Vacancy: MEAL and Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title: MEAL Manager
Job Location: Berlin
Reporting to: Program Director

General Description of the Organization:

IMPACT – Civil Society Research and Development e.V. , founded in Berlin in 2013, is a non-profit civil society organization with offices in Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Civil society support is the core of IMPACT’s mission through long-term and balanced support to individuals and organizations in the conflict and developed countries. IMPACT’s main areas of intervention are capacity building, research, peacebuilding, and diaspora engagement.


The USG-funded Syrian Civil Society Program aims to support the development and strengthening of civil society organizations in Syria, particularly those working seeking to protect civic space, promote social cohesion, and advance local authority accountability. The program will support the capacity-building of these organizations and provide technical assistance to enable them to effectively engage in advocacy and service provision.

Job purpose:

The role of the MEAL Manager is to provide strategic direction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) and ensure project deliverables are met according to the project’s M&E plan and methodology.  The MEAL Manager will be solutions oriented and will focus on developing and improving strategies, coaching and training the team. The MEAL manager will report to the Program Director and will coordinate with M&E managers at IMPACT.

Duties, objectives and competencies:

  • Foster a culture of learning and adaptation within the program, ensuring that MEAL data is used to inform programmatic decision-making.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive MEAL plan for the program, in line with USG regulations and policies.Design and oversee data collection and analysis activities, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups.Develop and maintain data management systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Develop and implement systems for tracking and reporting program progress against key performance indicators.
  • Develop and deliver training on MEAL-related issues to program staff and grantees.
  • Lead the development of the program’s evaluation framework, and ensure that evaluations are conducted in a timely and effective manner.
  • Review and approve allMEAL plans by subgrantees.
  • Manageand coordinate field MEAL officers inside Syria.
  • Preparing regular updates reports and contributing to the monthly progress reports  the funding authority.
  • Coordinate with the Program Development Manager  to develop lessons learned and profile success stories


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in MEAL, program management, or related fields, preferably in the context of USG-funded international development programs.
  • Strong knowledge of MEAL principles and practices, and experience designing and implementing MEAL systems for complex programs.
  • Experience conducting program evaluations, and knowledge of evaluation methods and tools.
  • Excellent data analysis and management skills, including proficiency with statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, or R.
  • Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in Arabic is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Creative and resourceful approach to developing and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Highly skilled in MS  Excel and database platform, ArcGIS, Power PI, mobile data collection, statistical software.
  • Hard working , proactive and able to prioritize and delegate a demanding workload.


7.1.1. Kindly send your application via the link below

7.1.2. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after the application deadline, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.