URGENT: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist

URGENT: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist
Action Against Hunger , Somalia

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 8, 2021
Last Date
Dec 8, 2021

Job Description


providing oversight for all program’s planning, evaluation, knowledge management and monitoring. The MEAL Specialist will develop and oversee monitoring systems to track success of program implementation, identify performance indicators, develop quality assurance strategies and train program employees. In addition, will be to improve data systems - collection, storage, use to increase effectiveness and scalability of Mamp;E systems, conduct and oversee analysis of data from day-to-day Mamp;E activities. Additionally, the MEAL Specialist will prepare high-quality reports for internal and external audiences.


Development of data collection tools, methodologies and systems

  • Review and design appropriate information collection tools and methodologies including ToRs, questionnaires, data entry tools, coding and upload in online platforms
  • Develop appropriate project MEAL tools and methodologies, identifying MEAL priorities for projects and follow up on the timelines.
  • Ensure that all the designed tools, methodologies and other MEAL activities are in line with Action Against Hunger policies, cluster guidelines and other humanitarian standards such as CHS and Sphere etc.
  • Ensure accuracy of data with the field MEAL officers and support in in data cleaning.

Quantitative amp; qualitative surveys

  • Take the lead on conducting requisite evaluations, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDMs), beneficiary Satisfaction Surveys, Post Implementation Monitoring and other related household, FGD, KII qualitative and quantitative assessments in all relevant project locations as per agreement project MEAL plan
  • Provide leadership and guidance in survey and assessment process, ensuring the full participation of all parties from planning through data collection to reporting and drawing of conclusions and recommendations.
  • Organize a ‘lessons learnt’ assessment and ‘recommendations development’ workshop/meetings following each assessment documenting key areas for improvement / amendment at the next assessment, ensure findings are used to improve the process of the next survey and create recommendations for program

Management amp; Support

  • Contribute in developing, updating, upgrading country MEAL strategy, developing structure, process and procedures for the effective and efficient MEAL of the Action Against Hunger's ongoing programs.
  • Participate in regular project review exercises and technical working group meetings.
  • Provide information as required to the respective technical clusters and donors in relation to humanitarian data and be proactive in alerting Action Against Hunger and partners to any humanitarian data, which is of concern.
  • Provide input to donor proposals and reports as required and ensure that data is correctly presented in such documents and accurately reflects the situation on the ground.
  • Conduct capacity building trainings (where needed) for Action Against Hunger and implementing partners

Learning and project quality

  • Support in the development and operationalization of a consortium knowledge management and learning strategy
  • Support consortium MEAL and program teams to better document and integrate knowledge and learning in their daily activities through support in the development of appropriate tools, guidance notes and of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.
  • Organize and facilitate internal and external learning events and participate in the development of review and closure meetings



You’re a Humanitarian professional with

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline (preferably in Social Science, Economics, or Statistics)
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Knowledge of major quantitative amp; qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools
  • Extensive knowledge in (quasi-) experimental program evaluation designs
  • Broad experience in the design and implementation of capacity building activities in Mamp;E
  • High level of proficiency in Windows Excel and/ or Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, ODK)
  • Advanced skills in data analysis presentation and report writing
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent management, communication (oral presentation and written) and organizational skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Previous experience in Somalia desirable


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • Ramp;R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

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