MEAL Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Tal Afer, Iraq

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th November, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil,Sulaimanyah, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din. rbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.

About the job:

The MEAL Assistant will work with the MEAL Team Leader to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of planned interventions for the DRC Iraq Programm. S/he will assist with baseline assessments, organize teams of enumerators and field data collection, support with data entry, analysis and reporting.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting

  • Assist the MEAL Team Leader in implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for the field programme.
  • Assist in the review MEAL Plans and populate the MEAL Activity Tracker with planned activities.
  • Assist in planning and conducting field-level data collection and analysis using different techniques including household surveys, market assessments, focus group discussions and key informant interviews
  • Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams, including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency.
  • Support the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing and compiling reports to inform programme development and implementation.
  • Compile, sort and analyse the information from field visits. Produce ad hoc and regular reports as required.
  • Improve Monitoring and Evaulation department processes and procedures including data collection, data entry into databases, data filing, analysis and report writting.
  • Contribute to the development of case studies, success stories and lessons learnt reports
  • Assist the MEAL Team Leader in implementing accountability activities for the field program.
  • Assist in the update of MEAL Master indicator sheet in coordination with the rest of the MEAL team Iraq
  • Assist the Team Leader in the inputs of Donor reports based on collected data and past reports
  • Conduct field visits to collect information and observe distribution and program activities. Regular visits.
  • Collect complaints and feedback when required, by manning the Hotline (only if required).

Data and Information Management

  • Maintain up to date databases and records on beneficiaries and activity delivery to ensure timely and easy access by programme teams for activity delivery.
  • Conduct data entry, cleaning and analysis into programme databases and ODK systems under the guidance of the MEAL Team Leader.
  • Provide regular reports and data to the MEAL Team Leader as well as programme teams to help in activity delivery.


  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager;
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct.
  • Reporting to: Team Leader - MEAL.

About you:

  • One-year experience with NGO as a MEAL Assistant.
  • High-level knowledge and practice with all Microsoft offices product. (Excel, Word, PPT, Onedrive and SharePoint are assets)
  • Flexible and willing to learn and apply new workplace skills.
  • Team working and supporting my colleagues.
  • Focused on delivering best possible results to the organization
  • Able to work well with a range of people both within and outside the organization.
  • Capacity to understand data bases

Education: Relevant Bachelor’s degree


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