Travel requirement: 80%

Position Objective:

  • Data collection, cleaning and reporting on given formats.
  • Conduct visits to projects’ areas to gather community response.
  • Support in amending the needed tools for MEAL (Observations, PDMs, Baseline/Endline, Studies, surveys…etc.)
  • Support in coordination, analysis and draft findings for the project technical surveys as well as multi sector assessments, generic surveys and evaluations as needed.
  • Support partners to effectively complete tool for measuring quality benchmarks.
  • Support MEAL & IM officer in development of monitoring tools and quality benchmarks.
  • Support in improvement of effective system for complaints handling and response mechanisms at the projects level for partners.
  • Support in maintaining effective information sharing mechanisms as per information sharing protocol
  • Support the sector team(s) in donor reporting with accurate figures

 Mission 1: Data Collection Support:

The MEAL Associate is responsible for:

  • Support in reviewing incoming data for completeness and consistency.
  • Support in managing the program curated database (monitor quality of information to be shared according to the information sharing protocol)
  • Support in implement ACF MEAL Framework and MEAL Plan,
  • Help the project team and partners to build their capacity in efficient data collection and management processes.
  • Support and ensure that each of the projects within thematic area is covered by a quality MEAL plan.
  • Support in amending the needed tools for MEAL (Observations, PDMs, Baseline/ Endline, Studies, surveys…etc.)
  • Support partners to effectively complete tool for measuring quality benchmarks.
  • Support consistent and systematic integration of MEAL issues into the project (identification of gaps in the implementation and facilitating identification of solutions to enhance quality implementation
  • Support MEAL & IM officer in partners’ training on remote monitoring tools and quality benchmarks. 

Mission 2: Data Analysis

  • The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:
  • Support in the collection, support for analysis and dissemination of information relevant to the project activities such as Baseline, end-line, knowledge retention, Pre/Post KAP, evaluation, cost-benefit analysis.
  • Support in organizing, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of datasets related to the project,
  • Assist & Participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators’ data instrument/tools.
  • Routinely assist in review of datasets, project  document, MEAL Plans, IM & reporting plans and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
  • To ensure data quality standards during data cleaning and analysis of each project’s database. 

Mission 3: Visualization/ Reporting

The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:

  • Coordinate with MEAL & IM Officer to support in reviewing weekly/monthly data. submissions from partner team, including MEAL plans per partner as well as project achievement tools.
  • Provide monthly analysis and reporting against the needed regular requirements with appropriate set of recommendations to the project/program management as a part of the Learning process.
  • Support in developing analysis and top line reports for to be communicated with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the sector team(s) reporting with accurate figures

Mission 4: Evaluation and Assessment

The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:

  • Support MEAL & IM officer, in conducting baseline, end-line, and PDM surveys for ACF.
  • In coordination with MEAL unit support partners in situation analysis (study methodology, tools and approaches) and need assessment for the new project/program development.

Mission 5: Partnerships

The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:

  • Support and contribute to the improvement of effective system for complaints handling and response mechanisms.
  • Support training on beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanism
  • Support and contribute to improvements in partner’s accountability system and procedure.

Mission 6: Learning

  • The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:
  • Assist ongoing learning activities e.g. consolidated routine learnings/findings. After Lesson support in Learnt Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt and best practices report.
  • Support generating quality learning through evaluations’ reports, monitoring report, researches, partner’s visits, accountability system and document learnings.
  • Assist in promoting learning culture throughout sharing and utilization of learning during project.
  • Support in collection of relevant data, information documents (reports, project plans and proposals, M&E plans, data and information) information and ensure proper and systematic storage and filing.

Mission 7: Ensure archiving in soft and hard both

  • Assist MEAL IM Officer to archive data of every activity frequently
  • Assist MEAL IM Officer to archive and determining suggested data to be archived. ...
  • Ensure an all-inclusive archive policy.
  • Proactive protection of the data archive's integrity.
  • Choosing and raising request for archiving a data product.

Mission 8: Ensure compliance with ACFs gender equality, child protection sensitivity and safeguarding policies

The MEAL Assistant is responsible for:

  • Read and ensure a full understanding of ACFs Gender, Child Protection and other safeguarding policies  
  • Implement all work related activities with a gender, inclusion and child protection lens
  • Help build an inclusive office environment where people do not feel disadvantaged or judged according to their gender or limited due to manageable disability. 

Skills and resources needed to perform the function

  • Strong data collection and ability to interpret and analyze data.
  • Strong communication skill (Verbal & Writing).
  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking capacity and skills
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word & Access) Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks Strong Data base management skills
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle stress and pressure 

 This is a non-contractual document and it may evolve according to the needs of the mission

Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The Pakistan Mission encourages the application of the women / men / transgender/ disabled workers. Action Against Hunger's recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams. All persons hired by Action Against Hunger will also be checked for compliance with the "anti-terrorist" lists, while respecting the rights of employees and the confidentiality of personal data.

Disclaimer: We are reviewing CVs on a daily basis due to the urgency, and if we find the appropriate number and quality of applicants sooner, the application process may be concluded before the planned deadline.

Job Details

Total Positions:
2 Posts
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
MEAL & Information MGT
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
• Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and/or social sciences/Project management
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
2 Years (• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with International NGO or related work in monitoring and evaluation in development sector)
Apply Before:
Mar 31, 2023
Posting Date:
Mar 24, 2023
Diversity Inclusion:
We value diversity of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive fair consideration without regard to genders or socio-economic backgrounds.

Work Environment

Supervisor’s gender:
Percentage of female coworkers:

ACF International | Action Against Hunger

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Karachi, Ghotki

FOR A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER FOR FOOD. AGAINST HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION. FOR CLEAN WATER. AGAINST KILLER DISEASES. FOR CHILDREN THAT GROW UP STRONG. AGAINST LIVES CUT SHORT. FOR CROPS THIS YEAR, AND NEXT. AGAINST DROUGHT AND DISASTER. FOR CHANGING MINDS. AGAINST IGNORANCE AND INDIFFERENCE. FOR FREEDOM FROM HUNGER. FOR EVERYONE. FOR GOOD. FOR ACTION. AGAINST HUNGER. WHAT WE DO For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

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