Ended Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability Specialist

The Job

Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability Specialist – Sana’a CO with frequent travel to the Field Offices

Position Objectives:

The Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability (MEA) Specialist is responsible for providing technical guidance and oversight to the country office (CO) program in areas of Monitoring, Evaluation and accountability and. Under the general direction and guidance of the Head of MEAL, provides thematic Leadership and ensure all SC programming is well monitored and is of excellent technical quality. The post holder will provide strategic and technical guidance and oversight to the PMs and field teams; assist Field Managers (FMs) in different MEA areas. The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. The post-holder shall also contribute to the development and/review of the country strategic direction and actively lead in the development of MEA formulation.

With the Support of the Head of MEAL, S/he ensures that the system is developed, frequently enhanced, and incorporated in new program design and implementation. S/he assists the MEAL Coordinators and oversees the implementation of MEAL systems at field offices. The incumbent will work with Head of MEAL and will be responsible for MEA strategic review, reporting and monitoring such as mid-term review, country annual plan, etc.  The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability (MEA) Specialist Support Head of MEAL and field managers undertake actions to regularly enhance and upgrade the knowledge and skills of MEAL staff. 

The post holder will be responsible to strengthen and maintain a strong in house accountability system and will work with FMs, PMs in ensuring consistency through different field offices.

As part of the dual mandate, the MEA Specialist shall take part in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.


Implementation of monitoring, evaluation and accountability

  • Providing roving technical support to all field offices and ensure one to one support to all PMS and MEAL coordinators at field offices
  • Do all data analysis and share information with the Head of MEAL specially around Quality Benchmarks and other regular monitoring visits
  • Regularly do projects sites visit with MEAL at field offices and report back to the SMT.
  • Support the day to day MEA systems development supporting to lead on the implementation of a the  system/ MEAL Framework of SCI Yemen Office & Ensure that the organization delivers on all internal and external MEAL  requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information.
  • Ensure the team is supported to manage and present information generated by MEA activities, such as complaints databases, output tracker
  • Conduct data analysis and present, and disseminate information to inform programme management. Including compile, the updates of the IPTT, OT, CRM and Program database at country office level 
  • Identify MEAL supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • Ensure the MEA system capture both quality and quantitative components; Initiate and Manage the implementation of Quality benchmarks review on a regular system
  • Lead the overall implementation of accountability mechanisms at field level, e.g. complaints and feedback response mechanisms –assessment, design, implementation, and review. Implement activities to raise awareness of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with child safeguarding policy.
  • Support technical sector specialists and program managers to ensure that projects are carried out with participation of all affected communities (including children), that information is shared with affected communities (through traditional and high-tech solutions) and that they solicit and respond to community feedback.
  • Technically participate and provide support to implement Evaluation, baseline and end lines

Using Learning and Feeding in Program Design

  • Contribute to all project design and proposal development: theory of change, log frame and indicators and budget
  • Present Information that support Technical team develop an evidence based programmes
  • Support and ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Ensure the development and functionality of a learning system that regularly feed into high programme design

Capacity Building

  • Identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • Lead Capacity Building Events for the MEAL and other programme staff ensuring a high capable team is in place all the time

Assisting Head of MEAL in Global and Strategic Initiatives

  • Participate in the development of the country Annual plans and Country Annual reports
  • Lead the reporting process of the SC Global Indicators and ensure timely and high quality submission

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice at SC MEAL System
  • Regularly   represent SC in all networks, relevant clusters and working groups
  • Support the teams to Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our 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
  • Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement



Master of Science in Social Sciences, Humanitarian studies or other related fields


  • 6 years of experience of working in humanitarian programmes
  • Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in a humanitarian context
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • 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
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Language skills in Arabic and English
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programme design, implementation and evaluation.
How to Apply

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This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 28 October 2019
  • Deadline: 11 November 2019