22 May 2020
MEAL update: Strengthening our performance

RedR Australia’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team has engaged two consultants to examine the extent to which RedR Australia is delivering a safe, effective, efficient and timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their assessment will consider outward and inward-focused aspects of program management including roster and deployment operations, partnership engagement, financial and administrative efficiency, accountability, communications and risk management.  

A second MEAL consultancy has just commenced that looks to review the collective impact of more than 50 Australia Assists deployments to the Rohingya crisis since its dramatic escalation in September 2017. Both consultancies will offer recommendations and key learning on crisis preparedness and response for RedR Australia and the broader humanitarian sector. 

We are also currently seeking highly skilled MEAL experts to form a MEAL Associate Pool. It is envisaged that the pool will consist of a strong cadre of sectoral and regionally diverse Associates who can be selected for projects via a simple Expression of Interest (EOI) process. RedR Australia is particularly keen to build a cadre of local MEAL experts to call upon from within Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Finally, we are in the process of developing our Localisation Action Plan, and reviewing our Gender Action Plan and Disability Action Plan - please check our website regularly for updates.


Image: Rohingya settlement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Patrick Sheppard, RedR Australia.