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MEL Coordinator

at Natural Justice
Published August 31, 2023
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category General  
Job Type Full-Time  


The MEL Coordinator will work closely with the Southern Africa hub staff across the programmatic streams and will report directly to the Director of the Cape Town Hub. They will receive support from the Head of MEAL at the Core level and work collaboratively with other MEAL coordinators.

Key Responsibilities
Establish or consolidate the MEL plans of key grants, in particular sizeable multi-year grants from international development partners.

Develop/establish, consolidate, and implement, in collaboration with the Southern Africa hub staff, the processes for the monitoring data-collection, for the key grants in particular.

Support the Southern Africa hub staff in implementing the monitoring data-collection (key grants, and others if time allows).

Coordinate all activities related to the mid-term reporting of a key grant (country level reporting, involving the contribution of 4 other consortium partner organization).

Support the hub’s staff in any other reporting requirements.

Support the Southern Africa hub in planning, coordinating, and as much as possible, implementing, any research and evaluation required by funders in the key grants’ contracts.

Support fundraising activities of the hub, by designing and drafting all MEL components of potential proposals under development.

Collaborate with the Natural Justice’s Research and MEL team (core team and other hubs) on the harmonization of MEL practices.

Support the Southern Africa hub staff with any other immediate MEL requirements.

Bachelor’s Degree in economics, statistics, environmental studies or other relevant social science discipline.

A post-graduate degree in law, political science, economics (cooperation and human development), statistics, mathematics, environment, climate change and adaptation or other relevant social science discipline is desirable.

At least 3-5 years of demonstrated work expertise in research and MEAL.

Experience in gathering, analysing, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data.

Experience with conducting primary and desktop research and preparing clear analytical reports and publications (with proof of published work).

Excellent knowledge and experience in establishing and maintaining effective research and MEAL systems for development projects. Preference will be given to candidates with experience related to legal advocacy, human rights and environmental justice.

Good knowledge of Southern African and international socio-economic, climate justice and environmental issues.

Understanding of legal frameworks, legal empowerment, human rights development, and other subjects related to the work of Natural Justice.

Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors.

Experience writing applications and reporting to donors will be advantageous.

Excellent written and oral communication skills imperative.

Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts.

Conviction in and commitment to community rights, constitutionalism and principles of environmental justice.