Head of MEAL-Readvertised at Save the Children

Head of MEAL- Readvertised

The Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (HoM)is a senior member of Save the Children Uganda’s Country Office technical and strategic team and a member of Country Office’s Extended Senior Leadership Team. The HoM leads and drives MEAL activities from conceptualization to implementation. The HoM ensures a robust, innovative and high-quality MEAL system in order to ensure consistent and quality project and program monitoring, accessible and closed-loop accountability mechanisms and activities, and deliberate and relevant learning activities all aimed at identifying challenges early on, documenting impact and lessons learned, and ensuring quality donor and internal reporting. The person will lead a team of 35 MEAL staff, officers, coordinators, managers and other data and learning staff and works hand-in-hand with the Country Office’s thematic leaders and technical specialists to ensure high-quality evaluations, research, analyses, monitoring and learning. Along with the development and maintenance of a thorough MEAL system, tools and activities the HoM will ensure the capacity building and growth of the MEAL team members. The role also leads country annual reporting on accomplishments toward implementing a three-year country strategic plan (CSP).

For this position, Save the Children Uganda is looking for a creative, innovative and dynamic MEAL expert and leader and a committed employee who will have the opportunity to contribute to, learn and grow in the world’s largest independent child rights organization.


  • Post-graduate degree in an area of social development or equivalent experience.
  • Recommended a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in senior MEAL management roles in both emergency and development contexts; the candidate will preferably have experience in more than one of the Save the Children International’s priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition, or food security and livelihoods.
  • Experience in conceptualizing the design and budgeting of project MEAL plans and activities
  • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies
  • Sound knowledge and experience in Accountability approaches and activities, including ensuring closed feedback loops
  • Familiarity with knowledge management systems and approaches that foster regular learning approaches and a culture of learning in an organizatio.
  • Significant experience in leading a team and building MEAL team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience of solving complex issues through the use of data, evidence and analysis
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles
  • Strong Information Technology skills, particularly EXCEL and other online data management platforms
  • Understanding of development of MIS and data and information management

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 realize 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.

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.

Application closes on 4th May 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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