Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Reports To: Project Manager
Country/Location: Bethlehem, West Bank
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING
Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian relief and development agency of the Catholic
community in the United States and has been present in the Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza since
1961. The CRS JWBG country program currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian
relief, social justice promotion, livelihoods, and civil society strengthening. CRS’s main office is in
Jerusalem, with field offices in Gaza and Bethlehem. For further information about CRS, please visit:
As a member of the Strengthening Herders’ Resilience project team, you will monitor and report on all
project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable.
Your thorough and service‐oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best
practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.
Support compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements
Provides input to MEAL system design and review discussions
Supports the development of MEAL tools, and supervises quality data collection
Supports the use of ICT4D to advance MEAL objectives
Ensures effective data management systems are in place and maintained
Leads quantitative and qualitative data analyses and reflective discussions on ongoing
Contributes initial findings and field‐based insights to project discussions
Fosters respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders
Promotes honesty and integrity in work of MEAL enumerators
Implements activities according to MEAL DIP
Champions accountability to targeted populations, supporting the use of the West Bank
Feedback and Response Mechanism
Supports the capacity development of CRS and partner staff in MEAL competencies by providing
coaching, accompaniment, and training
Supports project evaluations and reviews as required
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
3‐5 years of work experience relevant to job responsibilities. Experience in the field of Livestock
or Agriculture, and for an NGO would be a plus
Additional education may substitute for some experience
Strong conceptual knowledge about results frameworks and logic models
Experience with designing and facilitating MEAL meeting and events, such as data analysis and
Experience in MEAL capacity strengthening, including facilitating training
Experience in database development/management
Confident user of MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), knowledge
and use of other statistical packages is a plus.
Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Proactive, results‐oriented and service‐oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language
Fluent Arabic and English language skills are required.
The position is based in Bethlehem, with approximately 50% travel to project sites across Hebron and
Bethlehem Governorates. Other travel within the West Bank may also be required.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Oversight to field enumerators.
Internal: Project Manager; Project Officer, Assistant Project Officer, Head of Program, Regional
Technical Advisor for MEAL.
External: Community members, partner staff, other local stakeholders, MEAL staff from other peer
Agency‐wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member
to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities
associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable
adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to complete the
application form and submit their CV and a cover letter that directly addresses the positions
requirements online through Apply Now-button below no later than August 30, 2018.