Ho Chi Minh – Senior MEAL Officer

  • Contract
  • Viet Nam
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

The Opportunity

The Senior MEAL Officer is accountable for all tasks related to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Learning of the southern program. S/he is primarily responsible for the MEAL of the WNCB project, besides S/he will provide support to MEAL works of other teams in the south office. The Senior MEAL Officer will be responsible to ensure the timely and accurate data collection and analysis to inform the joint reports to be submitted to WNCB’s donor and Country Office MEAL reports as well as to ensure the quality of all research/assessment/evaluation reports of the Southern Program.

In addition, Senior MEAL Officer will represent in the MEAL focal point group and contribute to Country Office MEAL initiatives in that capacity.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring & Evaluation:

Southern Program related tasks:

  • Coordinate the development of MEAL plans and tools of projects in line with SCI Quality Framework, under the direction of Southern Program Manager and technical support from CO MEAL Manager and inputs from project teams.
  • Support Southern Program Manager and respective Project Managers by overseeing the MEAL work, including PMM Prime system of the Southern Program
  • Support to roll out of MEAL Standardized Procedure, MEAL system to increase data quality through supervision, verification and feedback
  • Provide technical support by training, mentoring to MEAL staff in the program and CO, and implementing partner staff where necessary.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor progress and support monitoring and evaluation activities

WNCB related tasks:

  • Utilize the Monitoring and Evaluation tools/approaches for WNCB project monitoring (Sense maker, beneficiary tracking, data collection, analysis, reporting, etc.) in line with SCI Quality Framework.
  • Provide support to WNCB project implementing partners to ensure high quality of monitoring, assessment and data collection for indicator tracking and verification
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken as planned and with the use of Quality Benchmarks, MEAL Dashboard, Evaluation standards.
  • Be responsible to liaise with relevant stakeholders (including members and UNICEF and Centre) to ensure timely and accurate data collection and verification for WNCB submission.
  • Lead and coordinate (when relevant) the third party to conduct independent monitoring and external evaluation processes


Southern Program tasks:

  • Work closely with the Southern program team to ensure all project staff, including partner staff, fully understand and promote accountability through training, workshops, and campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Southern program team to ensure that project information is appropriately shared with children and communities and that they can participate meaningfully in projects
  • Promote responsiveness through establishing channels, accountability database and the effective use of feedback and response mechanism among projects and give feedback to CO MEAL staff on this system.
  • Support Accountability Focal Point in reporting and investigation of complaints and feedback as and when needed and make appropriate recommendations to line management.

WNCB related tasks:

  • Support the implementing partners to ensure the appropriateness, quality and effectiveness of accountability systems across WNCB project


  • Effectively use MEAL data for decision making and learning to improve implementation quality.

Southern Program related tasks:

  • Promote learning and sharing throughout the Southern program, particularly on issues of program quality, policy analysis, and advocacy.
  • Lead the documentation of lessons learned and best practices, promote sharing, and ensure those incorporated in program implementation and design.
  • Maintain smooth communication and coordination between Southern Program and the country’s MEAL team.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments, research, and learning in coordination and cooperation with project staff and partners.
  • Provide inputs into research/assessment/evaluation reports of the projects, Quarterly KPI reports, Country Annual Reports, and Country Annual Planning.

WNCB related tasks:

  • Coordinate with implementing partners to ensure timely and effective learning across the WNCB project, members, UNICEF, the Centre

Coordination, representation, advocacy and networking

  • Support engagement and communication with Save the Children Member and donor on project progress with thematic lead and Project Manager;
  • Support national level project activities, including advocacy and coordination;
  • Serve as the main contact to represent the project in operation locations and maintain effective links with local partners at all levels to facilitate implementation, sustainability and scalability of the project;

Other tasks required by supervisor

  • Support country MEAL team in relevant MEAL tasks when required (10% LOE)


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in M&E, Statistics, International Development or related field

Application Information

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