MEAL Manager (National contract) At Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion

Recruitment Reference: *HIPIN/MANI/2021/005*


The MEAL manager is responsible for MEAL(Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning) and Information Management (IM) and is also the direct line-manager of all the MEAL and IM teams working in countries within his/her geographical scope. He/she is in charge of declining the MEAL and IM HI standards on his/her programme and ensuring their implementation. The overall coherence of the projects and their quality control is ensured jointly by the MEAL and the Technical Unit Manager.

Line Manager: Country Director

Duty Station: PIN Head Office (Makati City, Philippines), with travels to sites in the Philippines and Indonesia

Duration: 1 year with possibility to renew contract

1 : Strategy and Steering

  • Helps with the development of operational strategy (StratOp) in line with HI strategy, StaTechs and Development plans (notably 3I and Emergency), including development of the StratOp monitoring tool
  • Defines and oversees the implementation of the MEAL action plan
  • Steers the performance of his/her service.

2 : Standards and Expertise

  • Is responsible for the implementation of monitoring systems, data collection, information management, evaluation, accountability towards affected populations and the management of knowledge adapted to the context and in compliance with HI standard.
  • Verifies coherency between the systems in place on the different projects and with HI’s frameworks and standards and ensures that these systems are capable of consolidating information for global steering of the programme.

3. Management

  • Manager as a role model: embodies HI’s values on a daily basis.
  • Manager as coach for meaning: understands the strategy, makes it explicit, translates it into operational objectives for his or her team, leads the necessary changes. Gives meaning to each management action. Encourages inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourages innovation and risk-taking.
  • Operational manager: organises the operational management of his or her team, structures the work around identified processes, steers performance and facilitates the resolution of problems.
  • Manager 1st HR&Coach: contributes to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensures compliance with the code of conduct of institutional policies, the state of mind and the expected individual and collective behavior.

4. Operational Implementation

Responsibility 1: Contributes towards improving HI’s response

  • Is responsible for the implementation of tools for measuring outcomes and impact and facilitating decision-making, learning and accountability
  • Is responsible for putting in place mechanisms for ensuring accountability towards affected populations
  • Contributes towards the articulation and application of HI’s institutional policies and cross-cutting approaches

Responsibility 2: Contributes towards defining and improving the quality of projects in line with HI’s global frameworks and technical standards

  • Provides technical support to technical specialists for establishing quality indicators, monitoring methods and data collection tools;
  • Contributes to the design and drafting of project proposals;
  • Is responsible for ensuring regular project evaluations

Responsibility 3: Contributes towards improving the quality of the management of projects, as defined in HI’s Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation policy

  • Provides technical support to the project teams for the implementation of monitoring, evaluation and accountability tools and methods
  • Provides technical support to the Operational Managers, Country Managers and project managers for the application of PME policy.

Responsibility 4 : Contributes towards the ownership of learning framework sand methodologies by the programmes and by HI in general

  • Is responsible for implementing processes and methods for collecting, analysing, modelling and ownership of the knowledge produced;
  • Proposes an analysis of the information collected and the knowledge produced to strengthen collective learning.
  • Ensures the continuous improvement of learning frameworks and methodologies.
  • Ensures access to relevant internal and external information for all staff

Responsibility 5: Ensures the external representation and promotion of HI’s expertise.

  • Represents HI’s MEAL and IM expertise in all relevant regional networks;
  • Contributes towards advocacy on specific subjects (notably through the consolidation of evidence-based factors) in line with the StratOp and federal advocacy priorities.
  • Contributes locally to communication messages in line with the StratOp and federal communication priorities.

5.Emergency Preparedness and Response Responsibilities

  • Leads the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in case of emergency, reorganizes the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian imperative, in order to ensure HI’s quick and efficient response
  • Lead and/or supervise MEAL processes;
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place;
  • Represent HI with external stakeholders (including government, UN agencies, NGOs) and seek to build appropriate partnerships;
  • Contribute to drafting funding appeals, donor reports, and project proposals related to the response.

How to apply


Education and language:

  • Bachelor in public health, development studies, Social or Human Sciences or any relevant field in line with the position
  • Preferably with certification on project management or project cycle management.
  • Training on disability or gender cross cutting issue will be an asset
  • Proficient in English language (level C1)


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management in humanitarian and/or development field, including at least 3 years in MEAL functions for an I/NGO
  • At least 2-year experience in team management
  • Proven experience in setting up of MEAL and IM systems
  • Proven experience in Drafting of survey and evaluation protocols
  • Proven contribution to implement Complaint and feedback mechanism / Protection policies in particular toward Child protection of protection of beneficiaries against sexual exploitation and abuse

Skill required:

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Accountability with regard to affected populations /Safeguarding policies /Participatory approaches
  • Learning and Knowledge management
  • Information management
  • Data protection
  • Mobile data collection and database systems
  • Project proposal and report writing
  • Humanitarian principles
  • Masters in humanitarian aid and/or development and/or international project management, or in any other similar and relevant area (international studies, etc.)
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise
  • Creative
  • Resilience to stress and uncertainty
  • Training of trainers/ Facilitations skills is an assets


  • A resume not longer than three (3) pages summarizing qualifications and experience including 3 work references with contact details (phone and email address)
  • An application/motivation letter is a MUST;
  • Recruitment Reference (*HIPIN/MANI/2021/005)* should be specified in the subject line of your email application.

Incomplete requirements may result to disqualification of your application. NBI/Police clearance is a must for the selected candidate before onboarding

Please send the stated requirements to on or before 22nd August 2021HI keeps the right to fill the position by a qualified candidate before deadline. Kindly note that we will contact only the short-listed candidates. Applications from persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

By applying to any of these job vacancies of Humanity and Inclusion, the applicant understands that if s/he is a successful candidate, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and their personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate their behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.


In determining salary for this position, HI Philippines-Indonesia applies its salary grading process, taking into consideration the job description and applicant’s previous work experience and the organization’s salary grid. The monthly salary bracket for this position ranges from 52,900.00 to 58,000.00 pesos.

Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply. Humanity & Inclusion has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, fraud, bribery and corruption.

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