MEAL Officer (Call for talent pipeline)


The Opportunity

The purpose of this pipeline post is to identify ready to acquire talents for our Programme Development & Quality Team.

The MEAL Officer (under supervision of Senior MEAL staff) provide technical MEAL support to a wide range of stakeholders and s/he will work closely with SCI and partner staff in the implementation sites. S/he will also provide cross-thematic support pertaining to MEAL activities to increase data quality and inform project adjustments where necessary through ensuring evidence-based decision making. The MEAL Officer will be primarily responsible for conducting frequent on-site and off-site monitoring, designing monitoring tools, maintaining Accountability mechanism, ensure data confidentiality and security, facilitate and/or conduct various assessments, provide capacity building, supervision, and coaching to SCI and partner staff where relevant, and be responsible for data management and reporting concerning their area of responsibility. Full scope of the position’s responsibilities is elaborated below.

Note: In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • BSc/BA/BEng in Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics or related field. MSs/MA in mentioned degrees will be given due consideration
  • 3 years of relevant experience is required in humanitarian sector, with minimum 2 years in MEAL, MEL, M&E, or IM roles with BSc/BA OR 1 year of relevant experience in MEAL, MEL or M&E with MSs/MA
  • Proven experience in data collection, analysis, and information/database management.
  • Proven experience in qualitative data collection through focus group discussions and key informant interviews via child friendly methodologies
  • Working knowledge of PowerBI or similar software.
  • Working knowledge of evaluation methodologies (i.e. process, outcome, impact)
  • Advanced working knowledge with MS Office applications (i.e. Word, advanced Excel, Outlook, Teams) with high degree of proficiency and productivity
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English and Turkish, with experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents, and particularly refugees.
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes in education, protection, and livelihood sectors is highly desired
  • Preferably strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in Arabic, with experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Preferably Working knowledge of SPSS, R, or similar software package.
  • Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue, or experience in representing his/her organisation are assets

Position holder will be based in Istanbul, therefore legal right to work in Turkey is necessary at the time of application.

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.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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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