MEAL Specialist /2 position

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 01 September 2019

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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation

DRC Jordan is looking for a qualified 2 individual to fill the role of Meal Specilist based in Amman, Jordan with frequent travel to field offices in southern and northern Jordan.

About the job

The individual will report directly to MEAL Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

· Develop monitoring and evaluation plans for all DRC Jordan projects with an aim of creating standard indicators in key sectors to better understand impact across program sites;

· Design, test, and apply monitoring tools, ensuring a relevant, feasible, and innovative approach to project monitoring and learning;

· Contribute to program design and implementation to ensure adherence to DRC’s MEL MOP standards, including surveyy/questionnaire development, form creation, data analysis and documentation methodologies;

· Develop strategy and methodology for M&E across all project areas, including community cohesion, protection monitoring, economic empowerment/livelihoods, and good governance.

· Work closely with the MEAL manager to develop tools and oversee data collection for assessments as needed, including baselines, midlines and endlines;

· Develop program reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition, aggregation and flow of information within and between programs;

· Conduct analysis, quantitative and qualitative, for program reports, ad hoc requests, evaluations, etc.

· Oversee all data collection efforts for ongoing monitoring activities, including information gathering, logistical support, liaising with and overseeing data collection teams, and ensuring high data quality;

· Facilitate relevant monitoring activities (or oversee their implementation in the field) including focus group discussions, key informant interviews, household/individual surveys, post-distribution monitoring, etc.;

· Responsibly track M&E field activity budget lines, with oversight from the MEAL Manager, to ensure proper, timely spending on funds on monitoring and evaluation needs;

· Produce monthly overview reports of progress against indicators, lessons learned, analytical reports/key findings, and recommendations for the MEAL Manager to incorporate into reporting and other written communications;

· Participate in program review meetings and feed into to institutional learning by contributing best practices and lessons learned from ongoing M&E activities;

· Support the bases to prepare for and implement quarterly learning events, including any logistical or technical support needed, and ensuring proper documentation and information sharing post-events.

Capacity Building:

· Promote a culture of learning through on-the-job training of national M&E field assistants and officers;

· Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop, maintain and contribute to M&E learning, including through regular reflection and analysis of project monitoring data;

· Work closely with program team and HR to ensure that M&E skills are incorporated into all program position descriptions and necessary positions are budgeted for;

· Encourage a positive work environment of mutual respect where team members are committed to achieving their best and collaborate efficiently and effectively.


· Directly technically supervise the responsibilities of the M&E assistants and officers in the areas of intervention (technical line management of MEAL staff will be split geographically between the north and south).

· Maintain weekly work plans for M&E field teams and ensure quality and efficient work in line with DRC’s standards;

· In coordination with the HR Officer and program managers, plan, prepare and implement staff development trainings as necessary and oversee field M&E team performance evaluations routinely.

About you

· University degree (Masters preferred) in relevant discipline (statistics, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, management, etc.)

Required / Desirable

· Demonstrated technical M&E skills and command of methodologies, including working with large data sets and statistical analysis;

· 2-4 years working in monitoring and evaluation with INGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context;

· Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification;

· Strong knowledge of mobile data collection techniques and tools;

· Solid understanding of robust qualitative and quantitative data collection;

· Proven capacity to supervise, train and capacity build staff;

· Strong organization skills with the ability to plan, perform, prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment and monitor own work plan and those under her/ his supervision.

· Proven experience in a technical capacity involving conducting evaluations, assessments, or research and drafting technical reports;

· Experience conducting interviews and focus group discussions with diverse cohorts of populations.

· Fluent in written and spoken English & Arabic

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Designation of Duty Station**: Amman**

Start date: Mid of Sep

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**

Closing date for applications:1 Sep 2019

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

This vacancy is archived.

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