MEAL Specialist – APOLOU NGO Jobs – Save the Children International


Job Title:    MEAL Specialist- APOLOU

Organisation: Save
the Children International

Duty Station: 


About US:

Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Specialist will lead the implementation of Save the Children’s
MEAL activities in the field on the Apolou Activity, on which Save the Children
is a sub-awardee to Mercy Corps. The MEAL Specialist performs routine data
analysis for Apolou Activity to produce reports, statistics, and performance
evaluations as well generate and document key learnings. S/he supports data
quality assessments including data collection, analysis of results, and
dissemination. The position also contributes to building capacity of local
staff and partners around data usage, including enhancing their capacity to
interpret data and leverage data visualization from digital technologies. The
specialist will support operational research and learning activities by staying
abreast of new and innovative MEAL technologies and adopting them on programs
when useful. The job holder will also be responsible for designing routine
monitoring forms, overseeing data collection, compiling and aggregating data,
maintaining databases, generating descriptive statistics, and providing support
to surveys and evaluation as well as learning and accountability system for
Save the Children’s technical interventions and impact on the Apolou Activity.
The MEAL Specialist will also provide technical lead on monthly, quarterly and
annual reporting for Apolou. In addition, the job holder ensures that quality
bench marks are used during implementation of Apolou activities and puts in
place a tailor-made documentation strategy for impact stories, reports, and
best practices and ensures that lessons learned feed into the Apolou planning
processes. He/she is expected to work with Mercy Corps (MC) Apolou MEAL team, as
well as maintain and enhance Save the Children and MC’s partnership. The
incumbent will also represent the Program to external contacts when requested
including beneficiaries, partners, current and potential donors, and
development actors.  It is expected that
the incumbent will spend 60% of his/her time in the field. The job holder may
be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency teams outside the
project location.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Save the Children International MEAL Specialist- APOLOU
job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Public Health, or
Sociology with a focus in health system or Development Studies with Post
Graduate training in M&E or Project planning and Management.

degree in the relevant fields will be an added advantage

of five years working experience in monitoring and evaluation working
experience (preferably in education/protection related program with an
International NGO, DFSA projects).

in CommCare database

collecting data through quantitative household surveys (ideally in Karamoja)

interviewing community members and leaders and/or facilitating focus group
discussions (especially with youth)

of the basic standards to ensure data quality

level of competence on multiple statistical analysis packages (ideally SPSS,
STATA, R, ArcGIS, NVivo, and/or ATLAS.ti)

with mobile data collection platforms (like Kobo Collect, Epi Info, IForm builder,

with monitoring and evaluation techniques to assess the quality and
effectiveness of program strategies for program learning

experience with WASH, adolescent, and/or behavior change programming preferred

communication and report writing skill



How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 19th February 2021


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