Vacancy for MEAL Officer (Turkish National Only)

from IYD International Humanitarian Relief Association
Closing date: 15 Oct 2019

IYD – Humanitarian Relief Association

Deadline for applications: 15/10/2019

Position: MEA Officer (Turkish National Only).

Location: Turkey-Gaziantep.

Working Area: Office.

About: IYD – Humanitarian Relief Association:

IYD is a Turkish, non-governmental, non-profit and has no political association working in various fields of humanitarian relief, development, and education.

IYD was established in early 2013 in Turkey.

IYD was registered in 2014 with a license No. (34-203/022) and it has been working according to Turkish Organizations Law No. /5253/ under the name: ULUSLARARASI INSANI YARDIMLAŞMA DERNEĞI

IYD’s offices are spread throughout Turkey and Syria as following:

  • Turkey: Istanbul – Gaziantep.
  • Syria: Aleppo – Idleb.

IYD vision:

In science and work, pioneers in developing ways of life to draw smiles and instill hope.

IYD mission:

To provide the best services to develop the affected societies, meeting the basic needs according to the international standards and within a unique ethical methodology.

Our values:

  • Respecting others
  • Transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Independency
  • Neutrality

IYD strategic goals:

  • Working on ensuring a decent life for all the affected people.
  • Rehabilitation and construction of the damaged infrastructure.
  • Securing the daily basic needs.
  • Raising and revitalizing the capacities of the Syrian Civil Society.


Job Title: MEAL Officer (Turkish National Only).

Project / Department Title: MEAL

Direct supervisor / Reports to: MEAL Coordinator

The overall objective of the job:

  • To report to the MEAL Coordinator and works closely with the Senior MEAL Assistants, information management staff and program staff.
  • To follow up on the implementation of the project activities in cooperation with the MEAL field team members.
  • To provide support to the MEAL Coordinator on data collection related activities and oversee the department’s administration needs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to IYD’s policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  • Develop the monitoring and evaluation plans of the projects being implemented through the field office.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL and other project staff of IYD’s partners to ensure that their monitoring activities are being conducted regularly and shared with IYD relevant staff and departments.
  • Ensure that findings are being shared with the project management staff of IYD or that of the partner organizations to ensure that the findings are being communicated and rectified timely.
  • Develop monthly MEAL tools for each project in coordination with program staff and share with the relevant staff as per defined protocols and timelines.
  • To offer recommendations for the observations and findings in the field which require immediate or prolonged actions and rectifications from the project management staff.
  • Ensure data received from the field is correct and usable for integration into the central database and reporting and intersect with the program.
  • Design information collection tools and research methodologies and translating these tools and methodologies.
  • Support the collection and management of datasets and verify and update collected data in coordination with the MEAL coordinator.
  • Monitor the accuracy of collected data and the proper link between field data and database.
  • Working with the MEAL teams in Turkey and inside Syria to brief them on upcoming activities, methodologies, and research tools for MEAL activities.
  • Coordinate in identifying and implementing training needs for data collectors where appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as needed according to management requirements.
  • Executing other tasks assigned by the coordinator.


  • Master’s degree in any social science discipline.
  • Significant relevant work experience in these specific areas will be considered as an added value.


  • The ability to plan, and conduct training in all areas of M&E.
  • The ability to use statistical programs and analyze data, draw conclusions, and High skills in reporting.
  • Work overtime when required.
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint in a professional way.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, both written and verbal.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good organizational, multitasking and time-management skills.
  • Good knowledge of writing technical MEAL reports.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of MEAL, especially in monitoring, evaluation in the emergency context.
  • Proven administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain accurate records.

Physical and personality traits required:

  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure
  • Capable of working collaboratively with team members to achieve objectives.
How to apply:


Interested candidates should use the following link for registration:

We are strongly encouraging females to apply for this position.

General Information:

  • Applicants should be (Turkish National Only).
  • Multi-sent CVs will be ignored (please send your CV only one time at a time).
  • No resume will be reviewed after the specified date for receiving CV’s to the announced vacancy.
  • IYD is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  • IYD does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • IYD is not able to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.
  • IYD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.

*We thank all applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.Shortlisting and interviews could be done before the application closing date.*