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Lebanon - Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator - Beirut

Organisation: Solidarites International

Posted on: 11 January 2017
Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Posted on: 11/01/17
Desired start date: 15/02/17
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Beirut

About the context:

After several years of conflict in Syria, some consider that the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon would be around 1,500,000 persons. This population is concentrated in the northern part of the country (in the Akkar District and in Tripoli) and in the Bekaa Valley. The refugees issue is particularly sensitive issue in Lebanon, which has several pro-Syrian factions in parliament and the caretaker government has been averse to setting up refugee camps for the Syrians.

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched its operations in Lebanon in March 2013 in order to address the immediate needs of both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host families also affected by the crisis. With support from ECHO, UNICEF, DFID, OCHA and CIAA, SI’s objective is to improve conditions through:

The identification of the most vulnerable and referral system through coordination with international partners, local NGOs, municipalities and affected communities.

Integrated Wash and Shelter response to the whole population of the informal settlements, small shelter units and collective shelters.

Site management of the informal settlements and collective shelters.

Livelihood assistance to vulnerable households through Unconditional Cash Assistance

In 2017 the mission will also develop its protection focus through even more integrated programming and mainstreaming.

About the mission

The country coordination is based in Beirut, while the operational bases are located in Tripoli, Halba and Zahle. 20 international employees are deployed in Lebanon. In Tripoli, the whole team is so far composed by 145 national employees. The base Alba in Akkar hosts up to 80 staff and 50 work in Zahle base in the Bekaa.

About the job


Under the management of the Deputy Head of mission in charge of programs, the MEAL Coordinator provide a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues. S/he contributes to the design of SI’s strategy by proposing a strategy in terms of MEAL support to program teams and looks over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department. S/he contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques and makes sure his/her department is cross-cutting and well integrated with all other departments (functional links) and working in close collaboration and coherence with all the coordinators and managers.

Main tasks and responsibilities

· Strategic orientation
· Training and technical support to program teams
· Monitoring and evaluation of SI programs
· Accountability
· Institutional Knowledge Building
· Research (launch and drive studies on specific key questions)
· Information Management (data management and representation system)
· Coordination and operational monitoring
· HR management/Capacity Development
· Reporting / communication / representation

Your profile


University degree in social sciences, project management or international development.


· At least 1 year in a M&E/MEAL coordinator position within a humanitarian INGO is mandatory
· Demonstrated experience in setting up monitoring and evaluation plans/systems within an international organization;
· Experience in managing teams and building staff capacity;
· Experience in Information Management

Technical skills and knowledge:

· Leadership in the design and implementation of MEAL strategies, systems and work plans
· Strong training/capacity-building skills
· Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, sampling methodologies, implementation and analysis
· Ability to write clear and well-argued reports and to train staff on quality reporting
· Very comfortable with standard Office software, ODK and very good command of database systems

Soft skills:

· Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
· Good verbal and written communication skills;
· Ability to delegate
· Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation;


· Fluency in written and spoken English;
· Working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an asset.


Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.

We offer

A salaried post: according to experience starting from 2.000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.

Family package and housing allowance possible

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).

For further information about SI, please consult our website:


Contact details

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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