MEAL Field Officer - Lebanese Nationals

Acción contra el Hambre, Beirut, Lebanon
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible to implement a functional MEAL system at field level. The officer provides support to the programmes and operations departments in designing, monitoring and evaluating all projects’ interventions.

Collect monitoring, evaluation, research and learning data on ACF projtect activities and learning initiatives covering different sectors (Vulnerability Verification; Food Security and Livelihoods; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
Manage casual workers, setting workplans and identifying resource needs
Ensure tools are fit for purpose and appropriate to context through review and revision with line supervisor
Conduct focus groups discussions and key informant interviews
Communicate effectively with communities affected by ACF visits through clear and respectful dialogue
Collect, analyze and present quantitative and qualitative data through written reports and dashboards
Verify the quality of data through quality assurance protocol development and execution and triangulation of findings with primary and secondary data sources
Report any allegations of irregularities, fraud, corruption or other forms of misconduct by to the Ethic’s Committee
Objective 1: Assessment Preparation (5%)

Make the necessary arrangements before the assessment (call group participants, check access to areas, set times, check availability, etc…)
Coordinate with the logistics staff (drivers) to book movements and identify assessment locations
Identify suitable locations to conduct interviews when there are specific needs to bear in mind (privacy, confidentiality of information, accessibility, etc...)
Pre-test all assessments and provide feedback on content and technical KOBO considerations (skip patterns, logic checks, etc.)
Support in translation as needed
Objective 2: Data Collection (50%)

Collect quantitative data through a variety of tools: KAP surveys, baseline/endline assessments, etc.
Collect in-depth qualitative data through a variety of tools: FGD, KII, pairwise ranking exercises, etc.
Ensure that all data captured is kept physically secure at all times.
Properly explain and obtain consent from eligible entity for interview (HoH, community leader, etc.)
Ensure that assessment protocols are followed
Objective 3: Data Analysis (10%)

Develop and conduct quality assurance protocols on all quantitative data
Triangulate findings between different primary and secondary information sources
Perform basic quantitative analysis and develop charts and figures
Summarize qualitative data into narrative format
Objective 4: Accountability (5%)

Maintain regular contact with beneficiaries, community leaders, municipality representatives and other (I)NGOs, inviting them to participate in monitoring and assessment processes and sharing the results with them
Inform target beneficiaries of their rights, the intended results and impact of the project, the monitoring and evaluation processes, and the feedback and complaints Mechanism of ACF International.
Provide feedback and complaints to hotline officer for recording
Submit accurate referrals through RIMS when identified
Objective 5: Learning (5%)

Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt
Support the implementation of reviews and learning events at project locations, as needed
Objective 6: Reporting (written and verbal): Giving feedback based on observation and report writing (5%)

Provide weekly workplan with updated accomplishments
Regular oral reporting, debriefing and feedback to the M&E Manager, MEAL Coordinator and Project Managers (where necessary).
Support in writing narrative for project assessments
Objective 7: Management and Coordination (15%)

Set work plans for daily workers
Work closely with WASH, FSL, Protection and MEAL Field Officers for data collection execution
Report any resource needs to line manager in advance for planning
Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community
Objective 8: Security (5%)

Respect the security rules specified in the mission and base security plan, see to it that the team under his/her responsibility complies with the security plan and perform the security management tasks that can be assigned in its protocols.
Communicate to the security managers of the working location any security related information or noncompliance with the security plan
Training/ Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in information management, social sciences, or any related field

Specific technical knowledge:

Good knowledge of the region (Beirut) to facilitate the visits
Good Knowledge in data collection, analysis, and management principles
Good analytical capacity for qualitative and quantitative information
Experience in coordinating the process of data collection and that in addition to experience in managing and preserving the data through Android device
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerBI, etc.)
Ability to lead and train casual workers
Capacity for receiving, processing and responding to beneficiaries through hotline, field visits, and other complaints and feedback mechanisms.
Key MEAL officer characteristics: Organized, available, good learner, diplomatic and able to work as a part of the team. On the other hand, the officer must have the ability to take initiative and work independently when needed
Previous experience:

Minimum three years of experience in working in a relief or development NGO with a focus on MEAL processes
Previous field experience in assessments, data gathering, interviews, and Knowledge acquired in any of the following fields: Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Protection
Previous experiencing managing staff or volunteers
Humanitarian sector knowledge:

Good understanding and knowledge of the humanitarian principles
Communication skills to interact with refugees and vulnerable population
Action Against the Hunger knowledge:

Acceptance for the principles, charter and objectives of Action Against Hunger


Able to work in BOTH Arabic and English (spoken, written and read)

IT and specific systems:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
ODK – Kobo
Experience on power BI is an asset
Mobility (national/ international)