Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer Vacancy-STC/Feb242020/01034

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Save the Children

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer Vacancy-STC/Feb242020/01034

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: The MEAL officer will be expected to support the Pfizer and Hyundai Awards in Nairobi Kenya. Conduct frequent quality monitoring visit against Quality Benchmarks randomly and build capacity of the program team in data collection and Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTTs). The MEAL Officer will be expected to support on MEAL budgeting as well as support proposal writing and log frame development occasionally at a provincial or sub-national level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.

Makes sure the complaints & feedback mechanisms in the programs are functional; strengthen coordination and collaboration with all program team and partner staffs. Ensure that MEAL is visible within projects. The MEAL Officer will have a key role in establishing and promoting programme quality and innovation, which will be achieved through developing and improving monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and learning methodologies

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 10 months Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public health, development, or information technology
Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage
Essential
Over 3 years of MEAL related experience working in INGO’s and or UN Agencies in developmental or in humanitarian programmes
Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
Experience of training and capacity building
Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
A high level of written and spoken English
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.
Desirable
Good communication skills in Kiswahili
Experience of managing private and international donor funded projects
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs