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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Specialist


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Lviv
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been operating in Ukraine since 2014 and is currently scaling up its operation in Ukraine to deliver lifesaving assistance and emergency response to people affected by the war.

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.

 Overall purpose of the role

  • Lead and coordinate the development of the team’s strategy and work plan, as well as coordinate and mentor the technical professional needs of other team members.
  • Play the lead role in developing and implementing research and evaluation agenda, and leading the commissioning and management of evaluations.


Main responsibilities

Quality Management

  • Responsible for the development of log frames, MEAL plans in pursuit of high impact and cost effective program strategies and activities.
  • Participate in project Kick-off meetings, review meetings and close-out meetings in order to highlight cross-project components aimed at replicating good practices and strengthening synergies between projects or programs.
  • Develop and maintain log frame for all programmes.
  • Manage joint cross-sectoral assessments, evaluations, baseline and end line studies etc.

Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • Develop and continuously update accountability strategy and lead on implementation of programme wide feedback and complaint mechanisms.
  • Ensure that DRC’s team members are supporting all efforts towards accountability, specifically to beneficiaries and in line with international standards, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of DRC projects.
  • Ensure the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking and reporting systems, tools and templates that enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program outcome and promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes
  • Develop and improve systems that strengthen DRC’ ability to analyze, improve, and represent impact internally and externally and most of all to communities themselves.
  • Design and manage evaluations in compliance with DRC evaluation policy, from development of ToRs, to advising management on approval of final report, to dissemination of evaluation.
  • Regularly present key findings to the Senior Management Team for further development.

Capacity building:

  • Provide timely and high-quality advice to programme managers and staff as required;
  • Capacity build, train and support sectors and field staff to improve the field monitoring or any other MEAL needs.
  • Proactively support and advise on recruitment and induction of MEAL and relevant programme and project staff.

Consortium Coordination

  • Organize and run MEAL workshop and review for the consortium project.
  • Ensure coordination of data collection and compiling.
  • Act as a focal point for baseline study, midterm and final evaluation for consortium project.

As Specialist the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for providing specialized knowledge and operational know-how within a specific discipline
  • May also have technical line responsibilities, but generally on technical or operational matters

Technical supervisor responsibilities:
• Coordinates the daily activities of small teams, often comprised of subordinates and/or employees carrying out similar tasks
• Does not have direct line management responsibility for staff, but may contribute to recruitment and/or performance appraisal of members of the team
• Implements the manager’s decisions through the work of subordinate employees, often playing a role in deciding how to do it; and how to achieve the objective set by the manager


Experience and technical competencies:

• At least 3 years' experience in relevant field
• Full professional proficiency in English
• Proven experience in effectively working with a variety of donors’ requirements including ECHO, EU, OFDA and UN agencies.
• Proven ability to create and utilize qualitative and quantitative M&E methods and analyses in organizational planning

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.

Act as the lead authority on matters relating to MEAL in the area, supporting colleagues as appropriate.

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