comms Snr Specialist and the Program Director to monitor and assess the implementation of project activities, and identify area for learning and improvement
  • Indicate to the Program MEL manager important learning and success stories from the Program Activity implementation
  • Review and monitor the implementation of partnerships with intervention partners (e.g., private sector, government, NGOs) to understand whether expected results are delivered
  • Contribute to establishing a team culture grounded in collaboration, openness, and learning
  • Train and support project staff on accurate data collection and adequate use of existing tools
  • Perform other duties that are assigned by the MEL Manager and Program leadership
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree will be an advantage) in business management, economics, statistics or international development, or relevant academic background in an analytical field, with proven analytical skills in market research/social science research
  • 3 years of experience in M&E methods and approaches (M4P, MSD will be an advantage), including design, planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, management information systems (MIS), analysis and reporting using logical and other strategic planning approaches
  • Proven track record designing qualitative and quantitative measurement tools
  • Demonstrated understanding of CLA into the program cycle and gender and youth issues in agriculture or market systems
  • Prior work experience working in NGO´s or Private sector will be advantage
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills and fluency in both Portuguese and English
  • Knowledge of Beira Corridor local languages an added advantage
  • Familiarity with the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) impact measurement standards is preferred
  • Conversant in statistical analytical packages (e.g. STATA, R, Nvivo, SPSS)
  • Experienced in data collection using mobile
  • Experience in conducting research about qualitative and quantitative
  • Knowledge of data management tools such as Power Bi is and advanced Excel skills are required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply
  • With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes
  • We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks
  • If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at or call +1 202 785 4515
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  • Publicado 12.09.2023
  • Expira 28.09.2023
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