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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator at Save the Children International

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  • Mongu
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Save the Children International

TITLE: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development & Quality



CONTRACT LENGTH: 2 years renewable.


Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

POST TYPE: National

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


The MEAL Coordinator role will provide MEAL technical guidance in the implementation of the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Project. S/he will provide leadership in the design and implementation of an effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system for the project in collaboration with the programmes team and partners. The role will include capacity building programme/partner staff; strategic and annual planning, internal reporting and evidence generation.


Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

Dimensions:  The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Ministry of Health staff at district and provincial level, country office SCI Programme Development & Quality team, Operations team, advocacy colleagues and technical counterparts in other organizations, donors etc. The role is also expected to engage with internal technical working groups and communities of practice.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None.



Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Develop a comprehensive project MEAL plan (includes indicator and performance tracking tools, data collection tools, accountability plan, project quality benchmarks) in close collaboration with the Programme Ops and PDQ Departments in line with SCI’s Quality Framework.
  • Lead use of the monitoring framework, tools and processes to measure performance and quality. This includes supporting operation staff and partner staff to develop and monitor Quality Benchmarks.
  • Track core programme indicators using SCI information and management systems, undertake meta-analysis and communicate this monthly, quarterly to the programme team and implementing partners.
  • Working together with the core programmes/operations teams, organise and conduct routine monitoring and evaluation of the programme/projects and work closely with community members, implementing partners and beneficiaries to improve attainment of program/project goals.
  • Provide support for annual reviews and reflections with implementing staff and communities and analyse data trends towards objective achievement.
  • Support the project in designing and conducting baseline surveys, mid-term evaluations, specialized studies and final evaluations to include sampling methodologies, data collection instruments, analysis and report development.

Accountability and Learning:

  • Develop and support implementation of accountability feedback, complaints and response mechanisms (both digital and conventional) in the impact area.
  • Lead routine collection, analysis and use of evidence, including disaggregation for gender, disability and the most marginalized and deprived, to document impact, innovate and learn what works for children, and inform management, policy and programme solutions. This includes needs and baseline assessments, feasibility studies, evaluations and research.
  • Champion knowledge management through the development and use of platforms that store and display evidence and learning that is made accessible and actively used between Save the Children, its partners and donors.
  • Explore innovative opportunities to pilot approaches that are new or could expand to further areas of programming.
  • With guidance and support from the MEAL & Evidence and Learning Coordinators, support implementation of a comprehensive organizational MEAL and knowledge management system to enhance impact monitoring, quality control and evaluation in order to improve internal processes and results delivery.
  • Support development of programs management information system (MIS), harnessing new information technology for the compilation, analysis, storage, and retrieval of data and knowledge for programs development; provide technical assistance on data quality and integrity.

The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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 others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, members, 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.
  • The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that respects racial diversity and fights racism in all forms; and to model positive behaviors and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Economics, Demography, Development Studies or related field.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in MEAL role in INGO sector/ experience in Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) related projects is an added advantage.
  • Experience in social research, both qualitative and quantitative methods, analysis and report writing.
  • Experience & knowledge of social research analysis software (both qualitative and quantitative, examples SPSS, Stata, NVIVO,  ATLAS, MAXQDA, etc)
  • Demonstrated diplomacy in building relationships and working with diverse cultures and audiences and sensitive situations and subject matter.
  • Experience in supporting the roll out of online data management system.
  • Experience in strategic planning approaches – including, needs assessment and programs design, logical framework development, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, supporting evaluations and data analysis.
  • A high level of written and spoken English is a must.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce child safeguarding policy.

Method of Application


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not engage in any practices which discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status and we will never ask that you pay for anything as part of the selection processor thereafter.