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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2022
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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    MEAL Officer

    Overall purpose of the role:

    Under the guidance of MEAL Manager, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning for all projects ensuring quality evidence on the results and outcomes of assistance is provided for reporting and decision making.  The MEAL officer will be responsible designing and implementing MEAL activities in the location; drafting situation, quarterly/annual reports in close collaboration with MEAL Manager and ensure project beneficiary databases and indicators tracking tables are up to date. The role will also ensure program data and other protection data is accurately and ethically collected, stored, analyzed & shared in strict adherence to DRC’s data protection policy. Further the officer will also ensure Feedback and Response Mechanisms are established and function in the field locations. The MEAL officer will work in close collaboration with the MEAL Manager, Technical team leads, Area Manager and Country program team.


    • Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented.  
    • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, lead field-level assessments, including needs assessment, baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys to ensure data quality controls including verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, the IPTT and donor reports. 
    • Lead the development of MEAL components of project proposals or concept notes, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans. MEAL plans and DIPs will be developed in close collaboration with programme teams and will be used to populate DRC’s Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.   
    • In close collaboration with the MEAL Manager and the program team, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.  
    • Conduct periodic data quality audits to assess the quality of collected data for indicators and report data quality issues to the MEAL Manager
    • Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing recommendations for corrective actions to share with the MEAL Manager  
    • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, facilitate project-based learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.    
    • Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and opportunities for DRC’s program staff in targeted project and assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms. 
    • In collaboration with the country-level MEAL Manager, ensure Kenya Community Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the field office level.
    • Supervise IMS/Data Assistant including providing coaching and mentoring on MEAL

    Experience and Technical Competencies:

    • A minimum of 4 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.  
    • Demonstrated experience translating theories of change, log-frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data-collection tools and protocols, leading data-collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.  
    • Proven technical skills in monitoring, evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data-collection and analysis. 
    • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report-writing skills. 
    • Strong background in the use of computers including the use of software applications such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, statistics software such as SPSS.
    • Experience in the use of GBVIMS, CPIMS or ProGRes will be an added advantage
    • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data-collection such as Kobo collect preferred
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.  


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics or Information Management Sciences.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is essential  

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council on to apply

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