Action Against Hunger Senior MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger Senior MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

General Assignments / scope of the Role

  • The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the MEAL activities at the base.

  • He/She will ensure proper implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities, monitor day to day activities in the field, and oversee proper delivery of activity progress reports, donor and partner reports.

  • Furthermore, they will support the MEAL TA in the rolling out of MEAL tools, and will assist regarding any data analysis and quality checking needs for data entry that may arise.
  • Finally, the Senior MEAL Officer will provide support in drafting any monitoring and assessment reports that may be required.

    The Senior MEAL Officer role’s purpose, engagement and delivery is

    Objective 1: Implement the monitoring and evaluation activities at the field

    The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for

  • The identification of needs and demands for MEAL roles & activities from field PMs;

  • The development and implementation of MEAL framework of programs;

  • Ensure that MEAL standards of the program and the mission are being implemented and respected;

  • Ensure that program targets and objectives are being met per proposal guidelines;

  • Ensure the proper follow-up and consistency of Activity Progress Reports;

  • Undertake baseline, midline and endline survey’s ensuring quality in data collection, analysis and reporting;

  • Ensure timely undertakings in surveys like PDMs, KAP etc.;

    Objective 2: Effectively implement the accountability system

    The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for

  • Acquaint themselves on the FCB of Action Against Hunger;

  • Follow-up and recommend workable operation in the FCB system;

  • Ensure feedbacks are collected & review and compile the monthly accountability reports;

  • Review the FCM minimum standards of Action Against Hunger and work in setting the goal per operational area in terms of FCM;

  • Continuously engage with program team on the effective implementation of FCM;

    Objective 3: Effectively and efficiently, utilize communication, coordination and partnerships

    The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for

  • Actively consult with others to ensure you understand their needs or goals;

  • Consulting with the PM to determine support needs in field level MEAL;

  • Support the field team in quality data management;

  • Support the field team on analytical tools and methodologies;

    Communication and partnerships

  • Make complex things simple for the benefit of others;

  • Actively listen and question to check your understanding and draw out others when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back;

    Steward resources

  • Implement ways to reduce the inefficient use of resources or pass the ideas on to someone who can make them happen;

  • Estimate the resources needed to achieve your own work plans or objectives and to deliver them in the most efficient and cost effective way;

  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt as priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise;

    Strive for improvement

  • Constructively challenge existing practice;

  • Seek better ways of doing things, taking into account the possible implications;

  • Make positive suggestions on a way forward when faced with challenges even if these
    fall outside own scope of work;

  • Look inside and outside Action Against Hunger for new ideas and evaluate them for own work;

    Objective 4: Reporting

    The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for

  • Take active role in ensuring timely and proper program reporting of the base;

  • Summarize program and donor reports, internal and external evaluation reports, learning documents and case studies, ad-hoc reports, and provide inputs where necessary.

  • Take active role in the analysis of program achievements during donor and other reporting, together with the Program Managers and Field Coordinator

    Objective 5: Learning

    The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for

  • Facilitate experience shared and review meetings at the field level between sectors;

  • Establish a system for gathering, organizing, documenting and sharing of learnings and best practices;

  • Document and share best practices and learnings through publications, web sharing and other means within the mission;

    Reporting Responsibilities

  • Review of APR’s

  • Donor reports and proposal input

  • Internal and external evaluation reports

  • Learning documents and case studies

  • Ad-hoc reports (assessments reports, newsletters, etc.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelors degree in humanitarian affairs, international development, Statics, epidemiology, economics, or other social / developmental sciences

  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs

  • Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards

  • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred)

  • Experience with GIS (preferred)

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills)

    Required Skills & Competencies

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive

  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating donor (i.e. ECHO, SIDA, PRM, EHF) funded activities

  • Skills on statistical and other software (MS Excel, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)

  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)

  • Experience in humanitarian M&E

  • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation

  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams

  • Familiarity with Management Information Systems (Databases) and GIS

  • Knowledge of project cycle management
    Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

  • Previous experience with nutrition, WASH, food security and livelihoods programming.

  • Previous experience with cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)

  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms

  • Experience with GIS and spatial analysis
    Familiarity with Management Information Systems (Databases)

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “Senior MEAL Officer” written in the subject line, and three references, applicants to the following addresses:

    Through ;


  • Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger Addis Ababa office after Washington DC square to Mayor Muriel Bowser Street, Wollega – Gimbi, Gambella, Waghimra – Sekota, Harergue - Harar, Borena – Yabello and Somali Gode offices,

  • Deadline: Thursday, 18 June 2020 before 5:00 pm

  • “Female Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”


  • Only short listed applicants will be, communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

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