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MEAL Officer


About Trócaire

Trócaire is an International NGO. We work with local partners in the world’s most at-risk communities and with people in Ireland to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and lasting change for a just world. Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work towards five goals:

• Defend Human Rights and Promote Access to Justice;

• Achieve Climate & Environmental Justice;

• Ensure Women & Girls’ Protection, Voice & Influence;

• Save Lives and Protect Human Dignity and

• Mobilise the Public on the island of Ireland to achieve Global Justice.

The primary function of the MEAL Officer is to support Trócaire’s monitoring and evaluation of programmes by guiding, supporting and leading design and implementation of appropriate and effective M&E systems and procedures that meet Sphere and core humanitarian standards (CHS). The MEAL Officer will support Trócaire and partner staff in creating and implementing M&E systems that lead to improved programme quality and accountability to participants of our programmes.

Key responsibilities:

Programme Quality

  • Under the direction of the MEAL Coordinator, ensure that the projects have solid MEAL plans, Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, and log frames
  • Support project leads (Programme Coordinators) in updating the indicator tracking tables and provide necessary MEAL guidance regarding project performance.
  • Operationalise MEAL community accountability mechanisms and forums where communities are holding Trocaire to account on programme implementation as guided by the Senior MEAL Officer
  • Support the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting to facilitate timely and accurate collection of indicator data and tracking of beneficiary reach.
  • Support program staff on project related M&E templates/forms for data collection; Output trackers (OT) and Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT) etc.
  • Conduct field visits to monitor program activities / interventions against Quality Benchmarks/ Quality Checklists through qualitative and quantitative methods, and thereafter produce and share reports with MEAL Coordinator and the program team
  • Support program staff to strengthen joint planning and monitoring with partners
  • Work with the MEAL Coordinator in conducting data quality assessments to ensure that collected data is validated, is accurate and consistent while providing feedback as necessary to program teams
  • Provide support for all needs assessments, operational research, and evaluations.
  • Oversee and manager a database for tracking non-sensitive complaints and feedback from beneficiaries; and track progress of each complaint/ feedback monthly; giving a monthly update to SMT

Essential Requirements


  • At least 1 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of development
  • Additional skills/experience in one or more of the following technical areas: health services delivery; health systems strengthening; child health/ nutrition; education, WASH, livelihoods and humanitarian projects
  • Experience in conducting rigorous data quality assessments, research pieces and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience of developing communication materials
  • Experience in data collection and analysis


  • Proven technical skills in data management and assessments
  • Significant knowledge of M&E design and quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques
  • Ability to present concise reports, reflecting the problems and possible solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and fluency in Somali language.
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Technical knowledge of digital data solutions such as ODK, Kobo etc
  • Capacity building skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical skills

Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other organisational representatives. More information on Trócaire’s safeguarding policies available here.

Diversity and inclusion:

We welcome diverse applicants to join our inclusive workforce.

Trócaire is an equal opportunities employer. We are an organisation that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to bring their experiences and perspectives to Trócaire.

Diversity and Inclusion statement available here

How to apply

This a replacement role and will be offered on a Fixed Term 1 Years Contract (renewable)

For the Candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trocaire Offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26th February 2024.

please see job description attached.

To apply,
please send a copy of your CV and covering letter (quoting the job title
above) To

Deadline: 26 Feb 2024

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