12 Feb 2024

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability And Learning (Meal) Officer at Save The Children

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Job Description

Advert – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

About the Role:

Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

The MEAL Officer will be responsible for the front-line overall support to Zero out-of-school children at primary school level project MEAL activities by ensuring effective implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system of Save the Children Rwanda Country office. Other key areas include (a) supporting the project staff in the development and implementation of Save the Children’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems; (b) assisting in the collection, entry and compilation of program data and learning findings  (work with project staff and MINEDUC to ensure that the school record properly the identified, enrolled and retained out of school children); (c) supporting Zero out-of-school children at primary school level programme team and partners by providing project-level technical assistance during the design and implementation of studies and evaluations; (d) supporting in the setting up and implementation of accountability to beneficiaries mechanisms, monitor programme quality, raise red flags and support programme learning while contributing to transparent and robust reporting..

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, or Education or Statistics or another relevant field.
  • At least two years’ M&E experience working in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability in an NGO setting.
  • Proven experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques.
  • Experience in conducting activities with participatory techniques and listening to beneficiaries, including children.
  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Fluency in English and Ikinyarwanda.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical, problem-solving, and public speaking skills.
  • Strong time management skills and well organized.
  • Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel, Power point, publisher, Internet Explorer)
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Ownership and accountability of own work.
  • High levels of confidentially and integrity.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 15th February, 2024.

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