Sr Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) 

Type: Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)

Reporting to: Director, Gender & MEAL 

Location: Flexible (Must reside in Canada)

Hiring Salary Range: $60,000 – $68,900

Canadian Feed the Children’s vision is a world in which children, youth and their communities thrive, realizing their full potential. CFTC works in partnership with local NGO’s and communities in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Bolivia and with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We are here with communities who are building local, self-reliant, sustainable systems to provide food for their children, youth, and families across generations. We work in solidarity with communities to impact all areas of nourishment at all stages of their lives, including income generation, education, gender equality, racial justice, and climate impacts.  If you share our passion for bettering children’s lives, and you thrive in a collaborative, values-based culture please consider applying for this role.

About this Opportunity

Join our dynamic Programs team as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer and play a pivotal role in shaping gender transformative MEAL systems at Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC). Reporting to the Director of Gender and MEAL, you’ll be instrumental in designing, implementing, and refining our monitoring and evaluation frameworks to accurately track project progress and outcomes, ensuring our commitment to locally led development is effectively supported. This vital position involves close collaboration with CFTC’s country offices and partners both in Canada and internationally, facilitating evaluations, research studies, and leveraging data to foster organizational learning and decision-making. You’ll bring your expertise to support the integration of innovative technologies and methodologies, enhancing the effectiveness of our MEAL activities. If you’re passionate about contributing to gender equity and have a keen eye for detail, we invite you to bring your skills to a team dedicated to making a meaningful impact through our programs.

Areas of Responsibility

Quality MEAL Framework and Systems

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning frameworks to ensure quality programs. This may involve identifying indicators, developing data collection tools, and working in collaboration with country offices and partners to support MEAL activities.
  • Coordinate and support the review of output and outcome data in partner reports in collaboration with country offices, monitoring project activities against established indicators and targets.
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and support for Country Offices.
  • Contribute to organizational learning through the design and implementation of processes and systems to facilitate more effective sharing of program results, approaches and lessons learned throughout the organization. 
  • Under the Guidance of the Director and in collaboration with program’s team, support segments of the strategic and annual plans related to global MEAL and Gender Equality initiatives, supporting their effective execution.

Evaluation and Studies

  • Support the identification and assessment of challenges within programs, in order to strengthen activities.
  • Coordinate and support the design and implementation of project specific evaluations and studies which could include logistic planning, developing data collection tools, and analyzing data.
  • Contribute to cross-departmental initiatives and projects, providing MEAL perspectives and ensuring alignment with overall organizational objectives.

Data Aggregation, Analysis and Visualization

  • Process, analyze and aggregate data (qualitative and quantitative) across projects to generate high quality insights to support project learning, decision making and donor reporting.
  • Responsible for collation and visualization of data to ensure dissemination for key project learning internally.
  • Prepare and disseminate M&E reports, dashboards and presentations to communication findings externally.
  • Present reports and provide recommendations to enhance processes, systems, and initiatives. 
  • Explore and integrate innovative technologies and digital tools to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of MEAL activities.

Program Planning and Support 

  • Support the review of annual program plans to ensure quality monitoring and evaluation plans are complete.
  • Collaborate with other team members to support resource development, proposal writing, and program planning and development as required. 
  • Support research and advocacy initiatives, contributing to the organization’s thought leadership and external engagements.
  • Support the integration of gender equality strategies into funding proposals, ensuring alignment with donor requirements and enhancing community-led initiatives.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous learning and improvement among staff and partners through regular MEAL training and development opportunities.

Other duties as assigned.

  • Assist in various projects as directed by senior management, ensuring adherence to organizational policies and contributing to the MEAL budgeting process and monitoring.


  • Educational Background: Possession of a College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Professional Experience: A minimum of 3-4 years of on-the-job experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs. 
  • Understanding of Program Cycles: In-depth experience with the key processes involved in program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience managing data sets: Experience coordinating data entry and ensuring data quality. 
  • Analytical Abilities: Strong capabilities in monitoring, reviewing, synthesizing, evaluation and analyzing program data. 
  • Data Visualization: Experience creating data visualization, particularly with PowerBI would be an asset.
  • Attention to Detail and Decision-Making: Exceptional focus on detail, adept at managing conflicting priorities, managing ambiguous and confidential information, and making sound decisions.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent ability to communicate complex concepts to varied audiences, coupled with strong interpersonal skills to foster a commitment to gender equality among staff, partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Familiarity with anti-racism principles and their application in international development, along with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-oppression principles, including demonstrated cultural knowledge and sensitivity. 
  • Software: Experience using data analysis software, Power BI, or data management systems an asset 

What we Offer:

Join our team and enjoy a range of benefits designed to support your professional growth and personal well-being:

  • Flexible Work Environment: Embrace a work-life balance with our remote work options.
  • Health & Dental Benefits: Comprehensive coverage to ensure your health and wellness.
  • Pension Program: Secure your future with our employer-matched pension plan.
  • Summer Hours & Holiday Program: Enjoy flexible summer schedules and extended holiday periods.
  • Generous Time Off: Benefit from personal days, vacation, and sick leave to recharge and refresh.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Make a difference with paid volunteer days.
  • Parental Leave Top-Up: Additional support during your parental leave.
  • Learning and Development Support: Invest in your career with our continuous learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Inclusive Culture: Be part of a workplace that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.

Comment postuler:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the below. The position will be posted until filled:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply as soon as possible.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. The position will remain open until the successful candidate has been selected.


​​Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC) is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier-free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of our community. We encourage and welcome applications from qualified applicants including members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier-free hiring process. For further information about Accessibility or Accommodation process at CFTC, please contact our People and Culture Department. ​


avril 15, 2024


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