MEAL Officer - Tenders Global

MEAL Officer

Danish Refugee Council




The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.   

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.   

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.  

In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din. 

Overall purpose of the role:

The MEAL Officer will support DRC MEAL team in collection, analysis and use of monitoring and evaluation data for programme improvement, learning and demonstrating impact. The post holder will lead the implementation of standard monitoring and evaluation activities for projects at the field office.  


  • Responsible for project-based M&E in defined areas, ensuring that indicators are understood and required data is collected in a timely manner.
  • Supports the Team Leader to supervise and guide MEAL Assistants and daily casual workers involved in planned data collection processes to ensure accurate data is collected and compiled.
  • Ensuring data quality is of the highest standard, through checking and understanding collected data during pilots and practice. Training data collection staff and leading the efforts of field-based data collection. Lead collection, analysis and reporting of qualitative data through Focus Group Discussions, exit interviews.
  • Develop ME plan for kick off meetings in cooperation with the implementing teams and MEAL team leader.
  • Inform MEAL Team Leader of his/her work plan, which is made in accordance with the general MEAL plan produced at an area level.
  • Update weekly the MEAL Activity Tracker, with the planned and conducted MEAL activities.
  • Maintain an overview on all indicators and collection of data as per the agreed M&E plan. This requires a full understanding the tools available to assess all indicator present on the Master MEAL indicator list.
  • Following instructions for qualitative and quantitative data collection, ensure that quality analysis and reports are shared internally. Support with donor reports when necessary.
  • Assist in the update of MEAL Master indicator sheet in coordination with the rest of the MEAL team Iraq
  • Contribute to the development of case studies, success stories and lessons learnt reports
  • Support the MEAL Team Leader to ensure that all program activities have adequate data collection tools at all times as per Master MEAL indicator list.
  • Participate in baseline and endline survey exercices.
  • Build capacity of DRC staff in the use of the M&E tools.
  • Be fully aware of and raise awareness on the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and supporting in conducting trainings when needed.
  • Promote learning in the project, particularly on issues of program quality. Regularly analyze data and produce reports on best practices and case studies.
  • Ensure that necessary reporting components are lined up in advance of report deadlines.
  • Ensure that data for all projects is collected in a timely manner, and disseminated as required, via internal or external summaries, or reports.
  • Act as area focal point when Team Leader is not available.
  • Support teams with information management efforts, liaising with database and project staff to obtain required data and lists for MEAL follow up and analysis.
  • Coordinate and Support other MEAL team members with any required tasks, as directed.

Data and Information Management

  • Maintain up to date databases and records on beneficiaries and activity delivery to ensure timely and easy access by programme teams for activity delivery.
  • Conduct data entry, cleaning and analysis into programme databases under the guidance of the MEAL Team Leader  .
  • Provide regular reports and data to the MEAL Team Leader  as well as programme teams to help in activity delivery.
  • Make sure the reports produced are placed in the adequate Onedrive folder and circulated


  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct. 
  • Ensure compliance with DRC AGD policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards. 
  • Ensure compliance with the zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy  
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager
  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)


  • Minimum of 1 year programming experience in humanitarian and development context with a specific focus on M&E.
  • Competence using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
  • Highly developed analytical and reporting skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Ability to write reports and communication pieces in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to details.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team building and facilitating skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.


  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing M&E systems and tools for an INGOs.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Experience with behavioral surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and sampling techniques.
  • Understanding of gender, protection, and human rights.


  • Relevant university degree or similar education. Advanced degree will be an asset.


  • English (very good)
  • Arabic (fluent)
  • Other languages will be an asset





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