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(meal) coordinator (save the children international)

Job Summary

LOCATION: Lashio Area Office, Northern Shan State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key accountabilities

1.General Area MEAL Management

 Support and contribute to the development and implementation of a Country MEAL framework

SOPs and tools at the Area office

 Oversee the implementation and strengthening of Area and program level MEAL systems and

processes to ensure achievement and progress towards CO MEAL objectives and outcomes across

all Programs.

 Ensure that MEAL is effectively integrated into programme design, and contributes to programme

objectives by proactively supporting needs assessments, documentation and sharing of lessons

learned and situational analysis to the programme design focal points for new programs within the

catchment of the Area office

 Support program staff and MEAL staff in planning for and executing MEAL, including, data collection

methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use for qualitative and quantitative data.

 Ensures that verifiable, quantitative data is routinely collected and analysed across all operational

sectors and shared with relevant stakeholders to inform program design and review.

 Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into design and delivery at the

Area level interventions and infrastructures (working closely with the infrastructure focal point);

 Support the program staff in planning for and executing MEAL, including, data collection

methodology, tools and data management, analysis and use

 In collaboration with infrastructure specialist ensure systems established to ensure quality of


II. Baselines/Assessments/Evaluations, dissemination and learning

 Support internal and external program/project evaluations, baseline and end-line assessments and

final evaluations.

 Support dissemination of baselines/assessments/evaluations and effectively track recommendations

and lessons learned from monitoring processes including program review meetings, assessments,

surveys and evaluations and ensure they are incorporated in project planning and future

programming by leading on the dissemination of findings to the project teams in close coordination

with all relevant colleagues

 Lead and facilitate ongoing data collection analysis that supports data driven learning process that

effectiveness and efficiency in programme delivery

 Set up a practical learning mechanism within and across all programs in the Region to ensure and

promote the integration and use of learnings from all MEAL processes into project planning and

future programming.

 Participate in program design and proposal discussions to ensure lessons learnt from other

programs are taken into considerations and indicators are developed in a way, which are adapted

and suitable for the context.


 Compile and provide required data for reporting to donors and SCI requirements

 Contribute to Total Reach annual planning and reporting processes, consistent with SCI operational


 Work closely with the Area programme team and Head of MEAL to develop, finalise and

continuously update Programme Quality Benchmarks

 Use process level quality benchmarks as reference to undertake field monitoring visits, focusing on

programme quality aspects, discuss with relevant staff and share reports with relevant colleagues

 Work with the programme team to develop data collection tools

 Work with programme team to regularly collect data related to project level indicators

 Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by programme staff and to verify

the accuracy of reported data

 Support the Infrastructure Specialist in ensuring effective monitoring of all steps of infrastructure


Person specifications

 Bachelor’s Degree in Social / Development Sciences (Preferably Economics, Development

Economics, Sociology, Political Science, or Anthropology) Information Technology or other related

subjects with both quantitative and qualitative focus

 At least 4 years’ experience in development, humanitarian context working for non-government

organizations or UN agencies

 Experience and knowledge in MEAL concepts; leading/conducting baselines and evaluations;

Considerable knowledge of developing/reviewing programme frameworks and log-frames, data

collection and storage methodologies, methods of analysis and interpretation.

 Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal

 Sound technical skills in statistics, excel, Kobo and/or other relevant data collection and analysis


 Experience in programme implementation and/or one or more of Save the Children programming

technical areas (desirable)

 Experience in working with beneficiaries, collecting data and implementing or supporting


 Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and

work under pressure

 Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel


 Good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which

encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas

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