Head of MEAL

Fri, Dec 2, 2022

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Head of MEAL

Position: Head of MEAL
Location: Kampala, Uganda / Nairobi, Kenya
Type of contract: Full-time
Salary: 6,000,000 to 10,000,000 Ugandan Shillings / 200,000 to 350,000 Kenyan Shillings gross depending on experience

Cohere particularly encourages candidates who have experienced forced displacement and who have experience in MEAL or a closely related field to apply..

About us

Cohere is an international NGO of 50+ employees registered in Uganda, Kenya, and the United Kingdom that specialises in building holistic partnerships with Refugee-Led Organisations (RLO) in refugee-hosting areas. Currently, we operate in 5 different locations across East Africa and have partnered with more than 40 RLOs. We support RLOs in strengthening their professional capacity, establishing social enterprises, and accessing resources to implement, sustain and scale out humanitarian response activities. With our RLO partners, we aim to support refugees to lead fulfilled and dignified lives and transform the humanitarian and development sectors towards more community-led responses.

In recent years, refugee-led organisations have finally received some recognition for the critical work they do as first responders to refugee crises as well as crises faced by the wider community, such as COVID-19, Ebola, and famine. RLOs are also key actors in promoting the integrated development of refugee-hosting areas all over the world. Recognition of their work, however, and the number of new RLOs emerging as key players and humanitarian actors have not been enough to shift meaningful humanitarian funding to RLOs. RLOs still receive less than 1% of the international aid allocated to refugee responses. What is more, there are systemic barriers preventing refugees from playing a meaningful role within the refugee response as a whole, such as within humanitarian organisations, and within decision-making processes where decisions are made about the futures of refugee communities. Beyond allocating funding to refugee leaders there are numerous opportunities for reforming the humanitarian sector as a whole so that the way we respond to forced migration crises globally is more appropriate, effective, and sustainable.

Cohere is one organisation that also needs to reform to be fit for purpose in playing a key role in these critical changes. We are part way through a five-year process that will enable our organisation’s work to be informed, guided, and led by the people whose lives we affect through our work. We are committed to continuing this journey in a transparent manner so that we can share the process with the rest of the sector.

Job description

Cohere is looking to recruit for the position of ‘Head of MEAL’ either in Uganda or Kenya who will have a leading role in the design, development, and implementation of the organisation´s MEAL as well as a meaningful contribution to the progress of Cohere by building new localization indicators in adherence with Cohere’s vision and mission.

The Head of MEAL will also, in coordination with the team, participate in the development, monitoring, and reporting of indicators holding COHERE accountable for its commitment to refugee leadership over each step of the organisation’s decision-making processes around our programs, structures, and policies.


Pilot the implementation of Cohere’s MEAL strategy

Ensure Cohere’s exemplarity and synergy between its operations and advocacy

Essential requirements

Desired requirements

What we offer

How to apply

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this Job Application Form. In addition, please submit your CV and use your name and the job title “Head of MEAL” in the email subject. Please note that only the CVs of short-listed candidates will be considered and therefore we ask you to include the most relevant information from your CV in the application form. If you are interested in applying for more than one position advertised by Cohere, please do so separately following the instructions in the relevant job application.

The deadline for submitting the online form and your CV is 31st January 2023 at midnight (EAT) to jobs@wearecohere.org. As the selection of applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. For more information about our work please visit www.wearecohere.org

This is a secure form and your application will only be accessed by Cohere’s selection panel for this position and the Cohere Human Resources department.