Ended MEAL Head of Department

The Job

Action Contre la Faim is an International Humanitarian Organization which is private, non-political, non-denomination and non-profit making. Action Contre la Faim vocation is to save lives by combating hunger, disease and those crises threatening the lives of vulnerable men, women and children. Action Contre la Faim currently operates in 46 countries including Yemen globally and conduct programs in nutrition, food security, health, water and sanitation.

JOB TITLE:  MEAL Head of Department

Department: MEAL

Location: Sana’a

Duration: 9 Months (renewable)

Salary and Benefits: Gross monthly salary: 2,923 $ - 3,469 $  // Medical and Life Insurance: Including the employee, spouse, children and parents

Assignment : Contribute to increase the programs’ quality and impact through the implementation of an efficient monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system adapted to local context


1-  Develop and roll out a technically sound Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for the mission:

  • Developing individual M&E plan for every new project, in collaboration with HoDs/DCD
  • Ensuring proper budgeting of monitoring activities in every new project
  • Reviewing and standardizing existing project monitoring tools (PDM, KAP, Baseline,etc..)
  • Where required, providing training to field teams on surveys
  • Implementing ACF International project evaluation tools
  • Reviewing mission protocol for surveys as required
  • Providing continuous technical support and training on project monitoring
  • Review and provide technical feedback on internal/external reports
  • Developing standard indicators and tools for monitoring outcome/impact of projects
  • Ensuring compliance with donor monitoring and evaluation requirements
  • Providing technical inputs in proposal for the monitoring and evaluations sections
  • Upon need, develop Terms of Reference for external evaluation
  • Facilitate third-party/external monitoring of mission projects
  • Support the mission in developing its remote management policy (for monitoring)
  • Consolidating/analyzing project monitoring data and providing recommendations for improving program quality

         2- Develop an accountability framework for the mission and roll out a light feedback and complain mechanism:

  • Developing an accountability framework in line with ICCM recommendations and adapted to the local context
  • Mainstreaming accountability in the mission monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Providing training to coordination and field teams on accountability
  • Integrating CEWG tools in the mission monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Consolidating and analyzing the results of accountability-related monitoring
  • Developing SoPs for a light beneficiary feedback mechanism
  • Rolling out the light feedback mechanism with continuous technical support to in-charges
  • Consolidating and analyzing the results of the feedback mechanism
  • Producing quarterly report on the accountability framework
  • Providing technical inputs during proposal writing on accountability
  • Providing operational recommendations for improving accountability across projects
  • Developing training modules and delivering training on community engagement      

         3 - Develop a mission learning framework

  • Developing a mission learning framework
  • Facilitating project closing/lessons-learn workshop with coordination and field teams
  • Review project monitoring tools (end-line/PDM) and identify lessons learnt
  • Link with the program departments to collect information about past project/lessons-learnt
  • Consolidate results and regularly update lesson learnt document for each department
  • Ensure proper dissemination of lessons learnt

          4- : Support the management of the MEAL team

  • The development/revision of Job Description for the MEAL team
  • The recruitment of 2 MEAL Managers
  • The development of time-bounded action plan for the MEAL team
  • The day-to-day management of his/her team (guidance, follow-up, motivation…)
  • The continue (re) evaluation of team needs for training and development of training plan
  • The evaluation of staff performance according to ACF policies
  • Enforcing ACF Human Resources policy and Charter with the MEAL team

           5- External representation

  • Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Assessment Working Group
  • Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Community Engagement Working Group
  • Attend M&E Technical Working Group for all the consortia
  • Upon needs, represent ACF to other external meetings

           6- External representation

  • Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Assessment Working Group
  • Represent ACF and actively contribute to the Community Engagement Working Group
  • Attend M&E Technical Working Group for all the consortia
  • Upon needs, represent ACF to other external meetings

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Bachelor Degree in humanitarian, social sciences, statistical or similar fields
  • At least three year experience in humanitarian context, preferably in complex emergencies.
  • Relevant experience in humanitarian project monitoring and evaluation/developing MEAL systems
  • Prior experience in conducting training/coaching
  • Advanced command of Excel and at least one additional data packages like STATA, SPSS, etc.
  • Excellent capacity-building skills
  • Excellent personal and communication skills, real team player
  • Ability to work at both strategic and operational levels
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Experience in strategy development, and proposal and report writing
  • Experience in working with remote management and support
  • Capacity to work autonomously, under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good organization skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Arabic will be consider as an asset
  • Demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equity and equality.
  • Humanitarian, recovery and development programs integrated with Nut/Health/Wash/Emergency sectors


  • Level of the position: Manager.
  • Basic salary in accordance with our National Salary grid.
  • Transportation allowance.
  • Eid bonus: a full basic salary per year.
  • Medical and life insurance coverage: Including the employee, spouse, children and parents.


ACF offers equal opportunities, however priority given to qualified female and/or persons with a disability.

How to Apply

Application Process: Send application comprising a detailed CV and Cover Letter in English, clearly mention the position you have applied + the location of the position, to recruitment@ye-actioncontrelafaim.org or in a sealed envelope dropped at ACF office latest by 22/Aug/2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Action Contre la Faim
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 7 August 2019
  • Deadline: 22 August 2019