Meal Officer at Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa)

Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa) is a Non-governmental, Non-for profit humanitarian/Developmental organization which started in 2014. We deliver assistance and protection to affected populations before, during and after crisis situations.

Job Reference: NGA-22/NIG/ERF/SAI/NGO/0019

Grade: C2

Number required: 1

Job Reference  NHF and other donor projects

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification:  HND/BSc.

Location: Maiduguri

Department: MEAL

Sector: NGO/Non-profit

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Job Summery

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer will manage information and reporting processes and products to ensure professional, high-quality communication in an organization’s activities and results. He/she will play an important role in improving information management and data quality, and in strengthening knowledge sharing and learning across the organization.

MEAL Officers will also be responsible for full-cycle monitoring and evaluation of programs, developing appropriate methodologies and tools to design evaluations.

Duties and Responsibility

  • Develop, implement, and assess monitoring frameworks for all organization’s partnerships and projects, as well as for funding proposals
  • Develop the overall framework for project MEAL systems in collaboration with donor and senior project staff, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys; develop and monitor project management plan to systematically document performance
  • Facilitate design of “SMART” objectives, logic models, monitoring frameworks, and evaluation plans during annual work-planning process
  • Ensure the alignment of MEAL activities with program goals
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of MEAL activities
  • Maintain existing indicator tracking tools; develop additional databases and tracking tools as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions
  • Ensure adherence to specific monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Analyze data for accuracy, flag validation or quality issues, and contribute to system fixes
  • Generate indicator reports for tracking progress against key indicators as needed
  • Create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way
  • Edit content and presentation of all reporting and deliverables before submittal to ensure superior quality and professionalism
  • Contribute to developing and reporting of project reviews, assessments, surveys, and other analytic or evaluation processes and products
  • Ensure a unified approach to partner self-assessment and programmatic close-out reporting
  • Conduct field visits for data validation and to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets; coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data; capture and document lessons learned; and champion the scaling up best practices
  • Provide technical leadership and support to project and partner staff in planning and implementing MEAL systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting; provide training as needed
  • Support the development, design, and writing of proposals and concept notes for related programming information management and reporting
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organization, donors, private sectors partners, and national authorities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant field.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience):


  • 1-2 Years’ experience in planning for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Computer skills, especially in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • IT literate
  • Experience in Electronic Data Collection.


  • Proficiency in the use of Kobo toolbox and research.
  • Previous experience using analysis tool (Excel, SPSS or Power BI)
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance management, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and with data quality assessments and oversight
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and with data quality assessments and oversight
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ready to travel to deep field on for monitoring of project activities.
  • Communication skills (English, Hausa and Kanuri is added advantage).

Shortlisted candidates will be conducted for an interview.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa) on to apply

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June 2024