Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer || JF Kapnek Trust

  • Harare

JF Kapnek Trust

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:

The MEAL Officer is responsible for developing and strengthening the MEAL for all projects under the OVC programme. S/he is responsible for providing support in: the development and execution of annual MEAL plans; development  and/or adaption  of MEAL tools; training of staff, communities and partners in key MEAL concepts and skills; documentation  and dissemination  of key learnings from MEAL and research results in support of the project objectives and outcomes; and ensuring that OVC projects are accountable to beneficiaries and other stakeholders in line with JF Kapnek  and donor policies and practices. The MEAL Officer undertakes this role in close collaboration with OVC Project staff and key stakeholders, in consultation with the programme manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will supervise the primary collection, entry and storage of data which enables analysis and reporting of services offered to the beneficiaries for each project.
  • Assist to verify, clean, collate, analyze project generated data.
  • Assist in the management of project information such as beneficiary database and projects level Indicator Performance Tracking Table.
  • Support the project staff in the compilation of project reports.
  • Spearhead ongoing capacity building on MEAL to JF Kapnek and partner staff.
  • Support the establishment and management of a system to track beneficiary and non-beneficiary’s feedback and complaints management.
  • Provide regular updates on progress on implementation of activities using dashboards.
  • Ensure ethical and safe collection and storage of data.
  • Lead in the training and supervision of MEAL activities such as rapid assessment, registration, survey, baseline/end-line, etc.
  • Compile and disseminate project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports, presentations etc) to stakeholders, community and district levels, in collaboration with project and partner teams, to inform on-going implementation and future programming.
  • Undertake periodic and timely field monitoring visits to ensure the quality of submitted data and verify accuracy of the data.
  • Maintain a record of data quality issues and follow up on their correction.
  • Spearhead documentation of successes, challenges, lessons learned, and good practices from program implementation.


Functional skills and knowledge:

  • Proficiency in developing MEAL frameworks, plans, and indicators for OVC programs.
  • Ability to develop and implement data collection tools, conduct data analysis, and produce reports.
  • Knowledge of different inclusive monitoring and evaluation methodologies and approaches, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and identify trends, patterns, and insights.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information into clear and concise reports.
  • Proficiency in using data visualization tools to present findings in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand format.
  • Knowledge of best practices for data quality assurance and quality control.
  • Knowledge of logical frameworks, theory of change, and results frameworks.
  • Familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for engaging children (including children with disabilities), families, and communities in MEAL.
  • Ability to facilitate learning events, workshops, and training for program staff and stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Degree/Diploma in M&E, statistics, public health Development studies or other relevant social science degree.
  • Additional certifications in MEAL, research methods, data analysis, or project management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3-5 years of hands-on experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and research work in the fields of inclusive education, disability and child protection programs for vulnerable children preferably with a non-governmental organization
  • Experience in using data management systems, databases, and software for data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • ​Knowledge of mobile data collection tools and technologies for field data collection


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