MEAL Associate (Trainee)

DanChurchAid (DCA)

DanChurchAid is an independent and humanitarian Danish organisation with a vision of a world without hunger, poverty and oppression, in which popular and political powers constantly work strongly and actively for a just and sustainable distribution and use of the earth’s resources. We have been supporting development work in Nepal since the 1980s. We focus on Fight extreme inequality, Save lives, Build resilient communities and Climate change to improve the life of the most marginalized communities in some of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Nepal, through a rights-based approach.

Details / requirements:

DCA Nepal is looking for young & motivated female candidate for the position MEAL Associate (Trainee), who is keen to build foundation for challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment through hands-on knowledge and practical experience. This is one-year opportunity, based at Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu with field travel.

The Trainee will be guided by and report to MEAL Manager. She will support MEAL Manager to develop structured MEAL processes to generate ideas, tools&techniques, assist in database management and strengthening innovative relief efforts through presentations and assist to design smart forms in Magpi for periodic survey.  She will collect key problems of the communities including potential solutions optionsand also follow up with partner organization to upload periodic data like gift catalogue details, distribution tracker details, commercial vegetable farming details in magpi. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support in developing and strengthening MEAL procedures & systems in DCA Partner NGOs
  • Support in designing tools/techniques for conducting assessments such as baselines, needs identification/assessments, and studies or research
  • Support PNGOs in maintaining Activity Tracking Tool (ATT) and Indicator Tracking Tool (ITT) of DCA funded projects 
  • Review project documents submitted by PNGOs, ensure the quality of date/information and provide suggestions/inputs for further improvement of the logical frame work
  • Conduct field monitoring visits on a regular basis and monitor the overall progress on achievement of results and the sustainability of the project's results
  • Support Complaint Focal person in establishing, managing and strengthening Accountability to Beneficiaries mechanisms in DCA &PNGOs
  • Prepare monthly summary report based on the complaint and feedback database with enhanced data visualization
  • Provide list of key area for documentation with content to Communication Manager and work closely to produce stories that are particularly focusing on documenting program impacts and learning
  • Produce and share organizational learning from MEAL process with the DCA team and partner organizations and document those in Learning Log Sheet and Learning replication tracker
  • Assist partner organizations in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects
  • Support MEAL Manager to mainstream CHS in project cycle management
  • Support on utilization of ICT tools such as Magpi application for better and more effective monitoring to enhance accountability

What you bring:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Climate Change, International Relations or any other relevant field
  • Sound writing and documentation skills, sound verbal and written communication skills both in English and Nepali, 
  • Sound in Excel-database management, good coordination and networking skill. Should be proactive, creative and have great learning attitude and dynamism.  
  • Good organizational and prioritization proficiency skills, social media, and adequate knowledge on Microsoft office
  • Ability and willingness to work in team 
  • Self-motivation, creativity and an ability to perform without close supervision

Personal qualifications needed:

  • Committed to pro-poor, rights based and gender sensitive work
  • Commitment to the core values and policies of DCA 
  • Work according to the objectives of DCA Nepal Office
  • Able, willing and committed to work with people of different backgrounds 
  • Contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect, trust and commitment
  • Able to cope with stress and work under difficult circumstances

What we offer:

  • A one-year contract
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Insurance as per DCA Nepal office agreements
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of communities DCA is working with in Nepal

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Qualified and interested female candidate irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

To apply please log into the below link:

MEAL Associate (Trainee) I DanchurchAid (

Only applications consisting of the below will be considered:

  • Cover Letter (max 1 page),
  • CV (max 2 pages)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for application will be Thursday, 9th December 2021

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. 

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Telephone inquiry will not be entertained


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 30 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 09 Dec, 2021
City Lalitpur