Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager – Consortium at Action Against Hunger

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Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager – Consortium

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting to: RESILAC Project Coordinator
Proposed start date: June 2024

Job Description

  • Action Against Hunger is currently looking to fill the role of Consortium MEAL Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the implementation of the consortium’s MEAL strategy across all strands, in particular the creation of MEAL tools, the deployment of the MEAL strategy in the field, coordination with consortium members and implementing partners, and capacity building for field teams.
  • The Consortium MEAL Manager will be responsible for facilitating the integration of the M&E tools defined by the URD group.
  • The Consortium MEAL Manager will ensure that the norms and standards of Action Against Hunger are respected in the implementation of the program and will support the team cohesion of the mission’s MEAL department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the consortium’s national MEAL strategy in coordination with the consortium members, the National Project Coordinator and under the technical guidance of the RESILAC Regional Advisor for MEAL;
  • Ensure the development of the program’s MEAL framework (Monitoring and Evaluation Plan);
  • To contribute to the development, improvement and harmonization of MEAL tools to facilitate data collection, the monitoring of activities, the evaluation of results obtained and the capitalization of the program’s achievements and learning;
  • Promote the smooth flow of MEAL information between the consortium partners according to a pre-established communication circuit, and hence the team cohesion of the consortium members;
  • Plan and coordinate MEAL activities throughout the life of the programme and compile the information gathered using the appropriate tools;
  • Organizing and facilitating information and training sessions in MEAL and CHS for the consortium’s field teams;
  • Oversee the parties’ feedback and complaints mechanisms and produce quarterly consolidated national reports;
  • Take an active part in the learning framework promoting the sharing of experience and practices between RESILAC project MEAL managers (workshops, cross-visits, discussion forums, etc.);
  • Participate in the elaboration of Terms of References for evaluations (Territorial diagnosis, Baseline, Midline and Endline) and coordinate  all activities  related to multi scenario  planning & analysis and mapping of zone / area of  intervention at country level;
  • Ensure timely and quality data collection, inclusive of needs assessments, household registration, baseline/endline surveys, PDMs, and any other data collection exercise needed by the programme showing understanding and leadership with different data collection methodologies;
  • Ensure monthly update of the reporting tools (tracking sheet, Dashboard…) of the RESILAC project;
  • Lead the compiling of quantitative and qualitative indicators’ analysis and reporting, on the basis of the RESILAC project’s reporting schedule;
  • Undertake regular site visits and monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessments, case studies, and accountability mechanisms to ensure that proper sampling and methodology are used;
  • Establish a process of mapping of territorial area of interventions (on regular basis, calendar).Report and communicate all information related to context analysis and approaches put in place;
  • Participate in the elaboration of methodologies and tools to facilitate national and operational  Steering  Committee sessions at country level;
  • Participate in/support technical capitalization activities, initiatives, research, and national or cross-border studies carried out as part of the program’s capitalization;
  • Support teams to pilot data collection tools and integrate the findings into the final tools by providing feedback/error reports to the Project Coordinator, RESILAC Nigeria staff, RESILAC Regional MEAL Adviser and Maiduguri M&E team;
  • Coordinate participatory processes at country level (involving partners / stakeholders) for the identification of the  topics  for  research-action; research and learning activities at country level to ensure consistency;
  • Identify potential partners for research (universities and research institutes) in the country and initiate a good relationship and collaboration in the framework of research. Coordinate all activities related to consultation and census of studies (Internet, universities / Institutes) on the context;
  • Identify and document the relevant case studies: video/photos on good practices, lessons learnt in the  area/ region of intervention to be  shared  with  Regional MEAL advisor  on monthly basis;
  • Hold regular consultation meetings with Programme Managers (PMs) and Technical Advisers on the application and monitoring of technical quality indicators for projects;
  • With the support of the National Project Coordinator, ensure the preparation and organization of the quarterly reviews meetings of RESILAC project with the field /operational teams and partners;
  • Organize regular meetings with the field staff/technical team and partners on data collection and information sharing related to indicators of the logical framework.

Position Requirements

  • A University Degree or equivalent in Economics, International Development, Agriculture, Statistics, Public Health, Project Management,  Demography, Monitoring and Evaluation, or related subjects;
  • A minimum of 3 years M&E related work experience  and at least 1 year in managerial positions;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of communities of practice;
  • Good knowledge of the management of the project cycle;
  • Facilitation of training workshops and work (ex: Planning workshop, workshop on the development of tools, capacity-building workshop, etc.);
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive;
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and capacity to influence peers;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages;
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited;
  • Excellent ability to communication in English (both spoken and written);
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger;
  • Excellent ability to organization and planning;
  • Excellent ability to analysis and writing synthesis;
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in food security, economic recovery, cash transfer;
  • Experience in leading research strategies and plans;
  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms;
  • Experience in statistical analysis;
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies;
  • Good understanding of the Hausa and/or Kanuri language.

Application Closing Date
10th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:



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  • Action Against Hunger does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
  • Other benefits include but are not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.
  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for a hospitalized child, and creche facilities for babies and toddlers.
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