Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 205300

Category: Social Sciences and Community Location: Jinka
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children, offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

MEAL Officer



Place of Work



Child Protection & Education

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the scale of the organization

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

One Year

Role Purpose:

Under direct supervision of Field office Operations Manager will coordinate MEAL related activities of Child Protection and Education being implemented in Jinka Field Office program operational areas.

S/he is responsible to ensure that the delivery of the programs is in line with Save the Children approach, donor requirement, Save the Children accountability framework and specific programmatic approaches.

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

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Education and Child protection Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: NA

Job Specific Roles and Responsibilities


  • Work closely with Hawassa Field Office MEAL Manager to ensure all MEAL documents are in place for all types of monitoring; evaluations; accountability; and learning.

  • Facilitate and conduct regular supportive supervision, technical assistance, award kick off and close out meetings, review meetings, and joint integrated supervision with partners.

  • Conduct supportive supervision on regular basis, monitor the implementation of QBs at least once/quarter, update Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) on monthly basis and use for performance improvement.

  • Ensure that regular reports including MEAL reports are generated from monitoring data and findings are communicated to Child Protection & Education Program Manager and appropriate persons for improvement action and managerial decision-making.

  • Update and report supportive supervision Action Plan Tracker whenever supervision is conducted.

  • Fill and report QBs database whenever there is QBs monitoring visit; update and use Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) to monitor performance progress.

  • Tracks and document key Child Protection & Education project indictors’ progress and achievements.


  • Provide technical support and participate on baseline survey, assessment and evaluations.


  • Develop and implement detailed project work plan for rolling out the MEAL system at program and regional level.

  • Provide technical support to Child Protection & Education Program Manager on developing and implementing MEAL plan, tools, checklists, and project progress tracking tools.

  • Support project staffs to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and organize data received for reporting to the country office, Hawassa Area Office, and Jinka Field Office.

  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building for project staff and partners’ staff on development and use of MEAL tools and methodologies.

  • Prepare quality and on time project periodic reports monthly, quarterly & annual to
    Program Manager; and monthly and quarterly MEAL reports to MEAL Manager (Hawassa Field Office).

  • Conduct periodic monitoring (Establish accountability mechanism at program operational sites; collect beneficiary complaint and feedback (CFRM); ensure participation of children, community and vulnerable groups; establish information sharing mechanism to ensure the project progress is on the right track against Save the Children standards through participatory methodologies (including child-friendly approaches/methodologies).

  • Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are participated on MEAL activities and project interventions.

  • Collect beneficiary complaint and feedback on monthly basis. Fill and report CFRM database whenever beneficiary complaint and feedback is collected.

  • Lead on accountability activities, including the development and use of information materials, accountability mechanism establishment at program operational sites and ensure the collection of beneficiary complaint and feedback on monthly basis.

  • Ensure Child Safe guarding (CSG) activities and gender issues are integrated in routine project activities and MEAL activities.

  • Provide orientation to new project staff on MEAL issue and work with all staff in the field office to increase capacity on accountability mechanism.

  • Ensure children, women and other vulnerable community members are participating in project activity implementation throughout program operational sites.

  • Ensure information (Save the Children vision, mission, values; project interventions, CSG, partnership and working with community, gender equality) is shared to children, community, beneficiaries and partners and included in monthly reports.

    Job Requirements

  • Degree in the field Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Social Anthropology) , Community development or equivalent
  • 4 years of relevant experience in child protection works and MEAL in NGO environment is preferable
  • Excellent skill in data base management, and excel are required.
  • Report writing Skill
  • Experience in child protection works
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Knowledge of local contexts
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases.

    Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

  • Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,

  • Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

  • Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through before or on April 22, 2019.

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

    Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter.

    All applications should be received within 10 working days of this advertisement.

    We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview

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