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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant - Save Children Somalia

Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024
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    Feb 07, 2024

Job Description

TITLE:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality

LOCATION: Beledweyne, Hirshabeele.



12 months with possible extension


Level 5:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy, and practice by helping design program monitoring systems, supporting the MEAL staff in their analysis and dissemination of CRM data, and coordinating CRM information management and reporting systems. The position holder will spend 100% of his/her time monitoring DAMAL Caafimaad project. He/she will also support and work closely with the project MEAL specialist and MEAL Officers in hiring and supervising enumerators, he/she will be responsibilities for routine quality benchmark monitoring, and proactive calls, and processing and follow up enumerator payments. The main responsibility of the position holder will be conducting field monitoring using quality benchmark monitoring and updating monthly data tracker such as IPTT and Output tracker.


Your support in the delivery of an effective Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning function will play a key role in the expansion and improvement of the quality of Save the Children programs in Somalia to increase impact and enable positive change for children.


Reports to:  Hirshabelle MEAL officer

Staff reporting to this post: None.


Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 700 staff.


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

  • Supporting SC staff and partners to develop and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation plans, accountability improvement plans, and child participation initiatives based on Save the Children International best practices.
  • Supporting and building the capacity of SC staff and partners in MEAL issues including rolling out required data collection tools/formats.
  • Undertake routine data quality verification and quality program monitoring using program quality checklists, compiling findings, and sharing them with respective program teams.
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation, and reporting; managing a project-level data compilation for donor and country office reporting specifically indicator performance tracking for individual projects; systemically checking this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary.
  • Coordinate the sharing of learning related to M&E practices encouraging consideration of results both between and within sectoral teams,
  • Designing situation analysis, needs and baseline/end line assessments, and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises have to be conducted.
  • Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate.
  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, whistleblowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.
  • Conduct other tasks assigned by the line manager in line with the requirements of MEAL.
  • Carry out dual responsibility in case of a big emergency as per organizational requirements. 
  • Regularly carry out un-announced quality benchmark monitoring to all supported schools in Hiran region
  • Consistently follow up on implementation of improvement plans and post-to-action trucker.
  • sensitize students, CEC, and parents on available feedback mechanisms and collect feedback through suggestion boxes on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Participate in joint agency monitoring activities.
  • Conduct regular activity monitoring and collection of information as per log-frame and monitoring plan.
  • Support project data collections, train enumerators, and oversee field data collections

BEHAVIOURS (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.


  • 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.
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Experiences and Qualifications

University degree in social sciences, economy, statistics, social work, social administration, development studies, information technology, or other relevant academic discipline




  • Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in both humanitarian and developmental responses
  • Demonstrable track record in data tracking, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate information to a range of stakeholder audiences.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of other data analysis software such as STATA, SPSS, etc, will be an added value.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize 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.


  • Background of implementing effective M&E systems or program databases such HMIS/EMIS/CPIEMS/MRP

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.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Adult Safeguarding.

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy, all employees are also expected to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI protection from sexual exploitation abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At SCI, we uphold the principle of equal rights and opportunities for all our employees. In our commitment to fostering a more inclusive workplace and addressing gender gaps, we have implemented additional efforts aimed at supporting female qualified candidates: -

  • Maternity leave (6 months)
  • Annual Leave 30 working days
  • 10% *gross salary. (female allowance)
  • 1.5 flexible working hours for lactating mothers

How To Apply

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

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

Application will be closed on 7th February 24

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.

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