17 Apr 2019

MEAL Officer at Save The Children

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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 behaviour 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

Code 

0031

Place of Work

Addis Ababa

Programme/Unit

EAST AFRICAN MIGRATION ROUTES PROJECT

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

01

Length of Contract

One year with possibility of extension

Project Overview:

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The MEAL Officer has a responsibility of having a leading role in the establishment of a strong MEAL system of the EAST AFRICAN MIGRATION ROUTES PROJECT. S/he is also responsible for providing, with the project technical guidance on participatory MEAL systems for effective monitoring and evaluation of project activities. S/he will work to ensure data management, data collection, and documentation and reporting.  S/he will update and make use of electronic database using MS Office to capture program MEAL data and provide support to produce relevant reports for internal and external purposes; ensure data quality using different data quality assurance mechanisms; and helps to document all MEAL related files and establishing their respective proper documentation systems. S/he will also be actively involved in establishing accountability mechanisms (information sharing and compliant and feedback mechanisms – including data quality assessment). S/he will work to promote learning through documentation of lessons-learned and developing community-based approaches to analyse and use data for decision-making.

 

The MEAL Officer will assist the project Manager in preparation of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports. The MEAL Officer is responsible for ensuring that data required for quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting tasks are collected and compiled in a timely manner. S/he will assist the project Manager to prepare the quantitative portion of all required reports and preparation of different data collection tools and formats. S/he also assists the project Manager in revising the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP)/MEAL plan of the project, as needed, based on the performance indicators and the requirements of the donor.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Reports to: Senior Programme Manager

 

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

 

Dotted line relationship- Head of MEAL

Job specific roles and responsibilities

 

MEAL System Development and Management

 

  • Designing the MEAL system of the EAST AFRICAN MIGRATION ROUTES PROJECT including data management system, setting clear data management flow mapping, MEAL process mapping, designing data collection tools and establishing MEAL technical working group.
  • Undertake responsibilities for the roll-out of the MEAL system to project staffs.
  • Work to develop customized quality benchmark for the project ensure project activities are implemented as per the required Quality.
  • 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.

·         Work in monitoring the overall MEAL system for the project against specified results.

 

Job specific roles and responsibilities

 

MEAL System Development and Management

 

  • Designing the MEAL system of the EAST AFRICAN MIGRATION ROUTES PROJECT including data management system, setting clear data management flow mapping, MEAL process mapping, designing data collection tools and establishing MEAL technical working group.
  • Undertake responsibilities for the roll-out of the MEAL system to project staffs.
  • Work to develop customized quality benchmark for the project ensure project activities are implemented as per the required Quality.
  • 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.

·         Work in monitoring the overall MEAL system for the project against specified results.

·         Design tools for data collection, collation and analysis for the project.

·         Support the project Manager to facilitate and coordinate development of the project’s annual work plans; as well as quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports according to donor and SCI requirements.

·         Strengthen and follow up on implementation of detailed performance monitoring and evaluation plans for the project—with the guidance and active participation of the project Manager.

·         Oversee data collection tasks to ensure high-quality results for learning and donor reporting – both at the field and national level.

·         Work on documentation of findings on project activities and innovations, including lessons learned.

·         Support project staffs, with the project Manager, during implementation of project-related surveys and assessments.

·         Support evaluations and assessments, including review and/or writing of evaluation reports.

·         Provide technical guidance through regular meetings and site visits to the field.

·         Ensure adequate staff capacity building; conduct trainings and workshops, as appropriate.

·         Develop innovative approaches for strengthening the MEAL capacity of project staffs and implementing partners.

·         Ensure that all project MEAL documents, data, and other information required for project planning and reporting are documented, prepared and timely submitted in compliance with the requirements of the donor.

·         Establish and implement accountability mechanisms to beneficiaries through information sharing, setting appropriate compliant and feedback mechanisms – including data quality assessment (DQA).

 

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Work to ensure the project is identified its learning objectives and evidence gaps.
  • In close collaboration with project team, facilitate in generating, storing and sharing knowledge
  • Ensure utilization of learning and knowledge generated for decision making and program improvement.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         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

Ambition:

·         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

Collaboration:

·         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

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

 

Job Requirements

  • BA/BSc degree in Statistics, Education Administration, Evaluation or related field from an accredited college or university

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years of experience in monitoring and evaluating education and/or other community based development projects. Experience with child protection and migration projects preferred.
  • Experience in the management of large-scale data collections and training preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing M&E tools and materials advantageous

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Capacity to evaluate data for M&E purposes.
  • Strong knowledge of donor reporting. Capacity to build the M&E skills of colleagues and community members.
  • Ability to produce high quality documents (ex. reports) for internal and external audiences.
  • Proficiency in using standard computer software, especially MS Office programs (ex. Excel).
  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Amharic language.

 

Scope & complexity of decision making

  • Expected to make decisions on well-established procedures, under close supervision

 

PERCENTAGE OF TRAVEL (Out of duty station if applicable).

·         50%

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

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

Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compiling vision to inspire to achieve our goals for children

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/ organisation.

Developing Self and Others: Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential and to build the organization capability for the further.

·         Thinking ( align with Ambition, creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Innovating and Adapting: Develop and implement innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing uncertain work and global environment.

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 meet the minimum requirements should send CV (maximum of 3 pages) along with a cover letter (one page) as a single document by indicating the code number of the vacancy through [email protected].  All applications should be received on or before 22 April, 2019

For hard copy applicants you can drop your CV & Application Gode Office gate

Note that copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters should not be included with the application. You will provide them upon request.

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.“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.”

 Save the children international is Zero Tolerance in fraud and dishonest






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