MEAL MANAGER, Central African Republic.

organization: Danish Refugee Council

deadline:  27 Apr 2018

A noter: Bien que cette annonce soit en anglais, il est possible pour les candidats de postuler en anglais ou en français selon leur préférence. La langue officielle du Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés étant l’anglais, il est préférable pour le MEAL Manager, Central African Republic d’avoir une certaine maîtrise de l’anglais ; mais la langue de travail principale de tous les jours sur la mission reste le français.

We are looking for a highly qualified MEAL Manager to work in one of the biggest international NGOs in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Who are we?

Since its independence, the Central African Republic (RCA) is facing a spiral of military-political crises, involving more than 20 mutinies and rebellions, as well as 7 state coups. One of the most violent crises results from the heavy armed violence in 2012 and the coup of the Seleka rebel coalition in March 2013, characterized by a worrying level of targeting of civilians. While in 2014 the establishment of a Transitional Government and the arrival of several International Forces (SANGARIS, EUFOR, MISCA and then MINUSCA) contributed to restoring a minimum of security in Bangui and several provinces including Ouham and Ouham – Pende, the security situation remains extremely fragile, and is worsening since November 2016. An increasingly prominent activism of armed groups is noticed in the provinces. Abuses are the result of clashes between armed groups, the predation of these groups, punitive raids they launch against communities, inter-community tensions, certain harmful cultural practices, and are committed largely on internally displaced persons and returnees.

About the job:

The DRC MEAL Manager for CAR is responsible for coordinating, improving and implementing Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning systems within DRC programs. The MEAL Manager’s role is to ensure that DRC have a rigorous M&E system in place through which we are able to monitor progress, document lessons learned and adapt and improve programme design/implementation where needed. The M&E manager also participates actively into reporting for donors in collaboration with the Program Development Manager (PDM). In addition, the position holder is responsible for M&E capacity building of national team and overall management of the team. She/he is also responsible to ensure the regular production of research and reports according to the needs and in coordination with DRC’s programmatic departments (emergency, livelihood, protection). The MEAL Manager reports to the Head of Programs for CAR.

Duties and Responsibilities:


To achieve the position’s objectives the MEAL Manager will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall management of the M&E department through the M&E national coordinator and the running of activities supporting the quality of the programs
  • Provide technical support to field based M&E Monitors with a view to ensure coherence in data collection and analysis to support program development and quality.
  • Alongside CAR Country Director, Coordinators and Program Managers, lead the development of M&E strategies, tools and ensuring coordination of the M&E teams input to the country strategy, proposals and reports.
  • Review and implement DRC’s M&E and Impact Assessment Framework
  • Provide technical support to program staff during development of funding proposals particularly logframes and M&E frameworks and plans
  • Develop and maintain country level M&E system in accordance with DRC minimum operational procedures for MEL and DRC evaluation polic
  • Oversee the process of needs assessments, baseline studies and impact assessments for CAR
  • Conduct periodic activity monitoring and site visits to the field to monitor data collection / implementation
  • Analyse the data gathered and write baseline and impact assessment reports
  • Continuously improve and update data collection tools, so they can be used in the particular context
  • Support the capitalization process of DRC’s field activities and contribute to communication and advocacy initiatives of DRC in CAR
  • Provide technical support to implement initiatives of Research & Action
  • Produce quantitative and qualitative analytical study reports according to the contractual obligations of DRC programs and projects in CAR
  • Identify needs and gaps in terms of capitalization of data and knowledge and contribute to reporting in partnership with DRC teams, including the Grants & Reporting department
  • Ensure capture of lessons learned from annual review and end of project reviews
  • Ensure dissemination of findings from evaluations
  • Direct support to project monitoring and planning at country level
  • Participate in and lead data collection in the field
  • Ensure successful roll out and sound management of databases and information systems in all program areas.
  • Assist in management of external evaluation processes from start to finish.
  • Capacity building through training, feedback, coaching of the M&E and programme staff in data collection, monitoring and analysis
  • Enhance M&E capacity among staff to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery
  • Facilitate training of data collectors and relevant country staff on M&E
  • Coordination and oversight of all aspects of the M&E processes from the development of an M&E framework for CAR to institutionalization of the same at field level.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of DRC’s communication and advocacy initiatives in CAR in collaboration with the Country Director: identification of priority issues, production of concept notes, participation in the production of communication tools, and others as required.

    Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and accountability:

  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects DRC’s mandate and values as a humanitarian organisation.
  • Support the development of an effective complaint management system and ensure that the system is functioning
  • Work with program staff and senior management to promote accountability and transparency towards stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • Provide support to the Accountability focal points for CAR and together with senior management, ensure that the program has functioning measures in place to receive and handle beneficiary complaints
  • Participate in ensuring the code of conduct mechanisms

    About you:

    Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

    To be successful in this role you must have:

  • At least Master’s level degree in development studies, social policy or a related subject
  • High degree of computer literacy; databases management and statistics software (SPSS, Stata…);
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and development programs and strong understanding of M&E principles and processes, including database management, reporting etc.
  • Minimum of two years working in countries responding to humanitarian crises in monitoring and evaluation, or program design.
  • Experience in developing MEAL tools and strategies and supporting teams on technical aspects including coding
  • Experience of working with or providing support to partners and/or a partnership model of working.
  • Demonstrable experience in the nurturing of organisational learning in programmes.
  • Strong facilitation and training skills with diverse audiences
  • A strong understanding of the management of knowledge within NGOs or development organisations and an ability to link this to system development
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and the nature of evidence which will influence key decision makers in the area.
  • Capacity to work in and manage a multidisciplinary team, and understand and communicate the importance of multidisciplinary activities.
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • Experience of working in insecure environments and of security management;
  • Good level in English.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12-months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work ASAP (no more than March 1st) and be willing and able to work in Bangui with regular fields visits in the provinces.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A-16.

Le CDR (Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés, en danois : Dansk Flygtningehjælp) est une organisation humanitaire non gouvernementale qui a été fondée en 1956. Forts des grands principes humanitaires et des droits de l’homme, dans tout ce qu’ils ont de spécifique à la condition des réfugiés, nous nous sommes donné comme objectif prioritaire de contribuer à la mise en œuvre de solutions durables pour les personnes réfugiées et déplacées. Par “solution durable”, nous entendons toute initiative pouvant contribuer à offrir, aux personnes dont nous nous occupons, une solution permanente et acceptable pour leur permettre de retrouver une vie normale. Les solutions durables auxquelles nous travaillons sont, par exemple, l’obtention, pour ces personnes, d’un permis de séjour au Danemark, leur intégration dans le tissu social ou leur rapatriement dans leur pays d’origine. Le Conseil danois pour les Réfugiés est une organisation de tutelle qui fédère 29 organisations affiliées et associations de bénévoles et est ouverte à toute organisation humanitaire, nationale ou internationale, qui est apolitique et poursuit, selon un mode de fonctionnement démocratique, les mêmes objectifs que le CDR. Nous sommes actifs dans plus de 30 pays partout dans le monde. Nos sources de financement proviennent de dons privés ou institutionnels et de la vente de prestations de conseil en matière d’action humanitaire. La plus haute autorité du CDR est le Comité Représentatif, qui réunit jusqu’à trois représentants de chaque organisation affiliée, six représentants des associations de bénévoles et des centres d’information bénévole ayant conclu une charte de collaboration avec le CDR, ainsi que son Comité Exécutif.

How to apply:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button here

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close on April, 27th 2018.

Need further information?

For more details on this position please contact Fanny MARCHAND at

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