Team Leader – MEAL

Development and Project Management
Jijiga, Somali  
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Title: Team Leader- Education and Youth Engagement

Location:  Jijiga

Reports to: Project Manager


Start of Contract & Duration: 12 months

Posting date: June 12, 2019




The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.




The MEAL team leader oversees all aspects of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning support of DFID program in Jijiga area office, ensuring the DFID MEAL activities are in line with the program MEAL strategies and designs, MEAL framework as well as DRC global Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Minimum Operational Procedures (MEALMOP). The MEAL team led by MEAL Team Leader will provide technical support to DFID program in designing MEP, developing detail implementation plan, review performance monitoring tracker, updating the indicator tracking table and in reviewing internal as well as external reports in collaboration with the DFID project Manager, Chief of party and country MEAL Coordinator.






Monitoring and evaluations


  • Develop and maintain DFID MEAL system in accordance with DFID proposal and DRC minimum operational procedures for MEAL and DRC Ethiopia MEAL framework
  • Facilitate and provide DFID program in Jijiga MEAL related capacity building trainings and meetings on M&E on the DFID projects
  • Lead DFID Jijiga sector-specific data collection tools development and ensure their proper use by implementing teams.
  • Participate in and lead data collection in the field, training of data collectors and support and facilitate data analysis
  • Develop MEP, DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), indicator tracking table (ITT) which will be used by the DFID program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators
  • Support the DFID program team in DIP development and actively participate in organizing kick off meetings
  • Lead field-level DFID assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
  • Conduct regularly field monitoring visits in Fafan Zone of Somali Region under the DFID program activities sites for DFID program quality improvement and smoother implementations
  • Provide support in preparing and reviewing DFID reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, and the PMT and donor reports
  • Facilitate and lead internal DFID program audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.


Accountability and Learning

  • In collaboration with the Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
  • Organize DFID program monthly/ quarter review meetings and annual review meetings and capture the lessons and share
  • Facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
  • Lead the implementation of and compliance DFID program in Jijiga Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in Jijiga under DFID program.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s 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:  You act in line with our vision and values.  

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of 3 years of MEAL and Knowledge Management experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis using different software’s such as SPSS.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, and concurrently manage a variety of activities effectively to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.



  •   At least an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics, Urban development or management, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 4 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.



  • Advanced English proficiency required.
  • Fluency in Amharic required.
  • Somali Language a strong asset.

How to Apply



Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.


We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. 


Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than May 19, 2019.


For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult


Gender Equality : DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics


We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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