The primary function of the MEAL Officer is to contribute to the effectiveness and impact of the Country
Program through the development and incorporation of MEAL plans, tools and methodologies. The
position entails initiating and carrying out data collection, analysis, learning and reporting activities,
ensuring accountability to local communities, and promoting continuous learning and improvement.
The MEAL Officer also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementing, and administrating
IsraAID South Sudan’s programs and Country strategy, under the leadership of the Country Director.
Support program design & develop MEAL plans, tools and methodologies
Carry out specific background research providing useful information for the design of
Assist in the elaboration and refinement of Logical Frameworks and theories of change in
Facilitate the creation of MEAL plans to measure and evaluate progress and effects of
programs as well as Country strategy, detailing indicators and measures, selection of
appropriate data collection tools, types of analysis, learning and reporting procedures.
Work closely with the country director and country project teams, to design appropriate data
collection tools and methodologies including questionnaires, interview and focus groups’
protocols and more.
Contribute to the advancement of IsraAID’s global MEAL approach, procedures, methods and
templates, engaging in IsraAID’s global peer learning, capacity development and information
Data collection, analysis, learning and reporting
Lead transparent, accurate and timely collection of data by administering surveys, conducing desk
reviews, and facilitating diverse and participatory data collection activities. This includes the
collection of digital data, as well as data aggregation (and reporting through LogAlto
Facilitate and carry out quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including participatory analysis
Train data collectors and Liaison officer on data collection tools and reporting.
Regularly communicate to programmatic staff intermediate findings, to discuss lessons learned
and help adapt programs accordingly.
Support the development of bi-monthly Program Updates for internal and external stakeholders.
Contribute to the compilation of Project Completion Reports and Interim Reports to donors, as
per the guidance and management of the Country Director.
Prepare weekly/monthly schedules of monitoring and evaluation related activities.
Support commissioning of short-term, contractual M&E evaluators and experts as required.
Facilitate learning processes to identify gaps and needs and contribute to ongoing improvement of
programming, working closely and communicating results to program teams and country
Accountability Framework & Communication with Communities
Under the overall responsibility of the Country Director, ensure that IsraAID Country office
maintains and follows an updated Accountability Framework for collecting feedback and inputs
from the community. This includes responsibility for a Complaints Handling Mechanism,
consistent with IsraAID complaints handling policy.
Facilitate the incorporation of and further development of platforms and methods that promote 2-
way communication with local communities – that is, regularly collecting information from and
responding and providing feedback to local communities.
Required experience and competencies
● Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Business Administration or other
relevant field is a MUST. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
● Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience in program design, monitoring and/or evaluation with
an INGO, multi-lateral body and/or another highly relevant NGO is a MUST
● Excellent knowledge and skills working with local communities and monitoring local community
● A high level of written and spoken English
● Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
● Skills in advanced data analysis software (e.g. SPSS) – an advantage
● Understanding of protection-related programming – an advantage
How to apply
To apply for this position, please send your CV (Max 2 Pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CVs longer than 2 pages will not be considered
Please use the following title as subject: CV_Name_MEAL Officer
We regret to report that only candidates eligible for an interview will be notified.
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