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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer in Romania


Terre des hommes (Tdh) is looking for a MEAL Officer to join its team in Romania. The successful candidate speaks English (= working language) and Romanian fluently.

Duty Station: Bucharest with occasional travel

Working time: part time (30 hours a week)

Reporting to: Country Representative

Deadline for application: 29 January 2018

Start date: February 2018

Tdh offers a one year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension
Salary range: 2175 – 2300 Lei net

Main tasks

  • Oversee and manage (quality ensured) data collection, analysis, and syntheses on projects and country level;
  • Technical support to ensure projects have quality MEAL and are measuring progress against indicators in line with project logframes;
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities on projects;
  • Manage (internal and external) learning processes by capitalising, documenting on good practices in projects and organisation wide;
  • Build capacity of colleagues in monitoring, evaluating and reporting;
  • Liaise with partners and academic institutions to check quality of findings and methodology.

Knowledge, Attitude and Experience Required

  • At least 3 years of experience in coordinating and supporting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes;
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis skills to improve programme quality;
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to learn, apply and comply with donor and reporting requirements;
  • Previous experience in measuring (evidence based) outcomes and/or evaluating programmes;
  • Ability to work in a team in a consensual manner and to encourage full participation;
  • Ability to multi-task, handle pressure, work with limited supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 100% fluency required in both English and Romanian: spelling, grammar, vocabulary;
  • Strong knowledge and practice of Programme Cycle Management;
  • Ability to supervise, manage and encourage the development of local staff;
  • Ability to use basic word processing, excel spreadsheets and to learn new apps;
  • Prior experience in NGO work, especially with children, a strong asset. Child protection attitude a requirement;
  • University degree in sociology, development studies, human rights or related fields;
  • Ability to travel in rural communities.

Please send your CV and a maximum one page letter of motivation to, no later than 29th of January 2018.

The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment to child rights and child protection. Individuals identifying themselves as Roma are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Background on Terre des hommes
Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.

In Romania Terre des hommes (Tdh Ro) has been active since 1992. For the past few years, the delegation has been working on three main intervention areas: (1) Strengthening child protection and juvenile justice systems, (2) Protection of children affected by migration/trafficking, and (3) Social inclusion of minorities. Every year thousands of children and their families benefit from projects implemented either at a national or regional level. The current team is composed of 18 staff consisting of a delegate, a finance/HR/Admin team, a programmes team and a knowledge management team.

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