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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer – Dhusamareeb, Galmudug State, Somalia 

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer 


LOCATION: Dhusamareeb

(covering entire Galmudug state)


POST TYPE: National 

Child Safeguarding: 

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems, build the capacity of staff in their analysis and dissemination of data, manage the complaints database and coordinate information management and reporting systems.  He/she will also support the  GPE consortium MEAL coordinator and SCI Area MEAL Manager in implementing the MEAL strategy in Galmudug and other assigned field offices. 

His/her support in the delivery of an effective MEAL function will play a key role in the expansion of Save the Children programmes in the assigned area to increase impact and enable positive change for children.


Reports to: GPE consortium MEAL coordinator and dot line managed by Galmudug Field manger

Staff directly reporting to this post: None


Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by:

Program Quality Monitoring  

Support project team design a monitoring framework/plans to report activities according to appropriate framework(s) Develop Indicator Performance Tracking Tables (IPTTs) for specific projects in coordination with Area Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Manager and program staff Compile the output tracker report Systemically check the IPTT data for quality, accuracy, and consistency and undertake data quality checks field visits and provide feedback to project staffs as necessary Maintain a tracking spreadsheet/schedule for field monitoring and undertake monthly field visits accordingly to monitor whether activities are implemented in line with the quality benchmarks. Conducting debriefing meetings with program/partner staff and developing improvement action points. Uploading Quality Benchmarks Monitoring-QBM reports and agreed improvement action point onto the MEAL online tracker and doing follow ups on the improvement action.   Produce quality benchmarks field monitoring reports on quality of service provision   Assist in designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative assessments as appropriate Conduct quarterly program data assessment. Leading joint monitoring reports together with program/partner staff and MOE staff. 

Evaluations and Studies

Participate the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation analysis and reporting for internally-conducted studies and needs assessment   Provide support to internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises Manage the specialised data management and analysis platforms Build the capacity of the fieldworkers and other project staffs on digital data collection and management Training to qualitative and quantitative data collectors. 

Accountability and Learning

Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries and transparency become integral part of all program interventions Receive and register complaints and their responses in complaint database in the assigned area and make sure that complaints are logged in a professional and timely manner Respond and communicate with the beneficiaries in a dignified manner regarding their complaints/feedback Keep regular follow up of complaints, update complaint database on daily basis, handle them as per the accountability guidelines and shares the information with the relevant staff members. Provide support in ensuring that all SC interventions have accountability banners. Ensure display of program standards (pan flexes) at each of program delivery site Maintain an action plan tracker and keep a regular follow up on actions and resolutions agreed, and undertake verification visits 

Other Duties

Representing the principles and work of Save the Children to donors, United Nations, NGOs and INGOs, government, media and other stakeholders when required 

·        Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety

·        Any other tasks of an equivalent nature as assigned by the line manager 


Delivering Results (Skilled)

•       Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

•       Takes responsibility for his/her work and its impact on others

•       Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

•       Understands the link between his/her work and the organization’s objectives

Applying Professional and Technical Expertise (Skilled)

•       Ask to work on new pieces of work or take on additional responsibilities that develop his/her skills 

•       Make a habit of sending copies of relevant and interesting articles to your colleagues and peers throughout the organisation 

•       Review any listing of standards relating to his/her current position and use this to identify how to further develop technical competence

•       Take on increased responsibilities which will enables he/she to learn within current role

•       Buddy up with well qualified colleagues to understand the challenges they may have faced in equipping themselves and how they overcame them

Working Effectively With Others (Skilled)

•       Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those he/she works with

•       Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

•       Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

•       Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact


·        First degree in development studies, education, economics, applied statistics or any other relevant areas

·        Minimum two years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in an  international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body; or Master’s degree with humanitarian program experience

·        Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in emergency responses.

·        Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate   

·        Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

·        Working knowledge of data/statistical programmes e.g. STATA

·        Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;

·        Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams;

·        Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

·        Commitment to Save the Children values


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.


Save the Children is committed to supporting performance-based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates. 

 16 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions 

 Increased health and dependence allowance 

 30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays and saturdays] 

 Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.  

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Application procedures:

Application will be close on 30nd November 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Location : Adado

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date : Nov 30, 2021




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