Ended MEAL Assistant

The Job

About SDF:

The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent organization established in March 2015, officially registered at the Ministry of Social Affairs as per license (99). As SDF has been present in Yemen since 2015, it has experience implementing emergency child protection and education responses, including women and youth empowerment. SDF has experience in handling large grants from international donors, such as UNDP, UNHCR, OCHA, WHO, SCI and ZOA. The Foundation has excellent national-level relations and has experience in coordinating with both national and international NGOs. It has offices, staff and community based committees in Hajjah, Sana'a, Marib, Ibb, Hudidah and Hadramout as well as solid experiences engaging with local communities from whom it gained acceptance and with whom it has collaborated in the past. In addition to that, SDF creates livelihood opportunities and community based protection committees. Last but not least, the foundation is mainly focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Humanitarian Response.  

Posted vacancy: MEAL ASSISTANT.

Employer: Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Yemen.


Position type: Full time – contract.

Position reporting to:  Project Officer & MEAL Officer.

Number of vacancies: One (1).

Starting Date: ASAP.

Post date: January 8, 2019.


  • Assist in apprehending data across program interventions and analyze data collected during monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Oversee data tracking and analysis on regular basis and ensure that data and metrics in field reports are accurate.
  • In coordination with MEAL officer, adapt MEAL systems to monitor and evaluate project activities and impact, in accordance with SDF & donor guidelines.
  • Write and summarize field reports to develop quality and informative monthly and quarterly reports for donors and internal teams.
  • Work with MEAL officer to identify opportunities to innovate MEAL systems.
  • Support pre and post monitoring, need assessments, survey, focus groups and evaluation or verification as well as other studies at the project level.
  • Conduct regular field visits to meet the beneficiaries, coordinate with MEAL officer, to capture data correctly and efficiently to ensure regular and accurate information.
  • Track and report lessons learned, prepare success stories about the program and share with MEAL for wider circulation.
  • Monitor project progress through field visit, offer feedback and keep regular communication with related field and office level staff.

* Ensures planning and implementation of the projects, focusing on overall MEAL framework of the projects:

  • Assist in the development of the project Monitoring and Evaluation plan and its effective and efficient implementation.
  • Ensure that log frame performance and impact indicators are defined and are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound).
  • Ensure that the purpose of the MEAL Operating Manual is being achieved and enabling decision-making on the project progression and development.
  •  Assist in the conduct of project baseline and progress surveys (appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods and data collection procedures, data verification though, periodic site visits, where appropriate provide or facilitate necessary training).
  • Prepare annual work plans and associated budgets for MEAL related activities.

* Ensure proper monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Draft Regular MEAL project reports and assist in the preparation of project evaluation and/or review reports.
  • Compile and consolidate project component reports monthly/quarterly/bi-annually.
  • Ensure that project data are entered and updated on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that lessons learned is fed back into project implementation.

Qualifications and Requirements:

A. Academic qualifications:

  • Education to BS/BA level in Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, Management, Environment Sciences, Natural Science or related field combined with extensive experience in similar responsible position in rural community is considered as equivalent.


  • At least 2 years of work experience in a field related to rural development, livelihoods,
    agriculture promotion, and planning or project management or business administration.
  • At least 2 year of experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation or other learning efforts is required.
  • Experience developing and disseminating regular communication materials and updates
  • Experience conducting rapid needs assessments.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge and skills of Information Technology, in order to support the development and maintenance of database system of the project
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, statistics analysis experience on evaluation of data, as well as, experience in updating data indicator in web system.
  • Qualified Candidates from ALhudidah Governorate will be given a selection advantage among others.
How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send a detailed CV in English and a cover letter, clearly specifying the position they are applying for, to hr@sdfyemen.org by midnight January 18, 2019. Any emails without clear subject indicate the Position that he/she wants to apply for in the advert will be excluded.
  • RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: SDF
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 8 January 2019
  • Deadline: 18 January 2019