Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Greece

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 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 fulfilment 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 organisation with more than 8,000 employees and also 8,000 volunteers, while managing a turnover of over 400 million Euro. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, nongovernmental and non-denominational relief organisation. The Danish Refugee Council is Denmark’s largest humanitarian NGO and has been ranked the 3rd best NGO in the world in 2018 (for the six consecutive years, the organisation is among the top five of the NGO Advisor Annual List).

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 Larissa (Central Greece) as a MEL Assistant. Under the supervision of the Area Manager, the MEL Assistant is responsible for the implementation of pre and post-intervention data collection, both quantitative and qualitative and directly liaising with the DRC programme’s beneficiaries. She/he will also work together with the MEL Coordinator on data consolidation, analysis and reporting and actively participate in the dissemination of the findings as planned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The MEL Assistant responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Support the development of data collection tools, such as questionnaires, checklists etc.
  • Administer surveys, conduct interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs) and any other data-collection techniques necessary
  • Give feedback and make recommendations for the constant improvement of the data collection tools and methods
  • Ensure the safe storage and archiving of the databases under her/his responsibility
  • Support the Area Manager in data analysis and report-writing as required
  • Participate in the findings’ dissemination sessions to program teams, as well as to various stakeholders
  • Accompany the program teams during key moments of our interventions offering technical support in putting in place previous recommendations

Required Qualification:s

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques, including surveys, interviews, FGD, observations etc.
  • Ability to present and meaningfully disseminate findings addressing to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent Arabic, Kurdish (Kurmanji and/or Sorani) or Farsi/Dari language skills
  • Excellent English language skills is a must
  • MS Office computer skills, especially Excel

Other Additional Qualifications:

  • University degree in international development, behavioural /social sciences a strong advantage
  • Familiarity with gender and protection mainstreaming in humanitarian programs an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Capacity to build rapport with people from various cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of SPSS, ODK, NVivo, KoboToolbox or similar software highly desirable

Required Skills & Qualities:

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Pro activity, 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 organisational skills are must, and a good sense of humor


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