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Monday, March 27, 2017

Save the Children Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer Job in Kenya

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer –
Mandera, Wajir and Turkana
Team/Programme: Programme Operations
Location: Mandera, Wajir and Turkana
Grade:  TBC  (Competitive Package)
Post Type: National
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.
The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Role Purpose:
The MEAL Officer will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system.
They will assist MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, maintaining the Output Tracker (OT) and the Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), assisting with planning field visits, post-distribution monitoring, assessments and evaluations, as well as providing general support in data entry and management.  They will support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are put in place and working effectively in our emergency response.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: MEAL Coordinator – Mandera, Wajir and Turkana
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
Support the delivery of effective Programmes for the drought response by:
  • Contributing to programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing, on a regular basis.
  • Consolidate output tracker data and support Programme Managers with data collection processes if needed
  • Support Field Manager and Programme Managers with conducting assessments as needed
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Indicator Performance Tracking Table by project and guided by the MEAL plan, systemically cross-check this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing timely feedback as necessary;
  • Undertake regular post distribution monitoring to ensure  project performance, quality, timeliness and accuracy vis-à-vis logical framework approaches (LFAs), results frameworks, performance monitoring plans and emerging best practices;
  • Lead monitoring of field level activities with quality benchmarks and course correction action planning
  • Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
  • Support Beneficiary Accountability across all programmes in keeping with the Accountability Framework, ensure prompt follow-up on feedback received
  • Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including children) and that information is shared with affected communities.
  • Maintain the CFM database and conduct regular analysis to inform decision making and future project designs
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter, Core Humanitarian Standards and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Maintaining SC four trackers viz. Evaluation Tracker, Monitoring action Tracker, Complains and Feedback
  • Mechanism and the Indicator Performance Tracking Table for the humanitarian response
  • Work with programme staff to promote learning culture and ensure learning is shared across field offices responding to the drought situation by encouraging cross learning between and within sectoral teams,  tracking trends and recommendations and  progressing their implementation in the planning and project design where appropriate;
  • Support and update  SharePoint as knowledge sharing platform through standard documentation of photographic images and key project documents in a centrally shared folder which is well labelled and has a user friendly retrieval system to all staff.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of quality evaluations (needs assessments, situational analysis, baseline, and end line assessments, real time evaluations etc;) by providing technical support and/or identifying resources within SC and externally;
  • Support and/or promote utilization of data generated through MEAL activities and events such as monitoring visits, baselines, assessments, reviews, real time evaluations etc; by conducting regular and/or periodic trends analysis and producing short and precise internal reports in line with SCI requirements
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Previous relevant experience, such as data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue
  • Strong skills in excel and other data management software
  • Experience in knowledge and database management
  • Fluent in…… both spoken and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes
    Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics or related field
  • Good working knowledge of English
To  apply for this position send your CV and cover letter to with a copy to indicating the Position Title on the subject line.
Deadline is on 10th April 2017 COB. 
This position is urgent and  applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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