Save The Children MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224941

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Hawassa, SNNPR

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

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Role Purpose:

The MEAL Manager role will provide essential support to Save the Children’s programmes by supporting leadership and management, roll-out of the MEAL system and building capacity at the field level to deliver against SCI’s Minimum Operating Standards in his/her respective Field Office.

He/She will build systems and staff capacity to ensure that SCI programmes are of high quality to beneficiaries and donors and learning is institutionalized for program improvements.

This position will be responsible for a specific geographic location/s under the Field Office, as per the CO structure.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

Management and Leadership

  • Provide supervision and leadership on the MEAL functions and strategy delivery at Field Office (FO) level

  • Provide supervision, mentorship and professional development to MEAL staffs in Field Office so that staffs have the required capacity and enthusiasm to undertake their responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of MEAL budget and ensure effective and timely utilization for the appropriate MEAL activities

  • Be the key link among the MEAL team, field level operations team and MEAL team at Addis

  • 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 roll-out of the MEAL system in specified office

  • Ensure that MEAL Team, FO operations and project staff understand the various steps and tools for the MEAL system and that this is used consistently across projects

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

  • 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 South West Hub MEAL Manager and other relevant bodies in the FO

  • 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 FO 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 field-level staff as required

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

  • Ensure KPIs are met for its FO

  • Programme design, research, evaluations, assessments and other studies

  • Participate in project/ programme baseline, evaluations, researches and assessment activities in his/her areas of jurisdiction

  • Ensure projects/programmes have SMART objectives & indicators, MEAL plan and are in consistency to each other

  • 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

    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

    Key Competencies (Save the Children competency framework – to Skilled level)

  • Leading and inspiring others

  • Delivering Results

  • Developing Self and Others

  • Problem Solving and decision making

  • Innovating and adapting

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualification, Experience, Competencies

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum first degree in relevant field
    Recommended a minimum of six years of relevant progressive experience, out of which two years in managerial positions in a M&E 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 M&E systems and of working on all aspects of MEAL
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • 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 mindsets
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time

    Skills and Abilities

  • 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

    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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    Save The Children MEAL Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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