MEAL Technical Adviser

Save the Children, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th April, 2018

Job Description

The main purpose of this role is to provide strong strategic direction and oversight of SCI's Rohingya Response approach to MEAL in collaboration with MEAL staff across the different sectors. The aim is to enhance the quality, accountability to affected communities and analysis for decision making to bring immediate and lasting change to the lives of children in line with the Rohingya response strategy. The MEAL Adviser will bring significant operational and managerial experience to strengthen and improve the response's MEAL system. S/he will provide technical advice and direction to the MEAL team to ensure continuous improvement to the existing MEAL system with particular focus on the following areas: qualitative data collection, assessment and evaluations scheduling and coordination, data analysis. S/he ensure that all Save the Children International and Partner projects are continuously monitored for their effectiveness and appropriateness and that lessons are documented and communicated to inform on-going implementation and future programming. S/he will guide and encourage Child Consultations as a common way of seeking inputs from children as part of the response to inform Save the Children International and Partner team in their progress to achieve outcome/impact projects and meaningful accountability to beneficiaries in line with Save the Children's and donors' policies and practices and Save the Children' Response Strategy.

The MEAL Adviser will be responsible for ensuring the Rohingya Response:

  • Has sufficient good quality data and analysis available to inform SC's programmatic effect on affected populations;
  • Has strong logical frameworks (logframes), approaches to MEAL and budget in all proposals
  • Has strong documentation, learning and strategic evaluative exercises built into evidence gathering to inform management and strategic decision making.
  • Adheres to and reports into the Country Office Program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (MEAL related) Creates opportunities for regular, timely and meaningful feedback from SC staff, partners, affected communities, ensure closure of issues and analysis signals areas where management and strategic attention is required.
  • Actively engages with the assigned MEAL Technical Backstop and develops strong working relationships to advance MEAL in the response

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant experience and familiarity with SCI approach to MEAL in emergencies
  • Previous experience of providing MEAL leadership and managing a team.
  • Experience in child-friendly data collection and community participation and accountability.
  • Experience in conducting and coordinating assessments.
  • Experience in conducting or managing evaluations.
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Ability to facilitate/conduct large technical training for staff.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Ability to write clear and effective proposals, assessment and project reports.
  • Very good knowledge and experience in design, set up and use of data and information management systems and tools
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.
  • Specific experience of designing and managing MEAL aspects of major institutional donors

Contract length: Fixed term for 6 months with possibilities for extension

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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