Monitoring Evaluation Learning and Accountability Officer

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Danish Refugee Council




The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer will provide technical support to all projects and oversee all MEAL activities, including assisting project teams in defining indicators, developing data collection tools and data collection methodologies, and leading data assessments and project audits for emergency projects implemented by our partners. The Officer will collaborate closely with the MEAL Coordinator – (Emergency & HDP) and the Emergency Manager to ensure compliance with DRC MEAL requirements and best practices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure full compliance with DRC’s Minimum Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Standards in all projects implemented by DRC and our partners.
  • Lead the development of MEAL components of project proposals, including the development of indicators and project-specific MEAL plans. 
  • Support partners come up with MEAL plans and Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) to populate DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators.
  • In close collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator – (Emergency & HDP) and the Emergency Manager, develop sector-specific data collection tools and ensure their proper use by implementing teams. The position will ensure the timeliness and quality of data collection, and ensure all captured data is managed according to protection information management standards and best practices.
  • Support partners conduct rapid emergency beneficiary verification and post-distribution monitoring, assist programme teams in conducting needs and contextual assessments and analyses. 
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, assume responsibility for the implementation of the DRC Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the Area Office, ensuring that beneficiaries of emergency interventions have access to feedback and complaints channels and that feedback and complaints are logged and resolved in a timely and compliant manner.
  • Produce monthly analysis reports with updates on the implementation status of all assigned projects. This will entail flagging areas of concern, developing recommendations for corrective actions to share with the Emergency Manager, partners and MEAL Coordinator, and documenting lessons learned.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, facilitate field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
  • Under the guidance of the MEAL Coordinator, conduct internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.
  • Identify and conduct MEAL-related capacity building needs and partner program staff assume responsibility for facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
  • Provide support in preparing and reviewing partner reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, the PMT and donor reports.

Experience and Technical Competence 

  • A minimum of 3 years of MEAL experience within the humanitarian or NGO field.
  • Demonstrated experience translating log frames and results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, leading data collection and management process, designing and managing databases, and analyzing data.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Experience using software applications such as Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA.
  • Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection.


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University in statistics, economics, social sciences or related discipline 





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