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MEAL Officer at Save the Children February, 2020 Job Description
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Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Under direct supervision of the CP/CRG MEAL Coordinator, the MEAL Officer will support Project Officers and partner staffs in data consolidation and management and quality management; undertake MEAL related activities and supports the implementation of an appropriate monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system for successful delivery and attainment of project goal and objectives.

S/he supports to ensure that strong MEAL system is in place so that the implementation of the programs is of high quality and accountable to beneficiaries, partners and donors


Reports to:  CP/CRG MEAL Coordinator with dotted line managed to CP/CRG Program Coordinator.

Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A


Contributes to design and implementation of periodic evaluation activities including baseline surveys, research and evaluations in the area of CP/CRG.
Collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and organize data received for reporting to the Project manager and MEAL Coordinator.
Produce monitoring checklists and conduct quarterly joint field process monitoring, quality assessment and data validation, and provide feedbacks and recommendations for timely improvement
Develop capacity of partners and staff on the programme M&E framework, data management, and data analysis
Participate in organizing and facilitating quarterly monitoring, progress review and learning events
Make sure the utilization of appropriate reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of data in sectors or develop and maintain effective database
Participate in all other aspects of MEAL, for example surveys, baselines, evaluations, joint projects monitoring and reviews / lessons learning workshops/events.
Together with the Project officers, undertake accountability activities, including the development and use of information sharing materials and the establishment of complaint response mechanisms. This may include ensuring that complaints are logged and addressed in a professional and timely manner and that serious complaints relating to abuse, exploitation and corruption and referred appropriately.
She/he will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documentation of lessons learned.
Assist in designing and regularly updates program MEAL guidelines and tools and ensures that staff have access and can use the tools,
Coordinates the collection, reporting and validation of data from the CP/CRG project


Promote learning in the project, particularly on issues of programme quality. Regularly analyse data and produce reports on best practices and case studies
Compile and provides analytical output level inputs to program technical reports,

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 development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their 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 risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Bachelor degree in an area of social science, statistics, economics, development studies, child rights, community development or equivalent
At least 3 years’ experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E in development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDS, Health and Nutrition, and emergencies
Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time
Experience in and proven ability to support, train and mentor staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methodology
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children strategy, vision, mission, values and principles, good understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection


Date advertised: 13 Feb 2020

Closing date: 29 Feb 2020 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time


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