Save the Children, Quezon City, Philippines
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications:
The MEAL Officer assists the MEAL Coordinator in managing the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system that will enable the program office and partners to ensure that all projects are continually being monitored for their effectiveness and appropriateness and that lessons are documented and communicated to inform on-going implementation and future programming. S/he will work with the program units and provide them support in achieving outcome/impact focused projects and accountability to beneficiaries in line with Save the Children's and donor's policies and practices.
As part of the MEAL Team, the MEAL Officer will provide technical support to program units in the periodic planning and reporting processes. S/He will assist the Manager on building capacities of staff and partners for accountability and participation, with specific focus on children. In summary, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the MEAL approach is implemented and that the field offices
- has evidence-based knowledge on the positive and negative impact that our interventions are having over the communities where SCP works
- receives regular, timely and context-specific, "MEAL" -ningul feedback from staff, partners, program participants and that feedback effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required
The above should be implemented across all projects of the field offices covering the full spectrum of programming from emergency response to early recovery/rehabilitation and development.
Qualifications and Experience
- College degree in social sciences, education, public health, demography, statistics or related field,
- Minimum of two (2) years' experience in monitoring and evaluation, research or impact assessment projects, ideally within a social development context
- Functional knowledge of statistics and data processing; experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
- Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Good understanding of Philippine development issues and how various social, economic and political issues affect children
- Good knowledge of any Save the Children's thematic areas
- Good analytical and conceptualization skills and ability to think strategically
- Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Good writing skills; able to write technical reports, situation reports, etc.
- Good facilitation and presentation skills
- Organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work
- Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi Info, etc.
- Must have a high sense of urgency and a well-developed work ethic
- Willingness to travel up to 50% to field sites