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Wed, 25/07/2018 - 17:30

Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer


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Location: Freetown Field Office

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 25th July 2018


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.


We are seeking competent, reliable and self-motivated individuals to contribute to our Global Priorities by joining us in our Sierra Leone Country Office to ensure the delivery of high quality project activities in the target communities with a focus on building the capacity of Save the Children staff and key institutions with which SC collaborates, including both government and non-government agencies and organizations to ensure project quality and sustainability.


In this role, you will work closely with the WASH Project Manager to support the MEAL and the project team with data collection, entry, management and analysis, and helping to ensure that data is documented in a timely and accurate manner and that analysis is provided to inform decision making. The MEAL Officer will also conduct field visits to gather data and consult with communities. The post holder will support all efforts for promoting a high level of accountability to the program beneficiaries, particularly to children; this will include supporting community feedback and response mechanisms and produce monthly report of all MEAL work assigned to you.


  • In order to be successful in this role, you should have previous experience in data collection, data analysis, research or reporting. You should have strong knowledge Social Sciences like Population and Demographic Studies  and the ability to engage effectively with people at all levels from different cultures. 

Child Protection Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working  in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check  will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).



  • Diploma in relevant Social Sciences like Population and Demographic Studies etc.
  • Previous relevant experience, such as data collection, data analysis, research or reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including in Microsoft Excel and Word (experience of other statistical analysis software such as Microsoft Access, SPSS or Epi Info a bonus).
  • Ability to present data, for example through graphs.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize information.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field to conduct surveys, support community partners and check data.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy,
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches


  • Proven data analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative) and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in community mobilization and community-level dialogue.
  • Motor Bike riding skill (must be a licensed motor bike rider).


Contract length: 7 months  


Application Information:

  • SCI Safeguarding Policy Statement; we need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children.
  • Candidates should possess Social Security Numbers (NASSIT)
  • SCI maintains zero tolerance to dual employment.
  • Reference and Security clearance checks will be conducted.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driving license for positions related to field activities.
  • Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document including your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.
  • Applicants should address their applications to the Senior HR Coordinator, Save the Children, 55 Sir Samuel Lewis Road, Aberdeen, Freetown or 117 Mano Sewalu Road, Masanta Section, Kailahun Town and send a copy of their application addressed to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour & Social Security, New England, Freetown.
  • Applications can be hand-delivered to the addresses above or send by email to:
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications
  • Applicants should collect a copy of our Child Safeguarding & Code of Conduct policies from the nearest Save the Children office from Monday to Thursday between 0900hrs and 1700hrs and from 0900hrs – 1400hrs on Friday
  • Please indicate on the envelop position applied for and job location as stated on the advert.


Please read the job profile, ensure you meet the Essential Criteria before applying.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and questions about the post will be answered during the interviews.


SCI AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  PERSON WITH DISABILITIES AND WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Please note that Save the Children do not charge fees for recruitment, kindly call our toll-free fraud/general Feedback Line 922 (same number for Airtel and Africell) for complains.


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