Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 221345

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Nekemte, Oromia

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 purpose of the position holder under direct supervision of Project Office Manager, will support MEAL related activities for East Wollega Humanitarian response, being implemented in Save the Children (SC) Nekemte project Office.

S/he will be responsible to ensure that the delivery of the programs is in line with SC approach, Donor requirement, SC MEAL 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 be accountable to beneficiaries, partners and donors.

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

  • Provide technical support to Project Office Manager on developing and implementing M&E plans.

  • Support program staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate / organize data received for reporting to the project Office.

  • Closely work with the MEAL team in Addis and Humanitarian response staff on the design and roll-out of standardized monitoring tools and methods.

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

  • Ensure that regular reports are generated from monitoring data and that findings are communicated effectively to appropriate persons and units.

  • Conduct qualitative M&E (against international standards through participatory methods (including child-friendly methods).

  • Support and participate as required in all other aspects of MEAL, for example surveys, baselines, evaluations, joint projects monitoring and reviews / lessons learning workshops/events.

  • Implement accountability activities, including the development and use of information materials and the establishment of a pilot complaints response mechanism. This may include management of an Accountability Assistant, 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.

  • Provide inductions to new staff on MEAL and work with all staff in the organization to increase capacity in Accountability through training and direct support.

  • Promote learning throughout the project office, particularly on issues of program quality

  • Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies; ensure new analysis and information is available, including for the forthcoming communications strategy

  • Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are included in all MEAL activities

    Job Requirements

  • BA/BSc in social science, Educational Research and Development related fields.
  • 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
  • At least 3 years of related experience and the position holder will be required to have
    at least two-year experience in monitoring and evaluation, sponsorship programs in INGO setting.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skill.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Local language advantageous.
  • MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

    Knowledge Skills and Ability

  • Strong training skill
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English;

  • Commitment to Save the Children values

  • Teams, in the event of emergencies


    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.

    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 and Apply.

    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.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children MEAL Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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