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Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) Associate , National Position
Voluntas Advisory
 No. of Post: 1
 Closing Date: 15 Feb 2024


About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)

Voluntas was created from the fundamental belief that all human beings have the inherent right to live a meaningful life. That is why we exist: To realize human potential in all corridors of life – making every workplace, community, and country on the planet full of hope and dignity. We specialize in providing meaningful advisory services to international organizations, companies, foundations, UN agencies, and NGOs. We use our insights to inform fact-based recommendations and policy options grounded in extensive research and data collection. We also work to understand how organizations can improve their efficiency and performance by enhancing the feeling of meaningful work of their employees. Our goal is to have a positive, sustainable impact on individuals across the globe with a focus on populations affected by crisis to improve their living standards and access to rights. We have a permanent presence in ten countries, with ongoing projects in Asia, Europe, East and North Africa, the Middle East, and Ukraine.


In Sudan, our portfolio is mainly focused on providing research and monitoring and evaluation for our partners. To date, we have implemented over 160 projects with partners including UN agencies, the EU, USAID, and international NGOs globally. Our projects focus on policy and programming, needs assessments, learning, sustainability, perception studies, contextual analysis, and monitoring and evaluation. We work on thematic areas such as the environment and climate change, conflict resolution, employment, food security, gender, governance, human rights, migration, political economy, prevention of violent extremism, public health, WASH, and youth.


We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual who is based in Sudan to support our monitoring and evaluation projects as an associate in either Kassala, Gedarif or Port Sudan. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years’ experience working on monitoring and evaluation and/or research projects for an international organization, research institute, consultancy, or university.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above assumptions
  • You put aspirations and hard work above good intentions

Your Responsibilities

  • Managing projects in close collaboration with Voluntas colleagues and external partners
  • Participating in methodology design (including scoping, sampling, instrument development, and analytical frameworks)
  • Leading log frame reviews, monitoring activities, research, analysis, and reporting
  • Drafting and presenting clear policy and/or program recommendations for high-level clients
  • Acting as a focal point with our local partners and key stakeholders
  • Supporting business development
  • Supporting and mentoring junior staff based across different offices
  • Carrying out field visits to project activities and participate in field meetings with partners
  • Supporting the coordination of data collection

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Main Competencies

  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Strong project management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Results- and quality-oriented mindset
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Masters in economics, political science, sociology, international development, law, or relevant field


  • Proven experience in supporting monitoring and evaluation activities as part of larger bi- and multilateral donor programs
  • Demonstrated experience with data management and/or statistical analysis software (SPSS, STATA, or R)
  • Knowledge of research methods for social science (sampling, weighting, data cleaning and management, descriptive statistics, inference analysis)
  • Familiarity with data visualization (Excel, Tableau, or PowerBI)

How to apply
Please note that this position is only for Sudanese nationals who are currently based in either Kassala, Gedarif or Port Sudan, or who are willing to relocate to these cities.

Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), grade transcript, and a cover letter (maximum one page) addressing the three points below:

  1. A short story of you as a human being
  2. An inspiring project at Voluntās you would like to work on (not a current Voluntās project)
  3. Describe the three biggest weaknesses you will bring to Voluntās

The cover letter (maximum one page) and CV must be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a written test/quantitative assessment followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience.  


Deadline: February 15, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


Don’t let the fact that you do not tick all boxes stop you from applying. At Voluntas we are committed to creating a diverse environment. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and a community of colleagues from all continents and varied backgrounds.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply irrespective of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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