CARE is Looking for MEL Specialist (Re-advertisement)

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CARE Turkey is working to provide humanitarian aid related to the crisis in Syria, through direct implementation cross-border and within Turkey and with much of the field implementation work essentially being carried out by partner organizations in Turkey and CARE Syria’s Northern Hub.

This is a demanding role, it requires the expertise of MEL specialist with high communication and coordination skills. The MEL Unit is positioned under the Program Quality Department and the workload can be high with conflicting deadlines.  We are looking for a passionate MEL Specialist, committed to good MEL standards and a drive to support partners improve their own monitoring capacity.

The MEL Unit assists senior management to demonstrate progress of results and effectiveness from various donor-funded grants, as well as to facilitate  a process whereby  lessons are learned from the operation as a whole.   CARE projects are sector-based, complex and operating in an unpredictable, emergency setting comprised of protracted and acute/ rapid response.

One key part of the information that feeds into this comes from project monitoring and management, and MEL unit aims for the systematic incorporation of MEAL information into programme and project design and implementation. This includes a continuous process that uses systematic collection of data on specified indicators as well as wider information (e.g. women’s consultation and participation, quality benchmarks monitoring) throughout the project cycle to provide management and stakeholders information on progress and achievement of results and the quality of our implementation, that in turn they can use to continuously adapt and improve.

The MEL Specialist will bring significant operational and managerial experience to strengthen and improve CARE’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning System. This will focus on achieving objectives planned for the duration of the CARE Syria operation and fulfillment of project MEL requirements across the portfolio in multiple locations. The position will take a lead role in coordination of and contribution to the management of technical MEAL advice to program teams.

S/he will work to continuously improve the existing MEL system with specific focus on the following areas: MEL services in alignment with the project and program cycle and the oversight of   the use of relevant tools and methods at the partner and field level.  S/he will ensure that all CARE and Partner projects are periodically monitored and verified, sample results are triangulated and reported for output level progress against targets, and where feasible, outcome level changes. CARE is striving for gender parity in its team structure. We particularly welcome applications for this job from female candidates.  


The MEL Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the cross border and northern Aleppo programs:

  • Is compliant with standardized or harmonized project Monitoring and Evaluatiom requirements and is tracking progress against targets;
  • Has captured adequate and reliable data to demonstrate the effect of project work on the target population;
  • Ensures the provision of regular, timely and context-specific monitoring information to program teams and senior management to enable effective management decisions.
  • Builds an evidence base through the use of assessments, surveys, evaluations, and learning exercises to refine project design, technical approaches and strategic direction and to demonstrate what works inside Syria.

Responsibilities and Tasks

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Develop and maintain the Monitoring and Evaluation system for cross-border and northern Aleppo programs

  • Implement M&E standards, good practices and M&E system as per guidance provided from the Deputy Program Quality Director and MEAL Manager.
  • Track the utility of applying M&E standards and the system in a remote monitoring context
  • Contribute to M&E inputs across the project cycle (needs assessment, the project design phase, partner kick off meetings on MEAL components, mid-term reviews and final evaluations).
  • Develop, update and implement the quarterly MEAL workplan ensuing its linkages with Knowledge Management and Learning (KML), partnership and gender annual work plans as well as project work plans. Report on the progress of the M&E & IV units work plans.
  • Conduct joint periodic quality checks on the deliverables of the Independent Verification (IV) Coordinator and the MEL Coordinators with MEAL Manager.
  • Implement procedure to ensure timely and adequate post-distribution analysis, give quarterly post-distribution analysis presentation to relevant department/staff.
  • Provide back-up support to MEAL Manager in ensuring the use of well-defined indicators and the use of suitable monitoring methods, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Coordinate the work with different consortiums and integrate their wider M&E systems and requirements into CARE’s MEL unit.
  • Lead on managing third party monitoring contracts (Internal & external) to serve the monitoring needs of the different components.  
  • Lead on the system setup for Northern Aleppo field office in close coordination with MEAL manager and area manager.

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Internal coordination and support  

  • Work closely with the Partnership Manager and support MEAL manager to ensure partner capacity is assessed and developed according to the capacity development plan and against deadlines.
  • Support MEAL Manager to adapt M&E data collection tools and methods so they are suitable for in a remote monitoring settings, are gender-sensitive, and work towards capturing reliable data.
  • Support the MEAL Manager to advise Partnership Manager and Head of Program on variance, concerns and red flags on partner M&E performance. 
  • Support the Gender & Protection Specialist and take lead in checking that all data collection tools (quantitative and qualitative) are gender and age sensitive 
  • Cross check detailed MEAL budgets finalized by MEAL Manager and in relation to CARE MEAL budget template.
  • In coordination with Partnership Manager, contribute to the development of capacity building plans for partner’s M&E department as part of CARE’s Organizational Capacity Development (OCD) process.
  • Work closely with Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) manager and MEAL manager to promote collaborative team environment between MEL and KML team.
  • Ensure MEAL team are providing KML team with the necessary information, documents and database on a regular basis
  • Work with KML manager on scheduling regular meetings between KML unit and MEL.

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Compliance with CARE and Donor’s requirements.

  • Coordinate the process of finalizing the Logframe, MEAL Plan and Results Workbook (RWBs) before the start of the project implementation phase.
  • Promote partners MEAL focal point to use the RWB and be familiar with how to rectify Excel-related faults and data cleaning
  • Oversee the correct implementation of CARE’s beneficiaries’ selection and registration SoPs and review it periodically to ensure its relevance
  • Work jointly with the MEAL Manager to review TPM bids, budget and performance against deliverables. The M&E Manager is ultimately responsible for entire TPM cycle.
  • Coordinate with Donor/consortium’s TPM contracted companies and ensure all visits and requests are met.
  • Lead on the evaluation process and coordinate with CARE program team and CARE’s partners

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Management, Leadership & Professional Development 

  • Supervise and coach Meal Coordinators to support the thematic MEL coordinators to complete to a high technical standard, MEAL plans per project. Review the quality and timeliness of these plans as a way of providing back-up support to the MEL Coordinators
  • In collaboration with the human resources department, identify training needs of staff and conduct or outsource in house MEL training for MEAL and project staff or others





  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject 



  • Certification in project management or MEAL related technical course







  • Minimum 4-6 solid years of professional experience in MEAL for NGOs
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in MEAL management role with an NGOs
  • Minimum 3 years of team management experience with an NGOs



  • At least 2 years’ experience of undertaking a M&E related role in a remote management humanitarian context




Technical Skills




  • Extensive experience in database management, quantitative software applications and qualitative methods
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Strong skills in excel and other data management software
  • Supervise, training and coaching experience
  • Ability to facilitate/conduct technical trainings for staff in a remote setting
  • Ability to write clear progress/assessment reports
  • Good understanding of donor requirements inclusive of DFID, OFDA, ECHO and other major donors
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills across a range of stakeholder, but particular with partners
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent CARE effectively in external forums
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Great management skills (team, tasks, and time)




Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

 CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.




Interested candidates, please attached a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to link provided when you apply


Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

** Female candidates are encouraged to apply! **