Senior MEAL Officer

Job Description

Main Purpose

The Senior MEAL officer will assist the MEAL Manager in overall management and output of the MEAL unit.

Reporting – MEAL Manager

MEAL minimum standards

·         Support Regional MEAL Officers to implement MEAL minimum standards across the portfolio.

·         Design appropriate tools and methodologies for assessing project outcomes.

·         Check the quality of data being collected to ensure it is accurate.

·         Assist the MEAL manager in ensuring HfJ Ethiopia’s database is well designed, electronically maintained, accessible to relevant staff, and compliant with data protection policies and laws.

·         Coordinate training, mentorship, and technical assistance support to the project staff and partners, in the use of the MEAL system and accurate data collection, analysis, and reporting

Evidence and learning

·         Assists in designing and overseeing baseline, midterm and final evaluation studies of projects.

·         Lead the review of gathered data, interpreting findings and providing analyses in written reports across each project and award.

·         Conduct regular studies and exploration on the time series data collected in the HfJ database to shed light on  project results and to aid decision-making.

·         Write good quality analyses and research reports that can be published.

·         Keep up to date with developments in MEAL, including best practice examples within the country and internationally, and ensure continuing professional development and learning.

·         Support project and bid development, by highlighting existing evidence around good practice, by providing information on our own interventions and learning, and by supporting the development of theories of change, logical frameworks, etc.


·         Play the lead role in ensuring donor and government reporting is prepared in a timely and accurate manner, and addresses performance against targets and deliverables agreed.

· Provide regular project and programme updates in suitable formats and respond to specific requests for projects and programmes data.


· Act as a primary contact person in the absence of the MEAL manager

· Perform other duties as assigned by MEAL Manager

· Promote Hope for Justice’s core values of Honoring, Openness, Professionalism and Empowerment across the organisation and with partners

– Represent the organisation in different review meeting, workshop and network meetings

– Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.

Key Areas

– Data is accurate, relevant, and available on a timely basis.
· Projects and awards follow MEAL minimum standards and have developed the associated documentation.
· Reports are accurate, timely, and provide the information and analysis required.
· Survivors and other stakeholders have the information on our work to be able to hold us to account.

Soft Skills

Technical Skills

·      Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, including excellent listening skills.

·      Resolute, and committed to achieving high quality standards and striving for excellence.

·      Accurate and attentive to detail.

·      Good analytical thinking skills.

·      Flexibility to cope with unexpected situations.

·       A team player and have a desire to learn and be stretched in new areas of your profession.
·      Good organisational skills.

·      Understand basic Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning principles (ideally as they are defined within MEAL DPro).

·      Training facilitation skill.

·      Ability to write accurate, concise and informative reports.

·      Language proficiency in written and spoken English.

·      Computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages.

·       Safeguarding

Job Requirements

– First level university degree in Statistics or other Social Science-related fields.

– MEAL DPro or equivalent qualification is desirableExperience
ü  Understanding of and experience in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking is desirable.
ü  At least relevant 5 years’ experience working in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.
Experience working with vulnerable children and families.

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter in one pdf/word format including your salary expectation & notice period to Hope for Justice, via email to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please put the position you are applying for ”Senior MEAL Officer” in the subject line.
Closing Date:  April 06/2023
The Hope for Justice promotes diversity in the workplace. Regardless of age, marital status, ethnicity, sex, color, country origin, religion, or sexual orientation, Hope for Justice evaluates all applicants solely based on their merits.

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