12 Feb 2024

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer at ife at Best Development Initiative (LABDI)

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Job Description

Life at Best Development Initiative (LABDI) is a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can create a better future for survivors of wars. We started extending help to vulnerable children and women who were affected by the insurgency which began in Borno state, Nigeria, in 2009. This moment intensified when we found that there were many such vulnerable children, women, and households who needed help with food, shelter, and education. Our team expanded and we spread out into different parts of the BAY states to make sure we cover all possible areas and help as many children, women, and households as possible. We support children, families, and communities affected by insurgencies and natural disasters.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Locations: Maiduguri – Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer plays a critical role in ensuring effective program implementation and impact assessment.
  • This position is responsible for designing and implementing robust monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring accountability to stakeholders, and facilitating continuous learning within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Develop and manage a comprehensive MEAL framework to track program performance, outcomes, and impact.
  • Oversee data collection, analysis, and interpretation, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations on program progress, findings, and recommendations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and conduct program evaluations, including baseline, mid-term, and end-line assessments, to measure the effectiveness and impact of interventions.
  • Establish and manage mechanisms for community and beneficiary feedback and ensure timely response to concerns and complaints.
  • Facilitate a culture of learning within the organization by documenting lessons learned and facilitating discussions to improve program strategies.
  • Train and mentor staff and partners on MEAL tools and techniques to enhance data quality and program effectiveness.
  • Ensure data quality through routine data audits and verification exercises.
  • Manage the MEAL budget efficiently and in compliance with organizational guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements and timelines.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., International Development, Data Science, Data Analytics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Project Management, Computer Science).
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing MEAL systems in development or humanitarian projects.
  • Strong analytical and data management skills, with proficiency in relevant software tools.
  • Excellent communication and report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and donor requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in data analysis and visualization software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Kobo Collect, Power Bi, Tableau, ArcGIS)
  • Experience with digital data collection tools and platforms.
  • Knowledge of ethical considerations in data collection and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the Northeast Context.

Application Closing Date
18th February, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications (Letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF file) to:

 [email protected] 

using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

  • LABDI has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), any act of child abuse including sexual exploitation and sexual abuse constitute acts of serious misconduct and are therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including summary dismissal.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our anti-harassment policy.

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