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MEAL Coordinator (National or International)


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Job Description

5 Year

About Geneva Call

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict and the protection of the medical mission. In Afghanistan, Geneva call runs a program in more than 6 areas of the country aiming at increasing the protection of civilians. Overall, Geneva Call aims to develop humanitarian engagement with armed actors and communities as a means to create space for dialogue on the protection of civilians.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Head of Programs, the MEAL Coordinator ensures the organization’s highest standards of compliance with donor requirements, lead the monitoring and evaluation, accountability and learning activities of the country office and contributes to research studies and advocacy activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Main activities


  • Lead the development of the MEAL plan in-country liaising with the Program Team.
  • Conduct regular field visits to our provincial offices in country to ensure the highest quality in programme implementation.
  • Ensure the projects are implementation and achieving of outputs and outcomes through the measuring of relevant indicators.
  • Develop the necessary reporting tools, including online/offline surveys, training reports, pre-post tests, etc.
  • Train the team in using the different tools and in data collection.
  • Develop quality monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Develop success stories through field work and data collection from different stakeholders including community members, religious leaders and de facto authorities.
  • Lead and coordinate research studies on humanitarian norms.
  • Establish context-relevant beneficiary feedback mechanisms, ensuring meaningful participation of service users and community members.
  • Develop a system to monitor the policies and practices of armed organizations at local and national level in terms of civilian protection.
  • In coordination with the Head of Program creating and implementing comprehensive programe evaluations.
  • Overseeing that learnings and lessons learnt are properly disseminated for quality organisational learning.
  • Lead the team in gathering secondary data and developing needs’ assessment based on available external reports.
  • Manage the development of baselines and end-lines.
  • Support Program Team in conducting mid-term and after-action review meetings.
  • Encourage regular communication with communities through focus group discussions to monitor the evolution of protection challenges.
  • Oversee the maintenance of existing indicator tracking tools and develop additional databases and tracking tools as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions and ensure adherence to specific monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • As needed, provide support with project design and proposal writing.

Other duties

  • Acting Head of Programme during his/her abscence.
  • Additional tasks based related to MEAL, Grants and Advocacy, based on the Country Director’s request.

Job Requirements

Main qualifications

Education and experience

  • Completed Master Degree in Political Science, Law or any other relevant field.
  • A degree in International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights Law would also be an asset.
  • At least 5 years in a humanitarian/human rights/protection organisation with a similar role and with increasing level of responsibilities.

Technical skills: 

  • IT Tools (MS Office, Excel, email).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of issues of humanitarian affairs and capacity for in-depth analysis.
  • Data collection and analysis.
  • Report/Policy Paper/Advocacy paper writing with highest standards of English.

Personal skills

  • Understanding and respect for organizational principles, vision, mission and confidentiality.
  • Strong logic and organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Ability to take responsibility, proactive and efficient functioning, strong communication skills.
  • Experience in drafting interim & final reports for donors.
  • Experience in conducting and drafting needs’ assessment.
  • Experience in engaging with international stakeholders through advocacy or research.
  • Experience working in consortium with other organizations.
  • Knowledge of IHL and Human Rights Law.


  • English (C1-C2).
  • Knowledge of Dari and Pashto is welcomed but not essential.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.


  • Position : MEAL Coordinator
  • Type of Contract: Fixed term contract (International position)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Kabul, Afghanistan

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