MEAL Assistant

Posted on 21 Nov, 2021
Closing on 05 Dec, 2021

Job Description

JOB TITLE     MEAL Assistant
LOCATION     Aden 


To support the MEAL Officer and MEAL activities, including data entry and data analysis, and to monitor project objectives. Moreover, to strengthen accountability systems to ensure that support is extended to all beneficiaries. The MEAL assistant will also support in strengthening the capacity of Medair project staff in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.


In Yemen, Medair are working in the sectors of health, nutrition and WASH. Medair support primary health care facilities and community nutrition programming. This position will support health and nutrition projects on static and community programming.

INTERNAL    MEAL Officer, Project Managers, Health and Nutrition Advisor, Regional MEAL Advisor, Project Officers, Project Assistants, Medair support teams
EXTERNAL    Beneficiaries, Local and International NGOs, Relevant UN agencies, Community Leaders, Local authorities/DHO, Health facility staff, Community volunteers



  • Uphold the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence
  • Respect the Medair values at all times, both within and outside of working hours 
  • Know, understand, and comply with Medair internal policies and procedures
  • Follow the Medair Security Plan and other relates policies and SOPs
  • Adhere to Medair Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) handbook and regulations
  • Be prepared to work in Aden and other Governorates of Yemen


  • Work with the project team in all locations, collecting data from the field as per the monitoring plan
  • Follow up proactively with the programme team and management to ensure MEAL data is collected at agreed intervals
  • Assist in conducting baseline and end line surveys, verifications, PDMs, observational monitoring, exit interviews, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews; ensuring that quality data is collected from the field
  • Handle feedback mechanism data, logging beneficiary feedback from SMS, WhatsApp, paper form, and ensuring that complaints and suggestions are followed up on by the project team
  • Supervise casual labourers in collection of data
  • Enter gathered data in a prescribed format, provided by the MEAL Officer, normally in Word or Excel formats
  • Perform analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, producing graphics and summaries, leading to dashboards and draft reports with presentation the results of the analysis


  • Any other reasonable duties related to the above areas

Role Qualifications:





Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field


Higher level degree in M+E



At least 1 year Monitoring and Evaluation professional experience

Survey and data handling experience

Competence in writing reports in English

INGO experience, preferably in Health, Nutrition or WASH and an M+E Assistant



Excellent in Arabic, good command of English (written and spoken)



Microsoft Office programmes

Excel and databases

Experience in using HIS

Experience in using QlikView

Experience in GIS mapping

Experience using KOBO and ODK

Role Competencies:





Able to solve problems independently

Passionate about serving those in need impartially regardless of background

Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Desire to work for Medair in the long term



Team player with good interpersonal skills

Ability to cooperate within a team and with other teams

Supportive attitude towards other teams

Experience of working in a diverse team with different cultures and backgrounds


Capacity and willingness to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner

Able to adapt communication strategies for different situations

Flexible and willing to perform other tasks in order to facilitate the running of the project



Experience in carrying out surveys, analysing data, report writing

Experience in data handling and follow up

Experience in AAP



Excellently organized

Able to prioritise tasks

Clear communicator; skilled in oral and written communication

Previous supervisory experience


Position will be based in the Medair Aden Office, with field trips outside the city to other Governorates. 
Regular working hours will be 08:00 to 16:30 with 30 minutes for lunch but may require flexibility as the work dictates.

SALARY     According to Medair standard salary scale

TYPE OF CONTRACT    Fixed Term Contract
PLANNED START DATE    January  2022
TRAINING    As required

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills, please send a one-page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to no later than 5th   December  2021.

The subject of the email should be headed:  MEAL Assistant and your full name 

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements, or you will not be considered.

This position is open for men and women, including persons living with disabilities

We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicated.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

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