MEL Team Leader- North Aleppo

Closing date

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL an International Humanitarian Organisation has had a presence in Turkey since 2013 and has been contributing to the migrant response since 2016 with a focus on responding to needs in health service delivery, social safety nets and the protection of vulnerable and marginalised migrants in southern Turkey.

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

Job purpose:

The role of MEL team leader is to lead GOAL’s monitoring, evaluation and Learning activities in the field. The MEL team leader will report to the MEL manager.

Duties, objectives and competencies

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the team completes the activities allocated by the MEL field coordinator in the weekly plan
  • Ensure daily management of the work and performance of the team; lead team meetings when required; identify capacity building needs of the team members, provide on-the-job training as needed, as well as support capacity building initiatives through developing presentations and/or delivering training
  • Carry out regular monitoring activities at field level for GOAL programmes, including distribution and post distribution monitoring, using variety of data collection tools and methods, such as: household surveys; focus group discussions with community members; key informant interviews; and observation check-lists
  • Collect/enter data using smartphones (tablets) for GOAL’s programme information management system, ensure data is accurate and it is collected and uploaded on time
  • Participate in data collection for assessment to inform the design of new programmes and promote community participation in this process
  • Actively engage with the community and promote the participation of all community members (men, women and children) in needs assessment, programme design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Support evaluation through organizing field visits and participating as a team member if required
  • Receive complaints and feedback from community members and ensure these are registered in complaints and feedback system in line with relevant GOAL procedures
  • Any other task requested by line manager

MEL Design and data collection:

  • Understand the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and the purpose of M&E
  • Can effectively use data collection tools to gather qualitative and quantitative data at different levels: facility, community.
  • Ensure data entry using an electronic database
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of data quality
  • Conduct on-site routine data quality audits at health facility and community levels.
  • Possess basic data visualization skills (use of tables, graphs, to represent data and information)


  • Understand and apply the concept of ‘random sampling’ following instructions/guidelines of a manager
  • Understand and can apply the method ‘spin-the-bottle’ used for selection of households in population-based surveys.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting

Qualitative techniques and Qualitative techniques:

  • Understand the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of qualitative techniques and qualitative techniques for data collection
  • Can conduct qualitative and qualitative data collection activities

Requirements (essential)

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, business administration, or other relevant field
  • Extensive experience in leading/coordinating monitoring, evaluation and learning teams and activities, preferably in humanitarian sector
  • Previous NGO work experience with increasing responsibility
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to coordinate with multiple parties and external stakeholders
  • Good English language skills (spoken, written, and reading)
  • Ability to travel and work in Syria
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles
  • Experience in MEL with increasing responsibilities
  • Knowledge of GOAL’s target areas in Syria.
  • Leadership and team building skills; ability to organise and manage work of the team in the field, ensuring quality performance; preferably experience in people and task management and in capacity building through formal and/or on-the-job training

Requirements (desired)

  • Knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and experience in upholding them and promoting them
  • Detail oriented and strong clerical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds, excellent relationships building skills
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel), comfortable with electronic devices for data collection/entry (mobile phones, tablets)
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken), good writing skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field (up to 80%), sometimes under difficult and insecure circumstances.

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Thank you.

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the "apply now" button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 4-Dec-20