MEAL Officer

MEAL Officer in Mykolaiv: Danish Refugee Council one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs working in 40 countries worldwide, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Team Leader for Dnipro Office.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years with emergency and durable solution interventions for assisting IDPs, returnees, Host communities, and conflict-affected populations. With the outbreak of the conflict in February 2022, DRC has shifted its programming to emergency response to meet the urgent needs of conflict-affected population in the country. Current DRC programming is focusing on protection activities such as protection monitoring, information dissemination, Individual protection assistance, legal aid, GBV prevention and response, Psychosocial support (PSS), and community-based protection. In addition to protection programming, DRC is currently implementing Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), NFI, Shelter & WASH interventions, and Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Demining and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. The organization counts with six offices in the country.

Overall purpose of the role

Responsible for implementing all activities related to monitoring the progress and quality of project activities as per work plan. The MEAL Assistant should collate and verify quantitative programme information, conduct independent monitoring field visits, support with conducting surveys, interviews and focus-group discussions, data entering and assisting with the data analysis. The MEAL Assistant should have a constructive and collaborative relationship with programme staff while maintaining independence and neutrality.

Geographic scope: Base (Mykolaiv)

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

Main responsibilities: 

Monitoring and evaluation:

  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative data collection activities at the field level;
  • Assist with data compilation, tracking and analysis (interview/ focus group discussion (FGD) transcripts, statistical data, producing graphs or data visualisation products/ data presentation, data entering);
  • Support field teams in implementing monitoring activities and facilitating FGD and key informant interviews;
  • Support programme and information management staff with tracking the key performance indicator for their projects on a monthly basis. This may include periodic verification of supporting documentation;
  • During monitoring activities ensure beneficiaries are treated with respect, confidentiality and informed consent;
  • Keep supervisor informed of any safety incident that might take place

Reporting and information:

  • Submit weekly and monthly reports to the MEAL Manager/ MEAL Officer on achievements and challenges related to monitoring;
  • Produce monitoring Field visit reports to ensure programs have accurate, useful and relevant data to inform project development;
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program;
  • Assist with desk research, post-assistance monitoring and evaluation reports;
  • Work with programme and other MEAL staff to compile reports for various coordination requests including NGO coordination bodies and local authorities.

Humanitarian Accountability:

  • Support the implementation of DRC’s complaints mechanism;
  • Ensure that the activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles, including Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Have a good understanding of, and ability to make recommendations on the safe and secure storage of data and information;


  • Support with conducting learning events
  • Assist with updating Lessons Learnt Tool and conducting Lessons Learnt activities during the programme workshops.

Any other tasks, as requested including, but not limited to translation, taking minutes, representation in coordination meetings etc.

Required experience and competencies

  • Minimum 1 year of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning;
  • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze data and summarize it for a range of different audiences;
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of data analysis and data collection tools (Power Bi, KoBo toolbox) is a plus;
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others;
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes;
  • Experience of working within budget constraints;
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques;
  • Experience in social work, community development, non-governmental organizations, or civil society;
  • Good command of English (both written and spoken);
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian

We offer

  • Contract length: 6 months renewable depending on performance
  • Level Н2
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Only candidates who possess the right to work in Ukraine will be considered.

Closing date for applications: 17 April 2023

We reserve the right to conduct further interviews before the deadline for submission of applications.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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Department: Europe
Country: Ukraine
Workplace: Mykolaiv
Contract Type: National
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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