MEAL Officers – Kailahun and Pujehun at Save the Children

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

Save the Children is recruiting MEAL Officers for an upcoming multi-district, multi-year, complex education programme, entitled Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge. The MEAL Officers will lead on the implementation of the MEAL plan, systems and processes for the project, including accountability and feedback mechanisms, and all learning, review and evaluation activities in the district.

The MEAL Officers will lead on the implementation of the MEAL plan, systems and processes for the project, including accountability and feedback mechanisms, and all learning, review and evaluation activities in the district. The MEAL Officers will work under line management of the assigned district, and with all other departments as relevant. MEAL officers responsible for rolling out and managing the MEAL plan in all target schools, with the guidance and oversight of the MEAL Manager. They will carry out regular field monitoring of programme activities, facilitate school-level monitoring of the programme effectiveness and produce regular progress reports. They will collate school-level data on children’s reading assessments, lesson observations, and school supervision visits by school supervisors. In addition to data collection, they will provide initial analysis and feedback on the data collected for regular reports. They will maintain the programme database and perform quality controls to test data reliability and consistency.

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.


  • Undergraduate degree in social sciences or related fields (such as economics, mathematic/statistics, development studies or Social work)**.**
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience- substantive and proven experience in related field with Higher National Diploma may be considered.


  • At least three years of relevant MEAL/M&E experience, preferably in an INGO setting, and demonstrating a diverse range of skills beyond data entry and analysis.
  • Experience facilitating or assisting with project reviews, baselines, and/or evaluations. Experience with research is an added advantage.
  • Experience developing M&E tools using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and in training others how to use these tools.
  • Thorough understanding of logical frameworks and/ results frameworks, and experience in developing monitoring systems to assess progress against these.
  • Familiarity/experience with a range of data collection & analysis systems and software is a plus.
  • Experience working in projects that address complex social issues, attitude and behaviour change.
  • Experience working directly with children and/or adolescents.
  • Experience in developing and/or using data collection and monitoring tools in communities (where documentation is generally non-existent) as well as with formal service providers.
  • Experience with project/beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanisms.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, and training/facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with local/national civil society partners with capacity building approaches.
  • Proficiency in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
  • Commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
  • Willingness to ride motor bike is essential; SCI will provide motor bike riding training as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project communities and stay in basic conditions.
  • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

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Additional job responsibilities

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 immediately

  • 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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