Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is US based international humanitarian agency. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


The position will lead the design and implementation of all monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) activities and systems for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Education Resilience Activity (ERA) in Pakistan. This program will support the Departments of Education to improve the education systems for climate resilience and inclusiveness of marginalized populations, particularly girls and children with disabilities. The MEAL Advisor will design and manage a robust system of performance-based monitoring and evaluation ensuring management, achievement and reporting of project results. The performance monitoring system led by the MEAL Advisor will track tangible, measurable progress toward the results.

The MEAL Advisor’s technical skills and knowledge in MEAL and information management will ensure that USAID and CRS deliver high-quality programming and continuously work towards improving the impact of education programming in Pakistan.


At least a Master's degree in International Development, statistics, data/information systems or other relevant discipline from an accredited, recognized university.
At least seven years of monitoring and evaluation experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development programs using large donor templates and systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of inclusive data collection protocols - including with a gender focus and for children with disabilities, data analysis, and data communication skills.
Experience leading and building the capacity of MEAL teams to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
Hands on experience in using information and communication technologies to increase effectiveness of MEAL systems.
Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with USAID and/or an international donor/NGO.
Required Languages: English and Urdu

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