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31 May 2019


Job Description



Position:  MEAL Officer

Number of position: 1

Location:  Based in Hargeisa (with regular travel to different field site)

Duration of contract: 12 months

Closing date: 13/06/2019


Created in 1982, Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our actions are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. HI was the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its role in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and was recently awarded (October 2016) a prize by the Office of the Presidency in Somaliland for services to Persons with Disabilities.

Handicap International started in Somaliland in 1992 by setting up a rehabilitation center in Hargeisa. HI’s strategy in Somaliland is to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and to engage development actors to promote inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities  and other vulnerable people  at local and national level.


  • Overall monitoring and evaluation of HI programme in Somaliland
  • Design of the relevant monitoring system and the respective tools;
  • Provide accurate M&E reporting and presentations as requested by your line manager.



Based in Hargeisa (with regular travel to filed site), under the line-management of MEAL Manager (Based in Ethiopia) and in functional link with Country Manger and Project Manager of Somaliland; she/he will be responsible to:

Responsibility 1: Support the project teams to carry out effective M & E activities

Lead M&E plan, tools and methodology development and ensure collection of accurate and qualitative data


  • Draft projects’ M&E work plan including the timelines, measurement tools, analysis and reporting protocols, products and expected delivery, and monitor its implementation in line with the general HI M & E policy in collaboration with the PMs and TAs;
  • Develop new tools and adapt existing ones as provided by the HI M & E policy according to the program’s needs (put in place and support PM in implementing the PME Box of each project);
  • Conduct regular follow ups of projects’ M&E activities, including field visits to project sites;
  • Support the PMs by contributing relevant information related to M&E to donor reports and grant proposals as needed to ensure that proposals, reports and any other project documents capture progress, effectiveness, and impact of activities;
  • Set up and maintain a program database, compiling information from the projects;
  • Coordinate the annual beneficiary count and send the compiled data to the HQ;
  • Collect additional information if required;
  • Participate and compile PSM minutes;

Responsibility 2Handle data management, analysis and reporting and contribute to the program development and knowledge management.

Main Activities :

  • Develop and/or support the setup of effective M & E system for new projects;
  • Support the PMs and the local partner with regard to the project data collection and analysis;
  • Submit periodic M&E Reports as anticipated in the M&E work plan;
  • Report on regular basis to your line manager on progresses and challenges.
  • Organise the collection of accurate and reliable post-implementation monitoring data;
  • Archiving/filing Project Documentation Kits (including studies, photos, lessons learned and other relevant project documents), with input from Project Teams.
  • Ensure that results of the Monitoring activity is constructively fed back to Program teams; support them to document lessons learnt and good practices (e.g. Case studies) and their incorporation in current and new programs;
  • Assist the PMs to elaborate all communication documents following the Program’s communication needs and planning (annual report, quarterly newsletter, success stories, newsletter articles, etc.)

Responsibility 3Support the implementation of surveys, studies and research

Main activities:

  • Plan, manage, follow up and supervise the work of enumerators when hired for the data collection;
  • Support and/or carry out  surveys, studies (including feasibility studies and internal evaluations) based on Terms of References developed by the project teams;
  • Support PM in developing and implementing external evaluations, studies and research based on request from the project teams (including supporting the PMs in developing ToR) in collaboration with TAs in HQ;

Responsibilities 4Coordination and train on and follow up of M&E related topics

Main Activities :

  • Ensure a good communication/coordination with program and support departments of HI and the local partner as required.
  • Provide induction training for new staff with regards to M&E according to the responsibilities of the new staff;
  • Conduct regular refresher trainings to project staff;
  • Inform about any new developments in terms of HI M&E policy as required.

Responsibilities 5Ethic and Professional practice

Main Activities:

  • Respect beneficiaries confidentiality.
  • Respect and promote HI’s Policies and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Address needs and requests in a professional way.
  • Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always respect a refusal of treatment.


Education and Competency

  • Master / bachelor degree in information management or related field;
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information management, M&E, assessment system for an I/NGO;
  • Knowledge of English and local languages;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues;
  • Well organized and ability to plan work accordingly;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization;


  • Status: Service contract with salary according to experience
  • Start: 1st July 2019
  • Duration: 12months

Condition of application:

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV + a cover letter as one document (including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to:


  • The email subject line should be marked: “Application for MEAL Officer’’
  • Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Humanity & Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and sign self-declaration form to help us verify your suitability to work with children including checks with past employers.

Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and qualified and competent women and persons with disability applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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