War Child
21 november 2022
AMSTERDAM, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
36-40 uur


Providing specialist technical MEAL expertise to the organisation"

Your Challenge

As MEAL Team Lead/Specialist within the Programme Quality team you will ensure quality of our organisational Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning approach. You are responsible for providing M&E expertise and capacity strengthening to technical and MEAL colleagues across War Child’s country offices and global programmes to further the quality of the War Child programme portfolio.

You coordinate operationalisation and revision of War Child’s Global Monitoring Framework, provide guidance in MEAL processes and support the development of digital systems. In this role you will support our Programme Accountability and Participation (PAP) adviser by promoting the importance of and compliance to relevant sector standards, including the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and you will contribute to the humanitarian sector networks and alliances, whilst actively advocating for the importance of MEAL within the organisation.

You will lead the MEAL agenda and provide guidance to the MEAL colleagues across the organisation to transitioning to a new shared strategy in collaboration with Country and Regional offices. 

As a team lead you will line manage the M&E Officer and PAP adviser and coordinate & facilitate learning in a global team of MEAL colleagues. You will work in close collaboration with programme colleagues and management based in the Netherlands, Regional Hubs and Country Offices as well as other departments throughout the organization.

Your Responsibilities 

Technical quality assurance and support:

  • Assess, improve and ensure adherence to and learning about sector-wide Quality Standards related to MEAL.
  • Lead in providing technical guidance to colleagues with MEAL responsibilities across country offices, regions, and departments.
  • Drive and monitor the operationalisation of the Global Monitoring Framework, including updates in line with the organisational Theory of Change, thematic strategies and programme quality processes.
  • Influence and promote improved organisational data management processes for MEAL; support the MEAL officer in facilitating organisational alignment at strategic level on MEAL data collection at senior management level.
  • Support the Programme and Accountability and Participation (PAP) Adviser in promoting and facilitating organisational CHS compliance.
  • Be the focal point for Programme Quality / MEAL GDPR compliance and confidential data processing.

Learning/ Strengthening capabilities

  • Strengthen capabilities within the MEAL team, technical colleagues and other relevant colleagues across the organisation through organising and developing various learning activities.
  • Promote initiatives to capture learning from M&E data and analysis and improve quality based on learning.

Representation of War Child Holland and internal collaboration

  • Represent War Child Holland and participate in global networks and bodies that are relevant to the achievement of War Child Holland’s mission and contributes to the implementation of their work plans.
  • Lead MEAL colleagues through strategic direction of MEAL in an organisational change process and ensure the well-being of the MEAL team.
  • Influence organisational commitment to MEAL processes and data management for MEAL by addressing risk management related to MEAL, and by taking responsibility to advocate for establishing M&E accountability & learning processes.
  • Collaborate on War Child Global initiatives, in particular ensuring close alignment with programme quality approaches in War Child UK.
  • Collaborate with R&D and regional/ Country Office colleagues to strengthen alignment and value of various forms of data collection (evidence base, impact, reach).
  • Collaborate with Advocacy Manager in the NL in support of implementation of Global Advocacy Strategy.
  • Facilitate internal MEAL Team in implementing common plans and strengthening of programme quality in MEAL.
  • Ensure effective communication of MEAL results. 

Your Profile

  • University Degree/ relevant academic background.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation/ MEAL, of which at least 3 years in the field.
  • Technical MEAL specialist with significant experience of managing MEAL in humanitarian and development programmes in complex contexts.
  • Experience of working in a (post) conflict setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and establish effective MEAL systems.
  • Demonstrable understanding and knowledge of relevant international standards.
  • Knowledge of geopolitical trends and conflicts in the world.
  • Strong advisory skills and preferably some line/matrix management experience.
  • Established skills in leading & guiding people and facilitating team building & wellbeing through an organisational change process.
  • Experience in developing, methods, tools, programs/interventions and developing and delivering training/learning.
  • Good facilitation skills & intercultural sensitivity.
  • Effective communicator, willing to share knowledge and experience, team player and
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of children’s rights.
  • Fluency in English required and preferably good working knowledge of Spanish, French and/or Arabic.


The Organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.


Any country where War Child has its offices. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in that country. Preference will be given to local candidates. 

Travelling to country offices of War Child Holland, its affiliates and elsewhere is required to fulfil the obligations of this role.

Our Offer

Depending on the duty station, local contract with salary and secondary labour conditions based on the country’s salary scale and T&C's will apply. 

Weekly working hours of 32 – 40.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 16 December 2022.  Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and a short cover by using this hyperlink:




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By submitting your application you certify that all of the statements made in your application are true, complete, and correct and are made in good faith. You understand that falsifying, misrepresenting or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for rejection of your application or withdrawal of any offer of appointment or, if an appointment offer has been accepted, this will be ground for employment sanctions, such as, but not limited to, instant dismissal. In addition, you understand that you need to submit a Criminal Record Certificate and that, if you fail to submit it, no employment relationship can be established.


War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.


The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.




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