Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

Hope for Justice Southeastern States United States of America Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Hybrid

Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We are a global organisation with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, and ensure through our recruitment processes that we continue to welcome candidates from all walks of life. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our advertised roles, and you share our values and mission to end slavery, then we strongly encourage your application regardless of your background.


We are seeking an experienced MEAL Manager to support our growing portfolio of anti-trafficking projects in the US and UK. In this role, you will be expected to establish and execute appropriate MEAL processes in line with our global ways of working. You're an ideal candidate for this position if you have previous experience building and running MEAL systems, are excited to work with a growing organization that strives to end modern-day slavery, have keen attention to detail, and can craft a vision for a strong MEAL system. We are so excited for this new position in the US and look forward to the ways Hope for Justice will continue to make an impact with the support of a MEAL Manager.


· Anticipated time split: 80% US, 15% UK and 5% global related activities.

· Manage US and UK MEAL strategy and system development and implement related activities to track progress against the Hope for Justice goals and objectives.


· Support US and UK programs teams to provide routine programmatic reporting to internal and external audiences

· Ensure that staff have the data they need for decision making, including donor and awards management.

Improvement of monitoring and evaluation activities

· Oversee adoption of PMDPro and MEAL DPro and oversee adaptation for US and UK operations

· Lead on development of Theories of Change, logic models, results frameworks and performance monitoring plans for projects and programmes in the US and UK.

· Lead on developing organizational approach to adult survivors of trafficking

· Commission and manage external evaluations on US and UK Programs as required

Data management

· Input into and lead locally on the transformation of data collection, analysis and reporting processes and accountability over data in partnership with organizational MEAL team

· Periodical review and recommend efficiencies to data collection, reporting, and data base management processes and procedures.

· Support US and UK programs to utilize case management systems data for reporting

· Carry out data collection, cleaning, mining, analysis and reporting activities using tools such as Excel and Power BI

· Ensure that data management is in line with data security and privacy policies where applicable


· Design and lead internal learning meetings, project reviews and baseline and other assessments, to encourage staff reflection and to inform planning.

Contribute towards other teams

· Participate in global MEAL conversations and processes, representing US and UK Programs.

· Support US and UK Program funding applications in relation to MEAL considerations

· Provide guidance on data processes, analysis, and management to other team members.

· Support research opportunities or meetings with potential partners with data and evaluation results, as approved.

· Respond to ad hoc assignments requested from time to time.

· Ensure harmonious working relationships with all Hope for Justice departments and staff.

  • · Work at all times in line with HFJ policies and procedures and the wider strategy, culture and ethos of Hope for Justice.

For all roles:

Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.

Other information

Benefits of working at Hope for Justice: Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes:

Medical, dental and vison benefits with employer contributions

Supplemental life insurance

Hybrid and Flexible working environments

4 weeks paid vacation (prorated based on start date)

11 paid holidays

8 accrued sick days

Paid maternity and paternity leave

401(k) with employer match

Professional development opportunities

Employee Assistance Program for staff and their family.

Location: Southeastern States

Salary: Up to $85,000 depending on experience

Closing date: June 7, 2024

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy – to view this please
click here. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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