MEAL Officer

Organization: The Day After
Closing date: 17 Oct 2021

About TDA:

The Day After is a Syrian-led organization that works for democratic transition in Syria. TDA works with its partners among Syrian CSOs and international human rights organizations to influence Syrian and non-Syrian stakeholders in favor of democratic transition and to maintain transitional justice and accountability as high priorities during transitional processes.

Through its programs and interventions, TDA aims at strengthening the capacity of key civil society actors working on transitional justice and rule of law as well as representatives of victims of human rights violations, hoping to amplify their voice within policy debates through developing widely supported, evidence-based recommendations and channeling them to negotiating parties and other stakeholders. TDA pursues this mission simultaneously through “bottom-up” and “top-down” strategies to ensure that transitional justice remains on the negotiation tables. In addition, to ensure that relevant stakeholders are informed and demonstrate a deep understanding and support of accountability and transitional justice-related issues, TDA aims at empowering local communities to be resilient and adopt principles of transitional justice.

Job Title: MEAL Officer

Department: MEAL Department

Reported to: Fundraising and MEAL Manager

Job Location: Istanbul-Turkey (Possibility to work remotely)

Application Deadline: 17-10-2021

Job purpose:

Responsible for ensuring that project activities are carried out in accordance with project policies and regulations, in addition to collecting and analyzing data from the field regarding implemented activities and reporting to the line manager. Ensuring that the complaint/feedback mechanism is provided transparently and credibly. Developing a follow-up and evaluation plan for the project based on the project’s logical framework.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake effective monitoring and reporting of TDA projects, including monitoring data quality, and tracking the progress of activities.
  • Contribute to the organization’s vision, framework, and strategic plan for its M&R tasks.

  • Coordinate the collection of data with project team members as needed to effectively track and communicate results.

  • Through collaboration and training, build knowledge and skills of TDA staff and partners on logical frameworks, data management, data analysis and result-oriented programming, monitoring, and evaluation methods and principles, and report writing techniques and requirements for relevant donors to ensure compliance.

  • Produce high-quality program progress reports in a timely manner as per TDA’s internal needs and donors’ requirements.

  • Develop and maintain an effective information database on projects, providing resources and necessary support for program inputs and outputs.

  • Track programmatic reporting needs of donors to ensure quality and on-time reporting.

  • Develop and implement systems (guidelines, tools, and templates) to easily monitor, evaluate, and report on program results.

  • Maintain an organized digital archiving system of all data and information related to M&E activities.

  • Support TDA staff in applying M&E guidelines and tools and in preparing their monthly activity reports and their semi-annual and annual progress reports.

  • Provide Arabic to English, and English to Arabic translation of monitoring documents as needed.

  • Organize and coordinate lessons learned workshops/review of program work plans within TDA and with partners for internal and external sharing.

  • Assist the communication department with key information and statistics on TDA’s interventions through reports, when necessary.

  • Coordinate field staff efficiently and distribute tasks according to Monitoring and Evaluation requirements.

Academic Qualifications:

Relevant academic degree in the fields of international development, transitional justice, political science, social sciences, or statistics.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing M&R systems.

  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection, including knowledge of tools, processes, and methodologies.

  • Experience with Google forms and/or other survey software, and designing surveys.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of results-based management and reporting.

  • Good understanding of the ongoing conflict in Syria.

  • Knowledge/experience in statistics is an asset.

  • Experience in gender mainstreaming.


  • Strong written and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on results.

  • Excellent written communication skills in English, including proven experience writing donor reports and effectively synthesizing monitoring data.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • High proficiency in Arabic and English (spoken and written).

  • Strong computer skills: proven ability to use MS Office.

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Respect confidentiality and data protection.

How to apply:

The Interested applicants are kindly requested to follow this link to apply

We have an equal opportunity and inclusive and we encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We do not and will not discriminate based on age, race, nationality or citizenship, gender expression or identity, religion, economic background, disability, or sexual orientation.