Consortium Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Contract
  • Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

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Consortium Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

The MEAL Manager will be responsible for establishing and operationalizing efficient and effective MEAL system for BHA project. S/he will be responsible for setting up a comprehensive MEAL system in line with Save the Children MEAL in Emergencies (MiE) procedure and donor guideline to ensure that the system operates smoothly throughout the life of the program to achieve program intended results.

The MEAL Manager will, after training and support, be responsible for developing/adapting M&E tools and methods, providing training to others, guidance and technical support to the consortium partners to operationalize M&E on the ground. They will also provide guidance/suggestions in the development of evaluations, post distribution monitoring and marker monitoring in collaboration with consortium partners. The post holder will contribute to the setting up of a solid accountability system for receiving feedback. They will also organize lesson learnt workshop and capture project learning for future program design.

The post holder will need to manage and analyse data and information as well as produce reports and hence evidence, from the data. He will be responsible for run a small team and manage and encourage people, who maybe working at a distance.

An important part of the role will be building relationships with other organisations within the Save the Children led BHA consortium. Save the Children will provide training in the specific NGO aspects of the role and support the post holder in developing themselves into the full role requirementscommunication


Reports to: BHA Programme Director and dotted line to REALM Director

Staff reporting to this post: MEAL officer and accountability staffs*.***

Budget Responsibilities: Manages MEAL budget for BHA project


MEAL System Design

  • Move towards leading the development, and oversee the roll-out, of the project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system for US Government-funded Activity in line with SCI MEAL in Emergencies (MiE) Procedure, thereby ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries;
  • Build strong relations with SC partners, develop mutual approaches and provide guidance and support to partners when possible and necessary, so that there is a common implementation of relevant MEAL practices and evidence-based management decision making
  • Work closely with the Programme Implementation staff of all consortium agencies, to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact;
  • Support in the development and operationalization of programme quality benchmarks (QBs);
  • Lead to coordinate BHA project baseline/endline study, post distribution monitoring, market monitoring and lesson learnt workshop.
  • Be prepared to develop the skills needed to oversee the MEAL function within BHA.
  • Setting up solid accountability system at project level to get feedback from the project beneficiaries

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Where possible, strengthen the capacities of MEAL and programme staff in SC and partner organizations, including recruitment of project staff;
  • Support the SC and partner organizations MEAL team progress on specific projects, providing management oversight on progress and consortium based problem-solving in case of challenges;
  • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development;
  • Assess training needs and engage MEAL team staff to rollout the training programme;
  • Ensure you develop your own skills in MEAL with assistance and input from MEAL professionals within Save the Children globally.

Internal Reporting

  • Organize reporting process for the project in a timely manner and with high quality information, analysis and evidence
  • Identify and introduce new elements (systems, tools, processes) required under the MEAL system and project manages development by MEAL team members;
  • Receive regular field monitoring and accountability reports from MEAL Area Coordinators and circulate to the response, ensuring that action plans are included and followed up by project team

External Reporting and Representation

  • Enable and support effective relationship with consortium partners in developing a harmonsied MEAL system, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of timely and quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting;
  • Ensure that high quality analysis reports to illustrate SC’s impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable programmes, and that they are communicated at appropriate events;
  • Ensure that SCI is represented at relevant inter-NGO and government level meetings (related to MEAL) to enhance inter-agencies best practices sharing and learning


Initiate research to test new innovations**,** identify opportunities to build relationships with local institutions to develop an evidence base to support the Country Strategic Plan and Response strategy.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice*):*


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • 5+ years of experience in on BHA/USIAD funded MEAL
  • Masters degree in an area of sociology, data analytics, math, economics, social development or equivalent – desirable, bachelor degree mandatory. Individuals with relevant professional experience and bachelor degree will be considered
  • Strong skills of verbal communication and report-writing in English. Ukrainian and Russian language would be considered as extra advantage.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values



  • Be experienced in managing BHA/USIAD funded project
  • Understanding IPTT, PIRS, Data Quality and to ensure it
  • Understand and have experience in data gathering techniques and their strengths and weaknesses in different contexts and for different uses.
  • High-level proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Proven experience of oversight of designing indicators framework and quantitative studies, including calculating sample sizes, selecting a sampling methodology, developing data collection tools and training enumerators
  • Proven experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpreting results, and experience using statistical software
  • Experience using KoBo Toolbox, ODK or other mobile data collection software
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Save the Children supported sites in Ukraine.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Ability to learn quickly, work under pressure and deliver against tight deadlines


  • 5+ years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of US Government-funded activities – desirable
  • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, and emergencies.
  • Experience in setting up a M&E, MEL or MEAL system in projects and activities a plus

In the case of a Category 1 and Category 2 response, the candidate must reflect the experience and qualifications of a Grade 2. This must include the following proven behaviour/experience:

  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills in a complex international setting.

Previous experience as member of Senior Management Team.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered on the basis of Unaccompanied International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.

For non-EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained

The Organisation

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.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply:

Closing date: 9/25/2022