MEAL Officer

at Save The Children
Location Woldiya, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 30, 2020
Category Economics
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Project Background

As a dual mandated organization, Save the Children (SC) is currently implementing programs/projects both in development and humanitarian contexts in all parts of the country. Migration, Livelihood and Child Protection are among the key thematic areas where SCI is actively engaged to improve the well being of children, family and community in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), aiming “To protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia”. Its operational areas are Addis Ababa, North Wollo, Metema and Shire. Save the Children implements this program in Addis Ababa, North Wollo and Metema with the leading organization, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) together with BBC Media Action (BBCMA), Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and Altai Consulting (AC).

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The MEAL officer will work in the DFID Project MEAL by designing specialized data management and quality assurance system at field level. While designing the data management system, the officer will improve the existing internal systems for storing and management of data, to facilitate the ongoing data and reporting needs and work to ensure data is stored in a safe way. He/she ensure that the Projects activities implementation processes and outputs are of high quality to beneficiaries and donors and learning is institutionalized for program improvements.


·       Lead the development of new database to respond to program data and reporting needs;

·       Develop automation of data reporting and visualization (including data dashboards) serving the project at field level as well as field MEAL team.

·       Update Indicator Performance Tracking Table(IPTT) on monthly basis to monitor progress towards achieving project outcomes and outputs;

·       Assure donor specific data requirements are met including disaggregation;

·       Prepare data reports (tables, charts, narratives, visuals) at regular intervals and ad hoc as needed to respond to requests for information, inputs to project work plans and internal monthly and quarterly reports, program review meetings/learning events and other internal and external data analysis and reporting requirements;

·       Organize and facilitate regular meetings with project staffs including partners to review data collection activities, accuracy, and completeness of the data; Support on Monitoring and Evaluation

·       Support designing survey tools and collecting survey data using mobile data collection applications.

·       Undertake frequent field visits to provide support for proper application of M&E frameworks and tools.

·       Collect regular feedback from project teams to ensure the databases are user – friendly and meet program and reporting needs.


Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Experience and Technical Competencies:

·     BA in Social work, Psychology, law or related social sciences.

·     A minimum of 3 years’ direct experience working in protection assistance, experience working with vulnerable migrants and returnees is strongly advantageous

·     Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of client at all times.

·     Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.

·     Excellent spoken and written English language skills.

·     IT literate - Mandatory.

·     A commitment to children’s rights and principles of equal opportunity

·     Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

·     Excellent communication skills



  • SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following competencies on an ongoing basis.
  • Leading Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Thinking Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Engaging
  • Working effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others


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.


Applying Instructions

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: 

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