MEL Manager/Officer

at Chemonics
Published April 24, 2022
Location Ankara, Turkey
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


International Sustainability and Development Yönetim Danışmanlık Hizmetleri ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi (hereinafter “ISD”) is seeking a MEL Manager / Officer to join our team. ISD is an international development company that promotes meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.




The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager / Officer will be responsible for assisting the MEL Director with the implementation of the MEL plan and designing and populating ISD’s MEL system. S/he will work with technical staff to oversee tools for data collection, storage, and analysis. S/he will help train staff and partners on MEL system operations, collection methods, and tools.


The MEL Manager / Officer will adhere to and act in accordance with ISD’s professional code of ethics, “Living Our Values,” and will make the principles of the code a part of the program’s culture and operating procedures. S/he will uphold ISD ‘s safeguarding standards at all times and will promote a safeguarding culture among partners, beneficiaries, and staff. S/he will also foster and maintain good relationships with potential and actual grantees, will disclose any affiliations that could be perceived as a conflict of interest, and will maintain confidentiality regarding program activities.




Support the MEL Director in the development and monitoring of the project’s and the partners’ MEL plans

Creates and develops tools and templates for field staff to collect data and for office-based staff to analyze data

Create reporting templates and data collection tools for partners’ MEL staff to collect data and report against the project logical framework.

Communicate on daily basis with the project partners MEL staff to follow-up on MEL plans and planned MEL activities in addition to attending the weekly check-ins with partners

Reviews grantees’ monthly MEL reports and approve them for grants payments


Analyzes relevant data on project indicators for contractual reports and visualize findings from data as needed.


Combine data from multiple files when needed and purge files to eliminate duplication of data.


Conducts periodic training for project staff, stakeholders, and/or partners. Shares information to help them monitor the progress of their work and use the data for strategic decision-making including training field staff on using Kobo for data collection and troubleshooting any issues faced by them


Collects quantitative data for quarterly reports and upon FCDO’s request for review by the MEL director


Analyze qualitative data as needed per the research agenda, designs KIIs and FGDs methodologies for field staff to collect qualitative data when needed


Prepares drafts of relevant sections of donor contractual reports, for MEL Director review


Evaluates grantees’ progress in implementing grant monitoring and evaluation plans, and coordinates with grantees and other staff to ensure that monitoring and evaluation data and final reports are provided for MEL Director’s review


Maintain complete and accurate monitoring and evaluation files, including MEL data in grant files using the ISD grants file checklist


Conducts an initial review of Monitoring Officers’ schools site visit reports and analyze KoBo submitted data.


Prepares initial drafts of Success Stories and other reports for MEL Director review, as requested


Prepare required data for FCDO online reporting system (REX)


Supervise Syria-based Monitoring Officers including planning and monitoring their daily tasks and reviewing their expenses and timesheets.


Any other responsibility related to MEL Management, required by the nature of this role, and approved by the supervisor.




The assignment is long-term through the life of the programme




The assignment will be conducted in Gaziantep or in Berlin with intermittent travel to Gaziantep.




At least 3 years of experience in designing and utilizing tools for data collection, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of donor-funded projects

Experience in data analysis and reporting

Bachelors’ degree in social sciences or related field

Knowledge and understanding of Syria context, conflict and security situation in Syria, previous experience in Syria strongly preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, and experience with reporting and analysis software is preferred.

Excellent communication, and writing/reporting skills.

Team player with the ability to also work independently.

Professional proficiency speaking, reading, and writing English and Arabic required.



The MEL Manager / Officer will report to the MEL Director


How to apply

Application instructions:


Please apply by submitting a CV by email. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

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