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Mankind’s Activities for Development Accreditation Movement (MADAM) is a National Non- Governmental Organization registered and operating in Sierra Leone since 1991. The objective of its establishment was and still is to help alleviate people out of poverty, reduce youth unemployment through promotion of market driven vocational and technical skills training and support to sustainable agricultural practices and systems. MADAM is committed to improving the livelihood security among rural communities focussing on women, youth and children. The organisation is driven by the belief that sustainability can only be achieved if people are empowered to take the lead in their own development aspirations through capacity building, advocacy and partnerships.

MADAM has received funds from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (WHH) for the implementation of the project title: “Promoting sustainable Food and Nutrition Security (ProFoNS) through organic farming in Falaba District, Northern Sierra Leone. The Project proposed to contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of youths and women in Falaba District, North Eastern Sierra Leone.  The purpose of the ProFoNS Project is to contribute to improving the Food and Nutrition security in Falaba District by ensuring that nutritionally vulnerable populations including children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls have improved nutritional status in line with national targets through improved sustainable agricultural production systems, diversified nutrition, safe drinking water and rural financial services.


In order to successfully implement the above project; MADAM is looking for suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans to fill the following position:



Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer – 1 Position with frequent travel to Falaba District


Job Purpose: The MEAL Officer is in charge of establishing M&E systems, processes, tools and procedures throughout the implementation of the ProFoNS project. The MEAL Officer will lead on the implementation of the MEAL plan, systems and processes including accountability and feedback mechanisms, and all learning, review and evaluation activities in the operational district. The MEAL Officer manages information and reporting processes and products to ensure professional, high-quality communication about the ProFoNS projects.  


Reports to: Project Manager

Location: Kabala Town- Koinadugu District


Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure that effective and participatory MEAL systems for the above projects are established by developing the overall framework for project MEAL, for example, annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring lessons learnt and workshops. 

  • Design and maintenance of a Relational Database as a source for the project Information System 

  • Create data Collect formats/tools for field and training session, monitoring and organize field staff teams for data collection to increase the monitoring efficiency.

  • Performs and documents procedures for data preparation including data cleaning, standardization and analysis.

  • Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevance and usage.

  • Determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources for the project. Formulates, implements, and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures. Establishes data quality standards and ensures standards are met.

  • Training of staff (Field officers and marketing officer) on data collection tools, and processes (documents, equipment, etc).

  • Coordinate the development of MEAL plan and system by seeking stakeholder inputs in order to produce these plans.

  • Prepare reports on MEAL findings, working closely with Finance officer, Project staff and stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement field monitoring and reporting tools for field officers

  • Create a beneficiary registration data base that incorporates all beneficiaries with clear identification data of each beneficiary. Ensure linkage with similar databases for project actors like SPs and Trainers etc.

  • Design questionnaires and data processing tools for data analysis.

  • Regular reporting on MEAL and data analysis results and consecutive findings and recommendations.

  • Ensure easy public access to MEAL reports and data and make sure they are widely distributed (design and maintenance of a Blog, Facebook profile, Instagram, etc).

  • Help develop/revise the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of the monitoring mechanism.

  • Undertake regular visits to operational communities in Falaba to support implementation of MEAL and to identify where adaptations might be needed.

  • Prepares and submit quarterly technical narrative report of project implementation.

  • Performs any other tasks assigned by supervisor


Qualification and Experience

A Degree in Social Sciences or Research, Monitoring and Evaluation with a minimum of 6 years sound MEAL experience in development cooperation 


Skills and Competencies

  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing standard MEAL tools for agriculture projects and designing relational databases (MsAcces or similar, it is a must).

  • Extensive experience in designing and maintenance profiles in social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc –it is a must).

  • Can think analytically. (identify key issues and patterns in complex situations, plan independently)

  • Can think flexibly. (adapt to situations, consolidate different views and adjust approaches)

  • Can manage resources. (make decisions aimed at improving processes and performance)

  • Can work in and with teams. (foster a collaborative environment and drive (a) team(s) in one direction)

  • Is diplomatic. (understand other people and display cross-cultural sensitivity)

  • Can align with organizational standards. (show integrity and act in compliance with organizational needs, and priorities)

  • Interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Professional writing and facilitation skills. 

  • Experience riding motorcycles (Motor Driver’s License available).


Computer Skills: Advanced knowledge of basic office programmes (i.e. OpenOffice, MS Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and Word, Blog Design, SPSS).

Excellent knowledge of modern communication technology (i.e. Email, Skype, Chat).


Women are strongly advised to apply. 


Applications together with the recent CVs and photocopies of relevant certificates should be sent to: The Administrative Officer, MADAM, 250 Magburaka Highway, Makambo, Makeni or by Email:    

Closing Date: 22nd October, 2021at 4.00 PM local time