Regional MEAL Manager

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Save the Children International is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of MEAL Manager. The MEAL Manager will oversee data management and all other MEAL functions in all projects and programme in the Centre and North. The role ensures that data is consistently and systematically captured and stored in all projects/programmes under his/her jurisdiction. He/She will be responsible for providing support to MEAL and programmes staff in the Central and Northern Regions in their day-to-day work, ensuring both data and MEAL systems in general are functional. He/She will ensure all projects/programmes in his area of jurisdiction, have key MEAL tools and that all staff (including partner staff) and communities are well trained on how to use the tools. He/she will also ensure that all concerned parties are well conversant with key data management processes and general MEAL concepts and capacitated with requisite skills to ensure that data management and all other MEAL processes for all projects and or programmes are consistently and systematically managed and kept functional. The MEAL Manager will perform this role in close collaboration with the Head of MEAL.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Demography or related field.
  • Experience database development and management is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years at senior officer level; or 2 years’ experience at manager level and 3 years at senior officer level in delivering MEAL functions e.g. designing, maintenance of databases and development of tools.
  • Sound understanding of and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including survey designs, and data entry and analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to effectively use different data analysis packages (SPSS, Excess, STATA and similar statistical packages).
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection platforms such Kobo Collect, ODK or Survey CTO.
  • High level of understanding and ability to critically review research/evaluation reports by independent consultants.
  • Ability to communicate scientific data to communities, program staff, and partners in simple and clear manner.
  • Good organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in challenging environment from time to time
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting.

Location:  Lilongwe

Contract Duration  : 3 Years

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

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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