Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Number of Vacant Position: 1
Job Level: None Specified
Degree: Bachelors(Undergraduate)
Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Analysis
Location: Kathmandu

Summary of Position
Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

Department / Unit: NEPCO

Place of Assignment: Kathmandu, Nepal

Position is: For a fixed term (As of 15.8.2022 until 14.9.2023)

Supervisor: Program Manager

Date of revising JD: 10.12.2021

Other reporting responsibilities and internal cooperation parties:

Country Director, Nepal Country Office (NEPCO) Program Team, NEPCO Finance & Admin Team, FCA’s Head Office- Service and Accountability Center (SAC), SAC M&E Specialist, , SAC Quality and Accountability Unit

Primary purpose of the position:

Responsible for developing and supporting planning, monitoring, evaluation, documentation, learning and reporting within NEPCO and its projects in line with FCA’s policies and guidelines. Responsible for rolling out and effective implementation of FCA’s MEAL guidelines, practices and tools, and Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) requirements. Build the capacity of relevant FCA team members and partner organisations in M&E tools and mechanisms.

Main tasks

MEAL systems and accountability

  • Develop and implement CP level MEAL, and M&E Plan and develop M&E systems for new projects, ensuring consistency with the FCA PME guidelines and tools, in collaboration with the program team
  • Together with the program staff develop project log frames, M&E framework and MEAL sections for project documents to support the continual improvement of program design
  • Together with the Program Team and Senior Management Team, develop Country Program Annual Plan (CPAP) and prepare Country Program Annual Report (CPAR) while taking lead in writing the MEAL sections
  • Ensure that projects’ MEAL systems and reporting clearly reflect FCA’s contributions to the rights holders (especially the most vulnerable) and duty-bearers
  • Lead monitoring of NEPCO’s Accountability Improvement Plan (AIP) and ensure application of the commitments of the CHS in all development and humanitarian projects
  • Act as the Focal Point for NEPCO’s Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure effective implementation of CRM in all NEPCO projects


  • Support the integration of Country Program Annual Plan and Report into SAMPO (FCA’s online program management platform)
  • Review Quarterly Monitoring reports and annual/final monitoring reports and provide feedback on time.
  • Lead the Country Program database management including preparation of CP results framework and M&E plan, and data entry, target setting for global indicators and database reporting in SAMPO system
  • Ensure a project baseline is planned, coordinated and implemented during a project start-up in line with FCA’s Quality and Accountability framework and PME guideline
  • Ensure that monitoring incorporates and considers aspects at output, outcome, process and country context levels and that appropriate data collection and reporting tools are developed and used
  • Ensure effective monitoring through regular field visits (also through FCA and partner staff), conducting data verification, quality assessments and reporting the findings.
  • Develop tools to gather relevant data according to project log frames, assuring the feed into FCA Country Programme Results Framework
  • Train FCA and partners’ staff on data collection, including mobile data collection
  • Synthesize and analyze M&E quantitative and qualitative data received on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Develop and update Country Program and project level database when needed
  • Prepare mid-term and end of project evaluations as per FCA/donor requirements.
  • Support the recruitment of specialist consultants for project evaluations and thematic assessments, and support the publication and dissemination of the evaluations and field studies.


  • Identify needs of relevant staff/partners and provide capacity building training and on-site coaching to the partner organizations to effectively implement the monitoring systems and in documentation of results and impact
  • Orient and support new staff and partners to MEAL requirements of their projects
  • Together with programme staff facilitate periodic reviews and reflection workshops with partners for dialogue, learning and reflection from assessments, program progress monitoring, etc.
  • Collect, document and share success stories and best practices promoting FCA’s shared learning platform
  • Promote Knowledge Sharing at NEPCO and partner organisations

Coordination, networking and representation</u

  • Represent FCA in national and international forums when needed
  • Support Program Manager in coordinating with the relevant government agencies in organising review meetings and submitting reports in line with the agreement signed with the Social Welfare Council
  • Represent FCA in Nepal Cash Coordination Group (CCG)

Communications and knowledge sharing

  • Contribute to the production of fundraising and communication materials
  • Effectively share relevant information, learning and knowledge across the team, country office and organisation – learning from trainings, workshops, meetings, etc. through effective mode of communication or platform available (debriefs, sharing sessions, intranet, Yammer, emails, etc.)

Special tasks

  • Act as NEPCO DRR and Emergency Response focal point and take responsibility for scheduled update of NEPCO EPRP and Contingency Plans

Competence, experience, skills, knowledge needed

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or relevant field
  • At least 7 years experience in Program Design and Development, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, and Capacity Building
  • Understanding of the concept of accountability and its implications in monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data, and use it for high quality reporting and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training
  • Previous experience with developing PME tools, preferably for Country Program,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure in a structured, organised and responsive manner in an international working environment with multicultural team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), database management, graphics presentations and other relevant computer and mobile-based applications
  • Experience of working with development, humanitarian and/or advocacy programs in Nepal
  • Integrity, objectivity and professional competence
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and gender issues

The following skills will considered as an asset:

  • Knowledge and skills in applying Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Knowledge on (Human) Rights Based Approach
  • Knowledge on Humanitaring Programming including the preparation and implementation of EPRPs and
  • Contingency Plans will be an added value.


  • Project quality and implementation is improved in NEPCO projects
  • Built a strong evidence base and continual learning to improve monitoring of programs, ensuring that lessons learnt are built into improved program delivery and program design

Responsibilities and independence

  • Problem solution requires finding solutions independently. Work is done mainly independently according to goals, plans and general instructions, and it may include financial and supervisory responsibility.

Physical and psychological burden imposed

  • Occasional peaks in workload
  • Frequent travel to field locations
  • Instability (political)
  • Fraud and corruption threats

Interaction needed

  • MEAL Community of Practice
  • Cash Cordination Group
  • CRM Community of Practice
  • SAC M&E Specialist
  • SAC Q&A Unit
  • Communication with FCA staff, partners and government officials

Substitution and representation

  • Represent FCA at national and international forums relating to main tasks and as and when assigned nationally and internationally

Note: The selected candidate will serve as MEAL Coordinator to cover the absence of existing MEAL Coordinator for 13.5 months.

Application Deadline: 27th June, 2022

Source: The Himalayan Times, 15 June, 2022

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