Job Announcement Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer-Myebon Township, Rakhine State –LIFT Project                       Date: 8 October 2019 Relief International is a leading nonprofit orga…


Job Announcement

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer-Myebon Township, Rakhine State –LIFT Project

                      Date: 8 October 2019

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Job Title:

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer

Number of Position:


Based Location:

Myebon Township (Rakhine State)

Report To:

Project Manager

Dead Line:

22 October 2019


Overall Objectives (scope)

The MEL Officer is supervised by and reports to the Project Manager and supports the professional and efficient implementation of RIs monitoring and evaluation activities under the LIFT funded project in Myebon.  The postholder will have a technical reporting line to the MEL Coordinator (Sittwe).

Specific Responsibilities

The MEL Officer will have the following specific responsibilities:

Development of MEL framework and reporting tools

  • Serve as focal point in coordination and collaboration for Project Manager and MEL Coordinator regarding MEL matters of the project
  • Develop project monitoring framework for the project and coordinate population of data, establish timelines for reporting, responsibility for data collection, data analysis and project learning meetings
  • Contribute to creating forms and formats for project activities against pre-defined indicators and log-frame through close coordination with project team


Data collection, analysis and reporting

  • Manage data flow from project staff for project monitoring and quality assurance.
  • Ensure project indicator frameworks are completed and up-to-date and shared with program staff and MEL Coordinator
  • Responsible for organizing project activities data and ensuring that MEL databases are updated, cleaned, aggregated in a timely manner, and that confidentiality is protected where appropriate. Ensure the quality of collected information and data in accordance with the donor compliance and usage of internal learning and programming
  • Ensure the proper documentation of the project activities data and field activity reports is produced and stored systematically and confidentially.
  • Promote the use of data by project staff for effective planning, allocation and utilization of resources
  • Under close supervision of the MEL Coordinator, review and analyse data from various resources such as routine data systems, project reviews, evaluations, assessments
  • Support the design, development and implementation of FGD, KIIs, post training evaluations, post distribution monitoring and relevant surveys
  • Undertake regular monitoring activities to project sites for the purpose of supervising and mentoring RI staff in respect of implementation MEL activities
  • Build capacity and technical oversight of RI project staff regarding MEL concepts and data collection tools as and when needed.
  • Support Project Manager and MEL Coordinator in the preparation of donor and reports as well as infographics, maps etc. to inform project learning events


Community Accountability

  • Set up systems and train project staff in Complaints and Response Mechanism
  • Oversee maintenance of CRM database jointly with the Project Manager



  • In coordination with other field staff, liaise with Admin, Finance, and Logistics staff for organizing and planning of field trips etc.
  • Share and promote values and ethics of the organisation within RI, with the partners and with others
  • Perform any other related tasks as instructed by the Project Manager and the MEL Coordinator.


Person Specification

  • Professional experience: at least 2-3 years’ work experience in M&E, program quality management or program development with NGO/INGO/UN; research experience; preferably experience working with CSO/ CBO; experience in writing quality monitoring reports
  • Education: University degree (BA/BSc) Economics, Business, Management or other relevant field experience
  • Inter-personal skills: detail orientation; conflict sensitivity; knowledge of “Do No Harm” approach
  • Communication skills: demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in Myanmar, Rakhine and English language
  • Context: Understanding of operational context in Rakhine State
  • Computer software skills: MS Word, Excel and Power Point; proficiency in data analysis packages (EPI info, SPSS, etc.) an advantage
  • Travel: ability to make frequent field trips to project locations


To Apply,

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV and names of three referees (Active Current Supervisor) and to Relief International at or deliver to Relief International at No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “MEL Officer-Myebon” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the nondiscrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.


RI values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability.

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