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Consortium Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL)Coordinator – Mogadisho 22 views

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Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 1700 staff based in in the various country offices and the three Head Quarter Locations of New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of position

Provide oversight for all program’s planning, evaluation, knowledge management, monitoring, and evaluation. The MEAL coordinator develops and oversees monitoring systems to track the success of program implementation, identifies performance indicators, develops quality assurance strategies, and builds the capacity of consortium on M&E. The position will also improve data systems – collection, storage, and use – to increase the effectiveness and scalability of M&E systems and conduct and oversee the analysis of data from day-to-day M&E activities. Additionally, the MEAL Coordinator will prepare high-quality reports for internal and external audiences.


Management & Support functions

  • Lead the development, updating, and upgrading of Consortium MEAL strategy, developing structure, process, and procedures for the effective and efficient tracking of the consortium’s 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 proactively alert the consortium on any data of concern.
  • Support the MEAL component of Donor proposals and reports, ensuring good quality data.

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, identify priorities for project MEAL and follow up on the timelines.
  • Ensure that all the designed tools, methodologies and other MEAL activities are in line with MOH guidelines, cluster’s guidelines, and other humanitarian standards such as CHS and SPHERE.

Quantitative & qualitative surveys

  • Take the lead on ensuring partners conduct requisite evaluations, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDMs), beneficiary Satisfaction Surveys, Post Implementation Monitoring, FGD, KII qualitative and quantitative assessments as per the agreement project MEAL plan
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the survey and assessment process, ensuring the full participation of all parties from planning through data collection to reporting and drawing of conclusions and recommendations.
  • Coordinate ‘lessons learned’ 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

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 program implementation through the development of appropriate tools and guidance notes.
  • Organize and facilitate internal and external learning events and participate in the development of review and closure meetings.

Digitalization of Reporting Systems

  • Ensure digitalization of Consortium data at all levels (community to Regional referral facilities) for near real-time data transmission for timely decision making
  • Ensure interoperability of the consortium data systems with MOH and partners’ systems
  • Ensure system provided live dashboards and heat maps, and other visualizations

Operational Research and knowledge sharing

  • Support operational research for a better understanding of the effectiveness of initiatives being undertaken by the consortium
  • Conduct outcome studies to enhance understanding of the impact of the Consortium’s intervention
  • Lead development of abstracts, posters, and articles for presentation in peer review fora, and/or publication in peer review journals.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No direct supervisory role
  • Provide oversight and direction to ALL Caafimaad+ Consortium MEAL functions


Physical demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international official matters. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high-security risks and outside weather conditions, as well as infectious diseases

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments and Zero Tolerance of Abuse

  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Value and respect all cultures


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (preferably in Social Science, Monitoring & Evaluation, Epidemiology, Statistics, or Developmental Studies)
  • Master’s degree preferably in Statistics, Data Science, Epidemiology, or Public Health
  • Other health and/or nutrition-related training or experience an added advantage

Required Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Knowledge of major quantitative & qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools
  • Extensive knowledge in (quasi-) experimental program evaluation designs
  • Experience with health and nutrition in emergency humanitarian context
  • Experience with planning, designing, implementing, and analyzing data of operations research
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office and/ or Statistical Software (SPSS, STATA, ODK etc.)
  • 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, Horn of Africa, or similar context is desirable.



Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Application should reach us not later that 19th April 2023.

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