Family Support Workers


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer -Ethiopia Country Office

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection & Education



POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

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


Under direct supervision of Child Protection & Education Program Manager; will coordinate MEAL related activities of Child Protection and Education being implemented in Jinka Field Office program operational areas.  S/he is responsible to ensure that the delivery of the programs is in line with Save the Children approach, donor requirement, Save the Children accountability framework and specific programmatic approaches. S/he will ensure & strengthen that strong MEAL system is in place so that the implementation of the programs is of high quality to accountable to beneficiaries, partners and donors.




Reports to:  Child Protection & Education Program Manager


Staff directly reporting to this post: NA



  • Work closely with Hawassa Field Office MEAL Manager to ensure all MEAL documents are in place for all types of monitoring; evaluations; accountability; and learning.
  • Facilitate and conduct regular supportive supervision, technical assistance, award kick off and close out meetings, review meetings, and joint integrated supervision with partners.
  • Conduct supportive supervision on regular basis, monitor the implementation of QBs at least once/quarter, update Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) on monthly basis and use for performance improvement.
  • Ensure that regular reports including MEAL reports are generated from monitoring data and findings are communicated to Child Protection & Education Program Manager and appropriate persons for improvement action and managerial decision-making.
  • Update and report supportive supervision Action Plan Tracker whenever supervision is conducted.
  • Fill and report QBs database whenever there is QBs monitoring visit; update and use Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) to monitor performance progress.
  • Tracks and document key Child Protection & Education project indictors’ progress and achievements.




  • Provide technical support and participate on baseline survey, assessment and evaluations.



  • Develop and implement detailed project work plan for rolling out the MEAL system at program and regional level.
  • Provide technical support to Child Protection & Education Program Manager on developing and implementing MEAL plan, tools, checklists, and project progress tracking tools.
  • Support project staffs to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and organize data received for reporting to the country office, Hawassa Area Office, and Jinka Field Office.
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building for project staff and partners’ staff on development and use of MEAL tools and methodologies.
  • Prepare quality and on time project periodic reports [monthly, quarterly & annual] to Program Manager; and monthly and quarterly MEAL reports to MEAL Manager (Hawassa Field Office).
  • Conduct periodic monitoring (Establish accountability mechanism at program operational sites; collect beneficiary complaint and feedback (CFRM); ensure participation of children, community and vulnerable groups; establish information sharing mechanism to ensure the project progress is on the right track against Save the Children standards through participatory methodologies (including child-friendly approaches/methodologies).


  • Ensure that children, women and other vulnerable community members are participated on MEAL activities and project interventions.
  • Collect beneficiary complaint and feedback on monthly basis. Fill and report CFRM database whenever beneficiary complaint and feedback is collected.
  • Lead on accountability activities, including the development and use of information materials, accountability mechanism establishment at program operational sites and ensure the collection of beneficiary complaint and feedback on monthly basis. Ensure Child Safe guarding (CSG) activities and gender issues are integrated in routine project activities and MEAL activities.


  • Provide orientation to new project staff on MEAL issue and work with all staff in the field office to increase capacity on accountability mechanism.
  • Ensure children, women and other vulnerable community members are participating in project activity implementation throughout program operational sites.
  • Ensure information (Save the Children vision, mission, values; project interventions, CSG, partnership and working with community, gender equality) is shared to children, community, beneficiaries and partners and included in monthly reports. 



  • Promote/ensure learning throughout the field office, particularly on issues of programme quality. Regularly produce and report on best practices and case stories and document for institutional memory and future activities.
  • Monitor and ensure the collection of case stories; facilitate/participate on learning sessions (workshops, review meetings, experience sharing sessions); ensure gender equality and women participation on meetings, learning sessions and activities.
  • Awareness raising for children/community on child safeguarding policy and children safeguarding issues as a whole.


Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our 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 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


  • At least BA   in education, social sciences and other related technical fields.
  • Minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the field of MEAL with international organizations experience preferably in education, child protection and health settings.
  • Good knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Care and Education and basic/primary education and child protection   programing particularly in pastoralist  community .
  • Willingness to travel to a hardship area
  • Team working and ability to work under pressure
  • Good data management and computer skills (Microsoft word and excel).
  • Good communication skills – in English   and  Amharic al language.
  • Good organization and attention to detail
  • Strong report writing skills



Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through before or on November 26, 2020.


    • A CV (not more than 3 pages)
    • A cover letter (not more than one page)
    • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or

Date of issue:  _________________________    Author : ________________________________


Date advertised: 16 Nov 2020

Closing date: 26 Nov 2020 - 23:59 EAT

Location: Jinka, Ethiopia

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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