Ended MEAL Assistant

The Job



Contract Type:

6 Months

Place of Work:

Taiz - Yemen

Reports to:

MEAL Officer


About us:

War Child, the charity for children affected by war. We are the only specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and upholding the rights of children caught up in juvenile justice in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

Our values

We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximise our beneficial impact for children in conflict.

•Accountable to children
Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity.

We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty

•Committed to each other
We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to be the best we can be.  We are honest and open with each other, sharing our successes and confronting our challenges.

MEAL Assistant Role

War Child is in a period of growth in Yemen. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Assistant is part of the MEAL team in Yemen and ensures that WCUK generates reliable and accurate data and learning at both the project and organizational levels. The MEAL assistant promotes the use of data, information, and evidence to ensure high quality programmes through accountability to affected populations, learning and improvement, and evidence based programme management. This is an exciting time for War Child in Yemen as the mission expands. The role is well suited to a dynamic and committed individual who wants to take on more responsibility over time.

Job Description

The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) unite, supporting implementation of the overall Yemen MEAL Strategy. They will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management, the MEAL Assistant will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability, and will assist in manage the feedback mechanism. The MEAL Assistant will work closely with the MEAL Officer to support data entry and management as needed

  • Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on War Child UK programmes
  • Conduct regular sites/field visits to ensure the organization’s accountability to affected populations.
  • Manage feedback received and ensuring a timely and appropriate follow-up if needed
  • Manage the feedback, complaints, and response mechanism and produce weekly/monthly reports for MEAL Officer
  • Entering data and sharing findings with MEAL officer.
  • Help collect data needed for the Output Tracker and support with data collection processes if needed
  • Ensure data protection best practices are complied with.
  • Support programmes with conducting assessments as needed, facilitate focus groups and other qualitative data collection exercises.
  • Work closely with field staff to collect data and implement activities to support beneficiary accountability
  • Preparing monthly/weekly progress report to line supervisor
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained 
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager;  

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • BA in social sciences or project management or related field with relevant training in M&E.
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in the MEAL area on education, child protection and FSL projects is essential.
  • Experience of working with IDPs and other vulnerable communities
  • Experience in collecting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning and its role within project development and implementation
  • Experience in maintaining spreadsheets and databases
  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods and confident in applying these to large data sets
  • Working knowledge of English (written and Verbal) is a must.
  • Excellent people skills, working effectively with colleagues in the Programme and Country Offices
  • Good coordination and organisational skills
  • IT literate with particularly strong skills in Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines

Person Specification

As this role is a National position, all candidates are required to be a Yemeni national.

Our benefits:

•Flexible working arrangements

•30 annual leave per year

•Investment in training and development

•Transportation and Appearance Allowance

•Health Insurance

•1-1 wellbeing consultations with trained counsellors 

•Social Security Contribution

•Enhanced Leave Policy

•Eid Bonus

Child safeguarding

Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply
  • Interested internal candidates are invited to submit a Letter of Motivation and a CV to recruitmentyemen@warchild.org.uk by on 11:59pm on 20.07.2019
  • Clearly mention the Position you have applied + your Name in the email’s subject

Pre-employment checks

Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • receipt of three satisfactory references
  • Employer: War Child
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Taiz
  • Posted on: 8 July 2019
  • Deadline: 20 July 2019