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Nov 27, 2017

Save the Children Wajir MEAL Officer Job in Kenya

Save the Children

Job Vacancy: MEAL Officer - Wajir

Job Ref: 001989

Job Location: Wajir, Kenya

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
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We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

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Role Purpose: Save the Children International is a 'full spectrum’ organization that seeks to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) is a core function in all Save the Children International programs globally, representing our commitment to accountability and transparency, and is crucial aspect of program quality management within Save the Children.

The MEAL officer will support the MEAL functions for Contraception without Borders in Kenya project in Wajir/Mandera counties. 

Save the Children will implement this project which will develop and test a scalable model to increase use of family planning (FP)— nomadic and semi-nomadic communities in six sub-counties located in Wajir (West, North, Eldas) and Mandera (North, Banisa, Takaba) and engage regional stakeholders to share lessons from working with these communities and encourage adoption and/or adaptation of our model.

  • Supporting the development of systems and processes for the implementation of M&E plans based on Save the Children best practice.
  1. Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate;
  2. Coordinating the sharing of learning related to M&E practices across offices, and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed;
  3. Contributing to the design of M&E methodology and child-safeguarding indicators by the programme team, and promotion of child participation in M&E planning and accountability.
  4. Developing internal reporting schedules & templates, clarifying what level of information is needed and where, with key responsibilities assigned, and reviewing proposals, with a particular focus on checking log frames and ensuring indicators are followed up and project milestones achieved;
  5. Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, for instance ensure that projects have clear MEAL plans, IPTT as well as tracking of total beneficiary reach.
  6. Conduct data quality assessment to ensure that data reported is validated, is accurate and consistent while providing feedback as necessary to program teams;
  7. Support design and monitoring of quality benchmarks and take lead in monitoring project quality benchmarks to ensure that project quality standards are not compromised.
  8. Maintain an action tracker for the project while ensuring that actions agreed upon from debrief meetings with program teams are actioned.
  9. Support the implementation of processes to review the quality of project data, collection methods and the suitability of the existing data for the provision of sound baseline information;
  • Ensure strong accountability mechanisms are set up and monitored, that information is correctly shared with beneficiaries through the most appropriate mechanisms and that beneficiaries actively participate in project activities.
  • Maintain and update a complaints and response mechanism database for tracking feedback from communities and ensure that the feedback/complaints are responded to.
  • Build capacity of other program staff to undertake accountability including ensuring participation of communities and sharing information with communities as well as undertake accountability assessments.
  • Professionally document and proactively share information and learning with Save the Children stakeholders.
  • Take an active role in ensuring staff are compliant in uploading data into necessary app systems and maintain such database systems.
How to Apply

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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