Ended MEAL Coordinator

The Job

MEAL Coordinator (Aden & Lahj)

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager/ coordinator will work as a area level Manager in MEAL. The MEAL Manager will be expected to lead on MEAL system implementation including monitoring, accountability initiatives, support evaluations, compile lessons learnt, MEAL budgeting and recruitment. The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.         


  • With support of the MEAL advisor , provide inputs to the  new proposals
  • 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.
  • Support program managers and compile the updates of the IPTT, OT , CRM and Program database at area level
  • With support from MEAL and programme staff, with the HR team, identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • With support from the MEAL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify MEAL supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • Support coordination of needs assessments, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of SC programme baseline surveys where required.
  • Implement 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 to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all disaster-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.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL staff and work as a mentor for less experienced staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups.  Participate in Interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency RTEs).
  • Support senior technical specialist with learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conducting accountability mechanism pilots.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


  • Significant years of experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes
  • Bachelor degree/social since is preferable
  • Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an 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

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.

How to Apply

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 www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply. You can apply here 

Deadline for submitting applications: 07th July 2020

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.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Lahij
  • Posted on: 24 June 2020
  • Deadline: 7 July 2020