People in Need is hiring a MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation) Assistant


People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in post-communist Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 30 years. See here for more information about PIN:

From 2009 onwards, PIN has added development programmes to its work in Moldova, building a vision and practices that keep people and communities at the center of our work. Throughout its presence in the country, PIN has been contributing to the development of the following sectors: Sustainable Livelihood and Environment, Social Inclusion and Protection, Good Governance.

Position Overview: 

Under overall supervision of the Head of MEAL and direct supervision of MEAL Coordinator or MEAL Officer, MEAL Assistant conducts monitoring activities such as structured field and phone interviews, field in-depth face-to-face interviews, field visits and observations and organises focus group discussions (FGDs) during MEAL related studies (e.g. PIM/PDM/endline/evaluation), supports other MEAL related activities and tasks and provides necessary support to Community Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM). The MEAL Assistant works in close collaboration with other members of MEAL department, the project managers and project team members and key stakeholders and reports directly to MEAL Coordinator or MEAL Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the formulation and adaptation of data-collection tools and perform data collection as instructed by MEAL Coordinator/MEAL Officer or head of department: field and phone via structured and in-depth interviews/key informants’ interviews, focus group discussions and field visits and observations. Ensure quality of data and other information collected in the field and via remote means of communication.
  • Capture data using digital data entry technology provided, (e.g. KoBo forms or other relevant); Accurately enter data of the collected data daily, if required, including submitting completed questionnaires on paper or via digital data gathering platforms on tablets/mobile phones.
  • Draft reports, analyse and document all findings and provide recommendations as required for project planning, performance management, and reporting;
  • Perform field-monitoring visits to assess progress of the project implementation using standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies;
  • Support in the reception and documentation of feedback from beneficiaries and other stakeholders during field monitoring visits and respond to complaint and feedback from beneficiary and other stakeholders, including implementing partners and documents entire process of feedback reception; in case necessary, regularly alternate or temporary replace CFRM Hotline Operator/CFRM Assistant in his/her duties.
  • Support in follow up calls to beneficiaries to gather their feedback and closing the feedback in consultation with MEAL Coordinator/MEAL Officer and CFRM Hotline Operator/CFRM Assistant.
  • Provide sessions to beneficiaries in the field on Community Feedback and Response Mechanism.
  • Make efficient use of devices used for data collection and manage the devices well at field level.


  • Degree in social studies (e.g. sociology, statistics)/related fields or track record of relevant experience, including research experience and skills;
  • Analytical skills, report writing skills, communication skills and team work, technology and software related skills;
  • Experience in the NGO/INGO field is an advantage;
  • English/Romanian/Russian. 

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter (in English);
  • Full CV (in English);
  • Contacts of three references (one should include the supervisor in the most recent work assignment).

The above shall be sent to the following address:

The applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis. The application process might be stopped earlier if a suitable candidate is identified before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls or inquiries are allowed.

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need engages /is in contact with. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity (people from different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.) within our organization and encourage interested candidates to apply.

By sending their CV and other documents to the aforementioned link the candidate implicitly consents to their personal data appearing in the CV and such other documents being held and processed by PIN exclusively with the view to analyzing the candidate’s suitability for the position and keeping such data in our files for a reasonable period of time in accordance with the PIN's Data Protection Policy. The candidate can revoke such consent anytime by sending an according notice. Kindly refrain from including any special personal data, whose processing, as per applicable law, requires the express written consent of the subject of such data.