Short-Term Consultant: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor, Rooted in Trust


Rooted in Trust is a pandemic information response plan countering the unprecedented scale and speed of the spread of rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, DRC, Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Haiti, Madagascar, and Yemen. We work to create impact at the local level and inform approaches to rumor management at the global level. The project is supported by a Global Technical Advisory team made up of media, humanitarian, data science and information management experts.


The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor will lead on the implementation and improvement of the Rooted in Trust project’s monitoring and evaluation and reporting. Our ideal candidate is an experienced monitoring and evaluation professional with prior experience evaluating multi-country projects, ideally USAID-supported projects.


This is a short-term, full-time consultancy, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022 and anticipated end date of January 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates should apply soon.

This is a fully remote consultancy, and all remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to fully support full remote work.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values ​​and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.


  • Lead on the implementation and improvement of specific processes, methodologies, and tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, accountability, and reporting in line with Internews’ minimum requirements as well as BHA’s expectations and general MEAL best practice;
  • Work with country teams to identify outcomes, write success stories and other types of case studies. Work with the leadership team to ensure the case studies are promoted both internally and externally through a variety of mediums, such as blog posts, social media, and project reporting;
  • Monitor implementation of systems, processes, and tools, ensuring quality and consistency in data entry and reporting;
  • Organize workshops and trainings with the RiT and humanitarian team to ensure adequate skills and understanding of all MEAL tools, processes and purposes;
  • Manage and improve all the reporting data collection tools for the project including the partners submission;
  • Oversee and draft the donor needed reports due during the contract period;
  • Oversee an external evaluation; and
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Relevant degree in a related field, graduate degree preferred;
  • Must have strong writing skills and be very comfortable writing reports in English;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required; fluency in spoken French highly desired; fluency in other languages ​​such as Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation for multi-country projects required. Experience with USAID-funded projects or familiarity with other institutional donor requirements would be an asset.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods required; specific experience with outcome harvesting, outcome mapping or contribution analysis would be an asset.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, writing and communication skills; outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in the field of media programming would be an asset.

How to apply


Applications should include the below documentation:

  • A 2 page statement of interest, describing how your profile meets the qualifications outlined above and highlighting how your methodological approach will add value to Rooted in Trust at this current stage.
  • A short cost justification (not included in the 2-3 page limit);
  • A CV or resume and the names of at least two references (these should be clients for whom you have conducted external evaluations previously).

Please submit application via our Careers page.

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