MEAL Officer (National)

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

Save the Children

MEAL Officer (National)

The Opportunity
The MEAL Officer is responsible for providing support to the Syria Partnership Programme in the design and implementation of program monitoring and evaluation, humanitarian accountability, and ongoing learning. This role will be fully dedicated to Save the Children Syria Partnership Programme (SPP). The MEAL Officer is responsible for collecting project and program data from the partners according to the set M&E plans and processing the data collected into usable formats for analysis. The MEAL Officer will also facilitate implementation of the Accountability Framework, ensure that lessons learned are communicated to stakeholders, and assist with cross-sectoral coordination. The MEAL Officer will work with partners on training, mentoring and coaching, accordance with SCI standards, as well as SC value and principles, and to provide the highest quality programming to beneficiaries.
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Location: Jordan, Amman
Programme Support:
* Work with Programme Coordinator and Programme Implementation Manager to develop M&E plans and required tools, identify indicators and write logical frameworks for existing and new emergency programs and proposals
* In coordination with Programme Coordinator and Programme Implementation Manager, design baseline and end-line surveys, including developing TORs, identifying 3rd party monitors, coordinating data entry and analysis, and writing reports
* Support third party monitor consultants in the design of the tools required for the TPM’s, review, edit and finalize reports with consultant teams.
* Set up simple systems to manage information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases. Conduct simple data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme management.
* With support from the Programme Coordinator and Programme Implementation Manager, identify and implement a framework of tools and approaches to provide a comprehensive remote MEAL system.
* Support partners to implement accountability mechanisms at field level to be shared with partners, e.g. complaints and feedback response mechanisms -assessment, design, implementation, and review.
* Support with Project kick-off meeting, project review meetings, close out meetings, etc.
* In coordination with Programme Coordinator and Programme Implementation Manager, develop all partners field monitoring tools.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
* Support on technical assessments in coordination with Save the Children thematic areas and external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
* Develop program monitoring tools and work with the Program Team to monitor programming.
* Support programs in prepare timely programme reports on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
* Support in the development of Program accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider sector.

Capacity Building:
* Identify learning and training opportunities for Partner MEAL staff and work as a mentor for less experienced staff.
* Work with partner organisations to develop, and/or enhance MEAL systems and processes to meet SCI and donor requirements.
Conduct training and awareness raising activities for staff operations and programme technical staff at field level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.

* Experience of 3-5 years working in humanitarian education programs
* Education to BSc/BA/BEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field
* Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian context, in Syrian context is a plus.
* Previous experience of remote work with partners
* Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
* Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
* Experience of training and capacity building
* Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of reporting.
* Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports. A high level of written and spoken English
* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
* The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
* Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

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.
We encourage qualified women and persons with disabilities to apply.

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