MEL Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Greece

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th 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. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.


DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Attica Greece as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer. Under supervision of the MEL Team Leader and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the MEL Officer will support the implementation of all MEL objectives under DRC projects in Attica.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the managerial supervision of MEL Team Leader, the MEL Officer will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s activities.

The main responsibilities will include but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Conduct interviews, focus group discussions (FGD), and any other data collection techniques necessary
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for the ongoing improvement of data collection tools and methods
  • Assist the MEL Team Leader in data analysis and drafting reports as required
  • Participate in or directly animate the findings dissemination sessions to program teams and various stakeholders
  • Ensure the safe storage and archiving of the databases under his/her responsibility
  • Ensure that Means of Verification (MoV) and all appropriate documentation for DRC Greece’s interventions are available and stored in an orderly manner
  • Accompany the program teams during key moments of interventions, offering technical support in putting in place previous recommendations

In addition to the above, the MEL Officer may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the MEL Team Leader.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor and preferably Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, International Development
  • At least two years experience working in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs and or research institution will be considered a strong advantage
  • Fluency in English and Arabic; working knowledge of Greek and or French will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office; knowledge of SPSS, R and STATA will be considered an advantage
  • Experience with reporting and synthesizing data highly desirable

Required Skills & Qualitie

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills is a must, and a good sense of humor

Core Competencies of DRC:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity


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