Save The Children

MEAL Manager (Urban/Luzon)

Save The Children

Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager | Urban/Luzon

Role Purpose

The MEAL Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system is in place to enable the program office and partners to ensure that all projects are continually being monitored for their effectiveness and appropriateness and that lessons are documented and communicated to inform on-going implementation and future programming. S/he will guide the MEAL Officers and teams in achieving outcome/impact focused projects and accountability to beneficiaries in line with Save the Children's and donor's policies and practices.

As head of the MEAL team, the MEAL Manager will provide support in facilitating the periodic planning and reporting processes of the program office, lead on building capacities of staff and partners for accountability and participation, with specific focus on children. In summary, the MEAL Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Program Office:

  • is informed on the extent to which our interventions are affecting the lives of the targeted populations;
  • has evidence-based knowledge on the positive and negative impact that our interventions are having over the communities where SCI works
  • receives regular, timely and context-specific, "MEAL" -ningful feedback form our staff, partners, programme participants and that feedback effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required

The above should be implemented across all projects of the program office covering the full spectrum of programming from Emergency response to Early Recovery/rehabilitation and development.


  • College degree in Social Sciences, education, Public Health, demography, statistics or related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, research or Impact Assessment projects, ideally within a Social Development context
  • Functional knowledge of statistics and Data Processing; experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to facilitate/conduct large technical trainings for staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums
  • Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Good understanding of Philippine development issues and how various social, economic and political issues affect children
  • Good knowledge of any Save the Children's thematic areas
  • Good analytical and conceptualization skills and ability to think strategically
  • Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong writing skills; able to write technical reports, situation reports, etc.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi Info, etc.
  • Must have a high sense of urgency and a well-developed work ethic
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% to field sites
  • Previous experience working with INGO or UN
  • Experience working in M&E or research in public health or children's issues

The job holder should develop a strong understanding of Save the Children's vision and mission and should be committed to its principles and objectives. S/He should be willing to adopt the Save the Children methodology and framework in Program Implementation; and abide by and implement Save the Children's Agency Policies including the Safeguarding Policy.

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