MEL Officer

at Chemonics
Published September 1, 2022
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Chemonics seeks a MEL Officer to join our Manahel Programme team. Chemonics is an international development company that promotes meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.




The role of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will be part of the MEL team and will provide support and oversight on the project-level monitoring, evaluation and learning to the Manahel implemented activities. This will include but will not be limited to progressively following up with partners on MEL plans, progress towards anticipated results, reviewing data collection tools and reports, document project activities. S/he will work with different stakeholders to ensure a results-oriented monitoring and evaluation approach is in place.


The MEL Officer will adhere to and act in accordance with Chemonics’ 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 Manahel’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. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.




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

Develop and deploy data collection tools for partners’ MEL staff and Manahel monitors to collect data and report against the project logical framework

Communicate on daily basis with the partners MEL staff to follow-up on MEL plans and planned MEL activities

Reviews grantees’ monthly MEL reports before sharing with MEL manager for final approval

Coordinate with partners’ MEL team to ensure data received is clean, accurate and reflect project outcomes

Assist in the analyzes of collected data to contribute to management decision-making and reporting on project indicators

Prepares drafts of relevant sections of donor contractual reports, for MEL Manager’s review

Organize, archive and maintain complete and accurate monitoring and evaluation files, including MEL data in grant files using the Chemonics grants file checklist

Communicate with Manahel’s field monitoring officers to ensure proper monitoring of the activities

Conduct an initial review of field monitoring officers reports and provide feedback

Any other responsibility related to MEL, 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 with intermittent travel.




Minimum of 4 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 (power query), and experience with statistical packages such as SPSS preferred


Working knowledge of data collection tools (kobo collect is preferred)


Excellent communication, and writing/reporting skills


Team player with the ability to also work independently


Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


Fluency in Arabic, with strong speaking and writing skills in English




The MEL Officer will report to the MEL Manager


How to apply


Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “MEL Officer” in the subject line by email.

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