Job Summary

    The MEAL officer we will be responsible for supporting the WATAN MEAL team in planning, tools designing, documentation, data analysis and reporting.

    Also, will be working closely with WATAN programs team, MEAL field team, INGO partners and donors.

    This will include trainings for field staff on best practice approaches to data collection, including ensuring the confidentiality and rights of beneficiaries are respected.


Position Requirements

    University Degree preferably in Business Administration, Information Management Technology, Economics or related field.

    •At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs;
    •Experience in designing tools for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
    •Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software;
    •Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software;
    •Strong training & facilitation skills.

    Language Requirements:
    Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.




    Child Protection Policy

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

    Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

    WATAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status.

    WATAN 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 WATAN.

    Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidate.

    Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. WATAN reserves the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.



    Duties and Responsibilities

    The MEAL Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    •Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures
    •Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the project output;
    •Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work;
    •Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success;
    •Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
    •Monitor the sustainability of the project's results;
    •Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
    •Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the MEAL Manager;
    •Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system. Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the project;
    •Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management Team;
    •Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist in preparing relevant reports;
    •Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project;
    •Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of MEAL/MIS.

    Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators

    •Preparation of monthly reports;
    •Assist the MEAL Manager in preparing other relevant reports;
    •Organize and conduct training on MEAL/MIS for project staff
    •Assist MEAL Manager in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations;
    •Prepare and maintain data base


    Corporate Competencies:
    •Demonstrates integrity by modelling WATAN’s values and ethical standards
    •Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of WATAN
    •Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

    Functional Competencies:
    •Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
    •Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff to facilitate the provision of support

    Knowledge Management and Learning
    •In-depth knowledge on MIS, MEAL and development issues
    •Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
    •Excellent communication skills (written and oral).


    •Focuses on result
    •Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    •Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
    •Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
    •Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

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