Description

Job Purpose

The pivotal role of the MEAL Officer lies in guaranteeing the successful execution of programs, diligent monitoring, evaluation, and fostering a culture of learning within the organization. Their duties encompass crafting and executing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation frameworks, collecting and analyzing data, and promoting accountability and learning across projects. The MEAL Officer works in tight collaboration with program teams, partners, and stakeholders to enhance programs’ quality and impact.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain MEAL plans, tools, and indicators.
  • Design methodologies for data collection, encompassing surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, etc.
  • Ensure MEAL systems harmonize with project aims and donor requirements.
  • Supervise data collection processes to guarantee accuracy, consistency, and timeliness.
  • Evaluate program performance and impact by analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Regularly monitor project activities, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Prepare timely and accurate reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and execute project assessments at various stages (need assessment, baseline, and end-line).
  • Facilitate learning sessions with project teams to promote adaptive management.
  • Document best practices and share lessons learned.
  • Set up and oversee feedback mechanisms for beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure complaints and feedback are addressed promptly and transparently.
  • Foster a culture of organizational accountability.
  • Enhance the proficiency of project teams in collecting, analyzing, and leveraging data efficiently.
  • Train field staff on MEAL tools.
  • Work closely with program managers, technical leads, and field staff.
  • Engage in collaborative efforts with external partners, donors, and additional stakeholders.
  • Take part in relevant working groups and networks.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • University degree in engineering, business administration, statistics, or other related fields.
  • Minimum three years of experience in MEAL and data management.
  • English language (Upper intermediate level).
  • Arabic language (Advanced level).

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, business administration, statistics, or other related fields.
  • Five years of experience in MEAL and data management.
  • English language (Advanced level).
  • Turkish Language (Advanced level).

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Communication skills.
  • Teamwork.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Accountability.
  • Creativity.
  • Technological awareness.
  • Commitment to continuous learning.
  • Problem-solving skills.

Technical Competencies:

  • Office 365 (Word, Excel, Power BI, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc).
  • XLSForm (KoBo)
  • Reporting in English and Arabic.
  • Archiving and documentation.

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to ACU, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. ACU is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunities

ACU is committed to creating a truly inclusive, effective and representative organizational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, etc. Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

ACU prohibits any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise). ACU employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside ACU.

How to apply

All interested candidates in the position who meet our requirements, please fill in the form at this link: https://forms.gle/Vq8sbTQxuk5L6N466 before 20 May.

  • This position is open only for local Syrian and/or Turkish citizens.
  • ACU encourages females to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please include the job code in the subject (MEAL-02); the applications that do not include the code will not be considered.
  • Please Note the applicants should have a valid residence permit in Turkey.

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