MEAL Advisor for Humanitarian programmes

Expected field work: minimum 30%
Requested presence at HQ in Prague: 2-3 visits per year
Based in: HQ (Prague), or home-based in Europe, Middle East, Africa or Asia (proximity to PIN’s programmes).

The purpose of the position:

  • Update and promote the use of PIN’s MEAL standards and tools for Humanitarian programmes.
  • Build capacity of MEAL staff in Country Programmes (CPs) on Humanitarian-specific MEAL.
  • Provide on-demand support to CPs.

Main responsibilities:

Planning and Development of MEAL processes (20%)

  • Supports formulation of PIN MEAL policies and guidelines for PIN globally (in coordination with the MEAL unit, the Humanitarian unit and the Knowledge and Learning Department).
  • Takes lead on formulation of policies and guidelines applicable specifically to Humanitarian programmes.
  • Supports HQ Relief and Development Department (RDD) and CPs that implement Humanitarian programmes in identification of strategic priorities in MEAL and development of frameworks for procedures, processes and tools.

Technical assistance (50%)

  • Provides technical and advisory support to CPs in application and implementation of MEAL practices: country-level and project-level MEAL planning, setting-up Results-based Monitoring, PDM, support in data collection and data analysis, planning and implementation of internal and external evaluations etc.
  • Engages with project / programme teams to support implementation of findings from evaluations and other MEAL activities in projects.
  • Provides technical input on MEAL to project proposals.
  • Provides support to designing and/or revising procedures for ensuring Accountability to Affected Populations (Community Feedback and Response Mechanisms, participatory needs assessments etc.).
  • Supports implementation of PIN’s Humansis (beneficiary management system) in selected CPs from the MEAL perspective

Technical capacity development (20%)

  • Supports recruitment of key MEAL staff at country level.
  • Builds capacity of MEAL staff at country level.

Knowledge sharing and organisational learning (5%)

  • Maps MEAL requirements of major humanitarian donors and shares them with relevant CPs.
  • Promotes PIN key crosscutting priorities and use of PIN global indicators in RDD programming;
  • Assists with mapping and collecting relevant MEAL resources, contributes to maintaining the MEAL section of PIN’s Knowledge and Learning Center and E-learning content.
  • Disseminates knowledge and lessons learned from Humanitarian MEAL processes across the organization.

Other tasks (5%)

  • Occasionally represents PIN at relevant conferences, working groups etc.
  • Coordinates with Communications and Advocacy Department (CAD) for success story content, communication tools, and with Compliance Department regarding accountability topics.


  • At least 7 years of experience within the international development / humanitarian sector and minimum of 3 years of experience specifically in MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) of multi-sectoral programming in emergency or early recovery settings.
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Familiarity with other languages used in PIN’s Emergency Country Programmes (Arabic, Russian, French, etc) is an advantage.
  • Experience designing and implementing MEAL systems for programmes funded by the main humanitarian institutional donors (ECHO, USAID, UNCHR, UNICEF, GIZ, DFID, GAC etc.).
  • Excellent technical understanding of contemporary MEAL methods and practices, with hands-on experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering capacity-building activities, with remote capacity building and follow-up is an advantage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of humanitarian accountability principles and their translation into practice.
  • Familiarity with methodological approaches such as barrier analysis for behaviour change (BA), knowledge, attitude & practices (KAP), coping strategies index (CSI), individual diet diversity score (IDDS), food consumption score (FCS), minimum acceptable diet for children aged 6-23 months (MAD), vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) etc. is an advantage.
  • BA/BS Degree in international development, social sciences or a related field is welcomed.
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Statistical and data management software (STATA, SPSS etc.).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

People in Need offers:

  • A committed, professional and friendly team, in a well-established and growing organization
  • Salary according to PIN salary scale
  • 25 days of paid leave annually, sick days
  • All costs related to visits to country programmes and Prague (in case the advisor is based outside of Prague)
  • Medical and psychological support
  • Travel insurance
  • HEAT Training
  • People in Need is encouraging professional development and participation in trainingsonline, in Czech Republic and abroad
  • Open and informal organizational culture

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Great! Send us your CV (not longer than 4 pages) and short cover letter in english via this link. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: