Deputy MEAL Specialist

Deputy MEAL Specialist

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: (3264)

Job Title: Deputy MEAL Specialist

Application deadline: 24.07.2020

Other Information’s:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CVs should be in English Language and in Word or PDF format.

Job Requirements:        

Required Skills:

  • Personal abilities :

o Diploma (Bachelor or Master in development studies or social sciences or statistics, +4 years’ experience including 2 years of previous experience in managing the full MEAL portfollio and team and including 2 years working with an INGO preferably in a management role.

o Or in the absence of Master or Bachelor it is requested to have 5 to 7 years’ progressive in AID sector including 2 years working with an INGO preferably in a management role AND including 2years of previous experiences in managing the full MEAL protollio and team.

  • Technical competences:

o Previous experiences with donor reporting, delivering trainings and understanding Beneficiary feedback mechanisms/complaint response mechanisms strongly preferred for a minimum of 1 year.

o Excellent attention to details, ability to prioritize, analytical capacity, organizational skills and discretion with confidential information.

o Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (essential), Arabic (essential) and Kurdish (preferable).

o Fully computer literate including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT)

o Practical knowledge of KOBO toolbox, including questionnaire design in MS Excel.

Travel required minimum 50% (Syria and Kurdish region of Iraq)

Job Description:

Strategic Orientation

  • Participate in developing policies/strategies, SOPs and action plans (M&E, Beneficiary Feedback and Complaint response mechanism, gender, Do-no harm) across a range of sector in an often complex, remote working environment
  • Support user-oriented analysis of the consortium’s programs’ effects/outcomes and identification of key lessons learnt and best practice
  • Support the application of MEAL in fully remote management context, patch work of access across a wide range of sectors, etc.

Training and Technical Support

  • Develop training modules, in collaboration with the MEAL Specialist.
  • Develop consortium teams’ capacities in data collection and analysis, work with KOBO, measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, etc.
  • Provide consortium’s teams with a technical and methodological support for M&E activities and data management (questionnaire design, sampling, data entry, interpretation, reporting)
  • Support partner teams in creating or adapting tools, with a focus on harmonized consortium tools

Monitoring and Evaluation of Consortium activities

  • In line with MEAL action plan, support, propose and/or organize M&E missions in collaboration with other technical specialists, partner’s focal points, field coordinators and Third party monitors:

o Post-intervention Monitoring;

o Internal Evaluation (interim or final);

o Follow up mission with program teams to integrate cross-cutting issues (gender, do-no harm, etc);

o Do-no-harm analysis;

o Thematic studies on the sectors of activities of the consortium;

o Spot-check monitoring visits

o Follow up of accountability monitoring framework in coordination with the protection specialist.

  • Contribute to the harmonization of consortium MEAL tools and processes across consortium partners
  • Participate in validation of submitted data, reports, analysis, maps and recommendations produced by the MEAL consortium partners before their dissemination.
  • Contribute to terms of references for external evaluations and studies.


  • Support the design and implementation of formal complaints response mechanism.
  • Support the design and implementation of beneficiary feedback/community outreach activities.
  • Spot check visits (see above) to check with partners that key principles are respected

Institutional Knowledge Building (IKB)

  • Support the design, dissemination and usage of IKB tools in the consortium.
  • Support recommendation tracking process (internal and external) and work with partners on action plans.
  • Support preparation of consortium learning workshops.
  • Produce a detailed handover report in the approved SI format at the end of the employment contract, validated by the MEAL Specialist.

HR Management/Capacity Development

  • Manage the consortium’s MEAL officers.
  • Make sure that new staff is briefed on MEAL’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Participate in the performance evaluation of consortium MEAL team members.
  • Identify capacity development needs

Reporting / Communication / Representation

  • Make sure the right reporting formats are respected and reports are delivered on time.
  • Cross-check, follow-up, and analyze ITTs received from partners across sectors for consortium-wide donor reports. Support IM and Grants Specialist to finalise donor reports
  • Assess and feedback to CMU MEAL Specialist on the standard of data received by partners for onward management and lessons learnt in the consortium
  • Support dissemination of final versions of MEAL reports, studies and analysis produced by the consortium.
  • Upon request, develop case studies and success stories.
  • Represent SI when asked and/or delegated to do so.
  • Share with the MEAL Specialist any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on consortium activities and team security & safety.

Advertiser :Confidential 

Duty Station: ((based in Erbil-KRI or NES (Raqqa, Amuda or Al Hassakeh) or Amman))

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to the following email/Link:

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