MEAL Specialist

World Vision, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd October, 2019

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Job Profile

The (MEAL Specialist- Grant project), Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning specialist’s main responsibility is to ensure the quality of the assigned grant funded project implemented by World Vision Lanka. The MEAL specialist will be based in the project office and s/he will report to the project manager directly and will matrix report to the MEAL Manager within the Grants Acquisition & Management (GAM) team. S/he should develop an effective MEAL system for the project and support to implement a MEAL system at the National level.

The purpose of the MEAL system for grants funded project is to support well-informed management, to enable rigorous accountability for performance, to support learning, and to contribute evidence to improve program practices and new project proposal development for project team and Grants Acquisition & Management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Implementation of effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) systems at project level
  • Timely management information is provided for community stakeholders, World Vision, DFAT and other users
  • Indicator monitoring database Management
  • Monitor Project outputs
  • Share lessons and recommendations
  • Technical/Sectorial Capacity/ Competency building (Staff, Community and partner).
  • Train Staff, partners and stakeholders in correct data gathering and reporting
  • Submit Reports on schedule as per donor requirement
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Bachelor of Degree in Social science/other
  • At least 05 years of field experience for M&E sector with Community Development.
  • High level computer skills including data entry and using various MS applications for data analysis, functions , macro, and the preparation of pivot tables, charts, and tables.
  • Able to handle digital base data collection tool development and data collection Ex-ODK, tangarine etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, reporting in English
  • Training and Facilitation skills
  • Strong Project management experience with Grant management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy, work methodically and neatly.
  • Frequent travel to Northern Province.


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