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MEAL Manager

Closing Date: 
Friday, 13 November, 2020

Role Profile


Position: MEAL Manager

Employer: Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Department: Programs Team

Reporting to: Programs Director

Location: Beirut

Working Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract Type: Full-time staff member


Job Purpose

To create and manage systems for all ARM’s data collection, analysis, and sharing needs, and all other MEAL related needs.

Areas of Contribution & Related Accountabilities

The jobholder’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Leading on all ARM’s MEAL work.

  • Providing leadership to ensure all active programs maintain logical frameworks and monitoring plans to measure program output, outcomes and impact against goals and indicators.

  • Creating and managing MEAL systems, and other systems to facilitate flow of information and knowledge from project teams to admin, and vice versa.

  • Developing data collection tools and templates, including assessments, baselines, monitoring forms, and final evaluations.

  • Providing guidance and recommendations on data collection, measurement, analysis and sampling methodologies to ensure quality data is collected and applied.

  • Examining program indicators across programs, standardizing and refining based on application.

  • Leading design and implementation of final program evaluations.

  • Ensuring that every program conducts a lessons learned session and all learning is shared to inform design of future programs.

  • Leading on regular info sharing meetings, both small scale (e.g. meeting to brief teams on new projects), and large scale (e.g. annual organisational learning retreats).

  • Managing the work of the MEAL Officer and Assistants.

  • Identifying needs and opportunities for capacity building (e.g. training, new software, etc.) and leading on its implementation.

Communications & Work Relationships

Internal Communication

  • Regular contact with MEAL Officer (and other MEAL staff if applicable)
  • Regular contact with the Programs Director
  • Regular contact with the Fundraising Officer and the Accounting and HR Coordinator 
  • Regular contact with Team Leaders
  • Occasional contact with other team members

External Communications

  • Occasional contact with donors
  • Occasional contact with trainers
  • Occasional contact with solutions developers (e.g. software suppliers)

Framework, Boundaries, and Decision Making Authority

The jobholder has the authority to make informed decisions on possible solutions and take necessary actions, in consultation with the Programs Director.

Schedule and Salary

  • Schedule: 40 hours/week. 

  • Salary: $2,250-$2,500/month, depending on experience


  • Deadline for Applications: November 8, 2020.

  • Starting Date: ASAP

  • Period of Employment: open-ended

Interested candidates should email their CV and a short cover letter to with “MEAL Manager Vacancy” in the subject line

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent professional experience in Project Management, MEAL, Information Management Systems, or other relevant fields.

  • Experience with and knowledge of current approaches to MEAL in relief and development programs.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience, including at least 2 years experience in MEAL. 

  • Demonstrable experience in project cycle management, system design and implementation, workflow management and planning, budgeting, monitoring & evaluation, organisational learning, knowledge sharing.

  • Knowledge and understanding of non-profit organisations, human rights and migration issues, and the situation of migrant workers in Lebanon is an asset.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills.

  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods; this should include survey development, facilitating KIIs and FGDs. Experience with SPSS or STATA is desirable.

  • Demonstrable experience participating in assessments or surveys.

  • Excellent understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision-making.

  • Strong ability to identify the needed analysis for both programme efficiency and reporting.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, and spoken Arabic.

  • Proven team leadership and ability to work independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strategic thinking, teamwork.

  • Excellent organizational skills, team management skills and attention to detail.

  • Proactive and self-motivated.