Save the Children International PVO 03/2002 is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children (SC) is inviting applications for the below position:

1. Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning(MEAL) Officer x 1 – Binga based

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, Programme Managers and Programme Officers, the incumbent will assist to coordinate the implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and research activities in measuring impact of all SC programmes with a focus on ensuring quality at all levels.

 Participate in the development, implementation and continuous review of a SC sector-wide MEAL system that measures and tracks the impact of SC interventions on the lives of children.

 Assist the MEAL Manager and Programme Managers in developing and/or revising Country MEAL Plans, logic models, MEAL frameworks and annual/quarterly reports.

 Develop and/or provide technical support to the maintenance of program databases for all SC projects across the 5 (five) thematic areas.

 Provide technical support to all SC quantitative and qualitative data analysis and support the production of survey/assessment reports at all levels.

 Lead or coordinate, as assigned, needs assessments, baselines, evaluations, HEA work and any other special studies for SC programmes.

 Lead the design, where need arises, of SC programme data entry/ analysis applications for major assessments and/or routine monitoring.

 Support Programme Managers, as assigned, in producing end of project reports.

 Participate and lead in building the capacity of SC programme staff (MEAL Assistants, Data Capture Clerks, Programme/Project Officers, casual enumerators etc) on database use, data entry/analysis packages, in the use of MEAL systems, tools and instruments to measure the impact of programs on the lives of children.

 Assist program staff in developing and implementing program specific monitoring plans and refinement of programs’ process and impact indicators.

 Ensure SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and the IASC Guidelines/Action Plan to prevent sexual exploitation are monitored and reported on.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 Possession of a degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics ,Social Sciences , Project Planning, Computer Studies or related field with significant statistical analysis content.

 A minimum of 5 years’ experience in MEAL of humanitarian and development programmes with Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Emergencies/Child Poverty programmes preferred.

 Familiarity with principles & current approaches to MEAL using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

 A minimum of 2 years experience data capturing and database usage.

 Excellent analytical skills and experience in using MS Access or other relational database management systems.

 Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability principles.

 Fluency in written and spoken English and other vernacular languages (Shona/Ndebele/Tonga).

If you are experienced, qualified and wish to be considered for the above position please submit your written application letter with the position “MEAL OFFICER” clearly marked at the top of the envelope or subject section of your e-mail application supported by your CV and certified copies of educational and professional qualifications as well as relevant personal identity documents by close of business Wednesday, 01 March 2017 to:

The Country Director, Save the Children, 221 Fife Avenue, Harare, or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will disqualify applicants.

Candidates will be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding recruitment procedures and checks.

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