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MEAL Specialist

Title MEAL Specialist 
Employment Type Permanent
Contract Type Full Time
Hours per Week 35
Salary £36,000-£40,000
Location London
Application Deadline 02/02/2019

Who we are

Muslim Aid is a British, faith-based international development organisation that provides support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.

What you will be doing

Muslim Aid are looking to introduce a key role to the International Programmes Team. As a MEAL Specialist, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of effective and coordinated MEAL systems across Muslim Aid’s programmes in support of quality service delivery.

The MEAL Specialist’s mandate covers all Muslim Aid programmes. You will be responsible for the effective delivery of our new Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning policies and procedures in the UK and overseas. The primary objectives are to:

  • learn from past experience
  • improve service delivery, planning and resource allocation
  • demonstrate accountability to ourselves and our stakeholders

Working closely with staff and partners at both Muslim Aid in London and in the country offices, you will support and lead MEAL efforts throughout Muslim Aid. In doing so you will:

  • Develop and oversee programme MEAL systems in accordance with Muslim Aid policies, procedures and standards
  • Ensure adequate skills, capacities and participation of all relevant Muslim Aid staff and other target groups in MEAL systems
  • Ensure expert insight, analysis and presentation of MEAL data


The ideal candidate will have

  • Proven experience in a MEAL role in an international NGO
  • Significant experience in reviewing, monitoring and evaluating programmes, and using quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches
  • Significant project management experience with the ability to manage multiple project strands simultaneously
  • Proven track-record of using participatory approaches in development projects
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrating the ability to network, present and negotiate effectively at a very senior level
  • Very high levels of personal resilience and a willingness to operate in a highly complex, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Undergraduate degree in international development, sustainable livelihoods, humanitarianism, programme management, or equivalent

How to apply

The role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious MEAL Specialist to be able to lead on, build and develop a MEAL Framework allowing us to demonstrate accountability internally and externally. You will be joining a supportive, highly-skilled, passionate team to deliver high quality programmes.

To apply please submit your cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check (Basic, Standard or Enhanced depending on the role). In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.


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