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2 Dec 2018

MEAL Training

Job Description


IRADA is non-governmental and non-profit professional institution established in 2004. The main office is in Hargeisa, Somaliland and has regional representatives throughout Somaliland regions. IRADA is also planning to establish branches in Garowe and Mogadishu. IRADA is a leading professional institution in researches, trainings, communication for development, livelihoods and has extensive track records in these thematic areas since 2004. IRADA implemented more than 54 projects, at least 35 of them researches.


Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) are part of everyday programme management and are critical to the success of all programmes. MEAL technical quality is very important across a portfolio of projects. Without an effective MEAL system we would be unable to track progress, make adjustments, discover unplanned effects of programmes, or judge the impact that we have made on the lives of those with whom we are working. A MEAL system also helps individuals and teams to be accountable to stakeholders through information sharing and developing a complaints or feedback mechanism which can help to guide programme implementation. This training introduces participants to MEAL concepts and practices. It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability and learning, and so promote project, programme and strategy effectiveness.


It is suitable for people who are new to or have little experience of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning practice. It is also available for anyone who has the passion to professionalize in this field and wants to make it his/her future career.


5 Days


By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Explain why MEAL is important and what it is
  • Define key terms used in MEAL practice
  • Explain the purpose of different types of tools used in MEAL
  • Explain the purpose and content of MEAL plans
  • Define indicators for MEAL at different levels of a programme plan



MEAL Fundamentals

  • Main difference between monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic M&E vs MEAL approach
  • Terms and concepts applied in M & E Processes
  • Results-based management (RBM)
  • The value for monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of projects
  • Group Work (Knowledge Recap)

Results continuum and M&E events

  • Input
  • Activities
  • Output
  • Outcome
  • Impact
  • Process
  • Results Framework
  • Group Work (Knowledge Recap)



  • Definition of accountability
  • Importance of accountability
  • Sharing information – actions
  • Handling complaints/feedback- actions
  • Complaints and response mechanism (CRM)
  • Key principles of a CRM
  • Complaints Categories


  • What is a Lesson Learned
  • Some criteria for good Lessons Learned
  • What is a “BEST PRACTICE”?
  • Criteria for Selection of “Best Practices”


M&E Indicators

  • Definitions of an indicator
  • Different Levels of Indicators
  • Input Indicators
  • Output indicators
  • Outcome indicators
  • Impact indicators
  • Quantitative indicators vs Qualitative indicators

M&E Plan

  • Definitions: M&E plan
  • Functions of M&E plan
  • Purposes of M&E plan
  • Steps toward constructing the M&E plan
  • Components of M&E plan
  • Group Work (Knowledge Recap)


Methods of Data Collection using (Quantitative Vs Qualitative)

  • Collection of Primary Data
  • Observation Method
  • Interview Method
  • Collection of Data through Questionnaires
  • Difference between Questionnaires and Schedules


Introduction to Mobile Data Collection for MEAL using ODK and Kobo Toolbox

  • Introduction to mobile data collection systems architecture.
  • Introduction to common mobile based data collection tools, techniques and platform.
  • Benefits of mobile data collection.
  • Hosting data on KoBo Toolbox.
  • Setting up KoBo Collect for mobile data collection.
  • Mobile device calibration for data collection.

Fee information:

The Course fee is $ 20. The course fee covers tuition, certificate, training kits, refreshments

Registration: Training application form is available in our office

Registration deadline: 10th December 2018

Morning Shift (9:00AM – 10:00AM

Afternoon shift (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Contact and Address: Near Sawahili Super Market, Jig-jigayar, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Tell: , 063 4034615 or  063 – 4453869

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