Head Of Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability And Learning (MEAL Officer)

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February 17, 2017
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Save the Children is recruiting for fulltime Head Of Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability And Learning (MEAL Officer).

Job Details

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 are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL Officer) 

Job ID: #1906278
Location: Abuja
Contract length: 2 years

The Role

  • The Head of MEAL will provide leadership in ensuring quality and accountability standards are integrated into Nigeria's programming. S/he will accomplish this through strengthening and maintaining an integrated MEAL framework, focusing on building the capacity of relevant programme and partner staff, as well as fostering a culture of shared learning. Working with senior management, the Head of MEAL mentors the Country Office team toward self-sufficiency in using of evidence and learning approaches to maximize impact for children.
  • The ideal candidate will lead in building a culture of learning and becoming a leader in evidence-based programming. S/he will be a strategic thinker responsible for building the capacity of Save the Children staff and partners to maximise the use of evidence in programming and advocacy. S/he will strengthen knowledge management systems for improved sharing of program experience, learning, and results. S/he provides strategic guidance, quality oversight and technical support to research including impact evaluations, process reviews, operations research, etc.
  • S/he oversees the strategic improvement of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) function, strengthening MEAL throughout project cycle management and increasing the focus on program outcomes and impact


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    10 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of 10 years' experience in international development, with at least 3 years' senior management experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in international development program monitoring & evaluation, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems, operational research, and overseeing baselines/evaluations.
    • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, child poverty, health and nutrition
    • Experience with two or more cross-cutting areas such as child participation, gender, governance, value for money and accountability is highly preferred
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills
    • Master's degree in Social Sciences or relevant equivalent, with at least significant coursework in quantitative or qualitative social research methods
    • Passion for evidence-driven development programming and interest in ongoing international research
    • Demonstrated skills in designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and using research to inform program design and advocacy.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing or overseeing data management solutions, and familiar with technologies in social research.
    • Demonstrated capacity for leveraging project results towards broader systemic impact.
    • Excellent analytical skills and appreciation for the complexities of social research, especially as pertains to deprivations of children's rights in a country context such as Nigeria.
    • Effective at collaborating and influencing across departments and sectors
    • Excellent skills in training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring
    • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and up-to-date CV's.

    Click here to apply online


    • Please apply in English or French using your CV's 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.
    • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About Save The Children

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: No 4, Danube Close Off Danube Street Maitama Abuja Nigeria

    Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five ch...Know More about Save The Children

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