Solidar Suisse Job Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Expert, Palu - Central Sulawesi

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Expert (Consultancy, 100%)
Duty station/Country: Palu, Sulawesi
Reporting line: Desk Officer Solidar Suisse and HEKS

The two Swiss NGOs HEKS and Solidar Suisse have formed a consortium and partnered up with the Indonesian Organisation Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre (MDMC) to respond to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

For the recovery phase, a comprehensive humanitarian project in the sectors livelihoods, shelter and WASH will be implemented to support affected people mainly in rural areas in Central Sulawesi.

To monitor and guide the implementation, a highly qualified team is being established. For this purpose, we are seeking a motivated, skilled and experienced person for the position of MEAL Expert.

The MEAL expert is entrusted to set up a MEAL framework and ensure its application in line with the project proposal. He/she introduces MEAL tools to project staff, e.g. for data collection, accountability, etc. and provides support whenever required. He/she ensures that data are systematically collected, correctly stored, analyzed and used for planning, learning and reporting purposes by guiding the MEAL officer. He/she is in charge of the adherence and application of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) in the project by all staff. He/she will provide guidance and assistance to the project staff and staff of the local partner organization in all MEAL related matters.

As a key member of the team, the MEAL Expert will liaise closely with the consortium’s HQ. The MEAL Expert is supervised jointly by the desk officers of Solidar Suisse and HEKS to whom he/she will report regularly. Additionally, the MEAL Expert will collaborate closely with the consortium and the local partner’s team and ensures proper communication and coordination on the ground.

The MEAL expert is entrusted with the following tasks: 
  • Develop a comprehensive MEAL framework and ensure its proper application in the project
  • Design MEAL tools specifically for the project and train project staff on the application of said tools
  • Coordinate the MEAL activities (incl. data collection) of the respective field staff to ensure timely and conducive MEAL measures are applied
  • Introduce digital data gathering and provide guidance
  • Spend time in the field to follow up on project’s activities first hand and extract and discuss lessons learnt with project staff
  • Identify success stories and coordinate with the team on further action
  • Coordinate the timely reporting to HQ according to the donor’s reporting intervals and formats
  • Prepare monthly MEAL reports
  • Train on and ensure the adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standards (accountability commitments)
  • Ensure that accountability standards are institutionalized within the project
  • Develop a complaints and response mechanism in a participatory manner
  • Organize and facilitate learning sessions and follow up on respective action plans
  • Introduce knowledge management tools
  • Any other task assigned by the desk officers of Solidar Suisse and HEKS
Required profile and experience 
  • Master in social sciences, statistics or related fields
  • Proficiency in MS office package and other relevant software for data processing (e.g. SPSS)
  • Experience in digital data gathering
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in MEAL in a leading position including field experience and community work, preferably in an emergency context
  • Very good knowledge in English language (written and spoken)
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Motivated and willing to take the initiative
  • Show initiative and actively assume responsibilities, able to plan and organize his/her work independently
Duration and starting date 
We look for a candidate who is able to start on 1 July 2019, with contract duration of 12 months. If you are interested in this assignment and meet the requirements, please send your application including detailed CV, and contact details of 3 referees by e-mail with Subject “MEAL Expert” to Due to the urgency, the position will be filled on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.