Save the Children Job Vacancy: Humanitarian MEAL Coordinator - Nairobi, Kenya

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality



POST TYPE: National

DURATION: 1 year

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3: the role 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 in country programmes; or are visiting country programmes; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The Humanitarian MEAL coordinator will compile information of weekly tracking of data, develop logframe for new humanitarian projects and draft project specific MEAL frameworks. In addition, project specific updates from regular monitoring and accountability activities (such as quality benchmark, actions undertaken to fill quality gaps, post-disbursement monitoring). Finally, this position will also require conducting various rapid needs assessment analysis and report to help the humanitarian project development.


Reports to: National MEAL Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children International works in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 400 staff and current expenditure of approximately 40$ million in 2015.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None


Program Design and Quality Programmes

  • Compile project specific weekly output tracking data. Support area MEAL managers with data collection challenges
  • Follow-up with thematic teams in compiling situation tracking data and share with emergency response teams
  • Develop MEAL framework for new humanitarian projects and assist National MEAL Manager in ensuring that monitoring and evaluation plans are developed and closely followed up
  • Ensure data are collected, analysed and presented for decision making and program learning
  • Work with thematic teams in drafting lofgrame indicators
  • Liaise with MEAL and IT teams to facilitate updating online data management platforms
  • Assist in establishment and implementation of an accountability system that includes a feedback/complaints mechanisms
Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Conduct needs assessment to assist in program development
  • Lead tools development for collecting data that can enable answering broader knowledge questions regarding humanitarian response
  • Prepare data tools for data collection through online platforms
Other duties:

  • Comply with and promote all Global Policies such as Child Safeguarding, whistle blowing, fraud and safety
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by the incumbent’s supervisor

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
  • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of the expertise
  • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team
Problem Solving and Decision Making:

  • Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
  • Knows when to involve others in a decision
  • Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making
  • Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts
  • Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
Developing self and others:

  • Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
  • Identifies clear development needs and development
  • Plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
  • Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
  • Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them
Working effectively with others

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact
Delivering Results

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

  • Degree in project management or related discipline
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in MEAL roles, preferably in emergency contexts
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems
  • Proven experience strengthening M&E capacity over time, at field and coordination levels
  • Proven report writing strengths and skills, in the English language
  • Proven success in managing a team and dedication to staff development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to operate as part of a team in a multi-cultural, values driven work environment
  • Competent in analysing data and familiarity with online data systems
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and operational planning processes
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards, which all staff members must adhere to

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/22/17 on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to

Applications close on 27th February 2017