Ended MEAL Assistant

The Job

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to provide essential support to Save the Children’s programs focusing on the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems.

The incumbent will work very closely with the MEAL Unit and program managers as well as all concerned project staff and project beneficiaries in establishing accountability mechanisms.

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.


Programme Activity Support

  • Assist the MEAL SCI’s assessment, baseline, end-line, KAP studies, and varifications as required that requires significant data collection.
  • Cross-reference data from multi source documents and Maintain confidentiality of program data.
  • Assist in validation of beneficiaries’ lists, PDMs, DDMs and other field validation activities.
  • Conduct very good translation independently for all  written tasks of the tools, questionnaires, surveys, etc.
  • Contribute to the lead of implementing a monthly design and roll-out of standardized and quality tools, methodologies, and quality monitoring plan in selected areas of intervention detailing the planned QM activities in which will lead to develop a sense of quality programming.
  • Participate in community outreach activities such as review program brochures, leaflets, awareness materials, etc and hygiene promotion days. Identify topics for research and document/share best-practices and lessons learned. 
  • Conduct market monitoring and traders assessment when required.
  • Support the MEAL Unit by providing the necessary information to beneficiaries on SCI, project details and beneficiary entitlements. This will include drafting standardised and project specific information packs and will be delivered verbally or through posters / other mechanisms.
  • Write a monthly report to the MEAL indicating the type of activities conducted and detailing key successes and challenges. Assist in preparing monthly and quarterly programmatic narrative reports.
  • Assist in inductions to community, beneficiaries, partner organisations and all SCI staff on accountability, including HAP standards (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) and Core Humnaitarian Standards.
  • Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are included in all accountability activities.
  • Any other tasks as requested by the line management.

Data Entry and Management

  • Compile and enter beneficiary and project information into databases from regularly collected.
  • Format and clean data collected and entered, highlight inconsistencies or errors in data collection.
  • Provide easy to read information with proper formatting and consolidation of data.
  • Create and maintain numerous Excel databases for different types of projects (distributions, trainings, etc).
  • Any other tasks as requested by the line management.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes with regard to any activities within the MEAL unit.
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response to all SCI initiatives needs.


  • 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.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management.


  • Bachelor Degree in information technology, statistics, business administration, social science or other discipline relevant to MEAL.



  • At least one-tow year work experience, with an INGO is preferred.
  • Fluent in Arabic language and Excellent written and spoken  at English .
  • Advanced understanding of Excel databases and data entry and ability to design Excel databases.
  • Excellent computer skills, with strong typing skills in English and Arabic and knowledge of Word.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy in data management.
  • At least one year experiences of working in community mobilization, social and field unit.
  • Good organisational skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and capable of reporting in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to interact well with people (including children) and proven experience of building strong relationships with community members
  • A confident, flexible and initiative-taking attitude with the ability to work independently, to be proactive in working with others, a willingness and commitment to work long hours and/or over weekends and to spend considerable amount of time in remote field sites.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.


  • Awareness of Core Humanitarian Standards  and Humanitarian Accountability Standards.
  • Experience of working with an international NGO in Yemen.
  • Experience of social work in local communities.
  • Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience in child friendly accountability systems.
How to Apply

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.
  • Qualified and interested applicants should send their CVs to: Hodeida.jobs@savethechildren.org 
  • Please mention the Job title in the subject line.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 22/5/2018.
  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Hodeida
  • Posted on: 16 May 2018
  • Deadline: 22 May 2018