Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation, Research and Learning (MEARL) Coordinator – Ukraine

HOPE project is an international NGO of more than 900 committed staff and hundreds of volunteers working in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing health challenges. Throughout our 60-year heritage, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided over $3 billion worth of medicines to local healthcare organizations around the world. We’ve helped build hundreds of health programs from scratch and responded to humanitarian crises around the world.

Code of conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, to take positive steps to prevent issues of sexual exploitation and abuse and human trafficking, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our code of conduct, which may include conflicts of interest. , Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can strengthen a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

Summary of the program:

Project HOPE provides humanitarian assistance to displaced and conflict-affected people across Ukraine, as well as support to refugees in Poland, Romania and Moldova. The portfolio in Ukraine focuses on health, protection and WASH programs in partnership with local NGOs, with private funding and support from USAID/BHA. The MEARL Unit helps improve the effectiveness of health programs and operations in Ukraine by providing objective advice to senior managers, sector heads and UN partners on program implementation progress against to the objectives set.

This position will be based in Lviv, Ukraine. Local nationals only


The main responsibility of the MEARL Coordinator is to support the Program Director by ensuring robust and well-structured monitoring databases (including remote monitoring and management systems and processes for each sector); and the timely submission of high-quality reports to donors and the government. The MEARL Coordinator will provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure that the HOPE Project MEARL system is implemented effectively. He/she will be the program focal point for all aspects of MEARL. A key element of the role will be capacity building and support to the MEARL unit in Ukraine.


Direction and management

  • Oversee the activities of the MEARL Unit of the HOPE Project in Ukraine, which includes monitoring the direct implementation of the HOPE Project, accountability, data entry, partner verification and monitoring, provision of support technique and supervision.
  • Oversee the MEARL budget, ensuring that appropriate grant budgets are developed and expenditures are in line with these budgets.
  • Provide capacity building, technical support and training to the Ukraine-based MEARL unit as well as the programs team and local HOPE project partners in all areas of MEARL.
  • Work with Global MIS Advisor to deploy MEARL management information systems for new and existing grants.

Program quality support

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Research and Learning (MEARL) Unit for timely data collection, data entry and analysis, surveys, framework development logics, indicators and the general design of the project.
  • Work with the MEARL unit to ensure systematic program monitoring and evaluation, as well as compilation and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Maintain and update the country program monitoring and evaluation framework, gathering tools and describing systems. Develop new tools as needed.
  • Feed into overall program strategy, providing data and analysis as needed for strategic purposes and the design of new programs, including proposal development.
  • Develop or update M&E plans and ensure that routine project monitoring takes place on time.
  • Deploy Power BI software to facilitate near real-time analysis for each sector, promote learning, and work with the Program Director to initiate timely evidence-based corrective actions as needed.
  • Maintain all types of information and produce regular situation analyses, especially when developing new proposals or donor reports, as agreed with line manager.
  • Work with the Program Director on updating information for program mapping and ensure stakeholder analyzes are done from time to time.
  • Coordinate the ongoing review and feedback process using the online recommendation tracking system.
  • Coordinate, oversee and review all assessments, evaluations and research
  • Be an advocate for learning in the program by ensuring that learning is captured and shared effectively.
  • Liaise with donors and other project stakeholders as required.


  • Oversee the deployment of activities and training within the HOPE Ukraine project accountability framework and update the framework as necessary.
  • Oversee the activities of the independent recipient selection and verification team, ensuring that recipient verification processes are independent and consistent.
  • Ensure effective oversight and proper functioning of the complaints and response mechanism.
  • Continue to develop and improve HOPE Project’s independent monitoring systems to ensure accountability to both beneficiaries and donors.
  • Supervise the work of the data entry team and ensure that the program database is up to date and accessible to relevant departments.

Key performance objectives

  • Establish a strong MEARL system and operationalize MEARL in Ukraine.
  • Design and operationalize the accountability mechanism.
  • Build a culture of learning and knowledge management.
  • Integrate MEARL management information systems in the country.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, statistics or international development, with experience or training in M&E, epidemiology, public health and health information management. Favorite master.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization in the design, implementation and supervision of monitoring and evaluation tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams and building staff capacity in complex programs.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation approaches for major donors such as USAID/BHA, ECHO, EU, DfID, UN.
  • Experience in designing databases and other information management tools like DHIS2.
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative software for data analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Fluent in English and local language (Ukrainian).
  • Essential computer skills (word, excel and internet).


The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical requirements:

  • In performing the duties of this position, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are described as “difficult”.

Working environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may take place in resource-poor environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are described as “difficult”.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have the required experience and qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, as we are active worldwide in the field of public health, we may wish to keep your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you tell us otherwise. .

Thank you very much for your interest in the HOPE project.

How to register

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