Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability And Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Première Urgence Internationale

Erbil, Iraq


The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator is responsible for guiding the overall MEAL strategy and implementation or related activities within projects while providing timely and relevant information to stakeholders. The MEAL coordinator will support PUI’s operational and technical staff in ensuring the accountability of PUI’s programme in Iraq by developing the appropriate MEAL strategies and protocols for each project/specific technical sector. He/she will provide technical MEAL guidance and leadership at all level of the Country Program, by leading efforts to document progress, effectiveness and impact of PUI´s intervention in the country. The MEAL Coordinator will ensure the use of technically appropriate needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation methods, contributing therefore to improve the quality and effectiveness of PUI humanitarian action.


  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission for Programmes (DHoMP), and in cooperation with technical coordinators and MEAL staff in the operational bases and at coordination level, the MEAL Coordinator will:
    • Lead the design and the roll-out of a sound and adapted-to-context MEAL strategy and operational guidance integrating cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, accountability, do-no-harm, community participation, disability, etc.)
    • Provides a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues such as: design of M&E plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, “do no harm” analysis, terms of references of internal and external evaluations etc.
    • Looks over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department (studies, maps…);
    • Makes sure his/her department is cross-cutting and well integrated with all departments (functional links) as well as coherent with all coordinators and managers;
    • Supports training of program teams within his/her fields of expertise;
    • Contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques;
  • Note: The responsibility for some assessments, monitoring and evaluation of program activities will remain the primary responsibility of the program teams. MEAL Coordinator will however ensure the proper tools are developed and are made available to the field teams.



  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences
  • Professional Experience
  • At least 3 years previous NGO experience
  • Previous working experience abroad
  • At least 2 years managing MEAL teams
  • Desirable:
    • Experience in emergency response
    • Experience in setting up a MEAL department
    • Experience in health programs monitoring

Knowledge and Skills

  • Capacity for analysing and synthetizing comprehensive information & technical data
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and mentoring
  • Good written communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Prior knowledge of the country/region
  • Experience in donor requirements and expectations, particularly ECHO, UE, UN, and OFDA
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility in a proactive approach
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
  • Strong commitment in humanitarian principles
  • Resilience to stress
  • Diplomacy and open-mindedness
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organisation and ability to manage priorities and varied workload
  • Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs
  • Problem solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics


  • English required
  • French, Arabic, Kurdish desirable

Special Conditions

  • Movements to all bases

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