Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Specialist


The MEAL Specialist will ensure that Save the Children’s DFID funded Girls Education Challenge (GEC) project has a well-established, robust MEAL system. His/her leadership will ensure that quality and accountability standards and learning are integrated into programme design.

By promoting participation and contextual data analysis, the MEAL Specialist will support the project teams to strategically adapt activities/strategies to ensure efficacy and efficiency of programming, and maximise the positive impact of the GEC Project.

Drawing on previous experience, and promoting the capacities of the Mozambique Education team, the MEAL Specialist will ensure that results based planning is integrated into programming. S/he will seek opportunities to ensure impact measurement, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.

Experience and skills 
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds, excellent relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning and participating in evaluations.
  • Experience of working in all aspects of planning, monitoring and evaluation, including: system design, programmatic quality audits, systematic tracking and analysis, evaluations, surveys, assessment systems, capacity building and training
  • Thorough knowledge of results based monitoring frameworks, including previous experience implementing longitudinal studies/cohort monitoring.
  • Experience of integrating quality standards in programmes and of implementing accountability initiatives, such as child participation, information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • A good understanding of and experience in addressing gender related challenges in education.
  • A high level of written and spoken English and Portuguese.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity.
  • Previous experience working with external consultant(s).
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports including data analysis and triangulation.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • 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 and support our work.
  • Previous experience working in Mozambique.
  • Specific experience of designing and implementing projects funded by DFID.
  • Previous experience of working within a Payment by Results framework.
  • Experience of cohort tracking, and experimental research design
Contract duration: 1 year
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.

Application Information:

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


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.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


Job description:

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Date advertised: 9 Jun 2020

Closing date: 7 Jul 2020 - 23:59 EAT

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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