MEAL Manager – SLEIC Project at Save the Children

THE ROLE: MEAL Manager – Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC)

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced MEAL Manager that will lead the “MEAL processes/procedures for the upcoming Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge programme, covering 65 schools in three districts. This role holder is required to take leadership in the development, roll out and implementation of SC’s standard MEAL packages at field level, corresponding tools and reporting requirements and build the culture of maximum utilization in Field base.

The MEAL Manager will ensure that the programme MEAL systems we have designed (MEAL Plan, IPTT, data collection tools and applications etc.) are fully functioning to collect, validate, analyse, present and use information about programme progress, quality of implementation and emerging results in school capacity and learning outcomes. The role will be responsible for collating this evidence and other feedback from MEAL officers, to enable improvements and adaptations to our interventions. Working closely with the PD, technical specialists, programme coordinator the MEAL manager will support adjustments to our design and delivery approach where needed during implementation. They will also capture lessons learned to allow for strong learning and the scaling of successful elements. Special attention will be paid to the how our interventions are reaching and impacting girls. The MEAL Manager will manage the performance of Project MEAL Officers through capacity building trainings, coaching, and mentoring to ensure monitoring data is captured accurately and in accordance with the MEAL plan.

The MEAL Manager will oversee the implementation of accountability procedures including community feedback and response mechanisms for both development and humanitarian programs and lead compliance and assessment of quality benchmark. S/he will support Awards, Finance, PDQ/TAs, Internal controls, Advocacy and Operations to review and implement a compliance strategy towards donor commitments, especially in project start-ups, implementation, documentation, progress reporting and phase-outs. S/he will assume day to day leadership for the MEAL tasks for quality evidence-based programming.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • A degree level in Social Science – Statistics, Economics or equivalent field experience.
  • Recommended a minimum of six years management and/or MEAL experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than two of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies



  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning and participating in evaluations.
  • Demonstrated quantitative data collection, collation and analysis skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially ability to work with MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point , data collection and analysis software etc.
  • Ability to think and analyze issues and data critically
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability to assess capacity gap and provide relevant trainings.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience in writing clear assessments and reports
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Proven capacity to train and coach staff.
  • Strong knowledge in Rights based programming.
  • Experience working in a hands-on implementation capacity.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children.

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  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • High cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in

difficult circumstances.

Additional job responsibilitie

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


Closing Date: 27th May, 2022

The Organization

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.


Applicants are advised that

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediatel

Please apply in English using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

  • Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided.
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications.
  • For any query, please call on +232 76 760 214



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