Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216830

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

Job Description

Role Purpose

The M & E Officer’s role will provide essential support to the Projects by implementing the overall Humanitarians Response MEAL system and functions and acquire the necessary capacity to deliver results as per SCI’s Minimum Operating Standards in his/her respective projects.

He/she will implement MEAL functions and generate continuous MEAL evidences to ensure that the project deliver operates at high quality to beneficiaries and donors and learning is institutionalized for program improvements and will be reporting to the project coordinator.

The incumbent works closely with Project officers, government structure and other zonal/filed office and woreda based nutrition team members of Emergency nutrition, health and WASH response and related programs to ensure program integration at all level.

S/he is responsible to organize woreda and community level nutrition and health related training, review meetings/workshops, community forum and joint supportive supervisions and participate in health and nutrition assessments. review meetings and responses to outbreaks.

S/he will provide emergency nutrition and health related technical support, project monitoring and providing feedbacks at woreda and community level to build local capacity.

Also, s/he will be responsible for reporting of any public health emergencies and other humanitarian situation/risks which may endanger communities’ wellbeing, beside participating in surveillance, response to outbreaks and other public health concerns whenever happened.

Under overall coordination and close technical and managerial supervision of the project coordinator, the job holder will ensure high quality CMAM implementation within the project, provide proper and quality care to all beneficiaries, respecting national protocols, sphere standards and principles of good practice.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Undertake responsibilities for the implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and functions as per the Humanitarian Response MEAL guideline

  • Monitor the day to day activity of CMAM program and ensuring the quality of CMAM programs implementation and adherence to standard guidelines in the woreda

  • Use nutrition data base and keep recording all necessary data

  • Work with Woreda Health Office CMAM /TSFP/ community facilitator] nutrition focal person and project coordinator assist the Health Office in compiling nutrition reports and records in a sustainable manner

  • Conducts regular field visits to monitor the implementation of nutrition and WASH related activities by using monitoring score cards/quality benchmark/

  • Ensure standard reporting formats are available in each Health Posts and Health centres

  • Undertake periodical monitoring of quality benchmarks and ensure they are part of quality monitoring practices

  • Contextualize and use standardised monitoring tools and methodologies as required by the donor and SCI standards (PPT, CFRM, output tracker, action plan tracker, monitoring QBs etc.)

  • Support the woreda Health Office nutrition focal person in entering nutrition data in data base and assist report preparation

  • Support the woreda Health Office to send the report to Regional Health Bureau timely

  • Document the hard copy of the monthly and weekly reports in the Health Office as well as in the Organization

  • Make sure that HEW/HW has copies of the reports and documented well in the Health Posts and Health Centres.

  • Document the review meetings minute and follow action points with RHB

  • Facilitate integration of emergency projects with health, food security, education and other SC programs

  • Ensure that regular monitoring and Evaluation/MEAL reports are received and communicated effectively to the project management, HUB MEAL team and other relevant bodies in CO

  • 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

  • Participate in the development and manage project database systems

  • Document the necessary findings, case stories and photos and make follow-up based on recommendations of field visits

  • In collaboration with the team of nutrition unit, ensure the timely preparation and implementation of phase-out strategy

  • Participates in the development of the work plan, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.

  • Performs other related tasks as required.

    Job Requirements

    Academic Qualification:

  • BSc/BA degree in an area of statistics, economics, health, social development or equivalent.


  • Minimum of four years of experience in a M & E role of emergency nutrition and WASH interventions

  • Direct experience of implementing and managing M&E function and of working on all aspects of M & E activities

  • Skills on developing M & E tools and use of statistical packages

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward

    Skills/Ability required:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time

  • 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 having various back ground

  • Proficiency in the English language would be an asset.

    Percent of Travel:

  • 50 Percent


    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 (this varies according to the position please consider the below as example)

    Leading: (align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

  • Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organization.

  • Thinking: (align with Ambition, Creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

  • 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 organization.

  • Engaging: (align with Collaboration, Creativity)

  • 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.

  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    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

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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