MEAL Facilitator

For those in need!

Dorcas invests in sustainable change in the lives of people who are marginalised. In the event of poverty, exclusion or a crisis, we create opportunities for them to flourish. This is how we follow Jesus Christ and you can join us and make an impact in the lives of people in need!

Dorcas is active in Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa and the Middle East. Local colleagues lead our 14 country offices. We invest in resilient communities in which everyone can participate. We help over one million people annually. When a disaster or a crisis occurs, we provide humanitarian assistance and support communities to rebuild themselves. At the same time, we invest in structural solutions for poverty and social exclusion.

Are you passionate about monitoring and evaluation and are you ready for your next challenge? Would you like to work in an international team of 15 + programmatic experts and 2 other MEAL experts, strengthen our MEAL practice and support our country office colleagues? Dorcas has the perfect opportunity for you because we are looking for a

MEAL Facilitator

(Almere, 32-36 hours per week)


As Monitoring and Evaluation for Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Facilitator you will be responsible for qualitative and quantitative MEAL measurement, evaluations, and data analysis. You are also co-responsible for implementing and strengthening Dorcas’ MEAL system.

Given that MEAL is integral to every department engaged in the program management cycle, your role entails safeguarding the optimal use and benefits of the MEAL system while also ensuring that it effectively contributes value to internal and external stakeholders.


  • MEAL advice and practical assistance for your colleagues in our country offices and at the international office level.
  • Support of MEAL strategic annual planning and MEAL activities implementation.
  • Develop and measure the Theory of Change and Result Frameworks.
  • Facilitate and support MEAL in all phases of the programme management cycle from design, implementation and monitoring through to final evaluation and ending whilst ensuring continuous learning.
  • Develop survey forms in Kobo, analyse and visualise the data collected.
  • Represent the organisation in relevant networks, make connections, and introduce new knowledge and ideas in the organisation.
  • Facilitating and supporting country and international office employees in performing MEAL activities, hence strengthening capacity through training and facilitating the use of the MEAL system.

Your Profile:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher preferably in the field of relief or development.
  • You have multi-year experience in Monitoring and Evaluation at international relief and development organisations.
  • You are experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, preferably with experience in Outcome Mapping and Qualitative Impact Protocol (QuIP).
  • You are experienced in conducting (need and asset) assessments, survey form design, and data collection.
  • You are proactive, flexible, innovative, culturally sensitive, as well as strong in planning and organising while enjoying working within a diverse team.
  • You are fluent in verbal and written English. Command of Dutch is welcome, but not essential.
  • You are willing to travel one to three weeks per trip to our country offices (a few times per year).
  • As a Christian, you fully agree with our mission, vision and core values ​​and you are willing to sign our code of conduct*.

What’s in it for you?

  • A salary ranging from €4,203,- to €4,946,- (based on a 36-hour work week).
  • 8% holiday allowance.
  • Professional, enthusiastic, and driven colleagues in the Netherlands and abroad.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Good secondary employment conditions (including working partially from home, travel allowance and a non-contributory pension).

You will work in an informal work environment with room for your input and creativity!

Apply to this position!

We look forward to receiving your application! Send your cover letter and resume to David Karelse, recruiter, at For questions you can reach out to David by mail or at +31682568838. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged!

A valid EU work permit is required.

* All Dorcas employees sign the Dorcas code of conduct and are obliged to adhere to it. The protection of the child has specific attention in our code of conduct. We hereby follow the PSEA guidelines (Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse). During the application process we can perform a background check, including references from former employers. You can find our code of conduct via downloads at