Job Title:MEAL Assistant
Work type: Full time Duration : 14 months
Background and Overview
SSORD is a non-profit, non-governmental organization focusing on humanitarian, relief, development as well as charitable activities and able to provide relief assistance to host community (vulnerable people), returnee refugees and IDPs, regardless of race, color, religion and cultural background. SSORD works in Anbar, Baghdad, Salaheldin, Najaf, Karbala, and Ninawa. The headquarter is in Baghdad with several other field offices located in areas of interventions. SSORD vision is to focus on implementing relief and development activities that benefit all vulnerable Iraqis without discrimination. The mission of the organization is to provide vulnerable communities with sustainable humanitarian services and improve their socio-economic status.
SSORD humanitarian interventions include WASH, Livelihood, Peace Building, Education, and Child Protection. Our work in Anbar, Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Salaheldin, Ninawa has resulted in hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect beneficiaries. Thanks to strong community engagement and joint planning with local authorities, SSORD has been able to maximize the cost-efficiency of its interventions and create multiplier effects for the population. In every location, SSORD has established community-based committees that are systematically consulted and involved into the planning, implementation and monitoring of the activities. Local authorities have supported SSORD’s project planning and delivery through meetings, field visits, and free of charge service delivery. SSORD is also a member of the Education, Protection, Child Protection, Livelihoods and WASH clusters at the local level. In Baghdad and Anbar governorates SSORD is registered with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and holds regular contacts with local authorities at district level.
Project summery :
NEF aims to equip and roll out structured agribusiness support services in Heet, Ramadi and Fallujah cities in Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq, with the objective to advance women’s economic empowerment in the small ruminant value chain.
We will strategically locate the support services within NEF’s Siraj Centers (Figure 1) (including new additional satellite hubs that will expand the reach to remote and rural locations). The centers are co-located at Vocational Training Centers. We will adapt NEF’s proven Siraj model of community-based business hubs, comprising an organizational toolkit and six integrated services structured over multiple phases to deliver holistic value chain support comprising of extension work, value addition, public-private led services, and access to climate-smart technology. Three local cohorts of Master Trainers and Coaches will deliver the services, including market assessments, outreach, selection of participants, and structured training for soft skills and agribusiness strengthening for 900 participants. We will then offer tailored coaching, mentorship, and resources to further support participants who have finalized agribusiness plans. They will also receive targeted debt financing through NEF’s Siraj Finance revolving funds model, targeted concessional micro-grants, and advanced support using Siraj agribusiness acceleration involving extension work, product value addition, public-private led services, and access to climate-smart technology
The project theory of change is that if a conducive agribusiness development support environment reduces business risks, increases access to capital and networks, and provides access to high-quality, targeted services for women engaged in the small ruminant value chain, then market-oriented women-led agribusinesses will grow, deliver higher and more stable income, and create jobs.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Assistant
The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) department. He / She will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management, the MEAL Assistant will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability, and will assist in manage the feedback mechanism.
– The MEAL Assistant will work closely with the MEAL Officer to support data entry and management as needed through Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on SSORD programs.
– Manage feedback received and ensuring a timely and appropriate follow-up if needed.
– Help collect data needed for the Output Tracker and support with data collection processes if needed.
– Support programs with conducting assessments as needed, and other qualitative data collection exercises.
– Work closely with other colleagues to collect data and implement activities to support beneficiary accountability.
– Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
Qualifications & Skills
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
BA in social sciences or project management or related field with relevant training in M&E.
Experience of working on peace education, child protection and child rights projects is essential
Experience of working with refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable communities
Experience in collecting quantitative and qualitative data
Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning and its role within project development and implementation
Knowledge of basic statistical methods and confident in applying these to large data sets
Working knowledge of English (written and Verbal) is a must.
And Arabic are very important.
Excellent people skills, working effectively with colleagues in the Program and Country Offices
Good coordination and organizational skills
IT literate with particularly strong skills in Microsoft Excel
How To Apply
please send your English CV to SSORD email:
Please indicate the Title of the position in the Subject line.
**CVs without subject line ” MEAL Assistant “ will not be considered.
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**Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Minimum Three References to be provided with CVs, CVs without references will not be considered
Note: Anbar (HEET-Fallujah)