MEAL Manager

MEAL Manager

The Opportunity


The MEAL Manager position in NES will be the technical lead to ensure the quality and performance of our work is in line with the SCI set standards and approaches, bringing immediate and lasting changes in the lives of children in program areas.

The MEAL Manager will bring significant experience and fresh ideas to lead on MEAL system implementation, accountability and monitoring with a child-friendly lens, review and evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, as well as support to proposal writing, log frame development and reporting. The post holder will ensure that all Save the Children International and Partner projects are supported on routine MEAL work to ensure quality, effectiveness and appropriateness of their programmes. It will be important for the post-holder to capture lessons learned, reflect and communicate this information in various capacities to improve on-going and future programming. S/he will guide Save the Children International and Partner teams to maintain an effective monitoring system across all projects and sectors, including the use of beneficiary feedback data, to assure the quality of interventions. The MEAL Manager will lead on building capacity of staff and partners on MEAL but particularly on accountability and participation, with a specific focus on children. It is also expected that the MEAL manager will take a leading role in the roll out of online data management system on field, and support the Head of Programs and Sn. MEAL and Research Manager on improving data reporting processes.

Ultimately, s/he will ensure that the programme with direct support from MEAL system has evidence-based knowledge to inform the direction of the programme from assessment and regular programme monitoring documents. Special attention should be paid to the positive and negative impact that interventions have in communities, marginalised and disabled persons. This analysis will need to be made available to all SCI staff and external stakeholders where appropriate.




· Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in similar position in MEAL including in a first phase emergency response

· Education to Masters level in relevant subject and/or equivalent field experience

· Previous experience of MEAL across multiple locations

· Previous experience in team management

· Previous experience of preparing and managing MEAL tools and reports

· Previous experience on online data collection and management systems

· Budget development and financial management skills around MEAL priorities

· Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, monitoring and evaluating integrated programs and sectors of education, child protection and nutrition programmes in emergencies for international NGOs.

· Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in MEAL technical skills and in delivering training to partners

· Experience of representation, including on coordination mechanisms (e.g. Cluster or working groups), and working with the Ministry of Education

· A high level of written and spoken English

· Excellent communication skills

· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

· Strong influencing skills and experience in leadership

· 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



· Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

· Arabic/Kurdish language


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of international terms and conditions only.


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.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 25 Jun 2020

Closing date: 8 Jul 2020 - 23:59 +03

Location: Derek, Syrian Arab Republic

Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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