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MEAL Officer needed at Save the Children

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MEAL Officer needed at Save the Children, May 25 2022


MEAL Officer


Organization: Save the Children

Position – MEAL Officer

Location: Muli and Afdem district in Siti-Zone

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: May 31, 2022





Job description


The MEAL Officer role will provide essential support to all Projects in the Dire Dawa Office by implementing the overall development and humanitarian’s response MEAL system and functions and acquire the necessary capacity to deliver results as per SCI’s Minimum Operating Standards in his/her respective projects. He/She will implement MEAL functions and generate continuous MEAL evidences to ensure that SCI programmes are of high quality to beneficiaries and donors and learning is institutionalized for program improvements


MEAL System Development and Management

– Undertake responsibilities for the implementation of project MEAL system and functions as per the MEAL guideline.

– Undertake periodical monitoring of quality benchmarks and ensure they are part of quality monitoring practices.

– Contextualize and use standardised monitoring tools and methodologies as required by the donor and SCI standards (PPT, CFRM, output tracker, action plan tracker, monitoring QBs etc).

– Ensure that regular monitoring/MEAL reports are received and communicated effectively to the project management, MEAL team and other relevant bodies in the office.

– Ensure periodic report are as per the standard quality, standard template, time frame and communicated accordingly

– Ensure communities and children know their rights and entitlements, have access to project information and participate in decisions that affect them

– Ensure communities and children have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle their complaints and feedbacks

– Participate in the development and manage project database systems

Learning and Knowledge Management

– In close collaboration with program team facilitate in generating, storing and sharing knowledge (most significant change story, meta-analysis, research/evaluation summary reports, etc).

– Provide and ensure utilization of learning and knowledge generated (including MEAL evidences) in decision making and programme improvement (maintain up to date project action tracker and monitor the utilization and application)

– Support programmes in the identification of learning objectives and evidence gaps.

– Be part of the AO MEAL Community of Practices and provide project learning and best practices to the Community of practice.


Technical Support and Capacity Building

Provide trainings and capacity building for field level program staffs on MEAL as required.


Baseline, research, evaluations, assessments and other studies

– Participate in follow up and periodically assess and update changes in children needs (especially deprived children) in the project areas

– Participate in ToR preparation, in project/ programme baseline, evaluations, researches and assessment activities.

– Maintain evaluation tracker and actions trackers for the implementation of evaluation recommendations in his jurisdiction.

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Job requirements




BSc/BA degree in an area of statistics, economics, health, social development or equivalent.

– Minimum of three years of experience in a MEAL role in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the following priority sectors: education, protection, WASH, health and nutrition, and emergencies

– Direct experience of implementing and managing MEAL function and of working on all aspects of MEAL activities

– Skills on developing MEAL tools and use of statistical packages

-Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

– English fluency (verbal and written) required and local language (preferred)

– Experience working in a refugee context.



– The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and Relations to his team members.

– The position holder must have an ability that he can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.

– Knowledge of the context is preferred.

– Female candidates are preferred.

-The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language (Somali)

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.  The duty station of the position holder will be in Afdem and Muli Woredas Siti-Zone under Dire-Dawa Field Office Somali Regional State in Ethiopia. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization

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.

Application Information:

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


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.

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How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:

on or before 31-May-2022



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