MEAL Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  MEAL Coordinator  (1 position) for Abwenzi a Ana (AAA) Program to be based in Ntcheu (CO specific). The role holder will provide technical assistance in the design and implementation of a MEAL system for the Abwenzi a Ana programme including; Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition, Early Childhood Care and Development, Basic Education, Early Child Marriage (ECM) and Child Protection. The incumbent will also provide such support to partners’ MEAL systems.

The MEAL Coordinator is needed to strengthen the result based and outcome oriented monitoring of the programmes as well as preparations for the baseline, midline and final evaluations. The incumbent will also need to be actively involved in the implementation of activities as well as provide the necessary MEAL technical support to implementing partners and SC AAA Managers and Specialists. He/She will need to have skills and competence to assess programme progress, realization of outcomes/results as well as facilitate the sharing and documentation of best practises and lessons learnt. The incumbent will also need to ensure that quality work is maintained throughout implementation.

The MEAL coordinator works in close collaboration with the AAA Program Manager, Regional MEAL Manager and implementing partners. The Coordinator will also work in collaboration with the Technical A and Program Quality Advisors sitting in Programme Development and Quality  (PDQ) department.  .

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree level in Social Sciences, Sociology, Social work, child protection, child rights governance, law, or relevant field
  • Strong child protection background with demonstrable skills in conducting key processes e.g. CP, CSFG and GBV/SEA case management, Psychological First Aid, CP risk and vulnerability assessments, system strengthening
  • 4 years at officer level; or 2 years at officer level and 2 years at senior officer level in child protection, child safeguarding and humanitarian emergency responses
  • A good understanding of Child Care Institutions operations and context
  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and hard-working circumstances.
  • Ability to write clear project reports (both narrative and financial) as well as updates
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experience of managing as well as undertaking complex child protection/safeguarding investigations and or disciplinary investigations
  • Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, senior managers and decision makers)

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.

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