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Regional MEAL Advisor (Latin America, The Caribbean & The Middle East Region)


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About Us

GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery.

Job Purpose

The key priority of the Regional MEL Advisor (RMA) role is to provide technical support for strategic monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities throughout the whole project cycle from conception to completion. The RMA is part of the Global Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Team which supports country teams to create MEAL systems and culture to enhance coordinated MEAL practices that meet GOAL Global and Donor requirements. This RMA has responsibility for a group of GOAL’s countries of operation in Latin America, The Caribbean & The Middle East Region.;

**GOAL offers staff flexible working with our hybrid model, we require our HQ employees to;work 2 days;per week from our office in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Or fully remote in the UK. This role is a;4-day working week**

Key Areas of Responsibility:;

  • Support assigned country offices in ensuring quality monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)
  • Support GOAL’s country offices in implementing GOAL’s Strategic Plan and populating global MEAL dashboards and reports on delivery of same.
  • As part of the Global MEAL Team, undertake MEAL systems and capacity assessments with country teams to support the development of MEAL plans
  • Review and provide detailed follow-up and support to country level and grant specific MEAL plans on a quarterly basis
  • Support the country MEAL teams on the development/review of new grant proposals and implementation of the grant MEAL activities, tools, plans and reporting mechanisms
  • Support and enable country MEAL teams to develop a strong culture of learning and evaluation
  • Provide support to the Programme Technical Team on the development of sector-specific internal or externally led surveys/assessments/evaluations/research and related tools
  • Provide support to the country MEAL team with the development, planning, implementation, analysis and write up of internal or externally led surveys/assessments/evaluations/research and related tools
  • Contribute, support, and advise GOAL’s Emergency Response Unit, as required, on MEAL activities including needs assessments and surveillance activities

The Person:

  • A primary degree in Development or related field
  • Practical field experience in emergency and development humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies
  • Adept in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SMART and/or Epi Info, STATA, SPSS
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Spanish or French would be an advantage;

**GOAL offers staff flexible working with our hybrid model, we require our HQ employees to;work 2 days;per week from our office in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin**

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.


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