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MEAL Coordinator – Readvert

Save the Children

Company NAme: Save the Children

Posted Date: 2023-09-19

Deadline: 2023-09-28

Job Type:Full time

Salary: N/A



Job Description


Management and Leadership

· Provide overall supervision and leadership on the MEAL functions and strategy delivery at Field office level

· Prove supervision, mentorship and professional development to MEAL staffs in the field office so that staffs have the required capacity and enthusiasm to undertake their responsibilities

· Be the key link among the MEAL team & Field office level operations team.

· Ensure MEAL evidences (IPTT, project performance/action trackers, etc) are used for management decision making and continuous performance improvement and be part of the field office level management team members/

MEAL System Development and Management

· Undertake responsibilities for the rollout of the MEAL system in specified field office.

· Ensure that MEAL Team, field operations and project staff understand the various steps and tools for the MEAL system and that this is used consistently across projects / areas

· Ensure programmes/projects are using Quality Benchmarks as part of their day to day implementation and quality monitoring practices

· Support on the rollout of standardised monitoring tools and methodologies as required by the MEAL and field level teams.

· Ensure every project has at least 30% engagement (level of effort- LoE) by respective MEAL personnel.

· Ensure functional accountability mechanisms are in place as the four pillar of accountability (Information sharing, participation, establishing and implementing Compliant and Feedback Mechanisms (CFM), and staff capacity building.

· Ensure that regular monitoring/MEAL reports are received and communicated effectively to Area MEAL Manager, FOM and other relevant bodies in the national office.

· Ensure periodic report are as per the standard quality, standard template, time frame and communicated accordingly

· Ensure communities and children know their rights and entitlements, have access to project information and participate in decisions that affect them

· Ensure communities and children have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle their complaints and feedbacks

Learning and Knowledge Management

· Lead the implementation of LKM framework in the field office and support there is a functional LKM system and capacity in the FO.

· Support programmes in the identification of learning objectives and evidence gaps.

· In close collaboration with program team, facilitate in generating, storing and sharing knowledge (most significant change story, meta-analysis, research/evaluation summary reports, etc).

· Ensure utilization of learning and knowledge generated in decision making and programme improvement (maintain up to date Field office action tracker and monitor the utilization and application)

Technical Support and Capacity Building

· Undertake continuous staff capacity assessment and develop capacity building plans

· Provide trainings and capacity building for staff as required

· Ensure relevant staffs received proper orientations, inductions, training to help them deliver their MEAL responsibilities

· Sets standard and agreed performance objectives for all direct reports

· Conducts at least 6 One-to-ones on monitoring meeting in a year and have documents as evidence

· Conducts midterm performance review at midyear for direct reports

· Conducts end line performance evaluation for direct reports, documents and submits to HR

Programme design, research, evaluations, assessments and other studies

· Follow up FO/Themes periodically assess and update changes in children needs (especially deprived children)

· Ensure evaluations are undertaken as per the threshold and FO maintain up-to-date evaluation trackers to monitor delivery and action planning

· Lead/participate in project/ programme baseline, evaluations, researches and assessment activities in his/her areas of jurisdiction

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.


• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).

• Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.

• Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

• Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


• Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.

• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

• Willing to take disciplined risk


• Honest, encourages openness and transparency

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Job Requirements


  • BSc/BA/ MSc/MA degree in an area of statistics, economics, social science or equivalent. MA/MSc preferred
  • Minimum of five years, and three years NGO management experience in a MEAL role in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the following priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies
  • Direct experience of rolling out and managing MEAL systems and of working on all aspects of MEAL
  • Demonstrated commitment to building staff capacity, skills in training and capacity building
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in


  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, and other national/local languages both verbal and written essential
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.


Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:


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