Monitoring, Evaluation, Accounting, and Learning Assistant

Представництво Датської Ради у справах біженців в Україні шукає Monitoring, Evaluation, Accounting, and Learning Assistant у м.Слов'янськ.

Overall purpose of the role

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accounting, and Learning (MEAL) Assistant should ensure that the DRC-DDG field offices are in line with our Standard Operating Procedures with regards to monitoring and evaluation and fulfil key components of our Core Humanitarian Standard commitments. More specifically the MEAL Assistant should collate and verify quantitative programme information, conduct independent surveys and lead on our complaints and feedback from beneficiaries and community members. The MEAL Assistant should have a constructive, collaborative relationship with programme staff while maintaining independence.

Geographic scope: Base (Slovyansk)

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.



The MEAL Assistant will have the following duties:

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative data collection activities at field level  
  • Support the design and piloting of monitoring tools to be used during activities and assistance 
  • During monitoring activities ensure beneficiaries are treated with respect, confidentiality and informed consent 
  • Carry out data collection work 
  • Refer on potential vulnerable cases to Monitoring & Evaluation Officer or sensitive issues that might be observed at field level 
  • Keep supervisor informed of any safety incident that might take place 
  • Solve problems and conflicts that might occur during monitoring and respond to minor complaints coming from beneficiaries 
  • Developing and maintaining MEAL tools and guidance. This includes giving feedback on SOPs and converting questionnaires into Kobo forms or other data collection platforms as necessary.
  • Support the field teams in implementing monitoring activities. This includes managing the data collection work of enumerators and supporting the facilitation of focus group discussions, key informant interviews

Humanitarian Accountability:

  • Act as registrar for DRC-DDG complaints mechanism (this position is responsible for maintaining DRC-DDG’s complaints and corruption hotline and promoting other mechanisms for registering complaints and concerns where necessary)
  • Ensure that the activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles, including Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Have a good understanding of, and ability to make recommendations on the safe and secure storage of data and information
  • Support programme and information management staff with Indicator Performance Tracker on a monthly basis. This may include periodic verification of supporting documentation.
  • Working with programme and other MEAL staff to compile reports for various coordination requests including OCHA and local authorities.
  • Ensure that the activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles 
  • Support the implementation of DRC’s complaints mechanism 

Reporting and information:

  • Submit weekly and monthly reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer on achievements and challenges related to monitoring 
  • Protection cases identified and referred in coordination with the protection team
  • Produce periodic monitoring reports to ensure programs have accurate and useful data to inform project development
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program 

Communications & visibility:

  • Developing content for the monthly newsletter and other communications material, including achievements, case stories photographs.
  • Working with management to build and maintain a central catalogue of beneficiary/activity photographs for communications purposes including consent forms where necessary
  • Ensure that field staff have appropriate branding and visibility (both DRC-DDG branding as well as Donor visibility), in particular when interacting with beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Any other tasks, as requested including, but not limited to translation, taking minutes, scanning, SMS-Checking, representation in coordination meetings etc. 

Required experience and competencies :  

  • Minimum 1 year of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and summarize it for a range of different audiences.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Humanitarian NGO experience (preferred but not mandatory), MEAL, and/or information management experience in the humanitarian sector a distinct advantage
  • Readiness to learn new soft and technical skills
  • Graphic design photo editing and layout skills such as use of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher etc would be preferred but not mandatory
  • Skills in working with Excel, Access, KoBo  are mandatory
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.  
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques 
  • Experience in international development  


  • University degree or advanced training in statistics, information management, or other related field


  • English (Intermediate/Advanced written and spoken. Interview will be conducted in English.
  • Ukrainian Fluent
  • Russian Fluent

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. 



Contract start date: As soon as possible

Work place: Sloviansk, with regular trips to the Severodonetsk office and field locations

Salary Level: I3

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. 

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