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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

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Save the Children is recruiting for Contract Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

Job Description

Save the Children is the world leading independent organization for children. We strive to give children and environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected so that they can realize their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that children realize the right to survival, protection, development and participation which they are entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.We seek to employ qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

Job ID: 19000405

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Reporting to: MEAL Coordinator   

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3.  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. 
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Role Purpose and Description

  • The post holder assists in the implementation of the programme MEAL and research framework that will generate evidence, maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • S/he assists in providing support to the programme internal and external assessments, reviews and surveys.

Key Areas of AccountabilityProgramme Quality:

  • Assist the MEAL team to provide high quality support and capacity building to implementation teams.
  • Support project, state, national/global reporting processes thereby contributing to high quality project reporting, leading in data quality assurance and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Ensure and increase utilisation of accountability approaches, such as participation, complaints and response mechanisms.
  • Ensure the integration of programme information management with the National Management Information System (MIS).
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome

Capacity Building:

  • Positively influence and capacity build project staff and partners at various levels

Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • In collaboration with the SC colleagues, feed into learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • In collaboration with SCI staff, contribute with analysis towards organizational learning around technical areas as well as processes and outputs


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


B.Sc /B.Ed
Other Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Public Health or Statistics or Economics or Demography or Anthropology or Development, Planning or Social Work or Epidemiology or related subjects of similar scope;
  • One to three years' post-NYSC experience in the development or humanitarian sector.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation methodology and analysis (qualitative, quantitative, participatory)
  • Significant understanding of MIS and data/information management
  • Familiarity with knowledge management systems and approaches that foster a learning culture a plus.
  • Familiarity with participative and inclusive accountability approaches
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.

Core BehavioursAchieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Application Closing Date15th November, 2019.How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply onlineNote

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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About Save the Children
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 children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.Save the Children has had a permanent presence in Nigeria since 2001, and is today a strong, rec...
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November 13, 2019
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